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roegner 09.04.2021 13:08

Duke of Edinburgh has died
 
It says on the German radio news. Nothing yet on the bbc app

AbFab 09.04.2021 13:09

Re: Duke of Edinburgh has died
 
BBC confirms. 99 years old!

Belgianmum 09.04.2021 13:10

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Confirmed by BBC.
Just short of his hundredth birthday.

Medea Fleecestealer 09.04.2021 13:12

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Yeah, husband's just heard it on the BBC tv news. RIP Your Highness. :(

Guest 09.04.2021 13:31

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Oh no. Sad news indeed. May he rest in peace

I always admired the marriage the Queen and him had. They went through so much together and it was obvious that they loved each other. very much.

I am sad for her Majesty

Castro 09.04.2021 13:48

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Like Denis Thatcher he was always in his wife's shadow but no doubt a huge support.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013...17_634x541.jpg

RIP

Traubert 09.04.2021 13:55

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3294524)
BBC confirms. 99 years old!

Just one more year and he would have received a postcard from his wife.

Medea Fleecestealer 09.04.2021 14:00

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Originally Posted by Traubert (Post 3294550)
Just one more year and he would have received a postcard from his wife.

Well, in June this year actually.

cannut 09.04.2021 14:26

Re: Duke of Edinburgh has died
 
What was the name of the band he played in ??

marton 09.04.2021 14:37

Re: Duke of Edinburgh has died
 
Sad news, any consort has difficult moments but he always had a good sense of humour.

LtSoftDrink 09.04.2021 15:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cannut (Post 3294564)
What was the name of the band he played in ??

We all have a sense of humour (question of degrees) so it must have been https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dukes_of_Stratosphear RIP

bowlie 09.04.2021 15:17

Re: Duke of Edinburgh has died
 
Sad, particularly as itís the beginning of the end.

JackieH 09.04.2021 15:22

Re: Duke of Edinburgh has died
 
Johnson could not even be bothered to comb his hair to make the announcement- what a lack of respect for HRH- and a terrible image for the UK.

Island Monkey 09.04.2021 15:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JackieH (Post 3294587)
Johnson could not even be bothered to comb his hair to make the announcement- what a lack of respect for HRH- and a terrible image for the UK.

His hair is more of a mess than normal because hairdressers have been closed. I expect if he brushes it it might look worse.

Very sad about the DofE :(

jacek 09.04.2021 15:36

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RIP :(

Man of valour.

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11437314

komsomolez 09.04.2021 16:08

Re: Duke of Edinburgh has died
 
Time to get rid of the Royals, now that the only sensible of them has died.

LtSoftDrink 09.04.2021 16:15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JackieH (Post 3294587)
Johnson could not even be bothered to comb his hair to make the announcement- what a lack of respect for HRH- and a terrible image for the UK.

I would agree that BoJo, the fat disheveled clown, is not very high on the UK image promotional scale. But hey, thatís where a constitutional monarchy/FPTP/Brexit can end up in Ė democracy! Whatís not to love?
Apologies if I get triggered by BoJo Ė while I donít subscribe to any monarchy, Prince Philipp had a certain sarcastic something - RIP

curley 09.04.2021 16:16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cannut (Post 3294564)
What was the name of the band he played in ??

LOL, I know you're kidding but I had to check, to find out that's the British Queen's husband.
What a peasant I am. :msnblush:
Or maybe simply totally ignorant of any political system that is not direct democracy. :msnsarcastic:


However, RIP, Sir, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark
(I do believe now is the time to remember he was a person of his own, no?).

jacek 09.04.2021 16:21

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Quote:

Originally Posted by komsomolez (Post 3294604)
Time to get rid of the Royals, now that the only sensible of them has died.

Voice of ignorance or Friday thread hijacked! :msnblush:

k_and_e 09.04.2021 16:21

Re: Duke of Edinburgh has died
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JackieH (Post 3294587)
Johnson could not even be bothered to comb his hair to make the announcement- what a lack of respect for HRH- and a terrible image for the UK.

Is that all you have to say about his death?

RIP.


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