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I am waiting for the press to say it was Megan that killed him, you all know its going to happen.

 

There was that period in the 90s when you wondered what weird out of touch thing he was going to say next when ever he visited anywhere, that's how I will always remember him.

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To Simon Kelner, republican editor of The Independent, at a reception at Windsor Castle: “What are you doing here?” Kelner answered: “I was invited, sir” to which Philip replied: “Well, you didn’t have to come.”
 
During the 1981 recession: "Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed".
“You can take it from me the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.” Speaking in 1966: "British women can't cook".
 
To Elton John about his gold Aston Martin in 2001: “Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car, is it?”
 
To singer Tom Jones after the 1969 Royal Variety Performance: "What do you gargle with, pebbles?"
 
On a visit to Canada in 1969: "I declare this thing open, whatever it is."
 
Shouting from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994 to the Queen: "Yak, yak, yak; come on get a move on."
 
Referring to the Second World War while speaking about stress counselling for servicemen in 1995: "We didn't have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun, asking 'Are you all right? Are you sure you don't have a ghastly problem?' You just got on with it."
 
At a party in 2004: “Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!”
 
To a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, in 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?”
 
When presented with a hamper of goods by the US ambassador in 1999: “Where’s the Southern Comfort?”
 
Speaking on the call to ban firearms after the Dunblane shooting: "If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?"
 
Referring to a Cambridge University car park attendant who did not recognise him in 1997: "Bloody silly fool!"
 
About a fusebox in a factory in 1999: "It looks as if it was put in by an Indian."
 
To young deaf people in Cardiff, in 1999, about a school's steel band: "Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf." When asked to stroke a koala in Australia in 1992: "Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease."
 
To a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, in 1993: "You can't have been here that long - you haven't got a pot belly."
 
To a wealthy islander in the Cayman Islands in 1994: "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?"
 
To a student in 1998 who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten, then?"
 
In 1956: “It’s my custom to say something flattering to begin with so I shall be excused if I put my foot in it later on.”
 
To the Aircraft Research Association in 2002: “If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort – provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly."
 
To the President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, in 2003: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”
 
While watching Sir Elton John perform at the Royal Variety Performance in 2001: "I wish he'd turn the microphone off."
 
Talking to a successful aborigine entrepreneur in Australia in 2002: "Do you still throw spears at each other?"
 
On Stoke-on-Trent, during a visit in 1997: “Ghastly.”
 
At a trade fair in Germany in 1997, he welcomed German Chancellor Helmut Kohl as "Reichskanzler" - the last German leader to use the title was Adolf Hitler.
 
To 13-year-old Andrew Adams in Salford in 2001: "You're too fat to be an astronaut. To a young female officer on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in 2002: "You look like a suicide bomber."
 
To newsreader Michael Buerk in 2004, when told he knew about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards: “That’s more than you know about anything else then.”
 
To a blind woman outside Exeter Cathedral, 2002: "Do you know they're now producing eating dogs for anorexics?"
 
To designer Stephen Judge in July 2009: "Well, you didn't design your beard too well, did you?"
 
To Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie about a piece of tartan at a papal reception in Edinburgh in September 2010: “Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?”
 
On approaching his 90th birthday in 2011: “Bits are beginning to drop off.”
 
When asked by a VIP at a local airport how his flight was, Philip asked: “Have you ever flown in a plane?” The VIP answered: “Oh yes, sir, many times”, to which Philip replied: “Well, it was just like that.”
 
To David Miller, who drives a mobility scooter, at the Valentine Mansion in Redbridge in March 2012: “How many people have you knocked over this morning on that thing?”
 
To a 25-year-old council worker, who was wearing a dress with a zip running the length of its front, on a Jubilee visit to Bromley, Kent, in May 2012: “I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress.”
 
To a Filipino nurse at a Luton hospital in February 2013: “The Philippines must be half empty as you're all here running the NHS.”
 
In 1987: “I never see any home cooking – all I get is fancy stuff.”
 
To businessman Atul Patel at a reception for British Indians in October 2009: “There's a lot of your family in tonight.”
 
To a 24-year-old Sea Cadet when she told him she also worked in a nightclub in March 2010: “Do you work in a strip club?”
 
When offered wine in Rome in 2000: “I don’t care what kind it is, just get me a beer!”
 
To an RAF photographer in July 2015: “Just take the f***ing picture.”
 
To a pensioner on a visit to the Charterhouse almshouse for elderly men in February 2017: “You look starved.”
 
In response to questions on when the Prince of Wales would succeed to the throne: “Are you asking me if the Queen is going to die?”
 
On a gunman who tried to kidnap the Princess Royal in 1974: “If the man had succeeded in abducting Anne, she would have given him a hell of a time while in captivity.”
 
In response to a photographer covering a royal visit to India falling out of a tree: “I hope he breaks his bloody neck.” On the Princess Royal: “If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she's not interested.”
 
On marriage: “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.”
 
To the matron of a Caribbean hospital in 1966: “You have mosquitoes. I have the press.”
 
To Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner: “It's a pleasant change to be in a country that isn't ruled by its people.”
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To Simon Kelner, republican editor of The Independent, at a reception at Windsor Castle: “What are you doing here?” Kelner answered: “I was invited, sir” to which Philip replied: “Well, you didn’t have to come.”
 
During the 1981 recession: "Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed".
“You can take it from me the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.” Speaking in 1966: "British women can't cook".
 
To Elton John about his gold Aston Martin in 2001: “Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car, is it?”
 
To singer Tom Jones after the 1969 Royal Variety Performance: "What do you gargle with, pebbles?"
 
On a visit to Canada in 1969: "I declare this thing open, whatever it is."
 
Shouting from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994 to the Queen: "Yak, yak, yak; come on get a move on."
 
Referring to the Second World War while speaking about stress counselling for servicemen in 1995: "We didn't have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun, asking 'Are you all right? Are you sure you don't have a ghastly problem?' You just got on with it."
 
At a party in 2004: “Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!”
 
To a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, in 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?”
 
When presented with a hamper of goods by the US ambassador in 1999: “Where’s the Southern Comfort?”
 
Speaking on the call to ban firearms after the Dunblane shooting: "If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?"
 
Referring to a Cambridge University car park attendant who did not recognise him in 1997: "Bloody silly fool!"
 
About a fusebox in a factory in 1999: "It looks as if it was put in by an Indian."
 
To young deaf people in Cardiff, in 1999, about a school's steel band: "Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf." When asked to stroke a koala in Australia in 1992: "Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease."
 
To a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, in 1993: "You can't have been here that long - you haven't got a pot belly."
 
To a wealthy islander in the Cayman Islands in 1994: "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?"
 
To a student in 1998 who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten, then?"
 
In 1956: “It’s my custom to say something flattering to begin with so I shall be excused if I put my foot in it later on.”
 
To the Aircraft Research Association in 2002: “If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort – provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly."
 
To the President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, in 2003: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”
 
While watching Sir Elton John perform at the Royal Variety Performance in 2001: "I wish he'd turn the microphone off."
 
Talking to a successful aborigine entrepreneur in Australia in 2002: "Do you still throw spears at each other?"
 
On Stoke-on-Trent, during a visit in 1997: “Ghastly.”
 
At a trade fair in Germany in 1997, he welcomed German Chancellor Helmut Kohl as "Reichskanzler" - the last German leader to use the title was Adolf Hitler.
 
To 13-year-old Andrew Adams in Salford in 2001: "You're too fat to be an astronaut. To a young female officer on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in 2002: "You look like a suicide bomber."
 
To newsreader Michael Buerk in 2004, when told he knew about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards: “That’s more than you know about anything else then.”
 
To a blind woman outside Exeter Cathedral, 2002: "Do you know they're now producing eating dogs for anorexics?"
 
To designer Stephen Judge in July 2009: "Well, you didn't design your beard too well, did you?"
 
To Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie about a piece of tartan at a papal reception in Edinburgh in September 2010: “Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?”
 
On approaching his 90th birthday in 2011: “Bits are beginning to drop off.”
 
When asked by a VIP at a local airport how his flight was, Philip asked: “Have you ever flown in a plane?” The VIP answered: “Oh yes, sir, many times”, to which Philip replied: “Well, it was just like that.”
 
To David Miller, who drives a mobility scooter, at the Valentine Mansion in Redbridge in March 2012: “How many people have you knocked over this morning on that thing?”
 
To a 25-year-old council worker, who was wearing a dress with a zip running the length of its front, on a Jubilee visit to Bromley, Kent, in May 2012: “I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress.”
 
To a Filipino nurse at a Luton hospital in February 2013: “The Philippines must be half empty as you're all here running the NHS.”
 
In 1987: “I never see any home cooking – all I get is fancy stuff.”
 
To businessman Atul Patel at a reception for British Indians in October 2009: “There's a lot of your family in tonight.”
 
To a 24-year-old Sea Cadet when she told him she also worked in a nightclub in March 2010: “Do you work in a strip club?”
 
When offered wine in Rome in 2000: “I don’t care what kind it is, just get me a beer!”
 
To an RAF photographer in July 2015: “Just take the f***ing picture.”
 
To a pensioner on a visit to the Charterhouse almshouse for elderly men in February 2017: “You look starved.”
 
In response to questions on when the Prince of Wales would succeed to the throne: “Are you asking me if the Queen is going to die?”
 
On a gunman who tried to kidnap the Princess Royal in 1974: “If the man had succeeded in abducting Anne, she would have given him a hell of a time while in captivity.”
 
In response to a photographer covering a royal visit to India falling out of a tree: “I hope he breaks his bloody neck.” On the Princess Royal: “If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she's not interested.”
 
On marriage: “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.”
 
To the matron of a Caribbean hospital in 1966: “You have mosquitoes. I have the press.”
 
To Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner: “It's a pleasant change to be in a country that isn't ruled by its people.”

Did you ever cook for him?

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2 hours ago, AlexLaw76 said:
To Simon Kelner, republican editor of The Independent, at a reception at Windsor Castle: “What are you doing here?” Kelner answered: “I was invited, sir” to which Philip replied: “Well, you didn’t have to come.”
 
During the 1981 recession: "Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed".
“You can take it from me the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance.” Speaking in 1966: "British women can't cook".
 
To Elton John about his gold Aston Martin in 2001: “Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car, is it?”
 
To singer Tom Jones after the 1969 Royal Variety Performance: "What do you gargle with, pebbles?"
 
On a visit to Canada in 1969: "I declare this thing open, whatever it is."
 
Shouting from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994 to the Queen: "Yak, yak, yak; come on get a move on."
 
Referring to the Second World War while speaking about stress counselling for servicemen in 1995: "We didn't have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun, asking 'Are you all right? Are you sure you don't have a ghastly problem?' You just got on with it."
 
At a party in 2004: “Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!”
 
To a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, in 1995: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?”
 
When presented with a hamper of goods by the US ambassador in 1999: “Where’s the Southern Comfort?”
 
Speaking on the call to ban firearms after the Dunblane shooting: "If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?"
 
Referring to a Cambridge University car park attendant who did not recognise him in 1997: "Bloody silly fool!"
 
About a fusebox in a factory in 1999: "It looks as if it was put in by an Indian."
 
To young deaf people in Cardiff, in 1999, about a school's steel band: "Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf." When asked to stroke a koala in Australia in 1992: "Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease."
 
To a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, in 1993: "You can't have been here that long - you haven't got a pot belly."
 
To a wealthy islander in the Cayman Islands in 1994: "Aren't most of you descended from pirates?"
 
To a student in 1998 who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten, then?"
 
In 1956: “It’s my custom to say something flattering to begin with so I shall be excused if I put my foot in it later on.”
 
To the Aircraft Research Association in 2002: “If you travel as much as we do, you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort – provided you don’t travel in something called economy class, which sounds ghastly."
 
To the President of Nigeria, who was in national dress, in 2003: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”
 
While watching Sir Elton John perform at the Royal Variety Performance in 2001: "I wish he'd turn the microphone off."
 
Talking to a successful aborigine entrepreneur in Australia in 2002: "Do you still throw spears at each other?"
 
On Stoke-on-Trent, during a visit in 1997: “Ghastly.”
 
At a trade fair in Germany in 1997, he welcomed German Chancellor Helmut Kohl as "Reichskanzler" - the last German leader to use the title was Adolf Hitler.
 
To 13-year-old Andrew Adams in Salford in 2001: "You're too fat to be an astronaut. To a young female officer on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in 2002: "You look like a suicide bomber."
 
To newsreader Michael Buerk in 2004, when told he knew about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards: “That’s more than you know about anything else then.”
 
To a blind woman outside Exeter Cathedral, 2002: "Do you know they're now producing eating dogs for anorexics?"
 
To designer Stephen Judge in July 2009: "Well, you didn't design your beard too well, did you?"
 
To Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie about a piece of tartan at a papal reception in Edinburgh in September 2010: “Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?”
 
On approaching his 90th birthday in 2011: “Bits are beginning to drop off.”
 
When asked by a VIP at a local airport how his flight was, Philip asked: “Have you ever flown in a plane?” The VIP answered: “Oh yes, sir, many times”, to which Philip replied: “Well, it was just like that.”
 
To David Miller, who drives a mobility scooter, at the Valentine Mansion in Redbridge in March 2012: “How many people have you knocked over this morning on that thing?”
 
To a 25-year-old council worker, who was wearing a dress with a zip running the length of its front, on a Jubilee visit to Bromley, Kent, in May 2012: “I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress.”
 
To a Filipino nurse at a Luton hospital in February 2013: “The Philippines must be half empty as you're all here running the NHS.”
 
In 1987: “I never see any home cooking – all I get is fancy stuff.”
 
To businessman Atul Patel at a reception for British Indians in October 2009: “There's a lot of your family in tonight.”
 
To a 24-year-old Sea Cadet when she told him she also worked in a nightclub in March 2010: “Do you work in a strip club?”
 
When offered wine in Rome in 2000: “I don’t care what kind it is, just get me a beer!”
 
To an RAF photographer in July 2015: “Just take the f***ing picture.”
 
To a pensioner on a visit to the Charterhouse almshouse for elderly men in February 2017: “You look starved.”
 
In response to questions on when the Prince of Wales would succeed to the throne: “Are you asking me if the Queen is going to die?”
 
On a gunman who tried to kidnap the Princess Royal in 1974: “If the man had succeeded in abducting Anne, she would have given him a hell of a time while in captivity.”
 
In response to a photographer covering a royal visit to India falling out of a tree: “I hope he breaks his bloody neck.” On the Princess Royal: “If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she's not interested.”
 
On marriage: “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.”
 
To the matron of a Caribbean hospital in 1966: “You have mosquitoes. I have the press.”
 
To Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner: “It's a pleasant change to be in a country that isn't ruled by its people.”

Fabulous :)

 

Missing him already!

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He's just a 99 year old man who has died. I don't see why he merits more than an item on the news and documentary on BBC2. Why does all news have to be hyped up to be earth shattering? 

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59 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

Not only are BBC1 and BBC2 showing the same 'tribute' programming, they've shut down BBC4. Goodness only knows what will happen when Liz kicks the bucket.

I remember looking it up a few years ago and it's something like 10-14 days of official mourning.  The terrestrial channels will be full of it and don't expect anything like football (or anything else remotely fun) to carry on as normal.  It'll be like when Diana died times ten.  Couple of good points though - least he croaked before he got to 100 so at least we don't have to put up with all the rubbish they had planned for next year, and thank fuck for Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and the plethora of satellite channels that at least gives us a choice of watching something besides tributes.

I don't understand how he's not getting a state funeral though.  I mean, what is the point of any Royal if we don't at least get a day off work when they marry or die?   

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The BBC has just shown a programme in which the Duke's four children were clearly speaking several months ago about their father as if he were dead already. 

Now, tell me that the message on Harry and Megan's website is weird. 

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3 hours ago, Saint_clark said:

Seems a little formal and stiff for someone who's granddad has just died.

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Maybe they well let their true feelings known to Oprah or Netflix?

Philip seemed a decent character but seems like after Queen there isn’t much below. Times change I guess

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Also feels like the the tributes and obituaries and insight they give would have been good to be shared earlier. I know it doesn’t work like that 

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10 minutes ago, charlie saint said:

The BBC has just shown a programme in which the Duke's four children were clearly speaking several months ago about their father as if he were dead already. 

Now, tell me that the message on Harry and Megan's website is weird. 

The BBC will have been making, remaking and updating their Prince Phillip obituary programmes for the last twenty years.

Way back I worked in newspapers and all those supplements that will be in the papers tomorrow have been ready to go for a long, long time. In some cases they get printed on the off-chance and put in storage (and then chucked in a skip if they don't die in time.) The Queen Mother one was a long time in the (re)making.

Harry and Meghan's message was really odd, especially for a couple apparently media savvy and oh-so-caring.

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12 minutes ago, whelk said:

Philip seemed a decent character but seems like after Queen there isn’t much below. Times change I guess

All of their four kids  - Charles, Anne, Andrew and the other one seem a bit screwed up in different ways  

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1 hour ago, buctootim said:

He's just a 99 year old man who has died. I don't see why he merits more than an item on the news and documentary on BBC2. Why does all news have to be hyped up to be earth shattering? 

Maybe you could google him?

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58 minutes ago, buctootim said:

All of their four kids  - Charles, Anne, Andrew and the other one seem a bit screwed up in different ways  

What do you expect? Ones a nonce, the other murdered his Ex wife, one no one knows he still exists and then there is Anne...

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44 minutes ago, Sergei Gotsmanov said:

Maybe you could google him?

If you do you find out this sort of thing; He had 4 sisters, all married Germans. 2 became members of the Nazi party. 3 of his brothers-in-law fought for the nazis in WW2, one was killed in action, another was in the SS, the 4th had died in a plane crash with his wife, Philip's sister, in 1937.

Must have been weird for Philip fighting in the Royal Navy, knowing all his closest family were on the other side.

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12 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

If you do you find out this sort of thing; He had 4 sisters, all married Germans. 2 became members of the Nazi party. 3 of his brothers-in-law fought for the nazis in WW2, one was killed in action, another was in the SS, the 4th had died in a plane crash with his wife, Philip's sister, in 1937.

Must have been weird for Philip fighting in the Royal Navy, knowing all his closest family were on the other side.

I always liked him, said what many think but too scared to say. Slightly amusing and morally a decent chap. RIP, a sad loss. 

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Born of mixed nationality into a minor European royal family who were exiled in a post WW1 revolution. Evacuated in an orange crate by his cousin's navy and taken to France. From the age of 8 moved to England to live with his Grandmother, then further educated in Germany before returning to England. Wanted to join the RAF but was persuaded by his relative Lord Mountbatten, ( formerly Battenberg ), to join the Royal Navy.

During a Royal visit to Dartmouth College he caught the eye of Princess Elizabeth, then aged 13, who was later known to have put his photo on her bedside table.

Fought in the RN througout WW2, he renewed his acquaintance with the Princess, married her, and lived a comfortable life of privelege from then on.

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I cannot be sad when a 99 year old passes on but I feel sympathy for Her Majesty who has lost her lifelong partner as I would for anyone else in a similar situation.

Death follows life as inevitably as night follows day and we can hardly say that he left was taken before his time.

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12 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

More from GOOGLE;

Born of mixed nationality into a minor European royal family who were exiled in a post WW1 revolution. Evacuated in an orange crate by his cousin's navy and taken to France. From the age of 8 moved to England to live with his Grandmother, then further educated in Germany before returning to England. Wanted to join the RAF but was persuaded by his relative Lord Mountbatten, ( formerly Battenberg ), to join the Royal Navy.

During a Royal visit to Dartmouth College he caught the eye of Princess Elizabeth, then aged 13, who was later known to have put his photo on her bedside table.

Fought in the RN througout WW2, he renewed his acquaintance with the Princess, married her, and lived a comfortable life of privelege from then on.

Nice to know she rubbed one out to him.

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7 minutes ago, Whitey Grandad said:

I cannot be sad when a 99 year old passes on but I feel sympathy for Her Majesty who has lost her lifelong partner as I would for anyone else in a similar situation.

Death follows life as inevitably as night follows day and we can hardly say that he left was taken before his time.

 I always think a poignant quote from herself - “grief is the price of love”

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11 hours ago, CB Fry said:

The BBC will have been making, remaking and updating their Prince Phillip obituary programmes for the last twenty years.

Way back I worked in newspapers and all those supplements that will be in the papers tomorrow have been ready to go for a long, long time. In some cases they get printed on the off-chance and put in storage (and then chucked in a skip if they don't die in time.) The Queen Mother one was a long time in the (re)making.

Harry and Meghan's message was really odd, especially for a couple apparently media savvy and oh-so-caring.

Mate. I know how television works. 

Meanwhile, I can't help thinking that a brief, minimalistic, emotionless public statement is exactly what the old man would have wanted.

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10 hours ago, revolution saint said:

Seems the BBC is getting quite a few complaints about too much coverage of Phil dying and they've set up a page for you to quickly register your annoyance.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/death-duke-of-edinburgh-tv-coverage/#/Notification if anyone cares to join the club.

... Best case scenario: in three weeks time you get a glib email brushing off your complaint, containing a strong implication that you are a stupid petulant child. 

Worst case: your email address is added to a database somewhere.

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14 minutes ago, charlie saint said:

... Best case scenario: in three weeks time you get a glib email brushing off your complaint, containing a strong implication that you are a stupid petulant child. 

Worst case: your email address is added to a database somewhere.

Well, of course I don't expect anything substantive to come of it but if they do end up getting a lot of negative comments and complaints then perhaps in future they'll rethink their approach next time similar happens.  Let's face it there's absolutely no need to effectively stop you watching anything else on BBC except coverage of Phillip - that's exactly why you have a rolling 24 hour dedicated news channel.  Suspending BBC4 is an absolute joke - what's the justification for it?  By all means provide people the opportunity to watch tributes to Phil if that's what they want to do but they shouldn't be denying other people at the same time.

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14 minutes ago, revolution saint said:

Well, of course I don't expect anything substantive to come of it but if they do end up getting a lot of negative comments and complaints then perhaps in future they'll rethink their approach next time similar happens.  Let's face it there's absolutely no need to effectively stop you watching anything else on BBC except coverage of Phillip - that's exactly why you have a rolling 24 hour dedicated news channel.  Suspending BBC4 is an absolute joke - what's the justification for it?  By all means provide people the opportunity to watch tributes to Phil if that's what they want to do but they shouldn't be denying other people at the same time.

I am more bothered by their incessant promotion of women’s football. Headline yesterday was about some woman’s game when of course none of the traffic would be there for Fulham v Wolves. I know it is very petty but putting me off sticking up for them when previous been supporting against the Daily Mail mob

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1 hour ago, charlie saint said:

Mate. I know how television works. 

Meanwhile, I can't help thinking that a brief, minimalistic, emotionless public statement is exactly what the old man would have wanted.

Not lived in this country long, then?

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WTF. They cancelled “The chase” last night. Only the death of Bradley Walsh or maybe The Vixon should stand in the way of the chase. Now Radio 2 is playing mainly dirges, Country is going to pot. Fucking soft arsed pinkos running amok. 

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1 hour ago, Lighthouse said:

I wonder which chart hit from days gone by is going to be re-released and/or performed at the funeral. My money's on Ebeneezer Goode '21 being the top selling single of the year.

There’s plenty of choice. How about,

Vincent Lopez, “I'm Just Wild About Harry”

Mamie Smith “Royal Garden Blues”

Marion Harris, “I Ain't Got Nobody”

 

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Though 2 mins silence at the footie was a bit OTT, I didn’t realise the length of time is meant to be proportionate to their supposed importance. How long are we going to give the queen when she snuffs it 3 or 4?

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7 hours ago, Lord Duckhunter said:

WTF. They cancelled “The chase” last night. Only the death of Bradley Walsh or maybe The Vixon should stand in the way of the chase. Now Radio 2 is playing mainly dirges, Country is going to pot. Fucking soft arsed pinkos running amok. 

It was the same - on the radio stations as the Chase didn’t exist then - when the Queen Mother passed on early 2000s. I was at a neutral game in Norwich with some Anglia exiles and driving back to Hampshire the music was all like that on all channels. Was a good weekend that one, Norwich has some fine establishments to sup ale in. I was looking forward to the Masterchef Final last night but it’ll be re-scheduled. 

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1 hour ago, aintforever said:

Though 2 mins silence at the footie was a bit OTT, I didn’t realise the length of time is meant to be proportionate to their supposed importance. How long are we going to give the queen when she snuffs it 3 or 4?

Were you standing in silence or just had to play with your phone a little longer?

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3 hours ago, aintforever said:

Though 2 mins silence at the footie was a bit OTT, I didn’t realise the length of time is meant to be proportionate to their supposed importance. How long are we going to give the queen when she snuffs it 3 or 4?

I’m hoping we get at least a public day of mourning. 

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I see media sycophants are now trying to portray his unique brand of clumsy racism and disdain for the public as some strain of refreshing honesty that we should all admire.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, rallyboy said:

I see media sycophants are now trying to portray his unique brand of clumsy racism and disdain for the public as some strain of refreshing honesty that we should all admire.

 

 

You knew him well I take it?

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14 hours ago, aintforever said:

Though 2 mins silence at the footie was a bit OTT, I didn’t realise the length of time is meant to be proportionate to their supposed importance. How long are we going to give the queen when she snuffs it 3 or 4?

3 or 4 days would be a bit too long, I think.

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4 hours ago, Whitey Grandad said:

3 or 4 days would be a bit too long, I think.

When she goes, we should have King Harry and Queen Meghan, just to see the Daily Mail readership spontaneously combust.

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