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Barcli 11th Apr 2021 18:49

It is all made a bit easier with Lucrezia delivering........

Effluent Man 11th Apr 2021 20:52


Originally Posted by ATNotts (Post 11026363)
Indeed, Prince Phillip's demise is merely the "warm up act". Hopefully I might be lucky enough to be out of the country when the Queen eventually dies. That isn't to say that I'll be happy when she does, quite the contrary, but the media froth and the public outpouring may likely be almost unbearable in its intensity and longevity.

My view precisely. Driving home with Radio 2 playing solid slush I just wondered what he would have thought about being exposed to such sentimental rubbish. I retuned to Spurs v Man U. Last night apparently R2 offered Vanessa Feltz giving her three ha' porth.

West Coast 11th Apr 2021 21:09


Originally Posted by ATNotts (Post 11026363)
Indeed, Prince Phillip's demise is merely the "warm up act". Hopefully I might be lucky enough to be out of the country when the Queen eventually dies. That isn't to say that I'll be happy when she does, quite the contrary, but the media froth and the public outpouring may likely be almost unbearable in its intensity and longevity.

Rivaled only by the feigned adulation when a North Korean leader dies.

NutLoose 11th Apr 2021 21:11

Perhaps lessons will be learnt and they will save it all for one channel when Betty sadly departs us. The world has moved on and sadly the current Royal couple were from a bygone age who exuded royalty, kindness and understanding, I dread to think of the future.

ShyTorque 11th Apr 2021 23:45


Originally Posted by NutLoose (Post 11026431)
Perhaps lessons will be learnt and they will save it all for one channel when Betty sadly departs us. The world has moved on and sadly the current Royal couple were from a bygone age who exuded royalty, kindness and understanding, I dread to think of the future.

Judging by some of the posts here, so do I.

RatherBeFlying 12th Apr 2021 04:17

I find it hard to be grief stricken when the inevitable comes calling for somebody in their nineties. More a sentiment of well done and good memories.

Methinks the next major grief component will be about who will be taking her place. But he will do good service until the grandkids have grown up. Too bad he and Diana were unable to work it out.

radeng 13th Apr 2021 00:43

I do get the impression - perhaps incorrectly - that that William and Kate are 'cast in the same mould as Elizabeth and Philip' as far as their as far as their attitude to duty is concerned. Time will tell...

piesupper 13th Apr 2021 03:30

They should make Phillips funeral pay to view. Then we will see who really gives a toss about the parasites.

piesupper 13th Apr 2021 03:31

Mummy didnt let him play with her train set at all after that, IIRC? That end of the runway is still known as Holding Point Charlie.

Flyer517 13th Apr 2021 04:53

I was interested to hear from the president of the Australian Duke Of Edinburgh awards that in most countries it is actually called "The President's Award" or something similar, given anyone outside the Commonwealth would not be interested in the connection. Apparently Prince Philip did not want it to be named after him if it wouldn't make sense in other countries, but was more concerned that it was just available to young people everywhere.

That surely says something about the man.

Krystal n chips 13th Apr 2021 05:16

A new entry in the Guiness Book of Records then !.....well maybe not. It's actually quite amusing to read the basis for some of the complaints....the ones about being sombrely attired in particular. Does it make any difference as to how the news is presented when the topic is obvious ?.....nope.

BBC’s Prince Philip coverage breaks UK TV complaints record | BBC | The Guardian

NutLoose 13th Apr 2021 15:55


Boris Johnson is under pressure to sanction the construction of a 190 million successor to HMY Royal Yacht Britannia as a lasting memorial to the Duke of Edinburgh....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics...nnia-memorial/

I agree on three proviso, it is funded by the Royal Family, is RN crewed funded by the Royal Family and the Royal Family fund the escort ships too. Nope? I thought not....

Kiltrash 13th Apr 2021 17:52

To be perfectly honest I don't intent to watch the funeral and will be content with say the 10 pm news. I hope 3 pm Sat is suitably bright and clear so me and dog can find a long walk.
Will all the sport having been moved, wonder what old b&w films will be on other non news channels?

treadigraph 13th Apr 2021 17:55

My friend wants to watch the funeral - unfortunately she's got a long anticipated and, in her opinion, well overdue appointment with her hairdresser at 3pm. Decisions...

charliegolf 13th Apr 2021 17:58


Originally Posted by treadigraph (Post 11027697)
My friend wants to watch the funeral - unfortunately she's got a long anticipated and, in her opinion, well overdue appointment with her hairdresser at 3pm. Decisions...

Highlights, obvs! Boom boom!

CG

treadigraph 13th Apr 2021 18:06

Well, I think it is the contrast she's having a problem with...

NutLoose 13th Apr 2021 18:36

That takes some sense of duty, kudos to the woman, an inspiration to us all.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56740980


The Queen carries out first duty since Prince Philip's death


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Kiltrash 14th Apr 2021 08:09

Now the font of all knowledge the early morning tv presenters tell us that due to Covid HMTQ will have to sit apart ( on her own ) during the service. Pardon me but is she not allowed to form a support bubble with one other family as she is a household of one...with Charles and Camila, her eldest son, or William and Kate the countries favourite Royals?,

Kiltrash 14th Apr 2021 08:14

Mrs K is also having having her hair do in a friends home salon that's Covid secure at 3 pm Saturday. Will catch up later with tbe highlights

stagger 14th Apr 2021 08:48


Originally Posted by Kiltrash (Post 11027958)
Now the font of all knowledge the early morning tv presenters tell us that due to Covid HMTQ will have to sit apart ( on her own ) during the service. Pardon me but is she not allowed to form a support bubble with one other family as she is a household of one...with Charles and Camila, her eldest son, or William and Kate the countries favourite Royals?,

Knowing someone who is disabled and has a live-in carer - I've often wondered about whether the carer counts as part of the household - and whether it's possible for this person to form a "support bubble" with another household?

Similarly would ladies-in-waiting, maids, cleaners, cooks, security guards, gardeners, press secretaries etc count as part of the Queen's household - many are "live-in" staff too - i.e. they live at the palaces.


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