Why no thread on Phil the Greek?

Why no thread on Phil the Greek?

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mikees

Original Poster:

2,465 posts

136 months

Saturday 20th February
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Fees like this time it might be a bit serious. I like the old contrarian but I know he splits opinions.

hiccy18

1,088 posts

31 months

Saturday 20th February
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Old person goes to hospital quite a bit after he's had the jag, so not Covid therefore not newsworthy.

The fact that Charles has gone to see him suggests this is terminal, bit of a shame.

Slackline

294 posts

98 months

Saturday 20th February
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I wonder who will take up the role of insulting just about everybody if he doesn't make it hehe

As an aside, it appears Harry has a private jet on standby to come over to see him. Luckily, as a Royal, he doesn't have to quarantine and will be allowed to visit him in hospital if that's where he is. rolleyes

Digger

12,023 posts

155 months

Saturday 20th February
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Slackline said:
I wonder who will take up the role of insulting just about everybody if he doesn't make it hehe

As an aside, it appears Harry has a private jet on standby to come over to see him. Luckily, as a Royal, he doesn't have to quarantine and will be allowed to visit him in hospital if that's where he is. rolleyes
In this particular case I would have zero issues whatsoever with family members travelling to his bedside!

Slackline

294 posts

98 months

Saturday 20th February
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Digger said:
Slackline said:
I wonder who will take up the role of insulting just about everybody if he doesn't make it hehe

As an aside, it appears Harry has a private jet on standby to come over to see him. Luckily, as a Royal, he doesn't have to quarantine and will be allowed to visit him in hospital if that's where he is. rolleyes
In this particular case I would have zero issues whatsoever with family members travelling to his bedside!
Indeed. I wish everyone who had a terminally ill relative could do the same!

survivalist

3,312 posts

154 months

Saturday 20th February
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Slackline said:
Digger said:
Slackline said:
I wonder who will take up the role of insulting just about everybody if he doesn't make it hehe

As an aside, it appears Harry has a private jet on standby to come over to see him. Luckily, as a Royal, he doesn't have to quarantine and will be allowed to visit him in hospital if that's where he is. rolleyes
In this particular case I would have zero issues whatsoever with family members travelling to his bedside!
Indeed. I wish everyone who had a terminally ill relative could do the same!
Indeed. Everyone should be able to do this, being a member of the royal family shouldn't come into it.

Cold

10,809 posts

54 months

Saturday 20th February
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Whether or not a patient is allowed visitors is down to the discretion of the individual hospital.

Unfortunately, Charles being allowed in to visit doesn't look too promising for Philip.

FourWheelDrift

81,961 posts

248 months

Saturday 20th February
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Slackline said:
I wonder who will take up the role of insulting just about everybody if he doesn't make it hehe

As an aside, it appears Harry has a private jet on standby to come over to see him. Luckily, as a Royal, he doesn't have to quarantine and will be allowed to visit him in hospital if that's where he is. rolleyes
Private plane with no contact with others, a lot safer than all the people still travelling in and out of the country on regular passenger flights. Also it's a private hospital that has different rules.

Slackline

294 posts

98 months

Saturday 20th February
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FourWheelDrift said:
Slackline said:
I wonder who will take up the role of insulting just about everybody if he doesn't make it hehe

As an aside, it appears Harry has a private jet on standby to come over to see him. Luckily, as a Royal, he doesn't have to quarantine and will be allowed to visit him in hospital if that's where he is. rolleyes
Private plane with no contact with others, a lot safer than all the people still travelling in and out of the country on regular passenger flights. Also it's a private hospital that has different rules.
Cool. So he's just hammering home the global warming thing he's so passionate about. Got it thumbup

PeteinSQ

1,408 posts

174 months

Saturday 20th February
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I actually met him very briefly about twenty years ago at a DofE awards ceremony. He didn't disappoint.... Because the award had been going on for quite some time he asked if any of the parents in attendance had done the award. One lady put her hand up to say she had so he asked which one she'd done. The award is in three categories of bronze, silver and gold. She said she'd done the bronze award to which Phillip replied that it was "better than nothing I suppose". Which did make everyone laugh.

He's obviously pretty old fashioned but then he is pretty ancient and a member of the Royal Family so what would you expect?

ddom

3,521 posts

12 months

Saturday 20th February
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Very old privileged old man sick in hospital, Meh...who really cares? I am sure he will get the very best of care rolleyes

Cold

10,809 posts

54 months

Saturday 20th February
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ddom said:
Very old privileged old man sick in hospital, Meh...who really cares? I am sure he will get the very best of care rolleyes
Quick, say something about taxpayers' money.

tapandunwrap

111 posts

170 months

Saturday 20th February
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Lots of murmurs afoot on twitter this evening that it might be somewhat more permanent than the brief stay the media have been suggesting.

Then again, everyone is bored as sin and the rumour mill is rife.

Muddle238

2,434 posts

77 months

Saturday 20th February
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I’ve got a niggling feeling it’s rather more serious than the media is letting on, first a “brief” overnight stay has turned into days and now into next week.

I saw a brief clip earlier of Charles entering the hospital, there was just something about his facial expression/body language that gave me a slight shiver.

I do hope however it’s nothing serious and that the Duke recovers swiftly.

Earthdweller

7,118 posts

90 months

Saturday 20th February
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Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery

CaptainSlow

10,334 posts

176 months

Saturday 20th February
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Slackline said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Slackline said:
I wonder who will take up the role of insulting just about everybody if he doesn't make it hehe

As an aside, it appears Harry has a private jet on standby to come over to see him. Luckily, as a Royal, he doesn't have to quarantine and will be allowed to visit him in hospital if that's where he is. rolleyes
Private plane with no contact with others, a lot safer than all the people still travelling in and out of the country on regular passenger flights. Also it's a private hospital that has different rules.
Cool. So he's just hammering home the global warming thing he's so passionate about. Got it thumbup
He's passionate about telling others what to do, not to actually do as he preaches.


CubanPete

3,022 posts

152 months

Saturday 20th February
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Earthdweller said:
Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery
Always has come across as a talented selfless chap, I think his sense of humour is brilliant. I wish him a speedy recovery too.

Smoggy XJR

228 posts

34 months

Saturday 20th February
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Earthdweller said:
Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery
Well said.

knk

1,001 posts

235 months

Saturday 20th February
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Earthdweller said:
Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery
Sadly, a speedy recovery is unlikely, and an improvement is likely to be temporary.
That is just the odds, going into hospital in your nineties.

hiccy18

1,088 posts

31 months

Saturday 20th February
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Earthdweller said:
Let’s not forget that Philip, a member of the Greek Royal family was a decorated War hero who was mentioned in dispatches during the battle of Matapan, served in the Royal Navy in the Med, took part in the invasion of Sicily and then went to the Far East to fight the Japs

He’s one of the few WW2 veterans left, a career Naval officer who gave up his career for his wife who he has supported for decades

I for one, which him a speedy recovery
Spot on that man, well said.

Although personally I'll wish him a speedy recovery. wink

Edited by hiccy18 on Saturday 20th February 21:39