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HRH The Prince Philip, Age 99, Passes Away at Windsor Castle

HRH The Prince Philip, Age 99, Passes Away at Windsor Castle

Philip and Her Majesty The Queen were married for 73 years.

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away at Windsor Castle this morning with Her Majesty The Queen by his side.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” announced Buckingham Palace. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Philip married Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 when she was Princess Elizabeth. However, she fell in love with him when she was only 13-years-old.

They were married for 73 years.

Philip and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921, on the Greek Island of Corfu. He was the fifth child of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg:

The family were happily living in the royal household of Philip’s uncle King Constantine I.

However, Greece was gripped by political instability and just a year and a half later the family were forced to flee after the King was exiled from his own country following a military revolt.

In the political recriminations that followed, Philip’s father, a Lieutenant-General in the Greek army, was accused of high treason after allegedly disobeying an order and abandoning his post with his cavalry regiment in the face of attack during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922.

The family managed to escape on British naval vessel HMS Calypso, with the newborn prince carried to safety in a cot famously crafted from an unused fruit box.

They settled in Paris in a house loaned from his aunt, Princess George of Greece and Denmark.

Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy after he left school:

He stayed in the Royal Navy and served on several ships – firstly on HMS Ramillies – and saw active service against German, Italian and Japanese forces. The next year he became a midshipman.

In March 1941, he was a searchlight control officer on the battleship HMS Valiant and was mentioned in dispatches for his part in the battle of Matapan against the Italian fleet.

His commanding officer said: ‘Thanks to his alertness and appreciation of the situation, we were able to sink in five minutes two eight-inch gun Italian cruisers.’

Shortly afterwards, he was awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour.

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nordic_prince | April 9, 2021 at 9:09 am

“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation.”

The geezer had questionable values… and he didn’t do such a hot job of raising his kids to be decent human beings, either. Good riddance.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/prince-philips-deadly-virus-quote-comes-back-to-haunt-him.html/

Morning Sunshine | April 9, 2021 at 9:26 am

I have long admired the Queen. I like her spunk, her cheerful attitude in the life she was handed, her “keep calm and carryon” attitude. I bet she is a fun person to hang out with.
I sorrow about the death of Prince Phillip since he was her rock, as flawed and obnoxious as he was.

Now Harry will postone his interview with Oprah.

    UserP in reply to UserP. | April 9, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Now, whether he likes it or not, Harry will have to return to the UK. The question is whether Meghan will go and show some respect.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to UserP. | April 9, 2021 at 10:57 am

      And if the Queen had any sense about her she would quietly inform Harry and that woman they would not be welcome as they pretty much burned all of their bridges with the royal family during their paid for interview with Oprah and have no real reason to attend his father’s funeral.

      Milhouse in reply to UserP. | April 12, 2021 at 12:27 am

      Meghan is pregnant, and her doctor advised her against travel. Problem solved.

        And she is old at 39, so that’s another good cover. I wonder how long it will take Harry to realize he’s been used by a disgusting gold-digging opportunist. He has to be regretting not going to see his grandfather on his deathbed while he still had the chance. The guilt will be there, as it should, but will it make him question his bizarre attachment to that grasping, social-climbing, perpetual victim he married? Remains to be seen.

        If anyone is a victim of “systemic racism” it’s that woman. How truly despicable that her only option out of the poverty and the systemic racism she experienced as a highly-overpaid and hideously bad actress was to marry a British royal! Omg, the RAAACISM must stop!

    Maureen from Regina in reply to UserP. | April 9, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Philip was honest , a trait that celebs and politicans should follow. Laurence Fox, running for Mayor of London is doing that and it would be refreshing if he won.

I wonder what Meagan will do this week to try and eclipse this sad news.

I know the Queen is heartbroken

RIP

Ironic that “woke” people seem to celebrate the demise of others. They view themselves as “connected” I am just not sure exactly to what they are “connected”. Sometimes I wonder if it shouldn’t be some brain cells!!

    SophieA in reply to 20keto20. | April 9, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Decent people who live by decent manners such as, in this case, “Do not speak ill of the dead,” are getting rarer by the day.

    I read an balanced account of Prince Phillip’s life. He was a bit eccentric, but he had the good sense to marry and stay with Queen Elizabeth. Prince Phillip’s works follow him into eternity for good or for ill. It is for his surviving family that we remember his good works whilst they grieve.

    At times like these it is incumbent upon all people of goodwill to choose to speak charitable words.

    May Prince Phillip Rest In Peace and may God comfort Queen Elizabeth and their loving family in the dark days ahead.

Poor Queen. She was already dealing with so much. Let’s hope she has a plan to skip Charles after her own demise (which I hope is a long ways off).

    SophieA in reply to lc. | April 9, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    If you recall, the Queen Mother lived to 104 years old. May God save and preserve Queen Elizabeth ll.

    As for skipping Charles, I’d be all for it if William were any better. He is just as deceived by eco-woke culture as his father.

harleycowboy | April 9, 2021 at 4:51 pm

I’ll bet Harry is pissed (less than Megan) because he’s sixth in line and most likely will never see the inside of the Palace again. With the Queen in advanced years it won’t be long before there’s King William.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to harleycowboy. | April 9, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Harry has been swayed by a skank and pussy whipped. At some point he will have to dump her.

      I think the skank will dump Harry. Then she will milk him for every penny on the divorce.

        Morning Sunshine in reply to Lausyl. | April 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm

        hence the move to California. And the outright refusal of Megan (via Harry) to sign a prenup.

        Also, I keep reading that the crown (aka the Queen, and then Charles) has actual custody of any heirs? So if that is the case, then in theory, Archie and baby girl would have to return to England in case of a divorce.

          No.

          First of all, the Crown is not the Queen; it’s the state, i.e. the government.

          Second, the “Grand Opinion for the Prerogative Concerning the Royal Family” is not a law. It’s a court decision, and thus specific to the litigants in that case, all of whom are dead.

          Third, even that didn’t give George I custody of his grandchildren; all it gave him was a right of “supervision”.

          Fourth, none of this is relevant if the kids’ usual residence is now California, where UK law does not apply. Even if they were to be transported to the UK, the Hague Convention would require them to be sent back to California.

          PS: here’s the skinny on that subject. Key paragraph:
          Many of the answers point to newspaper articles which all seem to stem from a blog post from about 2013 by Marlene Koenig, who is an American journalist and not an expert in U.K. law. She may be a great journalist but she has got the law as it relates to royal children and grandchildren entirely wrong.

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