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Prince Charles says royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support

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An appropriate expression of gratitude from a grieving son.

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"His Royal Highness leaves us with a legacy of indomitable spirit, steadfastness and an unshakeable sense of duty.”

What a shame his children didn't inherit those traits. The British media has gone "full North Korea" on its coverage, by all accounts, something he would have hated. RIP (except for the racists jokes part).

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During Prince Philip's time, that's when royalty was royalty and to be respected. Nowadays, it appears that royalty is kind of a joke and no big deal. What's the point now?

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The duke also took part in designing the modified Land Rover that will carry his coffin.

We can at least be bl**dy thankful that he won't be driving this time!

Those of us who might be offended by such a quip need to be reminded that the Duke himself was infamous for his offensive sense of humor and, I'm sure, would himself appreciate my "gallows humor" as a tribute to an indelible part of his unforgettable "naughty boy" image familiar to millions.

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Often cracked a joke to break the ice but too often then fell in.

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The UK royalty are people and if you have nothing nice to write. Then write nothing at all.

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The UK royalty are people and if you have nothing nice to write. Then write nothing at all.

You should write what you feel. We do not have lese majeste laws and hypocrisy is something we should do our best to avoid.

He was himself a waspish character who seemed to enjoy making offensive comments.

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YuriOtani

The UK royalty are people and if you have nothing nice to write. Then write nothing at all.

So you think in America you should not have freedom of speech to criticise your president. I am a Brit, and like America we also have freedom of speech, allowing us lawfully to express our opinions even if they are anti monarch.

You must be confusing us with Thailand where you dare not speak against the king. But now many are, just the old one died, and replaced with a tattooed playboy living in Germany during the pandemic while his people suffer and die.

I am anti monarch for several decades but at least until the funeral of Phillip I won't post anti remarks. But then the gloves will be off again.

Change comes about when the people speak out about what is wrong in society. Not why being quiet.

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YuriOtani

you see even here, free speech and opinion is down voted.

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He was himself a waspish character who seemed to enjoy making offensive comments.

I do not agree. His sense of humor often crossed the bounds of common correctness but he did not mean to cause offense, let alone enjoy causing offense. His attempts at breaking the ice or removing some of the stiffness in royal protocols was famous and in many instances welcomed and appropriate. In some instances that have been well documented and commented on they crossed a line he would rather not have crossed as he did not seek or like the spot light being on him. He carried out his duty to his wife and his country with steadfastness and dedication and he did so well into his 90's when most people would have been retired for 15 - 20 years already.

Love him or hate him he was his own man, standing behind and supporting his woman and serving the Commonwealth of nations when and where he was asked to. His life now over, history will remember him for his many achievements and his few gaffes. Hid did much more good than bad and the scales are in his favor.

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Whether one agrees with the notion of royalty or not, he was from an era of higher virtues.

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alfie:

RIP (except for the racists jokes part).

I'm old enough to remember the joke he made in China (although I'm sure the Queen was not amused) and it certainly would have been fitting in this day and age when so many Asian people are getting verbally and physically abused.

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He was himself a waspish character who seemed to enjoy making offensive comments.

I do not agree. His sense of humor often crossed the bounds of common correctness but he did not mean to cause offense, let alone enjoy causing offense.

His ‘slitty-eyes’ comment was a bit more than crossing the boundaries of ‘common correctness’. Let’s not use euphemisms here. We all know what it was. This was well publicized in China by the way, and as we know, it’s an epithet used against other people of East Asian origin.

I believe he did enjoy t. He repeatedly did it despite negative blowback. He was well aware of this.

There is a extensive list of comments he made which would have seen a paid diplomat reprimanded or sacked.

Just not good enough.

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I rather liked Prince Philip. He said it as it is, not down the road of political correctness. Sometimes in life we all have to upset people, because it is what it is.

I think that he had a good sense of humour, but again, in life, one cannot please everybody.

A truely remarkable man.

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Jimizo

His ‘slitty-eyes’ comment was a bit more than crossing the boundaries of ‘common correctness’.

It was a take on a common Chinese saying that young Chinese who spend too much time in the West come back home with round eyes.

This was well publicized in China by the way,

No it wasn't, according to AFP:

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3128990/real-story-behind-prince-philips-infamous-slitty-eyed-remark

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His ‘slitty-eyes’ comment was a bit more than crossing the boundaries of ‘common correctness’.

It was a take on a common Chinese saying that young Chinese who spend too much time in the West come back home with round eyes

So, getting back to my point. What do you think would happen to a paid diplomat who used the expression ‘slitty eyes’?

I’d guess a sacking. What would you guess?

This was well publicized in China by the way,

No it wasn't, according to AFP:

Not what I’ve come across from more than a few Chinese people around my age in China and in Japan. They knew about it.

On a related point, the British citizens of Chinese origin also knew about it.

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There is a extensive list of comments he made which would have seen a paid diplomat reprimanded or sacked.

I don't think Prince Philip would be (or ever was) bothered by such comments. As many people said about the man, he had little time for fools.

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There is a extensive list of comments he made which would have seen a paid diplomat reprimanded or sacked.

I don't think Prince Philip would be (or ever was) bothered by such comments. As many people said about the man, he had little time for fools.

Another non-answer.

What do you think would have happened to a paid diplomat who used the expression ‘slitty-eyed’?

It’s a straightforward question.

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Jimizo:

You should write what you feel. We do not have lese majeste laws and hypocrisy is something we should do our best to avoid.

No lese majeste laws? That's unfortunate for Prince Andrew.

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At least 80 people killed by the military in Bago, Myanmar. None of those people are as worthy to be mourned as a royal is, apparently. What a weird world this is.

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We all have done things that are just wrong. I just do not feel like expressing these things. He was a husband and father and there is no room in my heart to hold grudges. Also money does not make these events any easier. I truly wish peace and comfort to the Royal family in their time of sorrow.

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Prince Harry flies into London for his grandpa's funeral. Quarantining at Kensington Palace for 10 days. But can attnd the funeral under covid protocols.

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