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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7995 on: 09 April, 2021, 12:09:35 PM »
Prince Philip, husband to the Queen of England
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7996 on: 09 April, 2021, 12:26:50 PM »
Well, there'll be sod all on telly this weekend now ...

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7997 on: 09 April, 2021, 01:27:23 PM »
Prince Philip, husband to the Queen of England

Would be wonderful to believe this was one step closer to the final death of the British monarchy as an institution and an idea but that seems unlikely.
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« Reply #7998 on: 09 April, 2021, 01:49:10 PM »
Well, Newsthump is reporting in their characteristic style:

https://newsthump.com/2021/04/09/prince-charles-in-foul-mood-after-wrong-parent-dies/

TBH I'm watching myself really carefully when I visit that sight.  Dropping in after a brief perusal of the Mail and the Express, it actually took me a few minutes to realise that the article about pre-reporting Yodel assignments as 'undelivered' was a spoof.  My satire detector is now well and truly shot!   :-\

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7999 on: 09 April, 2021, 01:50:13 PM »
Someone must have found his phylactery.

Apparently Fox News already linking it to Harry and Meghan...
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8001 on: 09 April, 2021, 03:45:11 PM »
Well, there'll be sod all on telly this weekend now ...

Radio 6 Music even stopped playing music... I mean come on the clue is in your name!

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8002 on: 09 April, 2021, 03:52:50 PM »
Oh man, I rather liked him as Davros in the revived era.

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« Reply #8003 on: 09 April, 2021, 04:12:19 PM »
... and of course there's this one from the Rochdale Herald.  Few years back but still ....

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2017/05/04/prince-philip-deemed-fit-to-work-after-atos-work-capability-assessment/

... or if you want a real chuckle, the Express is frothing at the bit over Corbyn's tweet about elections in South America and the fact that Channel 4 is doing exactly the same as they did when Diana carked it .... absolutely adamus cum flabello dulci ...

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8004 on: 09 April, 2021, 05:21:39 PM »
I've heard Channel 4 has a policy of not including celeb tabloid fodder and gossip in their news coverage, and unofficially, the royals fall into that category.

Not trying to be morbid, but Liz may not last much longer now. It'll be weird not having her around.

Now, if I was trying to be morbid I would suggest Aul' Phil kicked it a while ago, they just put off announcing it until new evidence about his sweatless creep of a son needed to be buried.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8005 on: 09 April, 2021, 08:41:57 PM »
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« Reply #8006 on: 10 April, 2021, 03:54:12 PM »
Now, if I was trying to be morbid I would suggest Aul' Phil kicked it a while ago, they just put off announcing it until new evidence about his sweatless creep of a son needed to be buried.

Don't forget that George V was euthanized to make sure his death made the morning papers, as opposed to the evening press...

Whilst I admit I'm not going to miss him, him and Liz were married for over 70 years - this must be horrible for her. I genuinely hope she's ok.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8007 on: 10 April, 2021, 04:43:28 PM »

Whilst I admit I'm not going to miss him, him and Liz were married for over 70 years - this must be horrible for her. I genuinely hope she's ok.

That's basically how I feel about it.  I personally would like to see the concept of monarchy consigned to the dustbin of history, she seems quite a decent sort, that queen of yours, and it's sad to see someone lose a spouse.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #8008 on: 10 April, 2021, 05:05:36 PM »
Yeah, stuff the monarchy and all that. She's still human, and right now my heart goes out to her.

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« Reply #8009 on: 10 April, 2021, 05:25:42 PM »
It feels at times like she and Philip did try to make an effort to bring some humility to what is so anachronistic.  At the end of the day you're absolutely right about a degree of respect.