What a wonderful man Prince Philip was

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AllThatIAmRoom101 Sat 17-Apr-21 17:44:35

He really was a remarkable man and what a sad day it's been watching the funeral. Hearing all the stories about his life, I have laughed, cried and been somewhere in between. I know it's not really a discussion topic but I wanted to show my respect to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. GOD BLESS YOU SIR

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thatwasme22 Sat 17-Apr-21 17:45:31

Is this sarcasm?

Pedallleur Sat 17-Apr-21 17:54:08

To OP Are you the Queen or one of his children?

Stonerosie67 Sat 17-Apr-21 17:55:22

I agree with you, op.

Mercimay Sat 17-Apr-21 17:56:05

Why would the OP post in sarcasm or have to be the queen or a family member to post what she feels is a fitting tribute to a man of 99 years of age

DontBiteTheBoobThatFeedsYou Sat 17-Apr-21 17:56:20

This is quite funny.
I don't think it will go the way you want (or perhaps that is the way you want?!)

MasterBeth Sat 17-Apr-21 17:56:21

A man who was born into and who lived through a life of extraordinary privilege. Went to war, like millions of his generation. Was a terrible racist, like many of his generation. Stayed with his wife until his death, like many of his generation.

He was a man who lived a remarkable life. That’s not the same as being a remarkable man.

Bluntness100 Sat 17-Apr-21 17:56:32

Ok. Did you know him?

inmyslippers Sat 17-Apr-21 17:57:33

Can't say he was my favourite royal

thatwasme22 Sat 17-Apr-21 17:57:44

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ZaraW Sat 17-Apr-21 17:57:49

YABVU I think most people would have an amazing life with all the privilege, connections and wealth the Royal Family has.

VictoriaLudorum Sat 17-Apr-21 17:57:51

It was a very moving and simple send off.
Totally appropriate and lovely. I hope it gave Her Majesty and the family great comfort.

BlackBucketOfCheese Sat 17-Apr-21 17:57:57

Take it you didn’t do the 3pm dance to Mambo No.5?

Tealightsandd Sat 17-Apr-21 17:59:53

Nice post OP. I agree.

Alsohuman Sat 17-Apr-21 18:00:00

VictoriaLudorum

It was a very moving and simple send off.
Totally appropriate and lovely. I hope it gave Her Majesty and the family great comfort.

I agree. The same generation as my dad. A proper old school gentleman, they don’t make them like that any more.

thatwasme22 Sat 17-Apr-21 18:00:02

''Why would the OP post in sarcasm or have to be the queen or a family member to post what she feels is a fitting tribute to a man of 99 years of age''

maybe because the man is a stranger. Does she readong obituaries on the paper and sit crying over folk she never met? It is absurd people take celebrity deaths to heart.

Limalama Sat 17-Apr-21 18:01:25

I met him in person as as part of my job and I can say my experience of him wasn't positive.

Funny how people get caught up in propaganda and hype, especially around funerals.

LaceyBetty Sat 17-Apr-21 18:01:25

MasterBeth

A man who was born into and who lived through a life of extraordinary privilege. Went to war, like millions of his generation. Was a terrible racist, like many of his generation. Stayed with his wife until his death, like many of his generation.

He was a man who lived a remarkable life. That’s not the same as being a remarkable man.


Agree

MolotovMocktail Sat 17-Apr-21 18:01:31

I agree OP. He was super and it was a lovely send off. I wish his family all the best.

thatwasme22 Sat 17-Apr-21 18:02:29

''YABVU I think most people would have an amazing life with all the privilege, connections and wealth the Royal Family has.''

This. And they are seen as idols. If I had his millions I'd easily have a much better life but I work all hours and rent a box bedroom in my 30s.

Tealightsandd Sat 17-Apr-21 18:04:10

I think it would be nice if a fundraiser was set up to donate money in his name to the Vanuatu tribe who worshipped him. I was touched reading about them. They live in a lot of poverty. Perhaps one of the organisations he worked with could set it up. I'd love for the BBC to do a programme on them. It would be interesting and help raise awareness at the same time.

Luvacuppatea Sat 17-Apr-21 18:05:30

Totally agree OP

JayAlfredPrufrock Sat 17-Apr-21 18:05:36

Well I agree OP.

Yes he lived a life of enormous privilege but I think he did an amazing amount to the betterment of our society.

Alsohuman Sat 17-Apr-21 18:06:30

I work all hours and rent a box bedroom in my 30s

If you’d been his generation there’s a good chance you’d never have reached your 30s.

clarepetal Sat 17-Apr-21 18:07:21

Am very interested in the royals, read loads of books on them, felt sorry for the Queen, but I don't think he was a very nice man.
Incredibly rude, racist but had a strange upbringing. And was always in her shadow and had to give up the career he loved, he did well to live as long as he did.
Although he could have been completely mental and incontinent at his age, we have no idea so although it is awful for Her Maj, maybe his dying was a relief for her~ if he was in a state, we will never know what goes on behind closed doors.

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