Off Topic Prince Philip's Funeral

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  1. Porterfield73

    Porterfield73 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like everythings being rescheduled around the event, Thirsk races this morning, our game at lunch time etc.etc...... how will you be marking the last public appearance of Phil the Greek/German/Cypriot /Pseudo English Prince ?
     
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    I've got the afternoon planned . . . . after our game I'll be hoovering my lawns before setting the sprinklers on them :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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    I’m renewing my garden wall brick on edge
    By dear me I had to hire a breaker to remove the bricks
    I built the wall in 1993 with the mortar I acquired of the house builder
    I’ve also took up my 48 patio flags
    Wall built today
    Flags laid tomorrow
    Me and the missus both knackered
    I’m not doing the bricklaying or flag laying
    It’s to much for our ailing bodies
     
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    Having a new telly delivered this morning so will be setting that up - but not using the funeral images to do so. Neither royalist nor anti-royalist, so not interested in seeing the whole event (being drawn out by media) but as I appreciate the amount of work he's done over the years I'll watch 10 oclock news to show a bit of respect and to see that it went well. One thing I do hope is that the media make an attempt to make sure the ''meghan'' word is not uttered once.
     
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  5. The Norton Cat

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    I'll be watching it all. No matter what you think of the Royal family its a significant historical event. The consort of the longest reigning monarch isn't laid to rest every day. Its just a shame that covid will restrict the level of pomp and ceremony that they can put in to it.
     
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  6. Gil T Azell

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    Just nicked this off the Vauxy site. Excellent post imo.

    Not my words, but the words of a British soldier from Ulster in regard to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
    The litany of abuse and inhumanity I have seen aimed at a man who devoted his life to public service of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth has irked me beyond belief.
    He's a racist, you say? At 18-months old, as a young Greek baby of Danish parentage, he was removed from his home and as a refugee was taken to Paris where he was brought up by two alcoholic parents. His mother was sectioned when he was five years old, whilst his father left him to pursue his own love life.
    As a young boy he was sent to Germany, then England and finally Scotland for his education, where he was taught by the Jewish refugee, Kurt Hahn. This inspired the young Philip to join the Royal Navy in order to fight Nazism; something his three elder siblings had embraced - all of them married officers of the Third Reich.
    A misogynist? In 1952 he renounced all of his own Royal titles and patronage in order to be subservient to the one true love of his life; a woman whom he would be with for 74 years. A man with more royal blood than the woman he married, who chose to give up his name for hers and follow two steps behind her for the remainder of his years. A chap who raised his children whilst his wife worked at at time when that was deemed emasculating.
    No compassion? His Uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten - the fellow who raised him during his teenage years and mentored him beyond, indeed the only 'father figure' he knew - was murdered by the IRA in the Republic of Ireland in 1979. In 2012, he stood and watched as his wife shook hands with the man who masterminded his beloved Uncle's murder - and did so in order to ensure a more peaceful life for the souls of the children of Northern Ireland that they did not suffer the childhood he endured.
    He was the patron of 800+ charities, founded the Duke of Edinburgh awards that over 3 million British children have benefited from, and was an architect of the World Wildlife Fund for nature. Abrasive and 'of his time' maybe but by God he was a brilliant, clever, witty man who left an indelible mark on all those he met. He attended over 22,000 public engagements in his working life, all to ensure the embetterment of others.
    Requiesce in peace Philip Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg; you truly are one of the finest foreign, refugee imports the country has had the pleasure to home, and one of its greatest Britons though not a drop of her blood ran through your veins.
    You leave a wealthy legacy of humanitarinism that those who choose to mock could never equal.
     
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    Magnificent post.
     
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    Reading some of his famous quotes, it seems to me he had a very dry / wicked sense of humour that some wouldn't have got.

    My favourite one was to a Scottish driving instructor "how do you keep the natives sober long enough to teach them?" <laugh>
     
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    I'll watch it. Hopefully after we've smashed Blackpool.
     
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    Whenever they mention he was chairman of the WWF all I can think about is him whaling on Hulk Hogan with a steel chair. I suspect he'd have enjoyed that.
     
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    It bothered at all. I understand the sacrifices he made etc, but his funeral is his familiy’s. I’d rather paint my shed!
     
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    I certainly won't be watching it.
     
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    100% this. Great post Norton.
     
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    The royals and their imaginary birth rights can **** right off. As a free born Englishman I'll be playing highway to hell at full volume at 3pm.
     
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    Precision and absolute excellence of the British Armed Forces, :emoticon-0137-clappwhat a send off for an utterly outstanding man that the country has just lost.
     
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  16. Gil T Azell

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    I wasn't going to bother watching but my woman wanted it on. Got to agree with you.
     
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  17. rooch 3

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    You could just tape it mate and bung it in your bottom drawer and go out for a pint instead, seen enough of it to last me 10 monarchs.
     
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    You still on the VHS there Rooch?
     
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    <laugh><laugh><laugh>

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    Sorted <ok>
     
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    Absolutely. The bugles, the carrying of the coffin, the land Rover - all fantastic. Felt very sorry for the Queen sitting on her own, after 70 odd years of marriage that must have been very tough for anyone regardless of their status.
     
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