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Old 23.12.2011, 21:55
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Prince Philip hospitalised

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital in Cambridge after suffering chest pains, Buckingham Palace has said.

Philip, who is 90 years old, was at Sandringham for the royal family's Christmas festivities.

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Old 23.12.2011, 22:09
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The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital in Cambridge after suffering chest pains, Buckingham Palace has said.

Philip, who is 90 years old, was at Sandringham for the royal family's Christmas festivities.

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I'm waiting for the subtle punchline with some racist or caustic comment made about the ethnic origin of a doctor or nurse .....
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He has a lot of issues: born in Germany, grew up in Greece, lives in Britain.
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Old 23.12.2011, 23:43
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Re: Prince Philip hospitalised

If it's a heart attack, the positive news at least is that he has a heart.
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If it's a heart attack, the positive news at least is that he has a heart.
Whatever about the heart. I today saw a film about him visiting some places. Quite unlike the "beloved leader" of North Korea, he does not just "look at things" but quite obviously really talks with people around. The former warship captain may be interested in technical matters in a real way. And very often his dry humour is great. That he sometimes goes a bit too far may well be, but I would find his passing away deplorable, even if of course that moment will come within a decade.
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Whatever about the heart. I today saw a film about him visiting some places. Quite unlike the "beloved leader" of North Korea, he does not just "look at things" but quite obviously really talks with people around. The former warship captain may be interested in technical matters in a real way. And very often his dry humour is great. That he sometimes goes a bit too far may well be, but I would find his passing away deplorable, even if of course that moment will come within a decade.
Apple and oranges comes to my mind
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Bet there are some frenzied meetings at the BBC wondering whether its appropriate to show the Christmas special of Eastenders etc if he pops his clogs on Xmas day, whether or not to show the Queens message while he's in hospital etc etc. Lots of energy being burned on meaningless decorum
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Old 24.12.2011, 09:29
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Re: Prince Philip hospitalised

Just been on the news, he has had a stint placed and may be out in the next few days.
Tough old bugger, don`t make em that way anymore.
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Old 24.12.2011, 14:52
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Bet there are some frenzied meetings at the BBC wondering whether its appropriate to show the Christmas special of Eastenders etc if he pops his clogs on Xmas day, whether or not to show the Queens message while he's in hospital etc etc. Lots of energy being burned on meaningless decorum
I don't know the guidelines of the BBC, but in their place I would continue business as usual. Just imagine what the Duke would say about changes to the program just due to the problem of him

What they of course do for sure is preparing everything for the possibility of his passing away, As in such a case, everything has to be changed within minutes. And I also think that WEBsite-news folks in the U.K. will stay in alert over the weekend. WEBsite-news folks outside the U.K. of course will finalize an appropriate article with some open spaces for last minute details, ready to be put up within hours.
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Re: Prince Philip hospitalised

I think it's quite sad actually that he'll most likely be in hospital for Christmas. He may be the Queen's hubby but he's also a Dad and a Grandad and whoever you are it's not nice to have a family member in hospital with a heart problem at Christmas. I wish him a speedy recovery.
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Re: Prince Philip hospitalised

He opened the creche at the college I used to work at in the UK. When one of the students of the college (it was in Southend) shook his hand, he said, "Can you read and write then?".

I thought it was funny, it is Southend.

He was also a notorious womaniser.
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Re: Prince Philip hospitalised

Now discharged.

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The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital four nights after having a coronary stent fitted.

The prince, who smiled and waved to reporters as he left, has now returned to the Royal Family's Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The 90-year-old had been in Papworth Hospital since Friday after being admitted following chest pains.
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Old 27.12.2011, 20:42
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Now discharged.

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I think it's quite sad actually that he'll most likely be in hospital for Christmas. He may be the Queen's hubby but he's also a Dad and a Grandad and whoever you are it's not nice to have a family member in hospital with a heart problem at Christmas. I wish him a speedy recovery.

To be in hospital for Christmas certainly was not nice for him and his family, but such is the risk when you get older. Right from what I see in the news it looks astonishingly well for him, so that he will be his usual self before too long

As the saying goes "Those who are declared dead live longer"
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Re: Prince Philip hospitalised

God he is just a bloke, some families loved bloke but shit happens and he's had a good innings. I wish the world had mourned my mum she bloodyworked her arse off and did so much for people. Did she get an accolade? No but she should have.
Yer a Prince so what!
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