RIP to Prince Philip

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You can thank Megan Markle the attention whore for pushing him into the grave..

Yes he was old, but added stress, shame to the family..

The Royal Mutt.. no she's not black or white, she's a mutt
 
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You can thank Megan Markle the attention whore for pushing him into the grave..

Yes he was old, but added stress, shame to the family..

The Royal Mutt.. no she's not black or white, she's a mutt

I was thinking the same.
 
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Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said he "consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service".

The palace added: "The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

The flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-mast and a notice was posted on the gates following the announcement of the duke's death.

Bunches of daffodils, tulips, roses and lilies were among floral tributes placed by people outside the palace, while crowds began to gather at Windsor Castle.

The BBC's royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said it was "a moment of real national sadness" and "a moment of sadness, most particularly of course, for the Queen losing her husband of 73 years - a bigger span of years than most of us can imagine".

He said Prince Philip had made "a huge contribution to the success of the Queen's reign", describing the duke as "utterly loyal in his belief in the importance of the role that the Queen was fulfilling - and in his duty to support her".

"It was the importance of the solidity of that relationship, of their marriage, that was so crucial to the success of her reign," he added.

A bank of photographers and cameramen were lined up around the growing number of tributes at Buckingham Palace on Friday afternoon, according to BBC News reporter Marie Jackson.

Rhea Varma, from Pimlico, pulled up to the gates on her bike to lay flowers and a note saying Rest in Peace Duke.

She said: "It's just super sad. I think it might be the beginning of big change in our country. Without him, the Queen might not reign much longer."

To her, the duke was "the kind of stability that's so old-fashioned it's difficult to comprehend. He was a rock who brought integrity."
The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen.

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Ceremonial funeral expected for Prince Philip

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The Queen Mother had a ceremonial funeral in 2002

As the Queen's consort, the Duke of Edinburgh is expected to be given a ceremonial royal funeral rather than a state one, according to protocol.

State funerals are usually reserved for the sovereign.

His funeral is expected to take place at St George's Chapel in Windsor - although the long-held arrangements have been amended in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ceremonial funerals are also held for the heir to the throne and for members of the royal family who hold high military rank. The Queen Mother had a ceremonial funeral in 2002.

State funerals have, on rare occasions by order of the monarch and by a vote in Parliament providing the funds, been held for those other than sovereigns, including Lord Nelson and wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Both can include a lying in state - as the Queen Mother's did, although Philip's will not - and a military procession.

 

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Come Home NOW Harry & Your Last Chance With The Royal Family & UK​

 

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You can thank Megan Markle the attention whore for pushing him into the grave..

Yes he was old, but added stress, shame to the family..

The Royal Mutt.. no she's not black or white, she's a mutt
I don't think so Boomer, but she might be flattered that you would grant her that much power! At 993/4 some would say "it was time". He had a good run and led a remarkable life. :) RIP, Pip!
 
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I don't think so Boomer, but she might be flattered that you would grant her that much power! At 993/4 some would say "it was time". He had a good run and led a remarkable life. :) RIP, Pip!

Nah. I think they pushed him to the grave. And they appeared on Oprah spreading lies about the Royal Family when Prince Philip was in hospital. Despicable.
 

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:



Northern Irish First Minister Arlene Foster:



Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer:

 

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Boris Johnson has announced eight days of national mourning before Prince Philip's funeral, suggesting the funeral will take place on Saturday 17th April.

Biden: 'His legacy will live on'​

In the past few minutes we've heard from US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden who praised Prince Philip's “decades of devoted public service”.

“Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK, the Commonwealth, and to his family,” the pair wrote in a statement.

His legacy “is evident in the worthy causes he lifted up as patron, in environmental efforts he championed, in the members of the Armed Forces that he supported, in the young people he inspired, and so much more.”

“His legacy will live on.”
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'Dear Aunt Lilibet': Europe's royals respond​

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Prince Philip and Spain's Queen Letizia met in London in 2017

Many of Europe's royal families are related to Prince Philip and have been paying their respects.

Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia began their statement by addressing the Queen as "Aunt Lilibet", going on to say "we are deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of dear uncle Philip.

Filled with sorrow and sense of loss, we would like to send you our most heartfelt condolences on behalf of the government and people of Spain".

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden said "Prince Philip has been a great friend of our family for many years, a relation which we have deeply valued" while Norway's King Harald V said "our thoughts are with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of her family".

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark sent a personal message - the Duke of Edinburgh was born a Danish prince, before renouncing that title ahead of his marriage.

 
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