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Prince Philip dies at age 99

Postby Great Pacific Switzerland » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:14 am

Didn't expect this shit to happen. Unexpected considering how long both the Queen and Phillip lived for

God bless him, and may he rest in peace

https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/ ... 5323212800
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-09/ ... 99/8496412

Yes, I get it, he was fairly unwell in recent times. But considering how long the British Royals have lived for without passing away is shocking.
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Postby Honeydewistania » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:16 am

Great Pacific Switzerland wrote:Didn't expect this shit to happen. Unexpected considering how long both the Queen and Phillip lived for

God bless him, and may he rest in peace

https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/ ... 5323212800
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-09/ ... 99/8496412

Unexpected? Really? He was one foot and two arms in the grave already.


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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:17 am

He was 99 years old, hardly unexpected. Honestly thought it would have happened sooner when he went to the hospital not that long ago.
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Postby The New California Republic » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:18 am

You could at least spell the name of the deceased correctly. For shame.
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Postby Mzeusia » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:18 am

May he rest in peace.
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Postby Great Pacific Switzerland » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:19 am

The New California Republic wrote:You could at least spell the name of the deceased correctly. For shame.

Was in a rush spelling it, sorry
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Postby Drongonia » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:20 am

May God look warmly upon his soul, and God save the Queen.
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Postby The Archregimancy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:23 am

Great Pacific Switzerland wrote:Didn't expect this shit to happen. Unexpected considering how long both the Queen and Phillip lived for


He was 99, and had just spent weeks in hospital for an unspecified heart condition; of course it wasn't unexpected.

I wrote a preparatory obituary for Prince Philip in my professional capacity 5 years ago, and also helped set some of my then-employer's protocols for royal deaths (it was an organisation with royal patronage where the Duke of Edinburgh had previously served as chair) - so it's not as if relevant organisations weren't ready.


Nonsense about 'unexpected' aside, this is, I think, the first time that the consort of a reigning monarch has died since 1861, so there's not much active precedent. He was the longest-serving British royal consort of the longest-reigning British monarch, and those records will likely stand for some time. And whatever his old-fashioned views on some issues (being polite for the recently deceased), his Second World War service is worth commemorating; he genuinely earned at least some of those medals.
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Postby The New California Republic » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:23 am

It wasn't unexpected at all, he has been repeatedly in poor health for quite some time, so if anything there has been plenty of forewarning that he was ailing.
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Postby Cavirfi » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:26 am

May His Highness the Consort of the British Monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Rest in Peace.

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Postby South Reinkalistan » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:27 am

Ah yes, let's gather round and pay our respects to the man who lived a life of utter luxury because he was born into a somewhat relevant family and married the right woman.

The world's smallest fucking violin is playing right now.
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Postby Cavirfi » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:28 am

South Reinkalistan wrote:Ah yes, let's gather round and pay our respects to the man who lived a life of relative luxury because he was born into a somewhat relevant family and married the right woman.

Shouldn't we pay respects to everyone, regardless of their prestige?
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Postby The Islands of Versilia » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:28 am

It is a sad loss for this country to see one so great and who was undoubtedly one of our own to pass. May the Lord rest his soul, and may he rest in peace.
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Postby Vrijstaat Limburg » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:28 am

He was the longest-reigning consort in British history, dutifully standing by Her Majesty the Queen's side for half a century. Really sad to see someone with such a unique and eccentric personality go.

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Postby South Reinkalistan » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:30 am

Cavirfi wrote:
South Reinkalistan wrote:Ah yes, let's gather round and pay our respects to the man who lived a life of relative luxury because he was born into a somewhat relevant family and married the right woman.

Shouldn't we pay respects to everyone, regardless of their prestige?

He lived a life with access to amenities and luxury many of us can only dream of -- merely because of who his parents were and who his wife was.

Why pay respects to someone who quite frankly hasn't earned it?
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Postby Endem » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:31 am

RIP Prince Philip
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:31 am

He lived a good life. Rest in Peace, Prince Philip, rest in peace
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Postby Drongonia » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:31 am

South Reinkalistan wrote:Ah yes, let's gather round and pay our respects to the man who lived a life of utter luxury because he was born into a somewhat relevant family and married the right woman.

The world's smallest fucking violin is playing right now.

We'll make sure nobody cares when you die then, if that's how you want to be.
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Postby The Archregimancy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:31 am

And another reminder about how not-unexpected this was:

Organisers are said to be “desperately anxious” not to stage anything that attracts mass gatherings, one source said. From the onset of the pandemic, planners have been busy behind the scenes working out a contingency strategy in case the duke died during the coronavirus crisis - a worst-case scenario of major concurrent events - a fear that has come true.

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The Archregimancy wrote:
Great Pacific Switzerland wrote:Didn't expect this shit to happen. Unexpected considering how long both the Queen and Phillip lived for


He was 99, and had just spent weeks in hospital for an unspecified heart condition; of course it wasn't unexpected.

I wrote a preparatory obituary for Prince Philip in my professional capacity 5 years ago, and also helped set some of my then-employer's protocols for royal deaths (it was an organisation with royal patronage where the Duke of Edinburgh had previously served as chair) - so it's not as if relevant organisations weren't ready.


Nonsense about 'unexpected' aside, this is, I think, the first time that the consort of a reigning monarch has died since 1861, so there's not much active precedent. He was the longest-serving British royal consort of the longest-reigning British monarch, and those records will likely stand for some time. And whatever his old-fashioned views on some issues (being polite for the recently deceased), his Second World War service is worth commemorating; he genuinely earned at least some of those medals.


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Postby Northern Socialist Council Republics » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:33 am

South Reinkalistan wrote:-snip-

Not quite how I would put it, but I share the general sentiment.

I don’t have condolences or sympathies to give to a pampered aristocrat who died a peaceful and natural death, nor have I any for their pampered aristocratic family.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:34 am

Poor guy, missed out on his 100th birthday by only a couple of months. I wonder if the queen would have sent him a letter
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Postby Great Pacific Switzerland » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:36 am

South Reinkalistan wrote:
Cavirfi wrote:Shouldn't we pay respects to everyone, regardless of their prestige?

He lived a life with access to amenities and luxury many of us can only dream of -- merely because of who his parents were and who his wife was.

Why pay respects to someone who quite frankly hasn't earned it?

To be honest I dont want a life of luxury and lesiure. I just want a house, family and nessecary needs. Simple as
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Drongonia wrote:
South Reinkalistan wrote:Ah yes, let's gather round and pay our respects to the man who lived a life of utter luxury because he was born into a somewhat relevant family and married the right woman.

The world's smallest fucking violin is playing right now.

We'll make sure nobody cares when you die then, if that's how you want to be.

Not sure how that relates. Like, at all.
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Postby Advancia-Sizzletown » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:37 am

May the Duke rest in peace.
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