RIP, Prince Phillip

How could they tell?

(I don’t know what happened to the post, WordPress seems to have written over it with the next post —now below— about Tucker Carlson. Go figure.)

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10 Responses to RIP, Prince Phillip

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Yeah, he was kinda a gaffe machine, but notable for his good natured gaffing. His daughter, Princess Anne, had a well documented love of horses. In 1970 Prince Philip addressed this and said: “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested.” Well princess Anne would love me I may only have hay fever, but am well versed in the former attribute…

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  2. sos says:

    Nice announcement, good beat, I could totally dance to it. For awhile.

    I always was kind of fond of the old DoE. Nice little obit in El Reg:

    Funny tidbit therein:

    Many years before, the Queen Mum had welcomed Prince Philip into the family by dubbing him “The Hun” while other courtiers called him “Charlie Kraut” or “Phil the Greek”. Even saintly Princess Diana reportedly referred to him as “Stavros”, although not to his face as his response might have been robust. He was sailing off the Isle of Wight one year when the skipper of another boat shouted: “Oi! Out of the way, Stavros!” Philip yelled back: “It’s not Stavros, and it’s my wife’s fucking water so I’ll do what I fucking well please.” What a treat he would have been on Oprah.

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    QTeam must have disrupted his adrenochrome supply.

    OT, but in the HBO QAnon documentary, there’s a great scene in which director Cullen Hobach, in an interview with friend of the blog Liz Crokin, shows her the cesspool that is 8Chan, telling her that it’s the site where ‘Q’ posts, and her expression of confusion and revulsion is priceless.

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  4. Kiwiwriter says:

    From the Royal New Zealand RSA, my veterans’ organization:
    It is with great sadness that last night we heard of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT. The National President of the RSA BJ Clark has instructed all RSA to fly the New Zealand Flag at half-mast until further notice.
    The procedure for this is as follows:
    The flag is half-masted by first raising it to the top of the mast and then immediately lowering it slowly to the half-mast position. The half-mast position will depend on the size of the flag and the length of the flagpole. The flag must be lowered to a position recognisably “half-mast” to avoid the appearance of a flag that has accidentally fallen away from the top of the flagpole. As a guide, the flag should be more than its own depth from the top of the flagpole. At the end of the day, the flag should be raised again to the top of the flagpole before being fully lowered. For more information about half-masting the flag, click here.
    Statement from BJ Clark, National President of the RNZRSA:
    “We were deeply saddened to hear of Prince Philips’s death after his recent ill health. He was a tower of strength for our Sovereign and so much of the Commonwealth. On a more personal level, he had an enduring relationship with the RSA for over 50 years.
    “As a Naval Officer and a veteran of the Second World War, Phillip enjoyed a unique relationship with the RSA and he took a very real interest in veteran welfare and other veteran issues, not just in New Zealand but throughout the Commonwealth.
    “On his first visit to New Zealand in 1953, Prince Philip was presented with the RSA Badge in Gold, the organisations highest honour, by our then President, Sir Howard Kippenberger.
    “His Royal Highness was always at ease with serving military people or veterans and always welcomed the opportunity for an exchange of views, no matter how brief.
    “Prince Philip also held the appointments of Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Field Marshal of the New Zealand Army, and Air Chief Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. In these roles, he enjoyed a special relationship with the New Zealand military and that carried over to the RSA as the nation’s principal veteran agency.
    “The RSA was granted the title “Royal” which served to reinforce the significant relationship between the RSA and the Sovereign and as a tangible sign of the regard in which we are held and we will miss the knowledgeable and genuine interest he took in our activities”.
    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (10 June 1921-09 April 2021) was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
    Philip was born was born in Greece, as a member of the Greek Royal Family but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. After being educated in Europe and Great Britain, Philip joined the Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18, and saw active service in the Second World War.
    Before the official announcement of his engagement to the then Princess Elizabeth in July 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish titles and styles, became a naturalised British subject, and adopted his maternal grandparents’ surname Mountbatten. He married Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947, just before the wedding, he was granted the style “His Royal Highness” and created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King George VI. Prince Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became queen in 1952, having reached the rank of Commander.
    The Duke of Edinburgh began to focus on his work in support of The Queen following her Accession in 1952. In 2009 he became the longest-serving British consort (companion to the Sovereign). In May 2017 it was announced that The Duke of Edinburgh had decided, with the full support of The Queen, to no longer carry out public engagements.
    Though probably best known for founding The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in 1956, His Royal Highness was also involved in the work of many more charities and organisations which reflected his wide-ranging interests in topics including conservation, sport, the military, and engineering.
    New Zealand honours and appointments
    The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied the Queen on ten visits to New Zealand. The Duke was appointed Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1958, Field Marshal of the New Zealand Army in 1977, and Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1977. He also held the appointments of Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, The Hawkes Bay Regiment, and the Otago and Southland Regiment.
    In 1981 the Duke was appointed an extra companion of the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) and in 1990 he was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal, both of which he wore mounted with his service medals.
    In January 1954, during the first visit to New Zealand by the new Queen and her husband, the Duke was presented with the RSA Badge in Gold by RSA President, Sir Howard Kippenberger.

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  5. Kiwiwriter says:

    And from simple me:

    We just lost a 99-year-old decorated Royal Navy veteran of the Battle of Cape Matapan in 1941, who was present on a destroyer at the surrender of Japan in 1945, who was married to HM the Queen for more than 70 years.
    HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.
    I “met” him in Christchurch when he did a walkabout in Cathedral Square. He saw my HMS Cornwall hat, and nodded and smiled at me. I have it on video.

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  6. revzafod says:

    No disrespect meant, but Duke of Edinburgh? I always thought he was this:


  7. It’s just non-stop in the UK, every TV and radio channel 24/7, I heard a soapy cover of Bryan Adams’ Heaven on three different stations yesterday. It was all happy-happy joy joy when 1800 people were dying a day, but we’ve just collapsed into public displays of mourning now..


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