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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Windsors => Topic started by: grandduchessella on December 07, 2012, 07:52:42 PM

Title: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on December 07, 2012, 07:52:42 PM
The old topic was over 20 pages so time for Part II.

Dashing young consort:

(http://in2eastafrica.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Prince-Phillip-strikes-a-serious-pose-in-one-of-the-1952-photographs.jpg)
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on January 20, 2013, 09:15:46 PM
Philip with his cousin King Michael at Villa Sparta

(http://www.vestul.ro/uploads/images/fantana2.jpg)

(http://www.vestul.ro/uploads/images/fantana3.jpg)

and with Elizabeth at Villa Sparta

(http://www.vestul.ro/uploads/images/fantana1.jpg)
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Suzanne on April 27, 2013, 02:58:18 PM
I've posted pictures of Prince Philip's visit to Toronto today on www.royalhistorian.com
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on April 27, 2013, 10:42:03 PM
He had a nasty looking black eye in photos I saw today. I don't think the Queen slugged him or anything but I do wonder at the cause. At his age, I think it's easier for even a minor bump to bruise pretty vividly due to change in skin and circulation. Medications can also have an effect in allowing more easy bruising. I hope he's doing all right overall and it's just a byproduct of aging.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Kimberly on June 06, 2013, 02:04:44 PM
Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital this evening. He is to have an exploratory operation on his abdomen tomorrow and is expected to stay in for at least 2 weeks. The palace has stated that this is not an emergency situation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22807942 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22807942)
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on June 07, 2013, 01:36:54 PM
Hopefully all will be well as before but he's over 90 and these health issues have to be taking a toll.

Here's a photo I found on tumblr of him--it has to be fairly recent but I don't know the exact date

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/0e15c2a09a99b59e8b8e91b79189cdfc/tumblr_mmwyytj0Q81r6jme9o1_500.png)
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Kalafrana on June 08, 2013, 07:26:05 AM
He will be 92 on Monday.

The picture must have been taken in the last 18 months, as that pattern of camouflage has only come into use in that time.

Ann
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on June 10, 2013, 12:59:28 PM
Marlene wrote that everything is progressing according to plans for right now and that the Prince "is comfortable and in good spirits". While he will remain in the hospital for up to 2 weeks, his entire convalescence could take about 2 months.  Give the man all the time he wants at his age! It's time to hand a bunch of stuff off to Charles and William. Philip has worked his rear end off for 60 yrs for the country, let him just relax now.

Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Jen_94 on June 10, 2013, 01:38:02 PM
I've apparently heard he'll have a period of convalescence of approximately 2 months when he comes out of hospital.

Prince Edward and The Queen paid him a visit today! But not together, separately. I agree, I think the Duke has worked hard, both him and the Queen have.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on June 10, 2013, 02:27:47 PM
From The Telegraph:

"Her Majesty took her husband a birthday card, addressed to “HRH The Duke of Edinburgh” as he continues to recover from surgery at the London Clinic. After a 35-minute visit, she left, looking relaxed and happy, as she shook hands with her physician, Prof John Cunningham, who is in overall charge of the Duke’s treatment. Buckingham Palace said the Duke was “progressing according to plans at this early stage” and is “comfortable and in good spirits”. He is still awaiting the results of tests carried out during an exploratory operation on his abdomen on Friday, and will remain in hospital for another two weeks before “taking a period of convalescence of approximately two months”, the Palace said. Earlier in the day the Earl of Wessex became the Duke’s first visitor since his operation when he spent 20 minutes by his bedside, also taking a birthday card with him. As he left the hospital he was asked how his father was doing, and replied: “Well, thank you.”
The fact that the Duke is feeling well enough to receive visitors suggests he is making a good recovery from his operation.

"Aides had earlier said that members of the Royal family would only visit the Duke if his doctors said he was strong enough to have company. The nature of the Duke's complaint is not known, but doctors decided he should have the exploratory operation following a regular health check carried out in the past fortnight. The Queen dismissed concerns for his health when she visited the BBC on Friday, telling the Today programme presenter John Humphrys he was "not ill".
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Vecchiolarry on June 10, 2013, 10:45:53 PM
Hi,

I'd say that after his hos[ital stay, Prince Philip should hi-tail it up to Balmoral and rest there...  He would be less disturbed by press & media and The Queen is scheduled to go there anyway after the Trooping, Garter ceremony and Royal Ascot....

Any scheduled royal duties that he had could be filled by Charles, Andrew and Edward and certainly Anne.

However, he may wish to be present in London for William and Catherine's baby birth.

Larry
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Kalafrana on June 11, 2013, 01:36:06 AM
A quiet spell at Balmoral sounds just the thing. But if the Queen and Duke wish to be close at hand for the birth then there is Windsor.

Ann
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Jen_94 on June 11, 2013, 04:42:49 AM
Definitely, I agree. Balmoral would be the perfect place to put his feet up after the operation. But it is likely, as you said, The Queen and Duke may wish to be near London for the birth of William and Catherine's child.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Lady of Shalott on June 11, 2013, 03:19:34 PM
I do hope he is alright.  I know he made gaffs,  but he is well regarded and loved by
the UK at large.


Lady of Shalott
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Maria the Beautiful on June 11, 2013, 10:57:08 PM
I'd like to add my well-wishes for Prince Phillip as well.  I have to be honest - before I joined this forum I did not have a high regard for him.  After reading the many posts about him here my opinion has changed and I now recognize his incredible service to his country and support he has provided the Queen and  his family through the years. 
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Kimberly on June 12, 2013, 01:48:40 AM
I do hope he is alright.  I know he made gaffs,  but he is well regarded and loved by
the UK at large.


Lady of Shalott

   

I think its the gaffes that make him popular :-)
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Jen_94 on June 12, 2013, 02:45:15 AM
I do hope he is alright.  I know he made gaffs,  but he is well regarded and loved by
the UK at large.


Lady of Shalott

   

I think its the gaffes that make him popular :-)


And his stamina too! I love his gaffes, he comes out with some good ones! :-)
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Kalafrana on June 12, 2013, 03:05:01 AM
On his public appearances over here he is regularly greeted with shouts of, 'Good old Phil!'

Ann
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on June 12, 2013, 11:51:11 AM
This was on tumblr so I don't know where or when the quote originated:

"“She is the only thing in this world which is absolutely real to me and my ambition is to weld the two of us into a new combined existence that will not only be able to withstand the shocks directed at us but will also have a positive existence for the good.” -Prince Philip."
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: RoyalWatcher on June 12, 2013, 03:34:26 PM
WOW! How incredibly romantic and protective.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Jen_94 on June 12, 2013, 03:43:57 PM
Very romantic! And Phillip isn't one that doesn't take easily to compliments as the Queen herself said.

Quote
(he) is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years and I, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: TimM on June 12, 2013, 05:07:25 PM
I hope I'm that active when I hit my 90's.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on June 13, 2013, 11:00:30 AM
I hope I'm as active when I hit my 50s! LOL
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Kalafrana on June 17, 2013, 06:58:46 AM
Excellent news! The Duke is out of hospital.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-philip/10124624/Two-weeks-of-hospital-checks-for-the-Duke-of-Edinburgh.html

Ann
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: RoyalWatcher on June 17, 2013, 02:53:58 PM
He looked wonderful in the photos I saw of him. Now let's hope he truly rests for the next few months!
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Jen_94 on June 18, 2013, 06:16:02 AM
That's great news! I'm sure he'll get a good rest period and be back to work in no time.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: TimM on June 18, 2013, 12:01:10 PM
I'm glad he's out of the hospital.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: grandduchessella on July 08, 2013, 09:40:48 PM
Looking dapper--even in surgical socks--as he left the hospital

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/17/article-2343029-1A5C7A65000005DC-484_306x639.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/17/article-2343029-1A5C85A9000005DC-405_634x473.jpg)

"Prince Philip left hospital clutching the Crucible of War by Fred Anderson (left), considered a masterpiece by academics and reviewers. The book, first published in 2000, tells how during the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean. Mr Anderson also says this profoundly changed the political and cultural landscape of North America, as the British influenced the first US President George Washington and others like him. Anderson also argues that men like Washington also worked hard to understand Britain's strengths and weaknesses, particularly militarily, which allowed America to successfully battle them and win later."
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Kalafrana on July 09, 2013, 02:58:10 AM
Guards tie and what looks suspicially like a regimental blazer.

Ann
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Clemence on December 09, 2017, 02:54:30 PM
Just been watching the 2nd episond of the 2nd season of ''The Crown'', maybe someone could help me, was it me or that reporter mentioned somewhat of a grandfather shot at?
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Kalafrana on December 10, 2017, 04:33:57 AM
Philip's grandfather, George I of Greece, was assassinated in Salonika at the end of 1912, shortly after it had been captured by the Greeks in the First Balkan War. He was out for a walk, and a young man came out of a cafe and shot him.

Ann
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: TimM on December 11, 2017, 06:50:23 AM
No one was safe from the fanatics, it seemed.
Title: Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
Post by: Превед on December 25, 2017, 06:17:30 PM
Rare interview:
Prince Philip discusses the historical fate of his late cousin King Mihail of Romania (video mostly in English): http://stirileprotv.ro/special/printul-filip-interviu-exclusiv-cu-john-florescu-a-cunoscut-o-pe-ana-la-nunta-mea-nu-stiam-ce-se-infiripa-intre-ei.html (http://stirileprotv.ro/special/printul-filip-interviu-exclusiv-cu-john-florescu-a-cunoscut-o-pe-ana-la-nunta-mea-nu-stiam-ce-se-infiripa-intre-ei.html)