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  1. 3 minutes ago, Windsor said:


    I don't recall that with the Queen Mother. And clearly King George VI died unexpectedly. 


    The last time they made an announcement like that was 1936 and thats because they euthanised the poor bugger just to make the papers...

    Queen Mary got announcements like that going by the Pathe news film on You Tube.


    The Queen Mother was meant to get them but didn't.

  2. 5 minutes ago, DCI Frank Burnside said:


    I agree but that said it wouldn't be as an arduous process for them to change it nowadays  compared to 30/40 years ago

    It wouldn't be but they simply wouldn't send them to the BBC until the embargo ends.

  3. 2 minutes ago, Thatcher said:

    Well the front pages for tomorrow’s papers have started to trickle through. If any kind of announcement was coming tonight I expect an embargoed note would’ve gone to the editors asking them to hold. 

    I agree - the 10pm story seems to be all vaccinated by the end of July being that's in the Express and Telegraph.

  4. 1 minute ago, RoverAndOut said:


    Piers Morgan needs a new near-centenarian to hero-worship now Captain Tom's departed. He knows jack shit more than any of the rest on Twitter, he's just looking to start a fight.

    He is a journalist with lots of connections.


    The Sunday papers are out - I feel if a 10pm announcement was coming they wouldn't be releasing their front pages.

  5. 3 minutes ago, deathisallaround said:

    Yeah he left hours ago. Its only 10 to 8 now.

    A couple of hours in the car and you get to sleep in your bed in your preffered home.

    It's not like he would have to drive himself.

    This is very telling.

    It is - through the Telegraph (Favourite paper of the Queen apparently) is doing it's best to report that nothing concerning is happening.

  6. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2021/02/20/prince-philip-duke-edinburgh-remain-hospital-next-week/


    'However, royal sources stressed the Duke, who has been in King Edward VII's Hospital in London since Tuesday, remained in "good spirit". '


    'A source close to the heir to the throne said: “The Duke has been in hospital a few days longer than expected and the Prince simply wanted to go and see him.”

    A Buckingham Palace source insisted the Duke's condition had not changed, and that the doctors were simply acting with "an abundance of caution" by keeping him in.'


    The Telegraph are trying to ease people's concerns.


  7. 11 minutes ago, ECG said:

    Normally, I'd believe the statements, but it's a bit more difficult this time because they've not been clear about what the issue is. Typically, if either Philip or Liz have been in hospital, they've been quite willing to say why they've been admitted to hospital. However, all they've said this time is that he is in for observations out of an abundance of caution. The fact that they've been quiet about his issue since he's been admitted makes me think that they are hiding something. 


    It's less the fact that one or two things are slightly different from previous hospitalisations. It's the fact that several things are different.

     They haven't told us much about his health in years.

  8. 1 minute ago, Ulitzer95 said:

    I do not believe for one second that the Palace would say the Duke is in good spirits if that was not the case.


    The Palace has a long history of saying little to nothing to avoid revealing the whole picture but they wouldn’t tell an outright lie in a statement.

    You can be dying but still good spirts.

  9. 3 minutes ago, Deathrace said:

    Anyone else reckon his death will be announced during the televising of Harry and Meghan's "no holds barred" interview with Oprah? It would be about the worst PR imaginable for them if it did. 

    Nope because it airs at 1/2am UK time.

  10. 4 minutes ago, RoverAndOut said:

    5.20pm Saturday news bulletin has just started on BBC1 - lead story is about plans for visitors to care homes in Monday's announcement. In other words, no alarm bells at the top of the show about Prince Philip. Just FYI.

    They have just gone to the hospital where the journalist has a bright blue scarf on.

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  11. 2 minutes ago, DCI Frank Burnside said:

    Yep that and the fact Philip has said he doesn't want a bells and whistles ceremony. Will probably be similar enough to Margaret's ceremony 

    That still had about 300 people including tones of her 'friends'.

  12. Just now, Sean said:

    No but I would think they would want about 50 or slightly less people in Westminster Abbey.He has 4 children 8 grandchildren  (5 married) several great grandchildren now old enough to attend (Prince George Savannah and Isla Phillips) and quite a few other Royals like Duke and Duchess of Kent Prince and Princess Michael of Kent Princess Alexandra Princess Margarets Children and Grandchildren.That alone is about 30 without the Prime Minister and Carrie and any other close friends.

    It wont be the Abbey - too big for a private cermeony. It be Windsor as that's where they both being buried.

  13. 5 minutes ago, Sean said:

    He won`t scrap them but in light of this news and falling infection hospital and death rates he will loosen it with Philip in mind.30 mourners would only just include the Queen and his direct descendants and their spouses.

    Even through she is vaccinated I doubt she will want 100 or more people at St George's chapel for the funeral.


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