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**BREAKING** Britain's Prince Phillip Circling the Drain!

Admitted to a hospital earlier today. You've had your time as an entitled, elitist bitch girl, now go into the light and bring yer family with you!

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by Anonymousreply 49911 hours ago

Why does good dick have to die so young?

by Anonymousreply 102/17/2021

You know ME! will be chafing at him taking away attention from Oprah interview announcement.

by Anonymousreply 202/17/2021

I would say, "WE ALREADY KNOW!", but I love your headline, OP.

by Anonymousreply 302/17/2021

I assume that Harry is already on a private jet, heading back to merry ole England?

by Anonymousreply 402/17/2021

This old geezer rolled his Range Rover and still walked away. He must have the skeleton of a T-100. Probably just going in for a top-up from his blood boy.

by Anonymousreply 502/17/2021

In honor of the old Elitist, I respectfully submit a copy of Prince Philip's Greatest Hits. Watch at your leisure.

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by Anonymousreply 602/17/2021

He's a elitist royal cunt but I kind of liked the purity of it and him.

by Anonymousreply 702/17/2021

Buh-bye...

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by Anonymousreply 802/17/2021

Getting ready to be reincarnated as a virus!

by Anonymousreply 902/17/2021

[quote]You've had your time as an entitled, elitist bitch girl

He's had 99 years of it. He's probably fine with it although I would have wanted to make 100 if I were less than 4 months away.

by Anonymousreply 1002/17/2021

"He is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest."

Resting from his otherwise grueling schedule?

by Anonymousreply 1102/17/2021

Thanks R6! I wish that had subtitles. No doubt easy for you Brits to understand, but very difficult to understand all the silly things he's saying in that rapid-fire proper English accent.

by Anonymousreply 1202/17/2021

One hears a noise!

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by Anonymousreply 1302/17/2021

Will Kate and Camera-Shy Megan make-up at the funeral?

by Anonymousreply 1402/17/2021

"The Duke of Edinburgh was taken from Windsor Castle, where he has spent the past few months, to London by car - not with an ambulance - and walked unaided into the hospital."

Told you bitches I'm hardcore!!

by Anonymousreply 1502/17/2021

The Old Boy may be down, but he's not out. Yet.

by Anonymousreply 1602/17/2021

Unfortunately, when one half of a longtime marriage dies, the other isn’t far behind. What a shame...do to COVID he won’t get a state funeral (unless it’s postponed until next year).

by Anonymousreply 1702/17/2021

Good riddance to the old cunt

by Anonymousreply 1802/17/2021

Poor Bubbiekins.

by Anonymousreply 1902/17/2021

I don't know her.

by Anonymousreply 2002/17/2021

Go away R16, you tiresome sycophant, with your incessant "her majesty" and "sir" bullshit. You're not sitting in some Kensington tea room having finger sandwiches with Lady Lowtitts, you ridiculous queen.

by Anonymousreply 2102/17/2021

Shut your hole R21 — You'll only attract flies.

by Anonymousreply 2202/17/2021

Buahahahaha! The spell is working!

by Anonymousreply 2302/17/2021

R19 Princess Alice may have lived to almost 103, but she had lost her wits for some time before then. On balance, I would say that dying at 99, but with one's wits intact, is preferable.

R21: lol

by Anonymousreply 2402/17/2021

Well, I nevuh!

by Anonymousreply 2502/17/2021

[quote] do to COVID

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 2602/17/2021

Is that a stiff upper lip, your highness, or has rigor mortis set in?

by Anonymousreply 2702/17/2021

[quote] [R19] Princess Alice may have lived to almost 103, but she had lost her wits for some time before then. On balance, I would say that dying at 99, but with one's wits intact, is preferable.

Princess Alice of Greece, his mother, not Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, the Queen's aunt. Philip's mother died in her 80s.

by Anonymousreply 2802/17/2021

If the old boy could survive Co-Ved then he will survive this latest bout of feeling under the weather as well. The royals are too healthy and well taken care of to die.

by Anonymousreply 2902/17/2021

R28 Before marriage: Princess Alice of Battenburg. After marriage: Princess Andrew of Greece.

by Anonymousreply 3002/17/2021

I will miss the old Prince. When he's departed, is it disrespectful to masturbate to photos of the prince from the 40s and 50s- hell 60s? He was extremely handsome for so long- I can get off for years.

by Anonymousreply 3102/17/2021

His death will be a big deal here in the UK. Not because he was a nice bloke or because he was loved or even because he was Royal, but because he's a decorated WWII naval officer who's also served the Queen without question and has done a lot for charities. The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is huge and does a lot for kids.

He's from a different age. He seems even from a different age to the Queen.

by Anonymousreply 3202/17/2021

Sad last days!

by Anonymousreply 3302/17/2021

Only the good die young.

by Anonymousreply 3402/17/2021

Not disrespectful at all, R31.

by Anonymousreply 3502/17/2021

The only 99 yo that counts is Betty White.

by Anonymousreply 3602/17/2021

Will his secret love children be invited to the funeral?

by Anonymousreply 3702/17/2021

Did I miss something? Did he have Covid? I know William did.

by Anonymousreply 3802/17/2021

Is the Duchess of Sussex ok???? Someone please ask her, or else we’ll still be hearing about it when she is 99...

by Anonymousreply 3902/17/2021

R39 Yes, he had Covid a number of months ago. Survived quite nicely. Hospital stay.

by Anonymousreply 4002/17/2021

I wonder if it's side effects from the vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 4102/17/2021

Probably a reaction to the second vaccine shot. He and the Queen had the first dose five weeks ago and the second sometimes has worse side effects.

by Anonymousreply 4202/17/2021

[quote]Unfortunately, when one half of a longtime marriage dies, the other isn’t far behind.

Being married since the beginning of time notwithstanding, don’t the queen and Prince Phillip live apart pretty much most of the year?

by Anonymousreply 4302/17/2021

With the lack of sufficient vaccine doses why should people who already had covid have any priority for getting it regardless of age, etc. Apart from many probably having some immunity, do we even know if it's wise to give more of those spike proteins to someone whose immune system is already primed to attack those same proteins? Or whatever they're called. Could that lead to issues or even that cyto whatever storm? We really don't know that much about covid let alone the vaccines. We have one year history with sars cov2 and only months with the vaccines.

by Anonymousreply 4402/17/2021

My mistake, R28. I thought that the Princess Alice reference was a royal version of the old Olivia de Havilland "so young" thing on here (i.e. Princess Alice [Duchess of Gloucester], the oldest-ever member of the royal family, would say that Philip is young).

And besides Princess Alice (Gloucester) and Princess Alice of Battenberg (Princess Andrew of Greece), there's also Princess Alice (Countess of Athlone)! There were large overlaps in the lifespans of the three women, so confusion is perhaps not uncommon.

by Anonymousreply 4502/17/2021

Cicely Tyson convinced me it doesn't mean shit how well an older person is moving around...death is always around the corner. She had just sat down for interviews with Gayle King and Ryan and Kelly, and she seemed lively in both. Hours later she was dead.

Philip looks like death...I'd be shocked if he lasts another week.

by Anonymousreply 4602/17/2021

He'll be ok, he's just leaking a bit of embalming fluid, they plug the hole and send him home.

by Anonymousreply 4702/17/2021

Doesn't Phillip allegedly have a secret black/mix raced child somewhere? I wonder if this will come to light after he dies.

by Anonymousreply 4802/17/2021

He’s looked like death for at least the past couple of years, r46.

Britain already had a 20 year deathwatch on Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (who would be hospitalised after choking on fishbones on a semi-annual basis) and she staggered on long enough to see her 100th, and then shuffled off before she risked spoiling the Queen’s Golden Jubilee by dying too close to it.

I’d bet on Phillip hanging on for his century, celebrating with his usual mix of amusement, bemusement and cynicism, and then retreating for good (or dying) before the Queen’s 70 year anniversary as monarch in 2022.

by Anonymousreply 4902/17/2021

If Philip goes, the Queen will probably follow within a year. It always seems to happen that way with long-married couples. Prince Charles will finally be King Charles, and the Cambridges will be moving up to Prince and Princess of Wales. A Coronation and PofW investiture once COVID is under control would be happy events that would lift people's spirits.

by Anonymousreply 5002/17/2021

This increases the chances that Princess Eugnie's son will be named Philip.

by Anonymousreply 5102/17/2021

Hmmm I don’t see anywhere that Prince Philip had Covid. But as someone above pointed out, they would be due for their second shot, so he could be feeling the effects of that.

by Anonymousreply 5202/17/2021

Somewhere out there Fergie is ironing a tasteful second wedding dress and telling Andy how a quick and low key marriage due to COVID is just the ticket to rehabilitate him.

by Anonymousreply 5302/17/2021

Oh gawd, Meghan's sycophants on social media are actually arguing that royal reports are trying to construe that Philip's hospitalization is the result of H&M's announcements of an interview with Oprah!!!

by Anonymousreply 5402/17/2021

R53 According to ITV's (kind of sexy) royal reporter Chris Ship, the Palace has told them that Philip's hospitalization is NOT COVID related.

by Anonymousreply 5502/17/2021

R54 I saw that on Twitter. The man is 99, trapped wind could land him at hospital.

by Anonymousreply 5602/17/2021

[quote] The Duke of Edinburgh was taken from Windsor Castle,

See this shit is confusing.

Is he a Prince or a Duke? Make up your mind, dammit.

by Anonymousreply 5702/17/2021

He's both, R57.

by Anonymousreply 5802/17/2021

R57 His official title is "Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."

by Anonymousreply 5902/17/2021

[quote] Meghan's sycophants on social media are actually arguing that royal reports are trying to construe that Philip's hospitalization is the result of H&M's announcements of an interview with Oprah!!!

That's just typical frauish uber fan behavior. What is it about this obnoxious social climbing phony d lister that has turned them into such irrational "fans." Is this like those crazy Angelina Jolie fans who excuse and even admire every attention seeking and narcissistic thing she does? Maybe it's some kind of projection.

by Anonymousreply 6002/17/2021

R57 He was born a Prince of Greece and Denmark. He was made a Prince of the United Kingdom. He's known as the Duke of Edinburgh, but he's a Royal Prince through and through. He's a Royal Duke, like Prince Andrew is Duke of York, but also a Prince.

by Anonymousreply 6102/17/2021

One of the most fascinating books I've ever read is "Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life" by Philip Eade. It will change many of your (inaccurate) assumptions about him. His early life really was very difficult.

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[quote] This increases the chances that Princess Eugnie's son will be named Philip.

I still can't decide.

Call us back in a couple of years: maybe we'll have given it a name by then.

by Anonymousreply 6302/17/2021

I would say, "So young," but let's be reasonable here.

Olivia agrees.

by Anonymousreply 6402/17/2021

One will miss that overly sized member.

by Anonymousreply 6502/17/2021

I hope he hangs on long enough so his death completely overshadows the upcoming Harkle "tell all".

by Anonymousreply 6602/17/2021

He was eating Queenie's pussy while holding her upside down as he skull-fucked her- and lost his balance.

by Anonymousreply 6702/17/2021

After his death the Queen will carry on per usual. It is duty that drives her, not sentiment. Plus, its not as if these two have seen much of each other in the last decade.

by Anonymousreply 6802/17/2021

You Rachel fans are seriously unhinged. Here's another one of you idiots on twitter.

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by Anonymousreply 6902/17/2021

I would love to see the Queen date a younger man after Phillip is gone. You know someone in their 70's.

by Anonymousreply 7002/17/2021

Philip is just vindictive enough to hang on until early March, ensuring that the Sussex interview is totally overshadowed.

by Anonymousreply 7102/17/2021

R69 Meghan's sycophants are nuts. Back when Meghan made that comment in Africa about people not asking her how she feels, I made a comment that from a PR perspective it looked very self-important to be talking about how terrible you have it in your $5000 designer coat surrounded by starving children. I was branded a racist (I'm Asian, but whatever) and misogynistic.

by Anonymousreply 7202/17/2021

If he goes today, it’ll have been a two-for-one for Satan. Rush Lush Limbaugh is waiting.

by Anonymousreply 7302/17/2021

Okay, thank you, you can take the Meghan talk to your Meghan threads now.

by Anonymousreply 7402/17/2021

I have to agree: this is not the place for the endless Meghan talk. Please vamoose.

by Anonymousreply 7502/17/2021

R72 People were bitching about the name change on the birth certificate on Twitter and when I brought up what an unpleasant person Rachel is and how so many people have had terrible experiences with her they asked me to be specific and name names (they just wanted to know names that could be easily googled so that they can harass these people en masse), then they called me a liar and said I was crazy and racist when I didn't name names and said that they hoped Rachel would sue me for slander even though I was just repeating common knowledge. I had to get a whole new twitter account because of those cunts.

They all need to be on Lithium. Several whole bottles of Lithium per person per day.

by Anonymousreply 7602/17/2021

Philip was born HRH Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, titles he renounced before he married Elizabeth. His grandfather, King George I of Greece, was assassinated, as was his uncle Earl Mountbatten of Burma, his two great-aunts (Czarina Alexandra of Russia and Grand Duchess Ella of Russia), and five cousins (the four Romanov children and Earl Mountbatten's grandson). His sister and her family died in a plane crash. His mother was in an out of institutions and his father pretty much abandoned him, so Philip had to shift around as a child. His main home was Kensington Palace, where his grandmother, Princess Victoria, Marchioness of Milford Haven, lived. After joining the Royal Navy, he fought in World War II against his sisters' German husbands. After the war, he married Princess Elizabeth, heiress to the British Crown. The two are third cousins, twice: they both descend from Queen Victoria and from King Christian IX of Denmark. He was named Duke of Edinburgh and given an HRH on his marriage and, years later, he was made a Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

by Anonymousreply 7702/17/2021

Back to topic.

With Prince Philip, in ANY dramatization of his life, he is the only person I can remember who's actually better looking than the actor who's played them. Up until the 60s, he was still an incredibly good looking man. And I can only imagine what he could do in bed.

by Anonymousreply 7802/17/2021

Wouldn't you assume that Prince Charles is uncut? Given his age and social background, I would think he's a cowl neck. Anyone have a confirmation? Merle are you listening?

by Anonymousreply 7902/17/2021

All of Elizabeth's sons are circumcised. The RF wanted Will and Harry to be cut but Diana refused.

by Anonymousreply 8002/17/2021

Philip has a heart condition and a few years back he had a stint placed to unclog a blockage. Prior to that he had felt unwell for a few days and very tired. I'm wondering if that might be it? Honestly, I hope he does recover because it seems a shame to be within spitting distance of 100 and not making it.

by Anonymousreply 8102/17/2021

Never change datalounge. Only this site could make Princ Phillips hospital visit about foreskin. Hahaha

by Anonymousreply 8202/17/2021

R77 who gives a fuck?

by Anonymousreply 8302/17/2021

Very true, R78. The young Philip was like a model, whereas Matt Smith...

by Anonymousreply 8402/17/2021

I agree that Matt Smith wasn't in the same looks category as Phillip but I think he did a good job of capturing that manly appeal. I like him in that role. A pretty face isn't everything.

by Anonymousreply 8502/17/2021

Fair enough, R85. I've never actually seen the first two seasons of The Crown, so I was just going off photographs in articles about the show.

by Anonymousreply 8602/17/2021

I read a biography of Margaret and Elizabeth's early years, and it made the point that it was absolutely vital for Philip to make that marriage to the future Queen. He courted her assiduously once it became clear she was attracted to him, often spending holidays dancing attendance on Lilibet at Windsor rather than drinking and partying like other young men his age would have done.

The big issue for Philip was his citizenship--he was allowed to serve during the war despite not being a British citizen, but despite his valor he would not have automatically been granted citizenship afterwards. In fact, the UK government was reluctant to do so. Without citizenship, Philip could not have continued his career in the British navy, which was literally all he had. Without that career, he would have been reduced to wandering around fancy European watering holes using his title and looks to attract a rich woman.

Once he was engaged to Princess Elizabeth, all those issues with his citizenship melted away. He got his career, though it was, ironically, cut short by George VI's early death. But his future as Prince Consort was definitey better than being a jumped-up gigolo in Biarritz.

by Anonymousreply 8702/17/2021

But is his cock curved?

by Anonymousreply 8802/17/2021

Paul Bettany would have been a fantastic Philip. Too bad that casting didn't work out.

by Anonymousreply 8902/17/2021

Quite handsome as a young man. I can see why Queenie was all over that. Any good looks in the family came from him or Diana. Still looks good at 99. Hope he can pull through to 100 like Captain Tom Moore.

by Anonymousreply 9002/17/2021

But I won’t Bally Die before that numbskull rush Limbaugh, I do say

by Anonymousreply 9102/17/2021

Elizabeth was obsessed with Philip from the age of 13. Her family wasn't crazy about the marriage despite Philip's pedigree, but she was insistent.

I wonder if his acting out so much during the 50s and 60s was a simple mid-life crisis or stored up resentment over having to 1) make his fortunes via marriage and 2) give up the naval career that gave him a sense of control and accomplishment. That would be on par for a man of his background.

by Anonymousreply 9202/17/2021

[quote] "do to COVID he won’t get a state funeral"

Oh, dear...

by Anonymousreply 9302/17/2021

Matt Smith is probably one of the better actors - if you can say that - in The Crown. I thought he really inhabited the Prince Philip role - almost dominating the series at some points with the sheer power of his performance. Great presence, great acting, such a great counterpoint to the equally powerful Queen presence.

by Anonymousreply 9402/17/2021

R90 Yes, Philip was an attractive man, and Harry actually is the spitting image of him. He aged well always looking younger than his usual age until about a few years ago. I think one of the reasons he retired in 2017 was the fact he was becoming frailer and didn't want to be seen in a declining state.

R90 & R92 One of the reasons the Queen fell for Philip was because he was not stuffy and he had a good sense of humour. Despite the Queen's reserved and almost grumpy exterior, she loves to laugh. It's said that Harold Wilson was the her favourite PM because he made her laugh the most. The Queen Mum and King George VI wanted Elizabeth to marry an English Duke and were distrusting of Philip partly because of his background and partly because of his close links with Lord Monbatten.

by Anonymousreply 9502/17/2021

R93, meet r26.

by Anonymousreply 9602/17/2021

I take it back, r94. I was thinking of Tobias Menzies not Matt Smith. Oh well. But Matt Smith was good, striking looks. But Tobias Menzies was devastatingly effective as Prince Philip, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 9702/17/2021

Who is playing the much older Philip in Seasons 5 and 6? Has that casting decision been made?

by Anonymousreply 9802/17/2021

R97 I like Tobias Menzies a lot but I actually think he didn't get enough to do as Philip. He was really relegated to the background in season 4.

by Anonymousreply 9902/17/2021

Jonathan Price has been cast in Seasons 5 and 6.

by Anonymousreply 10002/17/2021

Philip wasn't all that interesting from a dramatic standpoint once he got older. Neither was the Queen. That's why Season 4 was dominated by the Charles and Diana story. The Queen's story doesn't really get juicy again until the divorce and Diana's subsequent death. Of course, that territory has already been covered by the film.

by Anonymousreply 10102/17/2021

He’s on my death pool for 2021.

by Anonymousreply 10202/17/2021

Pryce is decent casting. Not a perfect fit, but I can't think of anyone in that age group who would be a better fit. Unless they want to get James Cromwell back--I thought he was great in the film.

by Anonymousreply 10302/17/2021

He is freakin 99, he is one everyone's death pool r102.

by Anonymousreply 10402/17/2021

The late Alan Rickman would have been good.

by Anonymousreply 10502/17/2021

R50. It is true that in long term marriages , if one spouse goes, then the other usually follows.

However, QEII and DoE don't live together, and have spent the past few years apart in different locations. Also QEII is surrounded by long term aides/staff and has an incredible social support system, including her children who all live nearby, as well as doting grandchildren.

I think QEII will survive many years after the death of the DoE.

by Anonymousreply 10602/17/2021

I have a hard time imagining grief taking down the Queen like it would your typical long time partner. She's.... a force in her own right.

by Anonymousreply 10702/17/2021

R104 Damn you, he has been on my death pool for at least 10 years now and this might finally be the end.

I will feel sorry for poor Liz, she truly loves the old man.

by Anonymousreply 10802/17/2021

I hope the Queen makes it to 100, it's only five more years. Her mother lived to 101 and SHE was shitfaced drunk every day of her life!

by Anonymousreply 10902/17/2021

Harry can't be a pallbearer. He's holding my hand that day. Or my purse.

by Anonymousreply 11002/17/2021

All this talk about his looks, and not one of you bitches was considerate enough to post a picture! DL is slipping...

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by Anonymousreply 11102/17/2021

Liz still enjoys several cocktails a day.

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by Anonymousreply 11202/17/2021

[quote]He was eating Queenie's pussy while holding her upside down as he skull-fucked her- and lost his balance.

They were playing "Catherine the Great" again.

by Anonymousreply 11302/17/2021

No one prays harder that he doesn't die quickly than Meagain.

A girl doesn't come up with a watertight excuse to miss that one on the fly.

by Anonymousreply 11402/17/2021

I'd still like a look at Phillip, say in 1955, in all his naked glory.

by Anonymousreply 11502/17/2021

R112 Actually, it was noted a few years ago that the Queen stopped drinking alcohol (at least at public functions) a few years ago. She only drinks ice water at state dinners and receptions now. The rumour is that she has hypertension and is on medication for it (this is why she's sported a few burst blood vessels in her eyes over the years). On the other side, I believe Philip has hypotension. The constant darkness around his eyes are a sure sign of that.

by Anonymousreply 11602/17/2021

I've always found it odd that two people who were as good-looking as Philip and Elizabeth had such ugly, ugly children. All five of their kids are real fuggos, but they were both quite attractive. Weird how genetics work sometimes.

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by Anonymousreply 11702/17/2021

R-82 You're welcome. I so much prefer when the Lounge avoids all the political anger (hard to avoid these days) and focuses on the things that truly matter.

by Anonymousreply 11802/17/2021

Excuse me, of course they have four children and not five. Whoops, sorry!

by Anonymousreply 11902/17/2021

R117- Same thing happened to my parents. But, I will say that in his early days- Andrew was something to push out of bed..

by Anonymousreply 12002/17/2021

R117 I know several beautiful people who made total uggos. My cousin and his wife are stunningly gorgeous and their kid looks like a potato.

by Anonymousreply 12102/17/2021

Supposedly Andrew has a different father.

by Anonymousreply 12202/17/2021

Look, everything is FINE! I am resuming my normal duties, out greeting the public and sampling the bloody wares, and making the bloody small talk. No schedule changes, no rushing off to the hospital. He's 99 yrs old for fuck's sake! He doesn't even know where the bloody hell he is. And Mummy think's he's gone out for a buggy ride with his "niece." She's going to continue with her day, she loves Zooming.

by Anonymousreply 12302/17/2021

Hypertension doesn't mean you have to stop drinking, as long as you're on medication.

by Anonymousreply 12402/17/2021

You got that backwards, R122. Andrew has fathered a lot of different children.

by Anonymousreply 12502/17/2021

The Queen was a pleasant looking young woman but never a beauty. Those German genes overruled Philip's stunning beauty.

by Anonymousreply 12602/17/2021

[quote] do to COVID he won’t get a state funeral

He's been very clear he does not want one. He wants a small family funeral service at the Chapel of St. George's at Windsor.

by Anonymousreply 12702/17/2021

By the time this Dailymail article loads he'll be a goner

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by Anonymousreply 12802/17/2021

If he is about to die I hope it's today, so he can upstage that POS Rush Limbaugh.

by Anonymousreply 12902/17/2021

R117 Actually, Anne, Andrew and Edward were all fairly good looking in their youth, but they did not age well. I think Edward actually has aged the best out of their children.

by Anonymousreply 13002/17/2021

R117, Anne and Andrew and even Edward were vey attractive in their youth. But then the House of Windsor genes asserted themselves and they broke. Charles was never good looking. They tried to imbue him with a sexual aura, and poor ditzy Diana fell for the hype, but he always reminded me of Ichabod Crane.

by Anonymousreply 13102/17/2021

The Official Death Announcement is imminent!

by Anonymousreply 13202/17/2021

The rumor was that Lord Porchester was Andrew's father.

by Anonymousreply 13302/17/2021

Ah, Porchy.

Just the mere mention of him used to set my lady bits ablaze!

by Anonymousreply 13402/17/2021

I don't see a resemblance between Andrew and Lord Porchester.

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by Anonymousreply 13502/17/2021

R128 He's 99 and therefore at death's front door regardless if he's in the hospital or not. That being said, if this was it, we'd have more signs of it. I hope he pulls through mostly for the Queen because it would be shitty if he goes now while she still has to live on in a COVID isolation.

R133 That rumour is bull. The Queen is a woman of her era, she would not cheat on her husband. Also, Andrew looks a lot like Philip's father (whose name was also Andrew).

by Anonymousreply 13602/17/2021

While I agree that Elizabeth didn't have a baby with a man other than her husband, R136, I cannot buy that "woman of her era" bullshit. Women (and men) have been having sex outside their marriage since the institution began. Human nature doesn't change. We're just more open and accepting about it now. I can believe that some couples remain monogamous for their entire marriage, but I refuse to believe that cheating is a new thing.

by Anonymousreply 13702/17/2021

[quote]My cousin and his wife are stunningly gorgeous and their kid looks like a potato.

Is your cousin Viggo Mortensen?

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[quote] Why does good dick have to die so young?

Hear hear!

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by Anonymousreply 13902/17/2021

R137 I think what R136 is referring to is that fact in that it's fairly well-known (at least in biographies written about the Queen) that she very much believes that it's more 'natural' for men to cheat and that it's the duty of a wife to look the other way. I mean that's basically what she's done her whole married life if the rumours about Philip are true.

by Anonymousreply 14002/17/2021

R138, I thought of the exact same case! Mortensen was so beautiful in Lord of the Rings.

by Anonymousreply 14102/17/2021

So - how big of a funeral would they have? Does he qualify for a State funeral?s

by Anonymousreply 14202/17/2021

The Times striking a note of "concern" today:

[italics]However, despite the palace’s optimistic tone the fact that the duke has had to go into hospital four months before his hundredth birthday will inevitably raise concern.

by Anonymousreply 14302/17/2021

R130 and R131, you've taken the words out of my mouth. All three of those kids had a brief period of being attractive. Andrew was sexy for a few years in the 80s with his occasional beard, and Edward was a real cutie when Charles got married (he was only 17 at the time) but that was also for a short time.

Both of their parents kept their looks for longer than any of those three kids (Charles was always fug), and Philip kept his looks for years!

R95, I agree that Harry is like Philip to an extent, but I think it's one of those cases where there's a resemblance, but one of the two is attractive (Philip) and the other is not (Harry).

by Anonymousreply 14402/17/2021

Edward has waited a long time to be Duke of Edinburgh but once the Queen dies William will become Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Cornwall and Prince of Wales.

by Anonymousreply 14502/17/2021

William won't need the Edinburgh title. He'll be Duke of Cambridge and Cornwall and Prince of Wales. May as well let Uncle Eddie have it.

by Anonymousreply 14602/17/2021

Andrew won't be getting any more titles, will he?

by Anonymousreply 14702/17/2021

That fairy will never have my title!

by Anonymousreply 14802/17/2021

This just in...Prince Philip, Duke of Limbaugh had been hospitalized with Legionnaire's disease after winning their Medal. His wife, Elizabeth Taylor, is on the phone now. Elizabeth tell us about your award winning movie role as the Queen of England. Has your daughter, Meghan called you from Oprah Windfrey's house?

by Anonymousreply 14902/17/2021

My understanding, R147, is that Edward is the only one who is in line for a promotion, but who gets what royal dukedom seems to be in the gift of the sovereign (unlike the normal dukedoms). I'm not quite sure why R156 thinks that William would automatically become Duke of Edinburgh on the Queen's death. Also, I understand that William will automatically when/if his father ascends the throne, but would have to declared Prince of Wales separately (investiture, etc.).

by Anonymousreply 15002/17/2021

*will automatically become Duke of Cornwall

by Anonymousreply 15102/17/2021

Wrong, R145. When Philip does Edward will become Duke of Edinburgh. Once Charles is coronated, William will be invested as Prince of Wales.

Also, some of you are seriously confused....neither Charles nor William would hold multiple dukedoms. Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall outranks Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Edinburgh.

by Anonymousreply 15202/17/2021

Fergie's pact with the devil seems to be bearing fruit: a grandson and her nemesis may be on his way out all in the same week.

by Anonymousreply 15302/17/2021

I just wanna see if he's really the Undead, or not. Don't they all get their blood replaced every few weeks?

by Anonymousreply 15402/17/2021

Not to mention, R153, due to COVID procedures, Windsor Castle has reduced their staff, so Fergie will have ample time to collect silverware and trinkets to pawn.

by Anonymousreply 15502/17/2021

[quote]Once Charles is coronated, William will be invested as Prince of Wales.

Charles has already been coronated, but fortunately survived the illness well enough, and has now had his vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 15602/17/2021

Why would William get the Edinburgh title? There's no precedent attached to it. Besides, it's agreed for Edward and then passes (as non-royal) to his son.

by Anonymousreply 15702/17/2021

Has there ever been an instance in history where the queen regnant of one country/kingdom married the king of another?

by Anonymousreply 15802/17/2021

Off the top of my head, R158, Mary Tudor married King Philip II of Spain. They had no children.

by Anonymousreply 15902/17/2021

So...will it be Prince Philip and Rush Limbaugh on the same day??

by Anonymousreply 16002/17/2021

Also Isabella and Ferdinand. Isabella was Queen of Castile and married the King of Aragon. Together they joined the two neighboring kingdoms dynastically and essentially created the Kingdom of Spain (though it didn't offically become that for a couple hundred more years).

by Anonymousreply 16102/17/2021

When a royal dies, Canadians get the day off!!!

by Anonymousreply 16202/17/2021

>> >> do to COVID he won’t get a state funeral

>> He's been very clear he does not want one. He wants a small family funeral service at the Chapel of St. George's at Windsor.

Correct. He and HM argued about this for years. She wanted a full state funeral at Westminster or St. Paul's but she finally acquiesced to his desire to have a military funeral at St. George's Chapel at Windsor. But it won't be a small family service. He'll get full Naval honors and the 800 seat chapel will likely be full (unless Covid intervenes).

by Anonymousreply 16302/17/2021

do to COVID

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 16402/17/2021

It's odd to say given he's 99, but I actually don't think it's his time yet. It just doesn't fell like it's urgent enough. If he's feeling generally tired and unwell the key concerns the doctors would have is his heart (e.g. are their blocked arteries), internal bleeding, or fluid on the brain or in the lungs. They may also be checking for signs of stroke.

by Anonymousreply 16502/17/2021

Queenie did a Zoom call this afternoon — doubt it’s all that serious.

At his age, and with his status, a high blood pressure or feeling dizzy is to get him hospitalised.

by Anonymousreply 16602/17/2021

Oh, for God's sake, just die already.

by Anonymousreply 16702/17/2021

It is rumored that Sarah, Duchess of York will be delivering Philip's eulogy, that is, when he passes. At the moment, the Duchess wishes the Duke a speedy recovery.

by Anonymousreply 16802/17/2021

Oh, my god!

How does it feel, sMEG, to have the spotlight stolen from under your bump? I believe Prince Phillip did this for Princess Eugenia.

BHWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

by Anonymousreply 16902/17/2021

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

This is what all the people bashing Meghan nonstop reduces itself to. Blaming her for Prince Phillip, a [bold] 99 [/bold] year old living corpse, going to the fucking hospital. Pathetic fraus on here and the Daily Mail comment section.

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by Anonymousreply 17002/17/2021

Did Philip ask Markle if she were okay for pushing her off the baby bump headlines before he checked into the hospital?

I mean, no one ever asks if she's okay.

by Anonymousreply 17102/17/2021

R171. Markle is never okay. Just ask her.

by Anonymousreply 17202/17/2021

[quote] Also, some of you are seriously confused....neither Charles nor William would hold multiple dukedoms.

Charles already holds multiple dukedoms. He is the Duke of Cornwall as well as the Duke of Rothesay. When he becomes sovereign he will lose them both to William, but he will automatically become Duke of Lancaster as well as King.

by Anonymousreply 17302/17/2021

Has anyone asked Meghan how she's feeling?

by Anonymousreply 17402/17/2021

if Philip dies before the Queen, there's no realignment of titles-- until the Queen also dies.

The palace announced back when Prince Edward got married and became Earl of Wessex that only when BOTH his parents are dead (and not before), he will be made HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. I am not sure if he will retain the title of Earl of Wessex, or if that will be then given as a courtesy title to his son James, who is now the Viscount Severn.

When the Queen dies, Charles automatically becomes sovereign (the King) and the Duke of Lancaster. William automatically becomes the Duke of Cornwall and the Duke of Rothesay (they are both titles automatically held by the male direct heir of the current sovereign); the Prince of Wales is not an automatic title, and will have to be bestowed upon William by his father the King (probably a year after the King's coronation). Harry's son Archie will in law become a prince, as the grandson of a British monarch, and his unborn sibling will become a prince or princess too for the same reason; but they are likely not to use those titles (just as Edward's children do not use their princely titles, although in law they have them) until they are of legal age and can decide for themselves whether they want to use them.

No one else gets new titles. Anne remains Princess Royal, Andrew remains Duke of York, Harry remains Duke of Sussex. The Dukes of Gloucester and Kent (the other two royal dukes, held by the Queen's younger cousins) will retain their titles; Princess Alexandra of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent retain their titles; Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York retain their titles. (This is all contingent upon Charles as sovereign not breaking with precedent, of course.)

When William's two sons eventually marry, they will likely both be given royal dukedoms by whomever is the king (Charles or William) if they continue to follow the current model. After both Anne dies and Charles dies, Princess Charlotte will probably be made the Princess Royal by King William V (there can only be one living Princess Royal at a time, and it is a title that can only be given to the eldest or only daughter of the current sovereign). Charlotte is unlikely to receive a royal dukedom when she marries if they follow the current model.

by Anonymousreply 17502/17/2021

[quote] Once Charles is coronated,

You're not coronated. You're CROWNED.

by Anonymousreply 17602/17/2021

Will Markle attend Philip's funeral regardless of when it happens whether during her pregnancy or after the kid is born?

by Anonymousreply 17702/17/2021

She'll plead pregnancy complications as a way of getting out of the funeral. I'd be surprised if she ever went to the UK again.

by Anonymousreply 17802/17/2021

Oh, she'll go. Whistling all the way.

by Anonymousreply 17902/17/2021

I wonder if they'll still be doing Royal dukedoms for younger sons by the time Louie wants to get married.

by Anonymousreply 18002/17/2021

Yes, I ponder this as well while reading the NYT on the shitter.

by Anonymousreply 18102/17/2021

[quote] Charlotte is unlikely to receive a royal dukedom when she marries if they follow the current model.

If her dad is king by that point, then won't her husband get an earldom, like Princess Margaret's husband did?

by Anonymousreply 18202/17/2021

[quote] Will Markle attend Philip's funeral r

Only if I get "And Special Guest" billing!

by Anonymousreply 18302/17/2021

[quote] If her dad is king by that point, then won't her husband get an earldom, like Princess Margaret's husband did?

It depends if she and her husband want it. Princess Anne refused earldoms for both her husbands.

by Anonymousreply 18402/17/2021

I would bet Meghan will try to avoid going home for Philip's funeral if she possibly can, and let Harry go alone.

But she'll have to go for the Queen's funeral, and certainly for Charles's coronation (if she and Harry are still married at that point).

by Anonymousreply 18502/17/2021

Jack Brooksbank was also offered a courtesy title but turned it down, although probably not an earldom.

by Anonymousreply 18602/17/2021

I’d like him to make it to 100, but if his time must be up, please let him go out at a time that will cause massive loss of publicity to H&M and their ridiculous Oprah interview .

by Anonymousreply 18702/17/2021

What this thread needs is more talk about Meghan Markle!

by Anonymousreply 18802/17/2021

R158 Queen Isabel of Castle married King Ferdinand of Aragon and they ruled jointly.

by Anonymousreply 18902/17/2021

******PRINCE PHILIP DEAD - NOT!!!!!!!*******

by Anonymousreply 19002/17/2021

"Philip was an attractive man, and Harry is the spitting image of gim."

You blind

by Anonymousreply 19102/17/2021

r191, why are you posting in ebonics?

by Anonymousreply 19202/17/2021

R189, there was also the short-lived union of Mary Tudor and Philip of Spain. Of course, that didn't go anywhere, whereas the marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand united Spain.

by Anonymousreply 19302/17/2021

R192 talks to himself, R191

I know, sad

by Anonymousreply 19402/17/2021

Harry does look like Philip:

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by Anonymousreply 19502/17/2021

He does, except Harry has beady eyes and his nose is just a bit different. But the eyes and balding red hair on Harry is very unattractive to me. ( I have never cared for red hair on men, idk why.)

by Anonymousreply 19602/17/2021

[quote] When a royal dies, Canadians get the day off!!!

ZuZu, you need to listen to teacher more during world history.

by Anonymousreply 19702/17/2021

He just needs to hang on 4 more months to make 100.

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by Anonymousreply 19802/17/2021

R196 I always thought Harry looked like Farkas from A Christmas Story.

by Anonymousreply 19902/17/2021

...Again.

Get back to me when he finally bites the dust.

by Anonymousreply 20002/17/2021

He accomplished more in an hour of his life than you did in the entirety of yours, OP.

by Anonymousreply 20102/17/2021

[quote]R29 If the old boy could survive Co-Ved then he will survive this latest bout of feeling under the weather as well.

Covid probably trashed his lungs or other organs, leaving him more vulnerable.

Why couldn’t he wear a damn mask?

by Anonymousreply 20202/17/2021

I've always admired him, and will be very sad for his family when he finally dies. He's a very interesting individual.

by Anonymousreply 20302/17/2021

That’s one way to put it.

by Anonymousreply 20402/17/2021

He's an old-school aristocrat who is uninterested in celebrity and doesn't pander to the masses.

by Anonymousreply 20502/17/2021

[quote]R50 If Philip goes, the Queen will probably follow within a year.

One can only hope.

One less gaping maw sucking incessantly at the public teat (despite being one of the richest women in the world.

[bold]#WelfareQueen

by Anonymousreply 20602/17/2021

[quote]R87 it was absolutely vital for Philip to make that marriage to the future Queen. He courted her assiduously once it became clear she was attracted to him, often spending holidays dancing attendance on Lilibet at Windsor

And some say MEGHAN was an opportunist (!!)

by Anonymousreply 20702/17/2021

Macht schnell!

by Anonymousreply 20802/17/2021

Fuck you, Op. Just fuck you.

by Anonymousreply 20902/17/2021

Fuck off, R21.

by Anonymousreply 21002/17/2021

Chris AND Haley, GTHOOH.

Why was she chosen for this show?!

by Anonymousreply 21102/17/2021

OMG! HAHAHA! I thought I was on "Primetimer" just then!

by Anonymousreply 21202/17/2021

R207 Philip was such an opportunist he stayed married to her for over 70 years, undertook an active round of royal duties until he was 95 and always ensured that at public events, the Queen was the center of attention.

by Anonymousreply 21302/17/2021

I like the old bastard. He’s done a lot of good for wildlife conservation. And kind of like that he wouldn’t put up with Charles’ whining.

by Anonymousreply 21402/17/2021

^^Philip is from the "let's just get on with it" generation, like the Queen. They don't do whining and self-pity. Given the events they lived through in their younger years, it would've been impossible to be like that.

by Anonymousreply 21502/17/2021

[quote]R213 Philip was such an opportunist he stayed married to her for over 70 years... and always ensured that at public events, the Queen was the center of attention.

Translation: pussy whipped.

by Anonymousreply 21602/17/2021

He insisted that if the reigning duties were her responsibility, then the family would get to be his.

And look what a great job he did with that!

by Anonymousreply 21702/17/2021

r29 He has never had covid.

by Anonymousreply 21802/17/2021

STFU, OP.

What's he ever done to you?

Are you even from the UK? I'm guessing not since wrote admitted to A hospital.

I'm sorry that you don't have better things to do than wish death on a 99 year old man.

by Anonymousreply 21902/17/2021

[quote] ...Philip was an attractive man, and Harry actually is the spitting image of him.

Please make an appointment to have a thorough eye exam.

And since I'm alaready here, Harry and Meghan are tiresome and they shouldn't make such a show of themselves.

by Anonymousreply 22002/17/2021

[quote] ...Philip was an attractive man, and Harry actually is the spitting image of him.

Please make an appointment to have a thorough eye exam.

And since I'm alaready here, Harry and Meghan are tiresome and they shouldn't make such a show of themselves.

by Anonymousreply 22102/17/2021

^Accidental double post. Apologies.

by Anonymousreply 22202/17/2021

Harry resembles his father and grandfather, but like Charles, he didn't end up handsome like his grandfather. Philip and Elizabeth's genes mixed in just the wrong way to produce Charles: Phillip's close-set eyes and thin lips with Elizabeth's heavy German bone structure, drooping nose, and jug ears.

Harry got the close-set Mountbatten eyes, thin lips, and hawkish nose, hence the more-than-passing resemblance to Philip. But his bone structure is like his mother's, and his coloring is all ruddy Spencer (unlike Diana, who had the large blue eyes and blonde hair inherited from her American great-grandmother, Frances Work). That difference created a nice-looking man but not the stunner Phillip was when he was young.

The way genes mix up are always interesting.

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[quote]The way genes mix up are always interesting.

True. Just look at the Willis/Moore offspring for another example. Bruce and Demi were very good-looking in their youth, but their genes combined in just the wrong way to produce three daughters who could give the Gorgon Sisters a run for their money.

by Anonymousreply 22402/17/2021

[quote] ^^Philip is from the "let's just get on with it" generation, like the Queen. They don't do whining and self-pity. Given the events they lived through in their younger years, it would've been impossible to be like that.

His wife is stoic, but he actually is not. He complained endlessly during his first ten years of her monarchy. It's in her biographies: he complained how he was not being treated with enough respect by courtiers, how he didn't get enough time to forge a more impressive career in the navy given his father-in-law's early death, how he wasn't able originally to hand down his family name to his children, how his son outranked him until the queen altered the rules of precedence. And he passed his constant carping and self-pitying down to Charles, who in turn passed it down to Harry.

by Anonymousreply 22502/17/2021

But Philip never complained in public.

by Anonymousreply 22602/17/2021

He was often a horse's ass in public, though. Philip had a really difficult childhood, but he seemed to find some sense of peace and identity as a naval officer. Had George VI lived as long as his older brother, thus giving Philip an extra twenty years to make his own mark in the Navy, he might not have ended up such a nasty old coot. He IS dutiful and hard-working, but he's also a rude, selfish monster, and that's been true since the 1950s.

by Anonymousreply 22702/17/2021

Thank you, baby! Glub, glub, glub!

by Anonymousreply 22802/17/2021

In the early years of their marriage Philip also often complained to friends and acquaintances that he couldn't keep Elizabeth out of his bed, that she wanted it incessantly. He did this parties. He became so notorious for it King George had to summon him to a private audience and sternly order him to stop. That's documented in at least one biography.

by Anonymousreply 22902/17/2021

^ did this at parties.

by Anonymousreply 23002/17/2021

That story makes him sound like an insecure man who is resentful of the woman he (at least partly) married for her money and position. Since the world saw him as a studhorse, he was boasting to everyone about how dickmatized Lilibet really was. A nasty piece of work: No wonder her family wanted her to marry Lord Porchester.

by Anonymousreply 23102/17/2021

Found an interesting THE Princess Margaret documentary on YouTube last night: Princess Margaret The Queen of Mustique

by Anonymousreply 23202/18/2021

[quote]He IS dutiful and hard-working, but he's also a rude, selfish monster, and that's been true since the 1950s.

This dynamic so reminds me of one in my family. A male relative did well after a tough start, married 'up', and was usually unpleasant to be around. Always overcompensating and keeping normal interaction at bay with rudeness and punching down, to his own delight. Philip's manner has always reminded me of this person, almost as though he was some sort of role model.

by Anonymousreply 23302/18/2021

I would love to see how r223 looks with her assessment of people's looks

by Anonymousreply 23402/18/2021

I keep thinking if it was high odds he was going down the drain he'd be at home to die, not in hospital, so suggest whatever ails him it is regarded as fixable/treatable.

by Anonymousreply 23502/18/2021

Mohammad al-Fayed has the eulogy ready!

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by Anonymousreply 23602/18/2021

Good points, r235. However, thinking that Philip might be wanting to see his GF before it's too late.

by Anonymousreply 23702/18/2021

He's in a for some very subtle implant work.

Call me crazy, but you'll come crawling back to this thread to apologize when you see him on the beach this summer flaunting perky pecs, curvy calves, and a perfectly peachy posterior.

You'll see.

by Anonymousreply 23802/18/2021

My grandparents were the same generation as Philip and the Queen: my grandfather was born in 1923 and my gran in 1925. Their generation is (almost "was" because there are so few of them left) very much "gruff" and stoic. My grandfather was a lot like Philip: temperamental, a bit rude, wanted to be treated like 'the man of the house,' and totally an no fuss attitude. His line always was: "just bloody well get on with it."

I actually think a lot of that stems from the war. You didn't have time to moan and think about your feelings, your goal was kill the enemy and stay alive. My grandparents had a very traditional marriage in that my grandfather was always the head of the family and my gran was a housewife. I think a lot of Philip's issues early on where based on the predominate idea that the man is head of the family but because his wife was Queen, he was very much a back fiddle. Added to that, Philip was hated by the court not for his temperament but for his modernizing zeal. The Queen's advisors wanted to keep the monarchy functioning as it had since George V's day (in all honesty, the way the monarchy operates hasn't actually changed much since the 1920s) but Philip pushed for changes, some of which were adopted and worked and others not so much (see 1969 Royal Documentary).

Yes there were tensions in the marriage, and Philip I think felt undervalued but at the same time, and it's an odd contradiction, he doesn't really like being the center of attention. But the Queen wasn't kidding when she's said he's been her rock. If you look at footage throughout their royal engagements together, you can clear see moments when the Queen is worn out or just overwhelmed (she is a very shy person) and he just gives her a look or he'll say something silly to her and she calms down.

by Anonymousreply 23902/18/2021

I have always found them endearing together. They made me smile. It was obvious that she adores him. They both seem to love and respect each other and I agree that he has been a hugh support for her always makes her smile. I dread either one being gone and it will be very sad when it happens.

by Anonymousreply 24002/18/2021

I'mma tell you whut.... Phil has prolly already bought the farm so to speak...They will keep his ass on ice, and not tell anyone abut it, for the next four months because they can then announce he is 100 yrs old. Wait a few weeks and that's it. Dunzo! He. Is. Dead. They can have a lovely June funeral. Get more people vaccinated so they'll turn out..

by Anonymousreply 24102/18/2021

This doesn't seem promising. Prince Harry is in self-isolation in should he need to return to the UK. Side note, Meghan is not.

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Isolation? How will he film the Oprah special then?

by Anonymousreply 24302/18/2021

Shouldn't he be dashing back now so he can say goodbye?

by Anonymousreply 24402/18/2021

R243 They've already filmed it. That was confirmed by ITV but H&M's camp said it hasn't...but it has.

by Anonymousreply 24502/18/2021

Didn't Gail just say a day or so ago that it hasn't been filmed yet and that Oprah spent last weekend "working on the questions"?

by Anonymousreply 24602/18/2021

R246 Again H&Ms camp (which included Oprah and Gayle) are saying it hasn't, but Chris Ship from ITV (who broke the story) says it has. It's likely news leaked from someone who filmed or is editing it.

by Anonymousreply 24702/18/2021

Philip after gaining one great-grandchild with Fergie's DNA and realising he's about to get a second with Meghan's:

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Meghan: I'm going to give a tell all interview and let the world now I really feel, and no one will stop me.

Philip: Bitch, hold my beer.

by Anonymousreply 24902/18/2021

He's not gonna die...it's a ruse. Just wait. One more day or two and he will be trotting right back to Windsor for those buggy rides with his "Niece" whom he is very fond of.

Now Charles will probably talk to Harry and tell him to come on so he can say good bye.

by Anonymousreply 25002/18/2021

Harry doesn't want to see the one person in the family who will berate him to his face for his mammoth disrespect of the Queen.

by Anonymousreply 25102/18/2021

In all honesty, I believe Harry is probably being kept in the dark other than getting a call from a royal staff member saying you're grandpa is in hospital. This is likely just a precaution.

by Anonymousreply 25202/18/2021

R250 if you’re going to be snide about Philip’s friendship with Penny Mountbatten you could at least get the relationship right.

Penelope Eastwood married Norton Knatchbull, the son of Philip’s cousin (and Elizabeth’s first cousin once removed) Patricia (who became Countess Mountbatten of Burma on the death of her father Earl Mountbatten, Philip’s uncle).

With the death of Patricia, Norton became the new Earl and Penny his Countess. However Norton left Penny for another woman and moved to somewhere in the Caribbean to be with her, leaving Penny in charge of Broadlands, the Mountbatten family estate. This she did, very well.

It’s believed that both the Queen and Philip sided with Penny over the whole thing, and still do.

Norton subsequently left the other woman and moved back home where he now lives in a cottage on the estate with Penny still in charge, running the estate and living in the big house.

It’s assumed that Philip and Penny are at the least very close friends, possibly more. But that presumably doesn’t bother the Queen as Penny is regularly seen accompanying the Queen on the drive to church on Sundays at Sandringham - a sure and public sign of HM’s approval.

All very jolly as the Mitfords would say, and it obviously works well for all involved except, perhaps, for Penny’s husband, banished from his own house and possibly cuckolded by his mother’s 99 year old cousin.

Penny was beautiful when young, and still is, fir a woman of a certain age.

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by Anonymousreply 25302/18/2021

I hope his Indian, South African, Virgin Islander and Turkish-Dutch doctors and nurses aren't dwelling on the little "witticisms" and "misstatements" Philly has spouted about non-U, non-English people for the last 96 years.

That would be distracting for them.

by Anonymousreply 25402/18/2021

Well, it looks like this bullet has been dodged. Wily Phil hid behind another prince and the Grim Reaper was too distracted by TikTok to even notice that he had grabbed the wrong one.

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by Anonymousreply 25502/18/2021

For our medical types, assuming he could receive all manner of care in the privacy of Windsor Castle, what reason do you think he has been kept in the hospital three nights.

by Anonymousreply 25602/18/2021

People his age are prone to UTI that can develop into deadly kidney infections. I believe he's had these before - he may have been hospitalized to deal with this again even if it was resolving, as a precautionary measure.

by Anonymousreply 25702/18/2021

What good is it for Harry to 'isolate' in California in case he gets a call?

Surely he can isolate all he wants but he'll have to fly (private jet, obviously) which means coming into contact with at least a few people who have not isolated. It's pointless.

by Anonymousreply 25802/18/2021

R257 Yes. Philip has a history with bladder infections. That's what caused him to miss some of the major events for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. In the elderly, UTIs can quickly turn into kidney infection or even sepsis.

by Anonymousreply 25902/18/2021

[quote]R244 Shouldn't he be dashing back now so he can say goodbye?

Why would he travel during a pandemic?

Are you mentally retarded?

by Anonymousreply 26002/18/2021

R260, travel is allowed during a pandemic. First, Harry probably has had the vaccine. Second, if you isolate before and after arriving (and are tested regularly) you can travel.

by Anonymousreply 26102/19/2021

Why would Harry have had it? I don't know the rules in California, but in my state we've only just entered the 65+ phase.

by Anonymousreply 26202/19/2021

Harry doesn't need to isolate. He has only been in contact with Megs and Archie...and their domestic help...all 10 of them!

by Anonymousreply 26302/19/2021

R262, Harry is rich and has notable contacts. You don’t think he took advantage of that? I bet every rich prominent Californian has had the vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 26402/19/2021

Personally I think Harry is "isolating" because he intends to go to the UK to see his grandfather. I think he wants to see him now, before he passes on and of course he will go back for the funeral.

by Anonymousreply 26502/19/2021

R265 He would be able to see him in hospital because of COVID restrictions. It sounds like H&M leaked this story to the press (as they always do) so we would know their reaction to Philip's illness.

by Anonymousreply 26602/19/2021

Isolating before air travel to another country is pointless unless you're isolating with all the airport workers and the pilots and stewards with whom you will come into relative contact during the trip.

Isolation has to happen AFTER the journey and before you enter the country for it to mean anything.

by Anonymousreply 26702/19/2021

R267 Harry would likely qualify from diplomatic immunity meaning as long as he provides a negative covid test upon arrival in the UK he wouldn't have to quarantine.

The Palace has said that Philip is likely to remain in hospital until early next week out of an abundance of caution. I am thinking that the's being treated for some kind of UTI. In old patients there is a serious risk of blood poisoning or kidney failure if they are not monitored closely.

by Anonymousreply 26802/19/2021

I bet Megs has banished Harry to one wing of the manse so she can enjoy avocado smoothies and belly cupping in peace.

by Anonymousreply 26902/19/2021

Prince Philip is "in good spirits" but will spend the weekend in the hospital 'out of an abundance of caution'.

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by Anonymousreply 27002/19/2021

Philip will go in the next year or two, but it doesn't feel like his time yet. I think he'll make it to the century mark.

by Anonymousreply 27102/19/2021

It would be super anticlimactic if he died right before his 100th. I hope gets to hit that century mark. Then whatever.

by Anonymousreply 27202/19/2021

r212 or on or very close to the day Harry and Meghans Oprah interview is due to be broadcast .

by Anonymousreply 27302/19/2021

Of course, even if Philip IS circling the drain, the Palace will tell us he's 'in good spirits' until well after they've pulled up the sheet. They'll announce it in their own time and own way, and they'll never reveal a senior royal is in the process of dying. That's why they got so angry when that famous wheelchair picture of Margaret got published--they didn't want it known that she was in such bad shape.

by Anonymousreply 27402/19/2021

Has Lizzy been updating her profile on Tinder and Grindr? Does she identify as cis or is she also trans now? Does her profile say "No fats, femmes, coloureds or gingers"?

by Anonymousreply 27502/19/2021

He and Big Liz should form a suicide pact. Perhaps with the whole flaming raft thing floating down the Thames, or something.

Just [italic]move on, [/italic] moocher oldies!!

by Anonymousreply 27602/19/2021

My local news says he is staying in the hospital a few more days.

by Anonymousreply 27702/19/2021

Are there any doctors or anatomy buffs on this thread to answer why do some 100 year olds look like he does in that picture? Is that what we expect to look like at 100? Thanks and just checking

by Anonymousreply 27802/19/2021

Short answer r278: genetics, and prior physical upkeep. He obviously never used sunscreen in his youth or younger adult years. Takes a toll on the skin, in tone, elasticity, and condition. He is/was fair skinned, blonde and blue-eyed. They get the worst of the damage and it shows up in old age.

But other than that he looks much like a near-100-year-old would look. Rather haggard. But mostly upright though, with a strong gait for someone that age.

by Anonymousreply 27902/19/2021

I think he's tremendous!

by Anonymousreply 28002/19/2021

I've been dreading this day for years.

by Anonymousreply 28102/19/2021

George V was on his deathbed kept hanging on and hanging on. Everyone knew it was the end but he just wouldn't die. Queen Mary and The Palace became quite concerned that he would die in the morning or early afternoon and his death would be first reported in the afternoon tabloids. So one evening, with everyone's approval, especially Queen Mary, his physician gave him a lethal cocktail of morphine and other drugs so that his death would be not only painless but first reported by the morning Times and other respectable morning papers.

Look it up if you think I'm exaggerating.

by Anonymousreply 28202/19/2021

[quote] Philip will go in the next year or two, but it doesn't feel like his time yet. I think he'll make it to the century mark.

But once that's passed, I have a pillow handy.

...What?! She'll never go until he goes first.

by Anonymousreply 28302/19/2021

He must have great genes. I remember seeing him at harry's wedding and he was walking normally, even though he just had a hip replacement a few weeks prior. I was shocked.

by Anonymousreply 28402/20/2021

He's always walked ram-rod straight, even into his mid-nineties. A very athletic specimen.

by Anonymousreply 28502/20/2021

Conversely, George VI's death was a huge shock, he went suddenly in the night at just 56.

by Anonymousreply 28602/20/2021

Prince Philip had a fall and that's why he checked into the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 28702/20/2021

R287- He was a heavy smoker, sadly. They did not know the danger of tobacco then. Many members of the royal family still smoke, which is shocking really. William and Kate smoke, it did, they may have quit. I hope so.

by Anonymousreply 28802/20/2021

Harry smoked until the harpie he married forced him to quit. Eugenie smokes.

by Anonymousreply 28902/20/2021

That harpie also smokes, lol. She is such a lying phoney.

by Anonymousreply 29002/20/2021

Prince Charles has visited his father in the hospital.

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Which is it? UTI or fall?

by Anonymousreply 29202/20/2021

[quote] First, Harry probably has had the vaccine. Second, if you isolate before and after arriving (and are tested regularly) you can travel.

And it's not as if Harry would ride with The Poors. Private flight all the way.

by Anonymousreply 29302/20/2021

R293- Well of course. He is very environmentally woke. Hypocrite Harry. 🙄

by Anonymousreply 29402/20/2021

If Philip carks, Harry will train across the New World and then sail a boat across the Atlantic, yes?

by Anonymousreply 29502/20/2021

R295- 😂

by Anonymousreply 29602/20/2021

Under the current restrictions, is it likely Charles would have been allowed to visit Philip in hospital if he weren't approaching the end?

by Anonymousreply 29702/20/2021

Coronavirus update: visitors

To protect our patients we need to limit visitors to our hospital. We recommend virtual visits where possible. Visitors will only be considered in exceptional circumstances, where one visitor will be permitted to visit. No children will be permitted to visit. The health, safety and well-being of our patients, family, carers and staff remain our absolute priority.

Permission for visiting must be discussed directly with Matron’s Office, and would be allowed under the following circumstances:

One regular carer will be allowed for patients with additional needs e.g. dementia, learning disabilities. They will be swabbed to allow them to continue with caring commitments.

For patients receiving end of life care.

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by Anonymousreply 29802/20/2021

If Philip hadn't smoked, he probably would have lived to be 150.

by Anonymousreply 29902/20/2021

Us mere plebs are not permitted to visit patients at the moment. If Philip's condition is as routine and non-concerning as they say it's completely unfair that Charlies is allowed in. I speak as someone who did 5 days hard time last summer in an NHS hospital with a non-covid related issue. No visitors allowed at all, wards were locked, although if you were on your feet they would buzz you out to go for a walk if wanted.

by Anonymousreply 30002/20/2021

Jesus, is the drain clogged or something? This sommamabitch been circling for days!

by Anonymousreply 30102/20/2021

He’s in the hospital until next week at the earliest. Charles probably went to inject an air bubble in Philip’s IV.

by Anonymousreply 30202/20/2021

They have their own rules. He is the Prince Of Wales. Rules do not apply to them.

by Anonymousreply 30302/20/2021

It seems to me if Prince Charles came up to see him on the weekend and driving 100 miles from Gloucestershire - which is what the Mail is reporting - this might not be good. If there are more visits over the weekend, this might not be good. On the other hand, if he's just failing, not acutely ill, I still reckon they will take him back to Windsor and let it happen there, with the Queen present and probably family. She's had her vaccination, Charles and Camilla have, as Anne probably will have, all over 70.

The visit by Charles makes me think he's failing.

by Anonymousreply 30402/20/2021

R304- Sadly agree. If we see the Queen make the trip to see him, we will certainly know . It is also ominous that the story of why he was admitted to the hospital keeps changing. First it was a UTI, then a fall, and one report if just him not feeling well.

by Anonymousreply 30502/20/2021

When you're 99 years old a sneeze could take you out.

by Anonymousreply 30602/20/2021

A fall would be brutal at that age.

by Anonymousreply 30702/20/2021

I don’t think the palace reported anything other than he was feeling unwell, r305. The other stuff is unsubstantiated.

by Anonymousreply 30802/20/2021

Thank you R305. Sometimes I still forget that we have no reliable media any longer.

by Anonymousreply 30902/20/2021

It can happen so fast with people that age. They can seem hale and hearty one moment and be gone within a day. That was true in Cicely Tyson's case. She was giving interviews a day before her death and seemed fine, but within 24 hours she was gone.

by Anonymousreply 31002/20/2021

What's the big deal even if he were to die? He's 99 and has enjoyed a long life of comfort and privilege.

by Anonymousreply 31102/20/2021

And to hear the Torygraph tell it "sources close" to other members of the Royal Family say there is no cause for alarm.

Which very well might mean a 99 year old man is slowly slipping away. Or, he's basically fine.

Watch the traffic in and out of hospital. I have a hard time imagining Prince Charles interrupting his weekend from a distance if there was no cause for alarm.

by Anonymousreply 31202/20/2021

R314- Yes. Ominous.

by Anonymousreply 31302/20/2021

Funny enough, for most of us, if our parent was in the hospital, we would visit everyday if we could. (Covid notwithstanding.) when my mom was in the hospital for gall bladder removal, all the kids visited, and a few of us were there all day.

by Anonymousreply 31402/20/2021

Charles looked a bit teary-eyed as he left hospital:

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R315 beat me to it. No clicking required:

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by Anonymousreply 31602/20/2021

The only reason anyone cares is because they’re worried about how The Queen will react. Philip is old and has been in poor health for some time, so his death wouldn’t be unexpected. However, it isn’t uncommon for couples who have been married a long time to die within a year of each other.

by Anonymousreply 31702/20/2021

The Queen's too tough to for even the death of a lifetime spouse to do her in. She can't live forever, but this won't get her.

by Anonymousreply 31802/20/2021

Why does DL hardly ever show image previews anymore?

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by Anonymousreply 31902/20/2021

What are the odds he's already dead?

by Anonymousreply 32002/20/2021

R305, UTIs can cause dizziness in the elderly so the fall may have been caused by symptoms of the UTI. My poor Dad before he died had an infection and he had two falls two one day after the other which led to him breaking his arm very near the shoulder and he just never recovered after that. I had him booked into the see the doctor after the weekend when he had the falls but unfortunately it was too late and I keep wondering what if.

by Anonymousreply 32102/20/2021

So what if the queen can't handle it? She is 95 and has also enjoyed a long, cushy life. Why should it be treated as some sort of tragedy?

by Anonymousreply 32202/20/2021

The expression on Charles' face speaks volumes.

A UTI followed by a fall does not sound good. I'm not sure I believe the story that Philip walked into the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 32302/20/2021

R323- Yes it does. He only had four months to go to make it to 100 years old. Sad day.

by Anonymousreply 32402/20/2021

[quote]R307 A fall would be brutal at that age.

It would be a pity if some low paid orderly pushed the rancid old racist.

by Anonymousreply 32502/20/2021

Mary Ann from Revealing Light Tarot, usually a fairly accurate predictor, said she saw this being the year that Philip and Elizabeth both go. If Philip goes now, it wouldn't be surprising if Elizabeth soon followed him.

by Anonymousreply 32602/20/2021

r325 should be banished to Australia.

by Anonymousreply 32702/20/2021

[quote] r326 If Philip goes now, it wouldn't be surprising if Elizabeth soon followed him.

(praying)

by Anonymousreply 32802/20/2021

A lot of falls in elderly people are not because they tripped or anything, but due to bones spontaneously breaking. That happened to my grandmother. She died within a year of that broken hip, which the doctors told us was common. I suppose when your frame starts breaking down like that, it really is a sign of the approaching end.

by Anonymousreply 32902/20/2021

Overall, I do not care about the BRF but I will be a little sad when Queen Elizabeth dies. I have liked the fact the UK had a Queen, not a King.

by Anonymousreply 33002/20/2021

Now CNN is covering Charles's visit under a "Developing Story" graphic. It's a wrap.

by Anonymousreply 33102/20/2021

The old coot only has four months to go until he hits 100, it would be a shame if he kicked off now when he's so close.

by Anonymousreply 33202/20/2021

My grandfather died at 99. He could have made it to his 100th birthday with more aggressive treatment of his cancer, but he was still in his right mind and refused anything but palliative measures. When you are that old, you may not care about milestones like that as much as everyone around you does.

by Anonymousreply 33302/20/2021

I'd heard gossip that Philip was dreading the fuss that would be made over his centenary. He would probably be relieved to go early.

by Anonymousreply 33402/20/2021

"Good spirits" always seems to mean "in a coma or dead". Wasn't Joan Rivers in "good spirits" when she had already passed away? I hope Phillip makes it through. I'd like to see him hit 100 and though I think the Queen will soldier on, I'd hate for her to follow that pattern of elderly spouses.

by Anonymousreply 33502/20/2021

Yes, CNN reporting Prince Charles visits 'ailing' Prince Philip.

Media sometimes knows more than they report, so I would say the newsroom gossip is he's faded past the point of return. Then again, they could just be seeing the footage and deciding it's so and that's become the gossip. But, he's 99...

It has to be said: what's on his iPod?

by Anonymousreply 33602/20/2021

I hope not either, R335, but I feel she will follow him soon after. She has lost so many family members, but he is the man she has loved, adored, and depended on since age 13, iirc. Doesn't bode well.

by Anonymousreply 33702/20/2021

The media is putting the finishing touches on Philip's obituary and video tape. It's ready to roll when he goes from "in good spirits" to sadly departed.Philip's

by Anonymousreply 33802/20/2021

A UTI can become sepsis very quickly in the elderly. It did for my mother. She survived it but became incredibly weak. It was long after that.

by Anonymousreply 33902/20/2021

*wasn’t

by Anonymousreply 34002/20/2021

Hmmm... I think Prince Philip maybe wanted to go with no fuss. It’s surprising he’s not home, but he’d be surrounded by people most definitely making a fuss at home. So maybe this is what he chose. We’ll see if he gets released in a few days.

by Anonymousreply 34102/20/2021

[quote]R337 II feel she will follow him soon after. She has lost so many family members, but he is the man she has loved, adored, and depended on since age 13

They better check her dead snatch for Crown Jewels she secreted up there. The grifter’s one of the richest women in the world but was always trying to bilk the public purse for more.

by Anonymousreply 34202/20/2021

I think this is a lot of hyperbole. Philip is frail but he's the Queen's husband, so of course they're taking great care with him and keeping him overtime in hospital. I actually feel he's ok and will be released next week.

Charles doesn't look any different in those post-visit photos than he usually does (dour, serious). I can't see a difference in his expression with the mask on. And his visit isn't odd, it needs to be seen in context: it's positive needed pr for the BRF to be seen asmunified and close at this moment, given the large negative headlines generated by the Sussex split this week. CNN covering Charles's visit doesn't mean Phil is ready to go; it's a needed pr move to take the attention off all the negative press generated by his son and DIL.

by Anonymousreply 34302/20/2021

asmunified = as unified in r343

by Anonymousreply 34402/20/2021

[quote]We understand that Prince Charles has not returned to Highgrove in Gloucestershire but has instead gone to stay the night at Clarence House in St James’, London. No updates from Buckingham Palace on Duke of Edinburgh.

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by Anonymousreply 34502/20/2021

My hunches: either this is it OR he's going to have some kind of operation which at 99 presents a huge risk. I'm hopping it's the latter but probably the former.

by Anonymousreply 34602/20/2021

It's always important to look at what the BRF DOES rather than what it SAYS. Most statements are puffery and PR.

Charles coming up from Highgrove and staying in London is significant. If the Queen comes to London, you know that serious shit is going down.

by Anonymousreply 34702/20/2021

It seems likely to be it... but he could rally. Interesting that Charles did not return to Gloucestershire. It's only a two hour drive (and more than likely he came by helicopter to some place.)

The ship is sinking.

by Anonymousreply 34802/20/2021

Yes. Otherwise she’s stretched out by the pool.

by Anonymousreply 34902/20/2021

This is it.

by Anonymousreply 35002/20/2021

If he took a fall, he has a broken bone, probably hip at his age. I have osteoporosis and broke my left hip. I am 58. It was and is painful, and it is dangerous at any age. I can not imagine going through this at his age.

by Anonymousreply 35102/20/2021

Is it confirmed he fell? There's nothing like that in the papers.

I mean, I know he and the Queen still fuck so he could have broke a bone (a real bone) throwing her one at his age.

by Anonymousreply 35202/20/2021

No fall.

by Anonymousreply 35302/20/2021

If he broke his hip, even if he survives now, it's the signal of the beginning of the final decline. A broken hip almost always is.

by Anonymousreply 35402/20/2021

I bet he gets moved to Windsor tonight, under cover of darkness, to die there.

by Anonymousreply 35502/20/2021

I hope Harry is happy.

by Anonymousreply 35602/20/2021

Is Anne not his favorite.? If she appears soon we'll know

by Anonymousreply 35702/20/2021

Just a little Get Well Soon card for HRH.

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R351, I meant that a broken hip in the very elderly is a sign of decline. I wasn't trying to comment on your prospects.

by Anonymousreply 35902/20/2021

I agree. But it's gone eight at night there, so it's dark. They may be able to come and go with relative privacy so she could get missed.

by Anonymousreply 36002/20/2021

I thought he walked in to the hospital? That doesn't indicate a fall or broken hip.

by Anonymousreply 36102/20/2021

Anne is famously private and independent. If her beloved father is truly dying, she'll visit his deathbed discreetly.

by Anonymousreply 36202/20/2021

That hospital is difficult to enter/exit privately

You'd think they'd want to take him home to die. Perhaps he's hooked up to too many devices now.

by Anonymousreply 36302/20/2021

Will Harry be booed in public if there's any kind of public event? I doubt it. Philip is said to have rejected a state funeral. The circumstances may lead to the only private royal burial in a long time, certainly for a senior member of the Royal Family. I wonder where they will put him? St. George's Chapel is pretty full and the longest reigning monarch and her spouse would, you think, command a major burial place. Queen Victoria had her own mausoleum built... I wonder if they'll put him the vault at St. George's and build something.

by Anonymousreply 36402/20/2021

Royal watchers on Twitter are saying that St. Edwards allows visitors only under end-of-life circumstances. Since the BRF is trying to be especially careful about optics now, I don't think PC would visit if the situation weren't dire.

by Anonymousreply 36502/20/2021

R365 King Edward Hospital is allowing visits for "end of life" or "exceptional circumstances." Given Philip is a royal, they'd probably allow a member of the family to visit regardless. That being said, yes, Charles visiting right now is not a good sign. Very probable he's taken a turn for the worst.

by Anonymousreply 36602/20/2021

He's in King Edward VII hospital, R365, and they allow visitors.

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R365, see r298.

by Anonymousreply 36802/20/2021

Oh, look who has inserted himself into the story.

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by Anonymousreply 36902/20/2021

R367, in normal times yes but with COVID they are only allowing visitors in exceptional circumstances. It actually says that in your link.

by Anonymousreply 37002/20/2021

Surely he must be dead!

by Anonymousreply 37102/20/2021

Quick! Someone ring the hospital and ask for his room!

by Anonymousreply 37202/20/2021

How often do we ever see BRF members visiting each other in the hospital? This is a big deal.

by Anonymousreply 37302/20/2021

How-lleh? Yez. One wonduhs if one might speak with the Dyook of Edinbra? Yez. His wife.

by Anonymousreply 37402/20/2021

Do it, R374. Report back here.

by Anonymousreply 37502/20/2021

England is 5 hours ahead of us?

by Anonymousreply 37602/20/2021

R375, I tried and all they said was did I have Prince Albert in a can?

BASTARDS!

by Anonymousreply 37702/20/2021

Depending on where you live, yes, R376. it's 20:43 there right now.

by Anonymousreply 37802/20/2021

R373 Members of the family have visited Philip in hospital during his longer stays. The Queen visited him after he had surgery to put a stint in his heart and then again in 2012 when he had a bladder infection. I believe Charles, Camilla, Edward, Anne and Andrew all visited him that time too.

by Anonymousreply 37902/20/2021

The real dilemma for Megalomaniac is the funeral. Does she go, knowing? Does she dare let Harry go unsupervised?

by Anonymousreply 38002/20/2021

Meghan won't go. She'll plead pregnancy. Given her relationship with her in-laws, it's the most gracious course of action she could take.

by Anonymousreply 38102/20/2021

Many years ago, DJs from Montreal pretended to be the PM and prank called the Queen!

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Candygram !

by Anonymousreply 38302/20/2021

Hunky Chris Ship has now confirmed that Charles IS NOT staying in London and has returned to Highgrove.

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R359- No problem dear. I know my ass is doomed.

by Anonymousreply 38502/20/2021

What's fascinating about that hoax is how absolutely in command she sounds... she really gets down to business when it's business. She knew very well she needed a quick constitutional check with her private secretary when the intervention ask was made. It was quite fascinating.

by Anonymousreply 38602/20/2021

Here's the story, R386.

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Hunky Chris Ship? That's supposed to be a hunk?

by Anonymousreply 38802/20/2021

Oh. Déjà?

by Anonymousreply 38902/20/2021

So what’s the true story. Conflicting info as to where Charles went afterward.

by Anonymousreply 39002/20/2021

R390 ITV is pretty accurate with their royal reporting so it sounds like Charles has returned to Highgrove.

by Anonymousreply 39102/20/2021

It's currently 9:30pm in the UK, so we'll know soon enough what "big story" Farage is referring to (assuming he's legit).

by Anonymousreply 39202/20/2021

I’d still be surprised if Phillip is on the very brink of death. I think we may get a “the Prince’s life is moving peacefully to its close” announcement though.

by Anonymousreply 39302/20/2021

R392, Farage’s big news will be him being an odious toad about something. The man hasn’t a redeeming cell in his body. Honestly, I think Trump might be preferable to Farage.

by Anonymousreply 39402/20/2021

I'm telling you all, he's fine. He's old and frail and likely battling a waning UTI, hence the long hospital stay, but otherwise same as ever.

The royals know how to milk the news cycle and media to their advantage when necessary. Philip's illness has been put to good use the past few days; more sympathy for the BRF, less for the Harkles.

by Anonymousreply 39502/20/2021

This is it

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(munching popcorn)

by Anonymousreply 39702/20/2021

If true, R395, I salute them. The Palace's PR flacks are so much better than they were during the Diana days, weren't they? They've really l learned how to work the news cycle to their advantage.

by Anonymousreply 39802/20/2021

A poster in this thread posited that Prince Philip might be suffering from a UTI because he was treated for that before, and another guessed that it might be a broken hip, even though the media is reporting that Philip walked into the hospital.

But has anyone considered that it might be cancer? He did smoke several years, and several people at his advanced age often succumb to the disease. A few years ago, my uncle looked as gaunt during the final few months of his life as Philip does now, but his cancer wasn't detected until he entered the hospital due to excruciating pain. He had emergency surgery and died at the hospital within a week. Due to Covid and Philip's advanced age, surgery probably would be out of the question upon such a diagnosis.

This image is from last August. Philip seemed to be failing quickly even then. I hope I'm wrong and that he lives several more years.

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by Anonymousreply 39902/20/2021

I also wonder if Philip is all there these days. His eyes always look rather startled and blank, none of the cool canniness of previous times.

by Anonymousreply 40002/20/2021

Whatever news was waiting to Prince Charles when he arrived was written on his face when he left. The contrast in his arrival vs departure photos speak volumes.

by Anonymousreply 40102/20/2021

It'll be a strange coincidence if he dies on the same day Eugenie announced she was naming her son in his honour

by Anonymousreply 40202/20/2021

Yes, I know I can look this up, but how long does it take to get from Highgrove to the hospital in Central London?

by Anonymousreply 40302/20/2021

Will the Queen be there for his final moments?

by Anonymousreply 40402/20/2021

[quote]Still no explanation from the Palace for the visit.

Gee, Chris Ship - you dipshit, maybe because he wanted to visit his Dad in the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 40502/20/2021

R403, it's a hundred miles, so about two hours, maybe a bit less.

[quote]His eyes always look rather startled and blank, none of the cool canniness of previous times.

Remember, though, he's 99. Look closely at the picture in R399... he's lean, and that always ages you when you're old (sorry, bitches), the rims of his eyes have sagged (assuming due to elasticity) and the redness of the interior socket is highlighted as a result, that makes his bright, light blue eyes pop in contrast. Those horrible red bags under his eyes are typical of skin in the elderly... it's thin, it's fragile, blood vessels at the surface burst easily. I suggest his look is mostly down to the ravages of time. He's was 99 then, now he's almost a hundred. It's a miracle he could get up to fall (not saying he did. There'd be no point lying about that if it weren't so at this age.)

by Anonymousreply 40602/20/2021

Charles was either teary eyed because...

1) His father's condition has worsened

2) his father is still bullying him in his old age

by Anonymousreply 40702/20/2021

^ Meagain... stop playing silly games.

by Anonymousreply 40802/20/2021

R407 Charles is a very sensitive person (it's one of the reasons he and Philip did not always get along) and it seems very in character that he would be upset regardless if Philip is on his death bed or not. Lets add to that, he's having a shitty week with all the other drama going on with his son and his daughter-in-law and the pandemic as a whole.

by Anonymousreply 40902/20/2021

Even if Philip isn't dying today, it may have finally hit Charles that he will be losing his father in the near future. It might sound silly--Philip is 99--but sometimes one can accept something intellectually but not really feel it. I think Charles is feeling it.

by Anonymousreply 41002/20/2021

Can we all just take a sec and appreciate what a piece of ass Prince Philip was back in the day?

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A gigolo's life.

by Anonymousreply 41202/20/2021

Nigel Farage's big news is an assertion Chinese billionaires are buying up British schools to spread Communist party propaganda.

It could be true, it could be loony conspiracy theory rubbish the Nigel Farages of the world believe. It's probably a bit of both.

by Anonymousreply 41302/20/2021

It's sound more and more like Charles wanted to see his father. Apparently, he has not seen him since early 2020. Charles had COVID and also has been vaccinated, so has Philip, so the hospital likely counted this as extraordinary circumstances. Also the fact that he was there 30 minutes suggests Philip is still alive and able to communicate. At 99, you're at death's door by default but I think it's still possible he leaves hospital on his own and not in a pine box.

by Anonymousreply 41402/20/2021

Yes both Philip and Charles have been vaccinated and Edward VII Hospital in not a COVID treating hospital. So given that Charles is likely immune (and possibly tested regularly) it was deemed okay for him to visit.

by Anonymousreply 41502/20/2021

I don't know if this means anything, but the top Daily Mail story - a harkle story with 20,000 comments - just went to zero comments.

Could be nothing, but I can't help but suspect that we're going to get an announcement at 9 am UK time.

by Anonymousreply 41602/20/2021

If he is dying, did they sneak his other children into the hospital? What about the Queen herself? Odd that only Charles was photographed visiting.

by Anonymousreply 41702/20/2021

Maybe r417, but Charles is the Prince of Wales. I can imagine it might be thought "necessary" for the future king to have a few final moments with his father in person. It could be protocol, for all we know.

by Anonymousreply 41802/20/2021

If he was at death’s door, he’d go home to Windsor to die surrounded by his family. Dying in hospital is non-U. (Sorry Princess Margaret)

by Anonymousreply 41902/20/2021

I can't see Philip dying in hospital.

Philip, who was once essentially 'homeless', strikes me as someone who would very much want to die at home.

by Anonymousreply 42002/20/2021

Perhaps he made a turn for the worse and it would be unethical to move him.

by Anonymousreply 42102/20/2021

Maybe, r421, but I think the Queen would have him moved home, or at least to Buckingham Palace.

(Who knows. I've got a bad feeling about all of this, but what do I know?)

by Anonymousreply 42202/20/2021

As long as he's in the hospital, death is not in sight. There is a 100% chance he will spend his last hours at home.

by Anonymousreply 42302/20/2021

If he passed there would first be silence/media blackout...

Wouldn't his passing be very similar to the Queen Mother's in 2002 but with a more robust national mourning, including Liz 2 herself, and more official shut downs?

by Anonymousreply 42402/20/2021

Given their money, they could set up a hospital room for him at Windsor or Wood Farm, complete with private nurses and doctors. I agree that unless he were to go suddenly while in the hospital, he'll die at home. Any sort of lingering fatal illness they could prepare for privately.

by Anonymousreply 42502/20/2021

If Anne comes to visit, we'll know its extremely close to the end.

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by Anonymousreply 42602/20/2021

Agree but what if it has been a precipitous decline and even moving him is considered treacherous?

Or it could be that these visits are the discussions about moving him home for his final days?

I mean who the hell knows?

by Anonymousreply 42702/20/2021

My money is still on Philip leaving the hospital alive...whatever happens after that who knows. At first when it sounded like Charles was staying in London I was worried, but he went back to Highgrove which says to me they are not expecting anything immediately. Also I think if Philip was about to kick the bucket, Camilla would have come with Charles to London (maybe not to the hospital) but we've heard that she remains at Highgrove.

by Anonymousreply 42802/20/2021

Good points, r428

by Anonymousreply 42902/20/2021

The Duke of Edinburgh will never “pass”, R424.

He will, however, die, as will you, me and all of us eventually.

by Anonymousreply 43002/20/2021

The usage of the euphemism "Pass" is almost physically repellent to me.

Died. Died, DIED.

Died that's the only word for death that does not set off my gag.

by Anonymousreply 43102/20/2021

R431- So? Some people only believe in the death of the body, not soul, hence they pass to another realm. The soul doesn't die. Why does that bother you do much! Not being sarcastic, just curious.

by Anonymousreply 43202/20/2021

Wouldn't it be delicious if he dies 5 mins before the Oprah interview LOL

by Anonymousreply 43302/20/2021

R433- Yes, it would be almost paranormal, lmao!

by Anonymousreply 43402/20/2021

[quote]R399 But has anyone considered that it might be cancer?

I don’t care what it is, as long as he [italic]goes.

by Anonymousreply 43502/20/2021

[quote]R399 But has anyone considered that it might be cancer?

Maybe he has a dildo stuck in him or something?

by Anonymousreply 43602/20/2021

Apparently Prince Charles was crying at the hospital so either it's terminal or he got reamed out by darling daddy.

by Anonymousreply 43702/20/2021

My sister worked in Borneo at a monkey shelter and she named one of the probiscus monkeys 'Prince Harry' because they looked so similar

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by Anonymousreply 43802/20/2021

Jeez, what kind of doctors give a NINETY-SEVEN year old a HIP REPLACEMENT? The fact he survived that at that age, suggests he'll be around for another 3-4 years at least.

by Anonymousreply 43902/20/2021

Don't these royals ever die!?

by Anonymousreply 44002/20/2021

Listed above in the hospital regulations for visiting at present: only one visitor is allowed and only for end of life or in cases where mental capacity is affected in some way and the patient needs a familiar person to allow them to remain calm and comfortable. There would be uproar if the rules were changed too much for the royals. This is why we have only seen the Duke of Cornwall visiting and I suppose at 99 any hospitalisation is concerning and could be end of life.

by Anonymousreply 441Last Sunday at 12:10 AM

Do you think the Queen of England might be allowed in as Charles’ +1?

by Anonymousreply 442Last Sunday at 12:14 AM

A few things to keep in mind:

1. Regular visiting protocols don‘t apply to royalty

2. Charles visiting his father isn’t all that remarkable: The Queen won’t visit because the media and the public will be speculating for days

3. He walked into the hospital unaided. That doesn’t sound like he had a fall - it’s probably UTI or a congestion of sorts.

4. „Not feeling well“ for days on end could mean the poor old sod haven’t had a bowel movement for days — not uncommon for people his age.

5. Everything points to Philip leaving hospital by the middle of the week.

by Anonymousreply 443Last Sunday at 12:15 AM

Haven’t = hasn’t

Oh, dear...

by Anonymousreply 444Last Sunday at 12:16 AM

The Maul speculating today Charles' visit suggests instead his father is well enough to receive visitors, not so ill he needs final moments with the family.

Certainly the one thing we know is he made the night.

by Anonymousreply 445Last Sunday at 3:29 AM

Can't believe he's still going, to be honest.

Pretty sure the Queen Mother's death was announced in the afternoon (UK time). I came home from my friend's birthday party and the news was breaking on TV, IIRC.

by Anonymousreply 446Last Sunday at 4:10 AM

He's still around?

by Anonymousreply 447Last Sunday at 4:16 AM

Is Lizzy back from her Tinder date yet? Rumor has it she was out all night and one of her maids found lube in Lizzy's purse but no condoms.

by Anonymousreply 448Last Sunday at 4:42 AM

His cargo cult will be devastated.

by Anonymousreply 449Last Sunday at 5:03 AM

R446 With the Queen Mum's death there was only about a two hour delay between her dying and the public being told. The Queen wanted Charles to be informed (who was on a skiing holiday with William and Harry) first.

by Anonymousreply 450Last Sunday at 7:10 AM

We are over his story. It’s time for him to GO so we can all just file this away.

by Anonymousreply 451Last Sunday at 7:23 AM

Dear R451 and similar: I'm certain some people someday will be saying the same about you. That is, if there's anyone left to care enough.

by Anonymousreply 452Last Sunday at 8:50 AM

Left? They'd have to care to begin with, wouldn't they?

by Anonymousreply 453Last Sunday at 9:08 AM

The Daily Mail is saying that Buckingham Palace reiterated their statement from Friday. The Duke remains in hospital out of an abundance of caution. So this doesn't appear to be an on his deathbed moment yet.

by Anonymousreply 454Last Sunday at 11:22 AM

William confirmed at a public engagement today that Philip is doing okay. So, I think all the Philip death trolls might want to put their champagne back on ice.

by Anonymousreply 455Last Monday at 7:46 AM

Good news. Really want him make it to 100.

by Anonymousreply 456Last Monday at 8:52 AM

We love Phil. Not many spectators realize that Phil was dirt poor when he became engaged to Elizabeth. He had no home of his own, no fortune, and his only prospect for a living involved service in the Royal Navy. Ah - he DID have a legitimate title, being a great-great grandchild of Queen Victoria just like Lillibet which is just one way the two are distant cousins. Her parents wanted her to marry one of the English noblemen with a huge fortune of his own - ah Marlborough, ah Devonshire, ah Carnarvon! They, of course, wanted her to wed one of the landed gentry to merge two great fortunes into one. Alas, it was not to be. Our Liillibet fell in love with our Phil at their first meeting - he being 18, and she only 13. She threatened a move akin to abdication as she was not yet Sovereign.

"DOOOOOOOON'T FUCK WITH ME FELLAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!" said the Princess, who never doubted that she would have her way.

In the end, this is Phil: Bored out of his skull and trying to make the most of what he must do. Always trying to be funny, then you're sure to put your foot in your mouth more often. Even so, he performed his Royal duty better than any other man she could have chosen. Seriously. That be the case. He never forgot his roots, And she loved him because of those roots.

Three cheers for Phil! Hip Hip.....Hip Hip....Hip Hip....

He's even elegant while highly pissed off, telling someone what he really thinks. Side note: What a beautiful suit!

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by Anonymousreply 457Last Monday at 11:14 AM

According to the Daily Fail (which actually is pretty accurate when it comes to it's royal reporting) William gave a playful after saying that doctors we're keeping a good eye on Philip, likely suggesting his grandfather is being difficult. It's believed that Charles wanted to see his father mostly because he hadn't had a chance to see him in a year due to lockdowns. Additionally, it's speculated Charles also wanted to touch upon the issues with H&M as Charles is allegedly feeling very responsible for what is happening now with Harry.

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by Anonymousreply 458Last Monday at 11:20 AM

R457- Great find, thank you! I love him, always have. I admire people who speak their mind the way he does, who speak bluntly. Maybe because I am the same way. What a handsome man he was. QE ll has been one lucky lady. It made me sick when some were wishing for his death.

by Anonymousreply 459Last Monday at 11:28 AM

Agreed R459. I have always found Phil to be highly entertaining most especially when he was not trying to be so. Here's a young and obviously smitten Phil meeting a young and obviously flirtatious Elizabeth Taylor. Wilding is helpless!

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by Anonymousreply 460Last Monday at 11:37 AM

Lovely picture. Prince Philip was the most handsome man in the room, imo. Old Liz bowing very deeply there, lol. Show handsome the bosom! 😆 Don't Blame her one bit! Classic Roman nose on him. Classic profile. Lucky Liz!

by Anonymousreply 461Last Monday at 11:41 AM

My guess is Prince Philip railed at Charles about Harry. But, of course, Charles loves Harry.

by Anonymousreply 462Last Monday at 12:07 PM

Is he dead yet?

by Anonymousreply 463Last Monday at 12:18 PM

[quote] Under the current restrictions, is it likely Charles would have been allowed to visit Philip in hospital if he weren't approaching the end?

Almost certainly. And not because he's a celebrity, but rather because he is heir to the throne.

I am always surprised when people bitch about Charles or his mother getting special treatment. Of course they get special treatment: they are not like everyone else. She is the sovereign and he is the heir to the throne. Under the British political system, they get special treatment.

by Anonymousreply 464Last Monday at 12:21 PM

Someone get the Roto Rooter guy cause he’s been circling a long ass time.

by Anonymousreply 465Last Monday at 12:23 PM

Prince Phil has no intention of dying until the day of Meghan's Oprah interview.

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by Anonymousreply 466Last Monday at 12:30 PM

This might not last long on youtube but someone uploaded a recent documentary about Philip which sheds a lot of light about how he is as a person.

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by Anonymousreply 467Last Monday at 2:09 PM

Prince Philip is being treated for an infection.

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by Anonymousreply 468Last Tuesday at 5:26 AM

Prince Edward says his father is feeling better.

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by Anonymousreply 469Last Tuesday at 6:01 AM

He's already been in hospital for a week, and now he's staying in for several more days? Doesn't necessarily mean he's dying, but it sounds as though the stuff about him only being in for observation was bollocks.

by Anonymousreply 470Last Tuesday at 6:05 AM

At that age, the body heals at a glacial pace. You don't want to be the doctor who sent him home, only to have him come back with (or succumb to) a bigger infection.

by Anonymousreply 471Last Tuesday at 6:08 AM

It could be a chest infection of some description... they'd want to make certain that is wholly cured in someone of that age.

by Anonymousreply 472Last Tuesday at 6:25 AM

R470 Almost any infection in an elderly person is very dangerous. Very often a primary infection can cause fatal secondary infections such as: pneumonia, UTIs (which can lead to kidney failure) or sepsis. As R471 said, in the elderly healing takes place super slowly (even with antibiotics). It's likely that they would want to ensure the infection is 100% clear before they even consider sending him home.

It's encouraging that they said he's responding to treatment. Prince Edward said today that Philip is feeling better and wants to get home as soon as possible...but then he said so "we have our fingers crossed" which makes me think this is absolutely more serious than what we've been told and he's not out of the woods yet

by Anonymousreply 473Last Tuesday at 7:23 AM

That "we have our fingers crossed" comment might have been a slip of the tongue. Everything else has implied that everything's just fine, but from this it really isn't yet.

Or perhaps a deliberate slip to prepare the public just in case.

by Anonymousreply 474Last Tuesday at 7:37 AM

To me it sounds like Edward is saying they're keeping their fingers crossed he'll be out soon.

by Anonymousreply 475Last Tuesday at 7:41 AM

Here's Edward sounding unstressed about it.

Asked how he was doing, he said: "As far as I'm aware, well I did speak to him the other day, so he's a lot better thank you very much indeed, and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing. So we keep our fingers crossed."

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by Anonymousreply 476Last Tuesday at 10:12 AM

Though Philip will be released in a few days, this is probably the beginning of the final decline.

by Anonymousreply 477Last Tuesday at 11:47 AM

Who knows? Remember when Rose Kennedy had a stroke at the age of ninety-three... and then went on to live for another eleven fucking years?

by Anonymousreply 478Last Tuesday at 11:59 AM

I would lay money on Philip dying in the next year or two. Eighty-five to ninety percent of centenarians are women. However, if he is one of the rare men to pass his 100th birthday, he could very well go on another five or six years after that, at least according to this article in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society:

[quote]The fact that women are more resilient however is a double-edged sword in that while women are more likely to live longer, at older ages they are also more likely than men to have chronic illnesses and disabilities. Male centenarians on the other hand, though far fewer, tend to be in better medical and functional condition because they are such a select survivor cohort.

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by Anonymousreply 479Last Tuesday at 12:07 PM

R477 Very likely although Philip is remarkably fit for 99. I mean he underwent a hip replacement two years ago and made a full recovery...most elderly people over 85 die fairly quickly after this kind of surgery.

If he survives this infection, I say he's got at least another year or two left in him. He's in better shape than the Queen Mum was at his age, and he still walks unaided and is totally independent soo, my money is till on him being around for a while yet.

by Anonymousreply 480Last Tuesday at 3:12 PM

[quote]at older ages they are also more likely than men to have chronic illnesses and disabilities.

How is this any different from younger women?

by Anonymousreply 481Last Tuesday at 3:23 PM

I've said it before, but Prince Philip is built like a fucking tank. He walked away from this crash not even a year ago!

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by Anonymousreply 482Last Tuesday at 10:15 PM

maybe the stories about adrenochrome ARE true...

I am starting to believe that, lol.

Go Phillip! If nothing else, just to spite everyone counting you out!

by Anonymousreply 483Last Wednesday at 4:10 AM

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^^Proprietary

by Anonymousreply 485Last Wednesday at 4:33 AM

R484- Lol! I will take it. Idgas what I look like now, let me live to 97!

by Anonymousreply 486Last Wednesday at 4:47 AM

I'm not sure living to 97 would be all that fun, R486

by Anonymousreply 487Last Wednesday at 8:15 AM

I agree R147, not unless you live in the world he does. Even then, this world gets more scary and depressing everyday.

by Anonymousreply 488Last Wednesday at 8:27 AM

Sounds like the could use some Liquid Plumber already.

by Anonymousreply 489Last Wednesday at 8:28 AM

We're now in day 9 of Philip's hospital stay. My feeling is if he's not out within the next four or five days he ain't coming out of there.

by Anonymousreply 490Last Thursday at 6:47 AM

The Queen is looking very well.

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by Anonymousreply 491Last Thursday at 12:13 PM

Who gets the job of pleasuring the queen and pounding her in the ass every night while her husband is in the hospital? Does his valet need to step in and do it for queen and cuntry?

by Anonymousreply 492Last Thursday at 12:18 PM

I love that carnation color on Queen Elizabeth.

by Anonymousreply 493Last Thursday at 8:58 PM

Still in hospital. He must have one hell of an infection. Amazing they haven’t been able to dose him with enough meds to turn the corner.

by Anonymousreply 494a day ago

This is really looking a bit grim after so many days. That and the fact that he could have round the clock care at home. Really hope he makes it.

by Anonymousreply 49513 hours ago

Stop making excuses for that Nazi. He, his blood relatives, his mother in law, sister in law were all virulent racists. His being the Queen's husband gave him the leeway to say whatever racist, misogynistic, homophobic (yes to you queens who love his refreshing honesty, he probably thought of you as poofters) and other bigoted crap without being called out on it.

by Anonymousreply 49611 hours ago

R496 yawn

by Anonymousreply 49711 hours ago

R497 but enough about your mom's pussy

by Anonymousreply 49811 hours ago

One word: Drano.

by Anonymousreply 49911 hours ago
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