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    RIP
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    Sent via pony express and mail plane

    You know that moment when the steak is on the grill and your mouth waters in anticipation? Vegans feel the same after mowing the lawn.

  • #2
    And a hunter to boot.
    RIP Your Royal Highness.
    Last edited by MrCarbine; 10-04-2021, 08:47 AM.
    If you're going through hell, keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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    • #3
      A truly magnificent, cantankerous old bastard. The likes of which we’re not likely to see again in our lifetimes.
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      • #4

        Once, Prince Philip was quietly informed that he might be asked a pretty standard question at Australian Customs. He was asked: "Do you have a criminal record, sir?" He replied: "I had no idea it was still a requirement." We shall miss him.

        If you're going through hell, keep going."
        Winston Churchill

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        • #5
          Plenty of stories milling around, some from when I was a wee lad. I wouldn't say I'm a monarchist at all but I cant help thinking that he may have done the hard yards, and as well off as he was his life may not have been his own.
          I dunno guys, a life "in service" ain't for everyone, certainly not for me and as old as he is I was sad to hear of his passing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 22F View Post
            A truly magnificent, cantankerous old bastard. The likes of which we’re not likely to see again in our lifetimes.
            he was a really funny bugger too , saw a few of his old speeches played over the weekend and mate he was great at taking the piss

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              'Champion'...

              "If we meet offline and you look nothing like your Pics...You are buying me drinks until you do!"

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              • #8
                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.
                Calm winds and following seas sir
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                • MrCarbine
                  MrCarbine commented
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                  Modest words indeed!

              • #9
                Thank you Mick.
                "If we meet offline and you look nothing like your Pics...You are buying me drinks until you do!"

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                • #10
                  His humor was about the only thing to connect that family with normal people if you ask me.
                  Not that I have ever had anything against the queen herself as she has done a fine job in her role and for so long, never slipping up.

                  I just see the whole royal family thing having nothing to do with me or my country in this day and age.
                  Not exactly sure why it saturated the TV news for 2 weeks or so.
                  I watched it late the first night for an hour as it was the first I heard but didn't expect it to be repeated for the whole news hours for the next week or so.

                  I suspect it will change and the wheels will fall off when the Queen passes as I can't see anyone holding it together like her and the scandals will follow.

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                  • #11
                    I'm only a lukewarm monarchist, but I was sad to hear of his passing too.

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