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

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 09:15:46 PM »
Philip with his cousin King Michael at Villa Sparta





and with Elizabeth at Villa Sparta

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 02:58:18 PM »
I've posted pictures of Prince Philip's visit to Toronto today on www.royalhistorian.com

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #5 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

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #9 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".
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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #13 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.


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Re: Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh Part II
« Reply #14 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.