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Title: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on October 31, 2011, 02:11:49 pm
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RT @BBCPeterHunt The BBC has learnt that Prince Philip has pulled out of a trip to Italy this afternoon because he has a cold. #royal

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Princess Michael of Kent will stand in for Prince Phillip in Italy later today.


Title: Re: DoE cancels trip because of cold
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 31, 2011, 02:33:00 pm
He needs rest and relaxation. Why not send Kate?


Title: Re: DoE cancels trip because of cold
Post by: Alexandrine on October 31, 2011, 02:53:18 pm
I'm surprised that Princess Michael is attending the event as she has no official role.


Title: Re: DoE cancels trip because of cold
Post by: True Brit on October 31, 2011, 02:56:49 pm
Good Lord he's 90 and just done a tour of Australia and he intended to go straight on to Italy? I doubt they daren't send Waity KF - Princess Michael will do a good job instead.


Title: Re: DoE cancels trip because of cold
Post by: Tatiana on October 31, 2011, 07:33:24 pm

     11 day tour of Australia, good for him.

          Kate is not nearly ready for solo engagement abroad.


Title: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 23, 2011, 09:17:32 pm
Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains

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The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital in Cambridge after suffering chest pains, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.

Prince Philip, who turned 90 in June, was taken from Sandringham to the cardiothoracic unit at Papworth Hospital for "precautionary tests", the spokeswoman said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16323794


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: True Brit on December 23, 2011, 10:34:17 pm
Just caught this on the 10'clock news. Let's hope for the best. I used to live just a few miles from Papworth and it is world class - he's in the very best hands. However, I do wonder if this is more serious than they are letting on as Papworth is the place for serious heart issues. It may be he has been taken there due to his age.

Get well soon PP we need your non PC, don't suffer fools gladly sense of humour.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on December 23, 2011, 10:41:27 pm
10 years ago the Queen had to deal with the loss of her sister and her mother in her Jubilee year.  I do hope she won't lose Philip in her Diamond Jubilee year - but he has reportedly had heard problems for quite some time.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Mooster on December 23, 2011, 10:46:08 pm
Just caught this on the 10'clock news. Let's hope for the best. I used to live just a few miles from Papworth and it is world class - he's in the very best hands. However, I do wonder if this is more serious than they are letting on as Papworth is the place for serious heart issues. It may be he has been taken there due to his age.

Get well soon PP we need your non PC, don't suffer fools gladly sense of humour.

I agree True Brit, I live 6 miles from Sandringham, and there is large modern hospital nearby, in addition there is the private Sandringham Hospital next door.  Therefore, 50 miles to Cambridge is a long way for a 90 year old to travel for a check up and an ECG when it could be done on his doorstep.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kezza on December 23, 2011, 11:12:54 pm
If members of the RF do go and see him then its serious i'm afraid. Fingers crossed not a good way to spend christmas.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Gwendolyn on December 23, 2011, 11:21:55 pm
Mooster, excellent point about the distance & ECG.  I hope and pray I'm wrong, but this situation looks pretty bad.  No story I've found yet has given word as to his current condition, a fact which I find ominous in itself.  If he were stable, or simply being monitored, they would say as much.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kezza on December 23, 2011, 11:32:43 pm
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BBCPeterHunt Peter Hunt
Duke of Edinburgh had blocked coronary artery. Been treated with what Palace call "the minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting".

Latest news.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: benign on December 23, 2011, 11:40:16 pm
^thanks...not looking so good especially for his age...hope he does get well...


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kezza on December 24, 2011, 12:00:02 am
My dad had this done a few years ago it can be risky more so for someone of Prince Philips age. They go through the major artery in your leg put dye in to see were the blockage is and then put the stents in.

It sounds like he got the warnings before the heart attack.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 24, 2011, 12:03:27 am
           Best Wishes to PP, a thoroughly good bloke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ6z59KczQ8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4weplTf_Faw&feature=related

  parts one and two above

    They say he will be home in a short time.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Gwendolyn on December 24, 2011, 01:20:33 am
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/23/world/europe/uk-prince-philip/?hpt=hp_t2 (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/23/world/europe/uk-prince-philip/?hpt=hp_t2)

The surgery was successful, and now the Press Association is reporting that Prince Philip will remain in the hospital for observation for "the immediate Christmas period."  Very, very glad to hear that he is apparently out of danger.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 24, 2011, 03:54:12 am


    It wasn't really "surgery", it was a procedure.. he should be home by Christmas Day.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Gwendolyn on December 24, 2011, 03:59:53 am
Thank you for clarifying, Tatiana.  :thankyou:  I kept seeing the term "minor surgery" whenever "minimally invasive procedure" wasn't used, so I wasn't sure.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 24, 2011, 04:12:34 am


   Most Welcome !

                       He was wide awake, he had a local anesthetic.

                                  It will take more than that to keep this man down, he is quite amazing.

                                             I am glad to see that unlike Prince Albert, he is being appreciated for his role, whilst he is still with us.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 24, 2011, 04:16:13 am
Yes. I watched TV this evening hoping that I wouldn't see the announcement that he has passed away. Bad enough she lost her sister and mother in such close succession, a husband would be an intolerable blow. If Philip makes it to the Diamond Jubilee, she will have accomplished what even Queen Victoria never had: a husband she adores by her side for a historical occasion.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Gwendolyn on December 24, 2011, 04:34:38 am
Wide awake!  :eyes:  He truly is an amazing man.  I hadn't seen a video of him speaking before watching the YouTube clips posted earlier in this thread, which were wonderful, by the way.  I was thoroughly impressed.  He's charming, yet bitingly no-nonsense all the same, and I love it.  Also, people always say the boys got their good looks from Diana, but Prince Philip's genes sure didn't hurt!  It's no wonder the young Princess Elizabeth was smitten.  Anyway, one of my grandfathers has at least 5 of these stents, with the first one having been put into place eons ago, ca. the late 1990's, and he's still going strong.  ITA Tatiana...  It will take a lot more than this to keep Prince Philip down.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kezza on December 24, 2011, 06:56:46 am
My dad was wide awake while he had his stents put in his heart. It can be risky though because opening a blockage in the heart can cause them to stop breathing.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 24, 2011, 08:31:43 am


  I've had the pleasure of being in his company, a few times.

        What you see is what you get.

             I can see what HRH Princess Elizabeth saw in him.   

                    I worked in Thoracic surgery .. it's pretty routine.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on December 24, 2011, 09:02:38 am
SkyNews here in Australia recently had a cross to their counterpart in the UK with the report that members of the RF are expected to visit him in hospital today - Christmas Eve.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kezza on December 24, 2011, 10:28:08 am
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BBCPeterHunt Peter Hunt
helicopter landed at Sandringham. Will presumably take members of the royal family to Papworth Hospital to visit Prince Philip. #royal

From twitter.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kezza on December 24, 2011, 11:03:52 am
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BBCPeterHunt Peter Hunt
Queen arrived by helicopter to see husband in Cambridgeshire hospital. #royal

Latest news.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kezza on December 24, 2011, 12:15:31 pm
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Prince Philip's son the Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall now visiting him at Cambridgeshire hospital. #royal
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Buckingham Palace say Prince Philip is in "good spirits" after 45 min visit by Queen and his children, Anne, Andrew and Edward. #royal
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More updates via twitter.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Yooper on December 24, 2011, 01:46:47 pm
I'm glad to hear he's on the mend.  It's amazing what they can do these days.  My mom had open heart surgery at 92 along with about 20 others her age and they all made it (at Scripps, which I highly recommend).  He's a tough old bird.  However, I've spent far too much time with the 90+ set and it takes a toll no matter how slight the procedure.  To be honest, my mum's never really come fully back.  We laugh (well, I do) that she's got a Ferrari engine in a Model T.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 24, 2011, 06:48:54 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078181/Duke-Edinburgh-treated-blocked-coronary-artery.html


       The family visited him.

                   


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: The Chocolate Princess on December 24, 2011, 06:55:50 pm
What a relief to hear he's alright. I heard about the surgery on the news and cursed that I haven't been online here to met more information.

I'm sure Prince Phillip will become over 100 years! :hi: He's a tough guy, and the Queen needs him :king:
AMAZING that he still does 350 engagements each year!!! :eyes:  While Waity Katie gets another year off to "adjust". She should take over at least 50 to support her new family.


I hope your Dad is alright Kezza :hug:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: mousiekins on December 24, 2011, 08:30:15 pm
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwosvvlHqj1r4jvz6o1_500.png

Prince Harry's colleagues were the ones to fly Phillip to hospital


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 24, 2011, 09:03:06 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on December 24, 2011, 09:05:54 pm
Glad to hear that he's going to be alright. Hope the rest of the family are okay too.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Queenbee on December 24, 2011, 11:09:51 pm
I am glad to hear he is going to be alright .My uncle had the same thing ,but ended with a staph infection that killed him .hope The duke has better nurses ,and doctors
 :akasha:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 25, 2011, 01:18:53 am

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What a relief to hear he's alright. I heard about the surgery on the news and cursed that I haven't been online here to met more information.

I am sure that HM is quietly relieved to the marrow of her bones that he's going to be okay. This is purely routine and a simple procedure that will be just fine and then I am sure that he will soon be back to his usual snappish self. I look forward to it next year.

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I'm sure Prince Phillip will become over 100 years! :hi: He's a tough guy, and the Queen needs him :king:

I know that he is the only reason that HM has been able to keep going and simply survive her insane family is because of Philip. He has been so good to her and so good for her that I am more than sure taht HM won't outlive him long and will end up dropping within a year of his death. 

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AMAZING that he still does 350 engagements each year!!! :eyes:  While Waity Katie gets another year off to "adjust". She should take over at least 50 to support her new family.

He needs rest and desperately needs to find some form of genuine relaxation. Kate and WIlliam should both be doing a minimum of a hundred engagements while Harry fifty and Philip should be down to one hundred a year at the most. What a worthless woman Kate is that she cannot even do at least a hundred a year; she could easily do two if she worked at it enough and if she did four engagements a day. Four a day is not impossible and it's not like she has anything better to do.

I hope your Dad is alright Kezza :hug:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on December 25, 2011, 02:06:40 am
I agree that Kate, William and Harry have to step it up.  I will give the princes a small pass in that they are part-time officers in the military (either that or the British military are only on duty about 6 months a year).

The RF have made it clear that they are the only ones in their generation to pick up the slack from those of the Queen and Philip's generation (where there are six people) so Kate especially will have to step up in 2012 and start doing 20 or so a week to take the pressure off Philip and the Queen.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: berlin on December 25, 2011, 02:46:23 am
I pray that he has at least 10-15 years of full health and vitality.  He's such an integral to the Queen.  God bless Him!


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 25, 2011, 04:17:20 am
I agree that Kate, William and Harry have to step it up.  I will give the princes a small pass in that they are part-time officers in the military (either that or the British military are only on duty about 6 months a year).

The RF have made it clear that they are the only ones in their generation to pick up the slack from those of the Queen and Philip's generation (where there are six people) so Kate especially will have to step up in 2012 and start doing 20 or so a week to take the pressure off Philip and the Queen.

Eactly, they are part time officers and they should be filling their free time wiht patronages and also Kate should have ahd hundereds under her belt at this point. Once the DoE gets out, he is probably going to have to cut back and mainly stick with the more important diplomatic instances, not at all the minor stuff. He needs rest and he needs to get more sleep and relaxation. The Ducal couple should not at this point get it into their heads that fun time is now over and even HM needs rest. Kate shoiuld do more engagements, if only because she seems to get a new outfit each time she does; if I were required to do an engagement to get a new outfit I would do so many that I would have a whole new wardrobe.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Yooper on December 25, 2011, 05:33:32 am
This should be a huge warning shot over the bow that Lazy and Lazier should absolutely start sobering up, growing up and step away from admiring their own lying press and get to work already.  It's ridiculous, to me.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 25, 2011, 06:45:15 am
If Philip goes, HM won't be too far behind. I look forward to HM really getting her bearings and then whipping that pair of spoiled brats into place. If Philip geos, quite frankly, HM will end up either collapsing or taking various members of her family to the back of the woodshed. I think several need to be taken to the woodshed.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 25, 2011, 08:07:01 am

   HM will continue to do her duty to the best of her ability.

     People tend to forget that her mother was a widow for 51 years.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on December 25, 2011, 08:17:14 am
Becoming a widow at 51 is a lot different to becoming one at 85.

In the last couple of months I have read a couple of stories in recent weeks of couples who had been married for over 60 years where one died and the other died within days or weeks - not uncommon after that long together.  It is like half of you has died, I have been told, and the will to live goes with the partner.

I have a couple of friends where they celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on the Saturday and she died suddenly on the Wednesday.  He simply couldn't live without her and died the following Saturday - so from huge celebration to a combined funeral in little over a week.

http://www.theledger.com/article/20111216/NEWS/111219476
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041374/Together-end-Couple-married-66-years-die-hours-another.html


Now I am not suggesting for one moment that the Queen will die within days of Philip (or vice versa) but simply pointing out the possibility of her not surviving him for all that long.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: AnaBolena on December 25, 2011, 03:58:59 pm
I'm just so happy to know he's going to be ok.  He really is good for HM and she for him, and she needs him around at the moment.  Christmas day would be difficult for her without him.

I wish him well!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Alexandrine on December 25, 2011, 09:36:49 pm
Royal Family Visit The Duke Of Edinburgh In Hospital

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=136280733&EditorialProduct=Royalty


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Princess Alucard on December 25, 2011, 11:49:11 pm
Hmm no kate visiting Philip :laundry:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: windsor2 on December 26, 2011, 12:29:04 am
^I'd imagine that HM would only want those who mean the world to him allowed to visit him. Waity his walking nightmare, I imagine,
I hope he's allowed to go home soon. It's a shame that if this had to happen, it couldn't happened on the day of Waity's wedding. That would've had the farce surely cancelled. Oh, well, all the best to Phillip's speedy recovery!


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 26, 2011, 01:14:44 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078446/Prince-Philip-Just-let-home-Duke-fighting-form-heart-scare-royals-celebrate-Christmas.html


It would take more than mere heart surgery to shake the indomitable spirit of Prince Philip.
Hours after his life-saving operation, he was demanding to be released from hospital.
‘I feel fine’, the irascible 90-year-old told doctors who had carried out an emergency operation to treat a blocked  coronary artery. ‘I don’t want to make a fuss. I just want to go home.’

An insider at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire said: ‘He is itching to get out.’
However, it was confirmed that he would remain there for at least another night.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078446/Prince-Philip-Just-let-home-Duke-fighting-form-heart-scare-royals-celebrate-Christmas.html#ixzz1hbCtH3QV


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 26, 2011, 01:43:56 am
Hmm no kate visiting Philip :laundry:


He might end up having a heart attack and now that you mention her, I am reminded of Mrs. Baylock walking into the hospital room (in The OMEN) and then shoving Mrs. Throne outside the hospital window. I honestly wonder if Kate would walk in, grin her hyena smile and yank the oxygen mask. I wonder if Carole has been spotted nearby. As for HM, if Kate were in a helicopter with HM, HM would certainly be tempted to end up asking Kate to check (while the helicopter is in the air no less) if whether or not they were up high enough and to "please jump out when we are still a hundred feet in the air to check to see if the grass is soft."



Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Magnolia on December 26, 2011, 01:44:39 am
^I'd imagine that HM would only want those who mean the world to him allowed to visit him. Waity his walking nightmare, I imagine,
I hope he's allowed to go home soon. It's a shame that if this had to happen, it couldn't happened on the day of Waity's wedding. That would've had the farce surely cancelled. Oh, well, all the best to Phillip's speedy recovery!
If she went the press will make it ALL about Lazy how she healed him it's pathetic their so called reporting.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 26, 2011, 01:46:16 am
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Waity his walking nightmare, I imagine,

I am more than sure that Kate has been a huge source of stress for him and I am sure that he has been bursting to lose his temper at her.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on December 26, 2011, 01:50:25 am
Hmm no kate visiting Philip :laundry:


The only in-law who has visited so far is Camilla who was driving from Highgrove to Sandringham with Charles when they stopped in to see how he was.  The next one he would want to see would be Sophie I am sure.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: windsor2 on December 26, 2011, 06:35:38 pm
I hope that Wills is shaken up by this. I hope that he has the balls to sort out his life and not cause HM and Phillip any more stress with his  :BS:. If I were he, I'd spend quality time with Phillip and really listen to is advice. Phillip might be more vocal and really not give a damn and tell Wills how he can get himself together. HM has enough on her plate without having to worry about the mess that's Waity.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: windsor2 on December 26, 2011, 06:46:02 pm
Sorry, timed out.
I'm so glad that Waity wasn't aloud to go with Wills to visit Phillip. The midday new that I saw today made it known that HM, Harry and Will went to visit Phillip and left Waity behind. I hope HM continue to put the best interest of her family before PR because the media might make a fuss over why Waity was left behind. IMO, it definately shows that HM doesn't like Waity or want her around: only those that she truly cares for.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Anne-Elliot on December 26, 2011, 07:49:12 pm
 I bet Wasty is hacked off because this Christmas (in her mind) was supposed to be all about her, & the DofE unwittingly stole her thunder.  I'm sure she was not happy that she was left alone to the tender mercies of the RF, while PW was at the hospital. No Katie as Florence Nightingale in the DM, just holed up in her room trying to avoid P. Anne!


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 26, 2011, 08:25:37 pm
I keep noticing that each time she has her 'moment,' something comes along and ends up stealing it. Right after her wedding, was the death of Bin Laden and during the month before was the massive disaster in Japan.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: windsor2 on December 26, 2011, 10:36:51 pm
I love how Waity's being royally shunned.
It was the second visit to St Mary’s that the 85-year-old Queen had made that day. For the first, she was driven as usual to the church, accompanied by her daughter-in-law the Countess of Wessex, while the rest of her family, headed by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, went on foot.

William, wearing glasses, drove his cousins, Peter Phillips and his sister Zara, in a Land Rover. Behind him Prince Harry was at the wheel of another 4X4 accompanied by Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078446/Duke-Edinburgh-spends-fourth-night-hospital-heart-scare-royals-celebrate-Christmas.html#ixzz1hgNFycfq


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Gwendolyn on December 26, 2011, 10:50:42 pm
Does anyone else think the hospital stay has gone on a bit long at this point?  I still feel like there is more to this than we're being told.  I hope it's not one of those "wait until after Christmas for the bad news" deals.  :sob:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: YooperModerator on December 26, 2011, 11:04:23 pm
Oi relax, the guy is 90 remember!
It's his heart not an upset stomach!,
They kinda wanna make triple sure everything is ok before sending him back home..
It's basically a big CYA.... (don't you ppl know who his wife is?!   :spy: Honestly she's the last person you would want to make sad and angry because her hubby died after being in your care! (http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/akasha2411/Smileys/board%20text%20smiley/eek.gif))


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Gwendolyn on December 26, 2011, 11:51:35 pm
Of course I know who his wife is.  Prince Philip's doctors' estimates as to when he would get out were wrong.  That's the biggest red flag to me.  His doctors more than anyone else are in a position to know what his level of care needs to be, and it has been more than what they said.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: YooperModerator on December 27, 2011, 12:23:23 am
Honey I was being sarcastic with the wife comment  ;)


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on December 27, 2011, 01:21:28 am
The concern that I am having it that this is a routine procedure that sees most people home within a day or so - even at Philip's age but he is up to his fourth night in hospital - to me that says - they are being cautious certainly but that there is possibly more going on than we are being told.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: windsor2 on December 27, 2011, 01:46:05 am
Perhaps keeping Phillip in hospital would be better than going to the palace and all of the activity there. I'm sure he'd push himself to join in the shooting on Boxing Day one way or the other. It's best if he takes it easy in hospital and get released tommorow after everyone's gone, IMO.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 27, 2011, 01:59:30 am


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16334600


     He is on the mend, if he were let out too early I imagine he would be doing too much, keeping him in prevents that.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: mousiekins on December 27, 2011, 02:12:32 am
Yes he never follows Doctor's orders


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 27, 2011, 04:08:40 am
Cautious doctors keep Prince Philip in hospital for a fourth night after emergency heart operation

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The Duke of Edinburgh was said to be in ‘good spirits’ yesterday despite facing his fourth night in hospital following emergency heart surgery.

As the Daily Mail revealed yesterday, Prince Philip has been urging doctors to release him as soon as possible and, according to one senior royal source, has been in ‘genuinely good form’.

But senior medics at Papworth Hospital, in Cambridgeshire, are said to be taking no chances with the 90-year-old royal’s health and decided to keep him under observation for another night.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh continues to make good progress from the procedure.

'He remains in hospital under observation and in good spirits.’


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078873/Duke-Edinburgh-spends-fourth-night-hospital-heart-scare-royals-celebrate-Christmas.html#ixzz1hhjcbyOy

I wish the Duke would understand that the doctors are trying to save his life and he should just sit back and be glad he is surrounded by such a dedicated staff. A fourth night means that there is still something that is wrong with him and he needs to end up getting better and resting. I wonder why they don't sedate him. This isn't just about him, but about HM too.

The concern that I am having it that this is a routine procedure that sees most people home within a day or so - even at Philip's age but he is up to his fourth night in hospital - to me that says - they are being cautious certainly but that there is possibly more going on than we are being told.

Something is definately up; an additional night means that the doctors need to be able to see what it is. I am more than sure that there is cause for concern and rightly we aren't being told about it. If the entire RF (minus Kate) has been gathering to meet him all at once, something is definately up. I am hopeful that we don't wake up one morning and find out that he has passed away.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on December 27, 2011, 05:44:23 am
I am hoping the same thing.

I remember 10 years ago when he last his last surviving sister at the end of 2001 and then Margaret in February 2002 (about a week after the Queen officially made it to 50 years as Queen) and then about another six weeks later the Queen Mum went, leaving the two of them with no siblings on either side. 

I would *despise* her to lose him now - at the start of this special year for her personally and for the nation with the Jubilee and the Olympics.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 27, 2011, 07:11:42 am
I honestly think that it owuld shock me since after all, he is such a fixture and has been around longer than more people have been alive. Him being gone would leave a gaping hole in the royal family.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on December 27, 2011, 07:54:46 am
They said that 10 years ago about the Queen Mum but she has been gone for nearly a decade now and the RF has moved on.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Anne-Elliot on December 27, 2011, 11:31:07 am
Prince Philip leaves hospital: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news



Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 27, 2011, 06:30:39 pm
 :loveshower:
                    Wonderful News !     :stars:


      He's not a man for sitting down a lot, so it was wise they kept him in as long as they did.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 28, 2011, 02:38:04 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078446/Prince-Philip-leaves-hospital-4-nights-rejoin-Royal-Family-Sandringham.html

Smiling Prince Philip leaves hospital after four nights... and heads straight for lunch with the local shoot.

 Never underestimate this man.  :hello:




Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Alexandrine on December 28, 2011, 07:33:54 pm
Find the black ties! How Prince Philip's heart scare plunged BBC newsroom into panic

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2079346/Prince-Philips-heart-scare-plunged-BBC-newsroom-panic.html#ixzz1hrMBCEYC


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 28, 2011, 11:59:15 pm
Quote
...disrespectful comments on this forum. Our beloved royal family are the best and the brightest that this country has to offer. - James Bottom// Well done James. I get sick of all this talk of royals strutting around in fancy dress uniforms and chocolate medals and living off benefits etc...when in reality most of them are hard working neuro surgeons, aerospace research scientists, and university professors who slave away for a pittance and live in bedsits in Clapham. Ah yes, the truth is out now but it had to be told.
- Herr Flick, Niedersachsen, Germany, 28/12/2011 16:45

This comments is exquisite in it's sarcasm.



Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: mousiekins on December 29, 2011, 12:18:15 am
 :laugh:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on December 29, 2011, 12:32:44 am
                                                     

                                                                                   :laugh:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: YooperModerator on December 29, 2011, 12:41:38 am
 :tehe: :P


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Mada on December 29, 2011, 05:45:54 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078446/Prince-Philip-leaves-hospital-4-nights-rejoin-Royal-Family-Sandringham.html

Smiling Prince Philip leaves hospital after four nights... and heads straight for lunch with the local shoot.

 Never underestimate this man.  :hello:


I'm happy to read he do feel better.  :loveshower:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Alexandrine on January 17, 2012, 11:00:23 pm
'Frustrated' Prince Philip told to give up shooting after fears it could affect health of his heart

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087952/Prince-Philip-told-shooting-fears-affect-health-heart.html#ixzz1jl8pfiFb


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Mooster on January 17, 2012, 11:13:24 pm
Oh well, his loss is the birds and animals gain  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: meememe on January 17, 2012, 11:51:15 pm
One less gun isn't going to save any animals - look at how William and Harry are going at killing animals in Spain.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on January 18, 2012, 07:01:53 am
  I very much doubt Prince Philip has fired his last gun at a shoot.

  watch this space.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: leogirl on January 18, 2012, 07:37:09 am
The last I heard, Prince Philip was still in the hospital. I'm glad to hear he's out and healthy again (well, healthy for a man his age, that is).


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on January 18, 2012, 09:58:00 pm

   I dont know too many 90 year old men with his zest and vigour.

   Come to that I dont know too many 80 year old men with his zest and vigour..   LOL  :tehe:


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Acornia on January 19, 2012, 07:54:35 am
^ They get the best-quality food and care. I'm not really surprised that RF members have always lived very long lives.  ;)


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 19, 2012, 10:14:12 am

   I dont know too many 90 year old men with his zest and vigour.

   Come to that I dont know too many 80 year old men with his zest and vigour..   LOL  :tehe:

Considering how many wives he's possibly ruined, it does surprise me that he is still around and kicking. I wonder how many nurses he leered at the entire time.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on January 25, 2012, 02:48:08 am

   I have met HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, a few times, and I can assure you He does not Leer.

      He is a man of great charm and dry wit.

        I have never seen the man Leer, as you put it, but he appreciates a good looking lady, nothing wrong with that.. he's not dead yet, although certain people on these boards would have him dead, embalmed and buried.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: YooperModerator on January 25, 2012, 04:23:35 am
Oh well sometimes he suffers from foot in mouth but ppl seem to forgive him those slips now that he's this 'old and fragile' ya know
And I think he secretly enjoys playing with that public forgiveness very much! ;)
I find it funny as hell when he goes around being shockingly rude or politically incorrect and sometimes I wish I could spar with him verbally for a while (I'm sure I would look the fool in the end but it would be so much fun! lol)


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Yooper on January 25, 2012, 05:52:21 am
He only reinforces my admiration for HM, who has to put up with him.

For me, he's ridiculous, out-dated and he was downright insulting when he visited the US.  I don't find any of that funny or 'charming'.


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Tatiana on January 25, 2012, 05:56:37 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj2NGq3HgJw


     George W Bush's behaviour towards HM The Queen was dreadful, during her visit to the US

       


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: True Brit on January 25, 2012, 06:24:53 pm
Well whatever anyone thinks of Phillip - it looks like he's not at all well.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9030067/The-Queen-will-spend-her-anniversary-without-the-Duke-of-Edinburgh.html


Title: Re: Duke of Edinburgh in hospital following chest pains
Post by: Alexandrine on January 25, 2012, 08:16:13 pm
If there are rumours about Phillip the same thing applies for the Queen. It's the typical aristo marriage  :sigh:

TB that's quite possible, he is after all 90. Sad if his death happens this year but it's still a possibility.  :sob:


Title: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: side chair spectator on June 04, 2012, 05:15:19 pm
Paul Harrison @SkyNewsRoyal

#royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precautionary

#royal Duke of Edinburgh is "disappointed to be missing concert" -
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#royal #duke of edinburgh has been taken to hospital with suspected bladder infection


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: karla64 on June 04, 2012, 05:18:06 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120604/eu-britain-prince-philip/

I hope he is alright..


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Nighthawk on June 04, 2012, 05:19:30 pm
Hope he gets better and that all is ok with him...the Queen must be worried sick about him..then having to attend this function without him.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: karla64 on June 04, 2012, 05:21:34 pm
 
 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154486/BREAKING-NEWS-Prince-Philip-rushed-hospital.html

I wonder  what cause from yesterday cold and rain??


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 04, 2012, 05:31:50 pm
Paul Harrison @SkyNewsRoyal

#royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precautionary

#royal Duke of Edinburgh is "disappointed to be missing concert" -
Expand

#royal #duke of edinburgh has been taken to hospital with suspected bladder infection

Bladder, possibly, but it could have been the rain that contributed. People are rarely 'rushed' to a hospital over stuff like that. I was tested for a Urinary Tract Infection (gross) at a gynecologist's office and got the anti-biotics at the pharmacy.

Hope he gets better and that all is ok with him...the Queen must be worried sick about him..then having to attend this function without him.

If Kate keeps up her stunts, I am sure that HM will probably lose it in private at her; some think that HM couldn't cope, but bluntly, it might be just the thing to end up making HM get her family in order.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Princess Alucard on June 04, 2012, 05:35:06 pm
Poor Philip get better  :flower: :flower: :flower:


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Nymph on June 04, 2012, 05:38:49 pm
I think that his age and the heart issues are why they are being so cautionary if it is just an infection.  But that said I am sure that the Queen is very affected by the latest news.  Even though she appears calm and distant at times, I think that she relies of the Duke for moral support more than we the public may realize.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: georgiana on June 04, 2012, 05:49:05 pm
What terrible timing, hope he gets better soon  :flower:


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 04, 2012, 06:07:27 pm
When they say he was 'rushed' it means that there is possibly something more.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 04, 2012, 06:17:44 pm
I don't wish ill on the DoE at all and I hope he is ok soon but who the hell thought it would a good idea for a person of ninety who is not totally ok to be 4h in the rain and cold?  bignono

He didn't even sit during the whole trip  :sob:

(AFAIK not the queen or DoE was going to the concert, I read that the queen had gone to Windsor)


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: rosielinks on June 04, 2012, 06:26:19 pm
How awful for HM to have to sit through the concert - which is unlikely to be her cup of tea - when she must be very worried about him.

It has definitely caste a pall over the proceedings.

HM has more important functions tomorrow to undertake without him. What a terrible shame.

I thought DUE did brilliantly yesterday, he looked, in fact, the member of the RF who was enjoying it most.  :sigh:



Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 04, 2012, 06:32:39 pm
Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
The Carriage procession tomorrow? My money's on Prince Charles & Duchess of Cornwall travelling with HM. Then again I'm not a betting man.



Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: AlisVolatPropriis on June 04, 2012, 07:08:36 pm
This poor man, I hope he feels better soon.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 04, 2012, 07:18:56 pm
Poor HM at this time of all times.  PP, feel better!!!  Oh, to be stuck without him and forced to be with the rest of the klingons must be unbearable for her.  Good thing she's a trooper with a hide like a rhino about these things, but it still is unnerving.  He was sick not too long ago, am I right about that?  But, that time it was his heart?  Not sure.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: windsor2 on June 04, 2012, 08:29:04 pm
^It was his heart. It's better to be cautious and take him to hospital. It's said that he can be stubborn when it comers to his health, so anything slightly out of the ordinary would move his staff and HM into action, IMO. I hope he can make tommorow's service.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 04, 2012, 08:53:45 pm
If it is his heart that is causing problems, he's pretty close to dying; first time around he was in an operation and that is hard enough, but to be blunt, if in fact this is a second heart problem, it possibly means that it's beginning to die out.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: buflesse on June 04, 2012, 09:32:50 pm
Oh my God :( A royal funeral in 2012 would just be too depressing.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: meememe on June 04, 2012, 10:20:22 pm
First off he didn't have a heart operation in December last year - he had a 'procedure' and was awake throughout - stents are inserted under a local anaesthetic (and in younger people they can be back at work within two or three days - based on how long it took one of my colleagues to return to work after having three stents inserted and he was only 72 when he had it done).

When looking up the causes of bladder infections they do include standing for long periods of time with limited access to bathrooms.  So the pageant could have played a role and one has to raise the question about the idea of the pageant in the first place - having such elderly people actually on the water.

The Queen will be missing him on this important weekend on her reign and his birthday is next weekend.  I do hope that he is fine because she needs him - remember Harry saying that she has needed him and her own words from 15 years ago - 'he has been my strength and stay all thse years.'


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: giamodel60 on June 04, 2012, 10:20:34 pm
Astrologist say after jubilee he goes , I hope not
Infection urine? Hsp? We aren't being told. This is serious.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 04, 2012, 10:22:48 pm


When looking up the causes of bladder infections they do include standing for long periods of time with limited access to bathrooms.  So the pageant could have played a role and one has to raise the question about the idea of the pageant in the first place - having such elderly people actually on the water.

The Queen will be missing him on this important weekend on her reign and his birthday is next weekend.  I do hope that he is fine because she needs him - remember Harry saying that she has needed him and her own words from 15 years ago - 'he has been my strength and stay all thse years.'

Agreed.  :thumbsup:

Astrologist say after jubilee he goes

which one? can you post the link in the predictions thread?  :thankyou:


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 04, 2012, 10:54:17 pm
It would be a disaster for her, I think, to have such a potentially remarkable day spoiled in any way at all, let alone PP not feeling well.  He's in good hands, I'm sure, but it is concerning because he is known for his stoicism so he must've either been really ill or forced to go for precautionary measures as they said.  I'm hoping for the latter.

Gosh, to have this remarkable celebration marred by anything happening to him would have to be just horrible for her.  But, I'm encouraged that it's probably ok or else she'd be with him.  Don't you think?  She's not THAT dutified (word? not word?), is she?


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: True Brit on June 04, 2012, 11:41:46 pm
I suspect he's taken a chill from the river yesterday. I watched the highlights today on Sky and the rain was bucketing down and it was perishingly cold and not suitable for a 90-year-old who's had a heart procedure. At is age their health can take a nasty turn in minutes.

The BBC cameras did very very briefly pan onto HM at the back of the Royal box as she arrived. PC went to greet her and HM looked grim faced and PC was doing something odd in that he had a handkerchief spread open across his mouth. The cameras moved off very quickly so you couldn't quite work it out but he wasn't blowing his nose. V odd.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 05, 2012, 05:41:33 am
Cheesh, I hope we don't wake up to bad news, I really do.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 05, 2012, 05:55:02 am
^Likewise.  It, to me, would be the first domino in a series of collapses.  But, mother nature/God/whatever your belief, as I have recently discovered, is in charge and holds all the cards.  To think that this isn't going to happen in the next few months, or a few years, is naive at best.  He could bounce back and be fine, but HM and PP are approaching the end, not the beginning. 

And, what bothers me is that there really isn't a strong team in place to fill the vast responsibilities when HM simply cannot carry on anymore. 


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 05, 2012, 06:05:17 am
Within this year alone he's had an operation and now he's having another; he might recuperate, but he won't be as well as he was and he simply cannot keep on going like this. From here on it's going to be a downward spiral with his health; it's jolting because he is such a fixture. I am sure that Charles would welcome the additional responsibilities, but go figure, William and Kate are shirking as much as possible and the Prince's Trust is likely to collapse in Charles' absence. Then Harry might get his military schedule disrupted and the York princesses might rise to the occasion, but the press would go to town on them.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 05, 2012, 06:39:38 am
It makes me wonder which it is, chicken or the egg thing.  Are HM and PP still keeping at it because PW/WK are such sluggards, or are PW/WK sluggards because HM/PP won't go in to semi-retirement or at least slow down a bit?

PC and Camilla seem to be busy enough, don't they?  Or am I mistaken?  So, if PP gets a 'stay in bed' report from the doc, will PW/WK finally have to earn their keep?


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 05, 2012, 07:46:25 am
If Philip is ordered to stay in bed, chances are that Charles might end up helping HM while Camilla works and William might be ordered to work at the Prince's Trust, which will be either a requirement or his father's life work will fall into pieces. Chances are W/K are getting a carpeting and I am sure that they will be ordered to get to work and SMILE.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Jane23 on June 05, 2012, 08:45:25 am
Oh dear Lord he is 91 and had heart problems they didn't want to take any chances I doubt there is anything dramatic going on...


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: rosielinks on June 05, 2012, 08:54:45 am
Let's hope WK and wimp are getting a much needed kick up the derriere. That would be a shock for their systems.

At the moment though I think HM is focused on PP's health. I am wondering that if it is just a bladder infection why he couldn't be medicated in the comfort of his home. An antibiotic drip could be set up with specialised nursing staff and doctors surely. If it is anything worse, the RF are playing it down so not to spoil the Jubilee celebrations.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: meememe on June 05, 2012, 09:15:29 am
KF please stop saying Philip had an operation at Christmas - he didn't - he was awake throughout the whole procedure and was home within four days - hardly heart surgery at all.

As for this current problem - it is a bladder infection - not uncommon and for most younger people a simple course of antibiotics is all it takes but in the older people hospitalisation is recommended as it takes more care and monitoriing than just antiobiotics alone - to prevent further complications. 

I hope Philip recovers from this quickly and can spend his birthday with his beloved wife and family on Sunday as well as enjoy that special day they have ahead of them in November - their 65th wedding anniversary - which I am sure will be a low-key private celebration but one they are surely planning together.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 05, 2012, 09:39:17 am
At the moment though I think HM is focused on PP's health. I am wondering that if it is just a bladder infection why he couldn't be medicated in the comfort of his home. An antibiotic drip could be set up with specialised nursing staff and doctors surely.

To me, a hospital is best since all the equipment and trained staff is THERE, not in the palace and if something happens, it's all at their fingertips.

Quote
KF please stop saying Philip had an operation at Christmas - he didn't - he was awake throughout the whole procedure and was home within four days - hardly heart surgery at all.

Forgive me for being testy, but I don't really keep track of these things mainly because I am busier with other projects and issues. Look, he might have had a brief operation and a four day stay, BUT he is ninety and this is a serious thing either way at his age.

He really needs to stop pushing himself and needs rest; second, I remember how intense William looked after Philip was at the hospital at the church service and I remember how upset he (William) looked the entire time. He is two or so steps away from the Throne and I am sure he knows it.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 05, 2012, 03:37:00 pm
Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt
Asked how his father was, Prince Edward replied " that's what we're going in to find out".


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: giamodel60 on June 05, 2012, 03:53:06 pm
all i know is that the hospital is not used unless it is BAD


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 05, 2012, 03:57:36 pm
^^ agree

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter
Prince Edward, after visiting Prince Philip in hospital, says: "He's getting better. He's in good spirit. He's on good form."


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 05, 2012, 05:09:51 pm
^Well, that sounds promising!  If nothing else, it's a bit of a warning shot over the bow that, regardless of how sprite PP is at 91, he's still 91.  Perhaps I'm not the best person to say this because my mother was alert and just fine at 92, but in, I swear, a few hours she got a UTI and went downhill quite fast - in the hospital.  It's just the way the body is.  The doctor said mom was "up and doing better" but she also thought I was a dolphin.  So, there ya go with the medical profession.

I hope he gets better and all is well, but the fact is, HM and PP should not be expected to keep up the same grueling schedules that they have been.  Frankly, they should be spending as much quality time together as possible during this time and the younger royals need to step it up already.

I await more good news on the health front.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: AnaBolena on June 05, 2012, 06:48:51 pm
I hope he gets well and that nothing bad happens to him this year, but I do think he and HM need to take it easier in future and let the younger ones take on more.

In fairness to KF, stents is considered an operation as it is mildly invasive - just saying. 

I think PC may have covered his mouth if he had a cold so as to not pass it to HM and that's just a guess.

All the best for the lovely DoE and HM kisss


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 05, 2012, 07:34:00 pm
Well, I just asked the doctor and nurse who visited this morning about any kind of UTI in a person over 90 and the doctor looked at me like I was out of my mind and said, "Second to pneumonia, it's the most dangerous thing that can happen with the elderly and becomes systemic quickly, antibiotics or no.  Any stay over 24 hours in the hospital indicates a spread of the infection."

One professional's opinion only.  But, I will say, they check for it on my mom (hospice) almost hourly.  Any signs of swelling, fever, discharge or dark urine.  It can be and is a very serious condition at that age.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: YooperModerator on June 05, 2012, 08:07:20 pm
hmm ok your doctor sounded spooked about this blatter infection
makes sense though he is 90+ yo
why the hell didn't they provided them with a darn comfy chair and a fluffy blanket for the boat thing?!
htey really didn't think about bad weather on that day did they?
to have them stand up in wind and rain for more then three hours is darn right irresponsible!


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 05, 2012, 09:33:31 pm
^I agree with you.  IF this is indeed a bladder or urinary infection everything that you say did nothing to help him in any way.  He may not have said anything, though.  As we all know, a UTI can flare up pretty fast.  But, we're used to thinking of taking an antibiotic, staying out of the boyfriend's sack for a bit and it settles down/heals.  Not so with the elderly.  They simply do not have the system in place to fight it.  It spreads like a house-a-fire.

For them to not have him at least on a warm seat and keep him out of the elements was, if they knew he was ill, absolutely irresponsible.  I can't imagine anyone doing that, though, without his consent. 

People have to realize that at that age you're kind of dealing with a 90+ year old toddler.  If you look at it that way, it wakes you up.  I've learned waaaay more than I ever wanted to know about eldercare.  This is not something to shrug off at all.  The longer he's in the hospital, I'm sorry to say, the more dire this becomes.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: YooperModerator on June 05, 2012, 09:41:27 pm
Why thanks for the good cheers yooper! Now I'm not nervous about him any more at all :nervous: :tehe:

Sarcasm aside, something tells me he'll live but he will step down his activities even more for the rest of the year
And I just hope that William will step up his act because of it.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: anobserver on June 06, 2012, 12:11:37 am
Not to freak everyone out more, but I thought that UTIs in males were typically more serious than those in females because females notice them pretty quickly before they head further 'upstream' if you get my drift. Usually by the time a man notices he has a UTI it's further along on its way towards the kidneys. Sending happy thoughts to PP and HM in any case!


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Magnolia on June 06, 2012, 02:18:53 am
IMO_Ever since the Climberton joined the RF it's been pretty bad for them.This past (J) the Queen looked sad of course for her husband but beyond that to.The other older Royals equally didn't look that excited especially Andrew he looked miserable at the service.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: buflesse on June 06, 2012, 02:23:33 am
Everyone apart from Kate looked pretty sombre.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Magnolia on June 06, 2012, 02:25:10 am
^I agree you could see her teeth from 50 miles away along with her heavy blush makeup.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 06, 2012, 03:08:34 am
Why thanks for the good cheers yooper! Now I'm not nervous about him any more at all :nervous: :tehe:

Sarcasm aside, something tells me he'll live but he will step down his activities even more for the rest of the year
And I just hope that William will step up his act because of it.

SO sorry Akasha!!!!  I'm just deluged in this stuff right now and it's my 'normal'  these days.  My hope is that he does pull through but it takes a lot out of someone/anyone at that age.  But, I would be shocked if the doctors don't insist on a curtail of activity level.  Time to get to work Katey!


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: YooperModerator on June 06, 2012, 03:20:39 am
Oh don't feel bad 'bout it, hun  :there:
I know you are bit beside it at the moment (you have your own 90yo to look after :hug: , how is she BTW?)
I was kidding being snarkey and all, I'm not that worried about him!
At his age it's a given that even something small can become a huge issue,
It might take a week or so but I think he'll pull trough just fine! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: windsor2 on June 06, 2012, 04:31:20 am
Prince Edward petty much said that he's feeling better and on the news, they said that they expect him to be in hospital for a few days taking antibiotics but should be out in a few days. I hope so.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 06, 2012, 06:36:52 am
^I hope so, too.  It is, however, time to slow the train down a bit.  It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few weeks WHEN PP comes home.  My other hope is that there is a restructuring of who's responsible for what.  It's high time because nobody's getting any younger.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: meememe on June 06, 2012, 07:40:43 am
I do think he needs to lessen his work load a lot over the next two months and then go to Balmoral in August and September for a complete two months of rest with maybe an appearance at the Braemar Games.

Definitely time for William to leave the military now and take up the slack of 300+ engagements a year with his wife doing her fair share as well.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: rosielinks on June 06, 2012, 08:28:28 am
I agree totally. PP should now take his time to recuperate. He has worked hard over his life as has HM.

After the Jubilee we need to see the younger royals - particularly Will and Kate - pull their weight. It's time to remember that HM and PP are elderly.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: YooperModerator on June 06, 2012, 03:42:59 pm
Good luck trying to explain that one to HM & PP!  :hide:
If the doc orders him into retirement I think he will be in a right snit for a week or two
BP and Windsor should prepare themselves for a grumpy grampa for the next month or so :tehe:
PP doesn't sound like the type who likes it when others tell him what to do or not to do!
I think he refuses to be seen as old and worst of all, weak!
Stubborn mule is the vibe I get of him lol


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Yooper on June 06, 2012, 08:55:38 pm
Stubborn I know all too well in the elderly and it's just ghastly, but it's what got them to this age after all.  PP'll do what he'll do, but mother nature is a lot more stubborn and has the advantage.  Sorry. 

What's the big deal, really?  Just lighten the load a bit.  HM, for all of her looking great, seemed tired to me.  Wouldn't you be?  I know they want to do their duty and be involved and blah, blah, blah, but the body gets tired.  And these lazy a$$ younger royals had better start taking stock because 5 years from now, at most, is the game changer.  If WK STILL doesn't know protocol it's time for some major adjustments, just in case.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 06, 2012, 10:24:25 pm
Visitor for Philip! Queen's dash to see husband in hospital after ANOTHER non-stop day of duties as Palace says his condition is much 'improved'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2155448/Queen-visits-Prince-Philip-hospital-Palace-announce-improved-considerably--doubts-remains-able-celebrate-91st-birthday.html


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 06, 2012, 10:45:59 pm
HM and Philip need ot stop martyring themselves because of some misplaced sense of duty; the War is over and has been over and they need to just back down and get rest and take a realistic stock of thier lives and chocies. if not, he's going to end up in the hospital again and this time he might not come out.

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And these lazy a$$ younger royals had better start taking stock because 5 years from now, at most, is the game changer. 


I agree; it's just tripe that they shouldn't be out there making at LEAST fifty appearances a week and then some. Kate needs to get up off her thirty year old lazy arse and get to work and it's not like anything serious is being asked of her. She's WAY past time when she should be doing her fair share and if she wants to avoid being disliked, she had better get to work. She's apparently not doing charity appearances or putting in hours volunteering. 

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If WK STILL doesn't know protocol it's time for some major adjustments, just in case.

It's time for a horsewhipping, if you ant my view; she grew up in this country and grew up knowing all about teh RF (and then some) and I am sure that she had ot have had an idea about the whole thing. Cripes, the woman is thriy and still doesn't evne get it? Most business womne and men know this stuff before twenty-five.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: YooperModerator on June 06, 2012, 11:10:29 pm
You know it's weird but without the hat HM looks like a regular old lady! :-
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/06/article-2155448-137B0E87000005DC-835_634x449.jpg
This could be my granny as well! (minus the security and liw of course)
The hair.... it looks different, they did something with it but I can't put my finger on what it is.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: lilariel on June 07, 2012, 08:43:27 pm
Best wishes and good healing energy to the Lord High Admiral himself, the resident one liner king we can always count on for a break in any protocol monotony!  :tehe:

I know he was chomping mad at the bit that he didn't get to escort his main squeeze of 60 plus royal years through the rest of her majestic royal celebration duties...but we'll all just be waiting for him to escort her up those steps of St. Paul to Land of Hope and Glory on her Platinum 70th in 2022. Oh yeah....wouldn't that be awesome  :flirt: !?!

Get well quick sir! :flower:


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 07, 2012, 09:33:03 pm
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he didn't get to escort his main squeeze of 60 plus royal years through the rest of her majestic royal celebration duties

If the nurses were attractive I am sure that he was content and able to reconcile himself to his situation.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 08, 2012, 04:49:06 pm
Max Foster ‏@MaxFosterCNN
Kate, William and Harry currently visiting Duke of Edinburgh in hospital


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 08, 2012, 05:27:28 pm
I hope he's not on the verge of death; I mean, it sounds to me like the RF is visiting a man dying to pay their final respects.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 08, 2012, 05:29:30 pm
I think Kate didn't go, only the brothers. None of the other journos mentioned her.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: lilariel on June 08, 2012, 05:40:23 pm
Awesome to see the boys go together to see him!
 :flower:   :bouncy: :flower:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18370749

Get better sir!  kisss


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: buflesse on June 08, 2012, 05:43:22 pm
I wonder why Kate wasn't there...either Philip didn't want her there, William didn't want her there, or she didn't want to be there.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Mooster on June 08, 2012, 05:47:54 pm
Can you imagine her saying to Philip 'oooo, I thought it'd be depressing here, but it's luvverly...now, where's the camera's *manic grin*'  I think Willy thought it was best to leave the numbskull at home.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 08, 2012, 05:49:51 pm
georgina brewer ‏@Georginaitv
Odd that #William and #Harry slid across the seats into the car! Wouldn't even use the car door on same side as the press pen


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: lilariel on June 08, 2012, 06:04:37 pm
One more really nice one B4 I must get off of Twitter and back to deadlines...

http://yfrog.com/g0a6ncaj

above image via Twitter poster HWalesWatch-here's their tweet if I can copy paste worth a darn...

@HWalesWatch: Exclusive pic: Prince Harry & Prince William leave hospital after visiting Prince Phillip today http://yfrog.com/g0a6ncaj

They are both just so tall and slender like their mum-love 'em!


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 08, 2012, 06:16:34 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156408/Princes-Harry-William-visit-Prince-Philip-hospital.html?ITO=socialnet-twitter-mailonline


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: georgiana on June 08, 2012, 06:54:40 pm
Its sweet of william and harry to visit phillip but I don't understand why kate didn't go, doesn't she care? Philip is family to her now, if anyone elses grandparents (by blood or marriage) was in hospital wouldn't you visit them anyway?


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Jane23 on June 08, 2012, 07:19:39 pm
Well it seems Kate isn't very "in"  look at Sophie that is what I call being IN  8)...other than that this is a long hospital stay  :sly: hope they aren't keeping anything bad secret...


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 09, 2012, 11:47:30 am
 Prince Philip out of hospital in time to spend his 91st birthday at home tomorrow

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156408/Prince-Philip-hospital-time-spend-91st-birthday-home.html


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: rosielinks on June 09, 2012, 12:01:54 pm
Great news.

Thank goodness he's out. Must have been a worry for the family.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Snokitty on June 09, 2012, 03:01:08 pm
He looks pretty good in the photo.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Mooster on June 09, 2012, 05:46:25 pm
^ I hope they'll think twice before shoving him out for four hours in inclement weather again.  My elderly Dad who had a heart attack was told to avoid going out in cold weather.  The circulatory system narrows to avoid heat loss, so someone with heart problems is going to suffer. 


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: benign on June 09, 2012, 06:31:32 pm
good to see him up and looking well...If PP was ever in serious condition, i dont think they would have taken him to the hospital and die there...If he dies, it will be at home with the rest of the family...


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Mooster on June 09, 2012, 08:43:08 pm
^ I think so too.  He will only die in hospital if it is totally unexpected.


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: memyselfandroyals on June 10, 2012, 04:50:16 pm
i am so happy he is better!


Title: Re: royal duke of edinburgh is at the King Edward 7th hospital in Windsor - precauti
Post by: Alexandrine on June 12, 2012, 07:53:03 pm
He's not going to sandringham party.


Title: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on August 13, 2012, 02:24:54 pm
This morning the rumour was that he has died o was quite ill because he didn't attend the closing ceremony, when I woke up this morning all the royal journos were denying the rumours and saying that he had three events today in the Isle of Wight (?).

But why he wasn't there yesterday?

Getty has even made a special in profile about him.  ???



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kahleigh on August 13, 2012, 04:14:00 pm
He's not dead, he doesn't look the best though, imo. But its awful that those rumours start so quickly!  bignono

The whole of the family (with the exception of Anne, Zara, Harry, Will and Kate) is up in Scotland at Balmoral, they all attended a church service at Crathie Kirk on Sunday 12 August

here are the pics: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/6n5fDj20uIP/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving
HM and PP (HM looking lovely in her pink outfit)
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+x1Jrpjm45WTl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+5Ah4tE1LHg6l.jpg
Charles and Camilla
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+ecjs6r-uGMpl.jpg
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+w5i4YDHPxxYl.jpg
Edward and Sophie
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+Fnl584sOjJml.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+IkWvfq5eMHPl.jpg
Andrew, Beatrice and Eugenie
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+pKtKBKOTRY5l.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+yCBZCgHBSqvl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Princess+Beatrice+Princess+Eugenie+seen+arriving+xXr8GJCAuNsl.jpg


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on August 13, 2012, 06:00:31 pm
I guess it's because he wasn't anywhere to be seen last night and Chuck disappearing alarmed people but old Phil is alive an kicking !!! 8) LEAVE THE MAN ALONE!!! He is 92 he shouldn't be anywhere but a bed.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Cressida on August 13, 2012, 09:45:26 pm
Every time I have seen him lately, I have thought how poorly he looks. Without wishing to be mean, I don't think he is long for this world.



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on August 13, 2012, 09:48:07 pm
Thanks Kaleigh for the pics, he doesn't look too well probably the reason why he didn't attend yesterday.

Cressida I agree.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 13, 2012, 09:50:33 pm
Thank you, Kaleigh, for the pics.  No, PP doesn't look his best lately and, more importantly, HM has a worried look about her, however lovely she looks (and she does in her pink!) She's the master of the Game Face, tho.  It's not imminent, I hope, but facts need to be faced at that age.  I worry, but that's what I do best.

Everybody looks great in all the photos, don't they?  Camilla's skin looks the best I've seen in a long time.  Whatever she's doing, keep it up!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 13, 2012, 09:51:19 pm
Camilla looks great  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: meememe on August 13, 2012, 10:15:24 pm
Philip has said in the past that he doesn't like the Opening and Closing ceremonies of games and having attended at least two (Melbourne - where he opened the games and then attended throughout) and again in Montreal, I am sure he and The Queen quite enjoyed not going to the ceremony and simply enjoying the day and evening together.

For a 91 year old he doesn't look well but at death's door - I don't know.



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on August 13, 2012, 10:19:26 pm
But they did say that he was going to attend the closing ceremony.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 13, 2012, 10:23:19 pm
I fully support Prince Philip's and the Queen's decision to stay away from the closing ceremony.  For two elderly people, it would have been over 3hrs of loud noise and fairly uncomfortable seating...they did the right thing.  That stint on the barge almost killed him.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 13, 2012, 10:28:35 pm
^That's right!  He was not well during that barge ride, was he?  Didn't he need a blanket or something?  I forget.  Anyway, it's time for the young royals to step it up and Harry was perfection.  HM/PP deserve a night to just chill out, actually many, many nights.  Just watching all that noise and bouncing around wore me out, safely tucked on my couch.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: benign on August 13, 2012, 11:41:22 pm
nice to see all of them although its a bit weird to see all three brothers at the same time attending church when its not Christmas...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 13, 2012, 11:53:53 pm
^Now that you mention it, it is strange.  I don't recall that happening outside of a major holiday or event/memorial and even then, some were absent.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on August 14, 2012, 08:14:53 am
^That is indeed strange. Maybe the had a special family meeting. It could be of course the health of PP, they wish to share some time. Or about the 'war' between Charles and Andrew. Or something along that line.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on August 15, 2012, 03:51:25 pm
Max Foster ‏@MaxFosterCNN
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The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary this afternoon "as a precautionary measure"

Best Wishes to Prince Phillip  :flower:

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter
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The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital in Aberdeen as a precautionary measure, Buckingham Palace says.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 15, 2012, 04:02:57 pm
Oh no  :thumbsdown:  He really hasn't been looking well lately...but I don't know that many 91 year olds to know what they're expected to look like  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rosielinks on August 15, 2012, 04:53:33 pm
HM will be devastated if anything happened to PP.

PC and his brothers plus PW and WK need to stop their egos and squabbling and support HM. She will be needing some unselfishness from her nearest and dearest.

PW should stop the boy's own job and start taking some of the workload off HM. WK needs to grow up and think of someone else for a change.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 15, 2012, 05:25:00 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Duke of Edinburgh taken to hospital for the third time in eight months

    Officials say the Duke has been taken to hospital as a 'precaution'
    No details have been released as to his condition
    He was last admitted in June with a bladder infection during the Jubilee


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The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital in Scotland this afternoon as a 'precautionary measure', Buckingham Palace said.

Prince Philip had been on his summer break at Balmoral with the Queen when he was admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

It's the third time in eight months that the 91-year-old has been taken to hospital.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2188758/BREAKING-NEWS-Duke-Edinburgh-taken-hospital-Aberdeen.html#ixzz23dHpLViG

THis is not good; this is within a little over a month since the last time. First in the earlier part of this year, then in June, and now this time around. The hospitalizations are getting closer and closer together.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 15, 2012, 05:30:30 pm
Well, he's got to go sometime and he's had a better life than most UK pensioners.  It does seem that the medics are prolonging the inevitable, if he was a run of the mill pensioner he would have been dead by now due to lack of treatment.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on August 15, 2012, 06:04:00 pm
Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter

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Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has suffered a recurrence of the bladder infection that laid him low in June.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 15, 2012, 06:05:42 pm
Ah I see you've got this already but will add this anyway. It doesn't sound great does it despite him getting around a fair bit lately?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/prince-philip-taken-hospital-150342036.html


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 15, 2012, 06:15:25 pm
It seems like they treated him at home until the Olympics were over (complete assumption on my part!).  I hope that's not true, but I can say with some authority that people PP's age, change health status by the hour.  I spent more time in the back of an ambulance and waiting room at Scripps the last few months of my mother's life (she died at 93) than I did in a chair.   Once they start going down it goes fast.  I was surprised and shocked, but it's nature's way.

But, here's hoping he bounces back from this and is able to just have some well-deserved rest with HM now.  This really should change everything with the couch potatoes WK/PW.   


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: benign on August 15, 2012, 06:52:23 pm
not looking good for PP but hope he gets well...so thats why all the three brothers were together this past weekend maybe to sort out and be ready...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spitfire on August 15, 2012, 06:54:44 pm
I've always felt that PP is more ill than we have been told - possibly such form of cancer.  He's such a trooper that he probably wanted to get through the Diamond Jubilee before he gave in to the illness.  I hope he rallies.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on August 15, 2012, 09:02:28 pm
He did not look too bad at Cowes yesterday. But all that travelling around cannot be doing him any good. He still does an awful lot of visits for a 91 year old.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rogue on August 15, 2012, 09:32:33 pm
William and Kate should be ashamed of themselves   :thumbsdown:  if they would step it up i bet he would take it easy.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: leogirl on August 15, 2012, 09:49:30 pm
Someone should write to William and Kate and ask them to do more appearances to take some of the burden off their aging parents and elderly grandparents. But I doubt they'd listen.  :-X


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: meememe on August 15, 2012, 10:11:05 pm
This also explains Harry's strained look at the Closing Ceremony - he knew something was wrong with his grandfather but didn't know exactly what.

I do wonder about the advisability of travelling from Scotland to Cowes for some engagements on Monday as well - he might have been feeling fine but this was probably just waiting to happen again.

I too believe there is more wrong than we are being told - he didn't look good at church on Sunday.

I do hope he recovers and that The Queen puts her foot down and tells him that she still needs him and that he has to slow down - and she is the only one who can do that and have him listen. 

William and Kate will also have to step up now - no more hiding in Wales - the time has come for William to take on his royal responsiblities - his free time is over and even Harry will have to reevaluate how much longer he can continue in the services.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 15, 2012, 11:30:30 pm
Well, he's got to go sometime and he's had a better life than most UK pensioners.  It does seem that the medics are prolonging the inevitable, if he was a run of the mill pensioner he would have been dead by now due to lack of treatment.

I am certain that Philip is at a point where he will get sicker and sicker more frequently. I agree with your point about being an average pensioner. As for cancer, it could be that, something that I have suspected. Usually treatment can prolong things, but at some point the collapse occurs.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: berlin on August 15, 2012, 11:32:22 pm
Well I hope the brothers will rally together.  Their mother needs them now more than ever.  Time to put the drama aside.  If Phillip goes soon then I can see Andrew taking Phillip's place beside the Queen for some things (certainly not all like the Opening of Parliament).


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 15, 2012, 11:42:07 pm
I hope HM does lean on Andrew, it would be nice seeing as his brother is always trying to shove him and his girls out of the picture.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 16, 2012, 02:55:12 am
Well I hope the brothers will rally together.  Their mother needs them now more than ever.  Time to put the drama aside.  If Phillip goes soon then I can see Andrew taking Phillip's place beside the Queen for some things (certainly not all like the Opening of Parliament).

I think Andrew would be a better help than Charles and I am certain that at this point in time if Philip does go, that she will want her favorite son around, not the son seems determined to wreck what is left of her reign. Then have to deal with her grandson. I wonder how long Philip reall has since he is ninety and it's stupid whne the doctors talk all the time about what a 'tough' man he is. He's ninety and sick, not tough. It might explain why HM looked so incredibly upset.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Albany on August 16, 2012, 03:32:29 am
I don't have a good feeling about this.

A bladder infection might seem manageable enough, but they can turn into fatal infections in the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
Perhaps that is what happened and the palace simply isn't saying anything.

Here's to hoping PP has a quick and successful recovery!!! :flower:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 16, 2012, 07:44:07 am
Within a matter of days he went from London to Balmoral, once around the garden, then down South again to Cowes, out on a boat, smile and wave, then back to Balmoral.  That sort of travel and activity is not the sort usually done by people in their nineties, sick or not sick. 

My guess is that he knows he's terminal and he's living life to the full while he still can.  He looks thinner all the time.  He's had heart disease since the 1980s.  It all makes sense now - the Queen's grim face at the opening ceremony, the 3 brothers at Balmoral.  They all know something we don't.  Yet.

 :bye:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 16, 2012, 08:41:35 am
Yes I think so too. Spitfire mooted cancer and this could well be what it is and he's determined to go out doing what he wants to do.

If this is correct a few things fall into place the debate over PW's RAF career, slimmed down monarchy - even the rushed wedding.

However is HM making a mistake allowing PC to dictate the slimmed down line of himself and Cams, W&K and Harry as it isn't desperately impressive and she will also need her other sons, daughter and their family and the geneal public would expect this.

I think PC was getting in first with his power struggle as even though the succession is his he still needs to impose his structure.

It would be a tremendously poignant irony if the DJ year ended with the loss of the PP.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 16, 2012, 09:23:03 am
Well, for those of us in the outer antipodes (NZ), the DJ year is not over yet.  We get a visit from C&C in November.  It kind of irks me that a lot of the British press are saying the DJ is over.

I'm kind of at peace with PP being near the end... December was a shock and I guess I've been preparing myself since then.  I hope that when he goes, it happens one day when they're at Windsor, BP or even Sandringham, so they don't need to come back from Balmoral early.  Poor old Queenie.  I really feel for her right now.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 16, 2012, 09:30:55 am
Well I hope the brothers will rally together.  Their mother needs them now more than ever.  Time to put the drama aside.  If Phillip goes soon then I can see Andrew taking Phillip's place beside the Queen for some things (certainly not all like the Opening of Parliament).

I think Andrew would be a better help than Charles and I am certain that at this point in time if Philip does go, that she will want her favorite son around, not the son seems determined to wreck what is left of her reign. Then have to deal with her grandson. I wonder how long Philip reall has since he is ninety and it's stupid whne the doctors talk all the time about what a 'tough' man he is. He's ninety and sick, not tough. It might explain why HM looked so incredibly upset.

Agree, Andrew will come into his own now and I think the kindly Bea will be a comfort to her Gran  :thumbsup:  I don't think the Palace tell us everything they never do...it's all secrets and lies with and the rest of the aristocracy/establishment...if Philip lasts the year out, I will be mightily surprised.  I'm going with the cancer theory too, he has the look of cachexia about him.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 16, 2012, 09:50:13 am
http://www.gettyimages.co.nz/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=136256779&EditorialProduct=Royalty

some lovely photos at the above link, showing him smiling and laughing.  He has lost a lot of weight over the last year or so.  If he was well, he'd be maintaining his weight with high-energy drinks and food.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: MOSAIC on August 16, 2012, 09:55:26 am
I agree Spitfire and True Brit - he has the look of cancer about him.  He has probably struggled to go on through the Jubilee and the Olympics.
With regard to his visit to Cowes.  It strikes me that perhaps he is saying goodbye to a place where he was happy, enjoyed his sailing and was able to relax in the company of the jovial sailors he once knew there.
I hope Andrew and his daughters are the ones to be beside HMQ in the coming weeks and months.  I think he will be more help to her than Charles.  But here's hoping we all have PP for a while yet, but IMO he has done his public duty, it should be family time now, including his extended family from Greece, Denmark and Germany.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: meememe on August 16, 2012, 10:37:11 am
They do have another milestone event later this year - their 65th wedding anniversary and I do hope they make that.

As for which child would be of the most comfort to The Queen I would suggest, like most families, it will be the daughter, the eldest child and the baby of the family - leaving Andrew actually the odd one out.

It would be more likely Edward as he is the one with whom she spends the most time now - due to Sophie and she also would have the young grandkids and for a grieving person (not that she is yet and hopefully she won't be for some years to come) young children can always bring a smile.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 16, 2012, 10:39:25 am
New story in the DM.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2189109/Duke-Edinburgh-91-under-watch-private-doctors-past-months.html


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 16, 2012, 10:59:53 am
Although I wish him well, it's stuff like this that make me sniffy 'For the past eight months the Duke of Edinburgh has been carefully watched at all times by two personal doctors'.  I remember when my poor old dad had to waity 8 hours for an ambulance when he had a stroke, but because he was 76 and terminally ill anyway, he was not a priority.  Philip's already lived for far more years than the average joe because has never had to wait or been denied medical treatment/medicine in his life - I don't feel too sorry for him, only a bit sad, as I would for anyone, at watching someone's life draw to a close.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Leila on August 16, 2012, 11:04:28 am
I don't have a good feeling about this.
Same here.
If this is correct a few things fall into place the debate over PW's RAF career, slimmed down monarchy - even the rushed wedding.
I don't know about the wedding. IMO, they would not have been so surprised by the engagement had there been discussions about a possible marriage before PP's death.

I don't think he has cancer. I think he's just old and he works far too much for his age. It puts too much stress on his body. I think he needs to stop doing engagements except for special occasions.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on August 16, 2012, 01:46:00 pm
I am sure that Charles will want the PR recognition but the Queen is going to need the child she is the fondest of and has shown her and PP the most love and joy. In my opinion Charles would be the last one on the list.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: georgiana on August 16, 2012, 03:16:06 pm
Someone has just tweeted that harry is in aberdeen


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 16, 2012, 03:29:29 pm
^  Aww, to visit Grandpa...I get the feeling Harry's very loyal to his family - I always remember him saying that if ever, and whenever, the Queen needs him, he'll be there...very gallant and loyal of him   :flirt:    Where's Willy?  anyone know?


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 16, 2012, 03:30:14 pm
Helicopter seen leaving Balmoral - helipad ready at Abderdeen Hospital - from Sky

http://twitter.com/skynewsgatherer/status/236059322264719360/photo/1


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 16, 2012, 04:19:52 pm
I hope the old dude is ok for a little while longer if only for HM's sake.  She needs as much time as she can get to wrap her head around this and arrange for the young royals to pick up her slack as well because even if he makes it through, he's a weak and old man and they should spend this time together.  Just going to the hospital takes a lot out of people at that age; that I can attest to.  So, he's going to need rest regardless of his condition. That goes for anybody.

Mooster - waay up there.  Don't get me started on the lack of equal care in the medical profession.  I absolutely agree but I got angry in reverse.  Just because my mother had platinum health insurance, they put in an aortic valve to the tune of $1.5M total and she was almost 91 and then I see, in my work, children (with a future) who cannot get adequate cardiac care because there isn't any funding.  There's something wrong with this picture.

What I do to balance this out however small is work with orgs to help them not only with awareness but to raise money and it's amazing how generous doctors can be if given the chance (and tax deduction) to donate one day a month at the clinic or free hospital.

May PP do well and if not, may it be peaceful and not too painful for those who love him.  I'm really, really worried about HM on this one.  Her relationship with him is above and beyond just a figurehead.  It's her best buddy and, if I recall, the love of her life.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Queenbee on August 16, 2012, 04:38:36 pm
If he dies You know who will make the funeral all about herself .So I hope he lives  well past 100


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: windsor2 on August 16, 2012, 04:56:11 pm
The good news is that the Palace said he'll be in hospital for a few days. Lets hope that that is the case.
Why can't simple Willy kick his trollop wife to the curb? If PP was to die now, I can't imagine HM not far behind, then this trollop will be that much closer to the throne. It's too much to think that she'll back the funerals all about her. She might even be gloating. I hope PP lives way past 100 and that some sort of order's restored to the royal family.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 16, 2012, 05:09:53 pm
I am certain that if William were to man up, Philip would get better. I am ertain that he has been under a huge strain since Kate blazed ehr way into that family Philip has been under a lot of stress to not just deal with this, but help HM though and also keep his sanity with the newly inflicted chaos.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 16, 2012, 05:42:37 pm
The good news is that the Palace said he'll be in hospital for a few days. Lets hope that that is the case.
Why can't simple Willy kick his trollop wife to the curb? If PP was to die now, I can't imagine HM not far behind, then this trollop will be that much closer to the throne. It's too much to think that she'll back the funerals all about her. She might even be gloating. I hope PP lives way past 100 and that some sort of order's restored to the royal family.

Yuk, it's awful.  When HM dies, which as you say could only be a few years after Philip, Waity will be that much nearer to being Princess of Wales.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: berlin on August 16, 2012, 06:00:12 pm
As for which child would be of the most comfort to The Queen I would suggest, like most families, it will be the daughter, the eldest child and the baby of the family - leaving Andrew actually the odd one out.

But Andrew is her favorite.

Even if Phillip goes too soon, I would not count Her Majesty out.  I think she still has many years and decades ahead of her. Long live the Queen!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: FrillyKnickers on August 16, 2012, 09:06:46 pm
Losing weight when one is ill does not AUTOMATICALLY mean CANCER, kids.  :stop: & :chill:

As someone who was a caregiver of an ill person (my Nana) who was dying, I know FIRST HAND that they experience reduced appetite and weight loss as the body begins to slow down before death. The body doesn't need the energy from food. The dying person sleeps more, has no energy, and isn't engaged in activities they once enjoyed.

The DOE has more energy than I've seen of any "dying man." 

And, BTW, when did The RG Forums start handing out PhDs for its members who diagnose base on photographs and The DM?  :stop:

I thought The DM wasn't to be trusted based on their W&K reporting... :gotcha:

The DM says that The Queen "loves" Kate, people up here say "total bonk!" But, if The DM reports of the DOE going into the hospital, he's now at death's door. #hypocritical, much?  :bored:

When there's an official report, then we can  :sob: .

It seems to me that some members less concerned for the DOE's health, and are looking for one more thing to compain about PW& WK or Charles future. :sly:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 16, 2012, 09:42:21 pm
^  :- :o

In a way, I see where you're coming from...a little bit anyway.  Everytime Phil's taken to hospital it could seem that we are hovering round on a thread like a bunch of ravens awaiting the signs for the demise of Phil?  I dunno, suppose it could seem like that to some...but I think most are concerned for Philip and the effect it will have on the Queen and the monarchy as a whole  :dontknow:  What do others think?


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: meememe on August 16, 2012, 10:11:35 pm
As for which child would be of the most comfort to The Queen I would suggest, like most families, it will be the daughter, the eldest child and the baby of the family - leaving Andrew actually the odd one out.

But Andrew is her favorite.

Even if Phillip goes too soon, I would not count Her Majesty out.  I think she still has many years and decades ahead of her. Long live the Queen!


Do you have a quote from the Queen to say that Andrew is her favourite?  No - we also hear that Edward and Sophie are the favourites because they are the couple that spend the most time with The Queen and Phillip and they visit the Wessexes most often - not Andrew. 

We really don't know what the relationship between the family is - we know what 'royal sources' want us to know and that is contradictory in so many ways.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 16, 2012, 10:44:46 pm
^^Agreed, Mooster.  Most people here are not ambulance chasers, or playing doctor or speaking about things of which they know nothing.  To think that is, to me, reaching and too lofty for my taste.  My concern is broad-based, always hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.  It just makes sense mentally, financially, and emotionally.  Be Prepared has been my motto for over 8 years now.

At any rate, having dealt with both a cancer death and a 93 year old death, there is one absolute.  And that is there is no absolute.  When the body is ready to shut down, it does so, and it does it quite quickly, IF the patient/person has issued a DNR.  6 days before my mother died, she was writing checks, making phone calls, drinking her nightly glass or two of wine and walking to the beach.  With help, I grant you, but she had all her faculties and the picture I used for her memorial was taken that very day because she looked great.

Not so great a week later.  My issue is that anybody who is fortunate enough to make it into their 90s and have a good quality of life is the most any of us can hope for.  Now is the time for PP and HM to really work on the quality of their life together and take time that they may have missed because of duty.  You can preach that one from the highest mountain but nobody gets it until its too late.  My best thoughts are with the both of them.

But, as to your POV, Mooster, that's why people are discussing this, and you're exactly right.  The death of PP is a first domino, I believe, in a shifting of the roles within the royal family and changes will have to take place.  Good grief, we've speculated about less important issues than this, which really does have gravity to it.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: berlin on August 16, 2012, 11:23:27 pm
As for which child would be of the most comfort to The Queen I would suggest, like most families, it will be the daughter, the eldest child and the baby of the family - leaving Andrew actually the odd one out.

But Andrew is her favorite.

Even if Phillip goes too soon, I would not count Her Majesty out.  I think she still has many years and decades ahead of her. Long live the Queen!


Do you have a quote from the Queen to say that Andrew is her favourite?  No - we also hear that Edward and Sophie are the favourites because they are the couple that spend the most time with The Queen and Phillip and they visit the Wessexes most often - not Andrew. 

We really don't know what the relationship between the family is - we know what 'royal sources' want us to know and that is contradictory in so many ways.

Why do I need a quote?  Should everyone on this forum have a quote for their assertions?  I've always heard that Andrew is The Queen's favorite and I stand by it.  I think he is in the perfect position to take Phillip's place and his daughters, whom the Queen dotes on, will be a great support to Her Majesty.  


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 16, 2012, 11:33:33 pm
Well William is working in Wales so no dash to Aberdeen which I guess is meant to be a positive sign as I presume the press office have allowed this little item out.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-19290098


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 16, 2012, 11:44:40 pm
^That IS a very good sign.  Thanks for the update.

^^Berlin - you shouldn't need a quote for this one at all.  It's been such common knowledge that even I knew about it and take it as standard info.  It's always worded this way and if anyone cares to Google it on their own, it's stated this way over and over and over again:

http://www.debretts.com/the-queen's-diamond-jubilee/family-life/mother/mother-to-prince-andrew.aspx (http://www.debretts.com/the-queen's-diamond-jubilee/family-life/mother/mother-to-prince-andrew.aspx)

Quote
Prince Andrew, rumoured to be the Queen's favourite child, was outgoing, confident, with a talent for practical jokes. He sailed, with comparative ease, through an arduous boarding school education and the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth (blah, blah, blah


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: YooperModerator on August 17, 2012, 12:01:57 am
Besides I'd like you to find one mother who'd admit in public that she has a favourite child!
it's always the same classic "I love them equally much" although everyone knows who the favourite child is... lol


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: FrillyKnickers on August 17, 2012, 02:15:10 am
GETTING OFF TOPIC: I'm one to ALWAYS avoid getting betweeen a heated discussion, but, from BRF documentaries that I've seen-and I've seen MANY, as they are my guilty pleasure  :cookie: -about HM and her children, commentators are first to point out that, as children, Andrew & Edward were "spoiled" and "doted" on more than Charles & Anne were. There are also numerous articles that refer to Andrew as being HM's favorite, but, I wouldn't count on those as most of them were or are internet articles, which often copy from an original source or credit the original source for their sites.

But, I would refer to the Vanity Fair article from 2011, which, I have to say, is probably one of the best articles I've read about P.A. in general:

http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2011/08/prince-andrew-201108

Scroll down to "Inside The Firm," and you'll get a better detail about Andrew's relationship with his parents. It's stuff we've all heard before, but it also sheds light on why Andy can get away with things that his other siblings cannot. I find this pretty telling:

"With the prospect of even further humiliation to her and her son, the Queen decided to intervene by employing the most potent instrument at her command: royal symbolism. She summoned Andrew to Windsor Castle and in a private ceremony invested him with the insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, the highest possible honor for “personal service” to the Queen. From now on, Prince Andrew will be entitled to use the letters G.C.V.O. after his name and wear a red-white-and-blue sash complete with the order’s star-shaped insignia, made from sterling silver, silver gilt, and enamel.
Under the protection of the Queen, Prince Andrew was untouchable."

^^This was during the Epstein paedeo-sex scandal.
 
BTW, Edward Klein, who wrote the article, is a pretty prominent, successful writer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Klein

Sorry that I have to refer to Wiki.
 
When Charles did horrible things, he was never awarded medal. Had HM intervened sooner in the C-D-C mess, perhaps he wouldn;t have made a fool of himself during that Dimblet interview, where he lied and said that he did not cheat on Diana whilst they were married. In fact, had HM & PP intervened in Charles' life the way they did and do with Andy, perhaps...well, anyway, you know. Charles=  :James: :sob: :angry:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: lothwen on August 17, 2012, 04:15:20 am
Why are we even talking about who the "favorite" child is anyways?  I mean, when PP dies (as is inevitable for all human life) I am sure that ALL of his children will try to help their mother out as much as possible, and I'm sure she will draw comfort, in different ways, from all of them.  Perhaps Charles will deal with the "business" side of things, to ease his mother's burden, and perhaps Andrew will be the shoulder to lean on?  Who knows. But personally I think this discussion of who the Queen likes best is pointless when we're talking about the potential passing of the Patriach of the family.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: leogirl on August 17, 2012, 04:48:56 am
A mother may have a "favorite" child (probably the child she has most in common with?), but to be honest, every child is different and has different strengths and weaknesses, and the mother loves all her children. Unless one of them did something unforgivable.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 17, 2012, 05:23:50 am
Don't the doctors in Britain understand how to end up treating bladder infections? Or preventing them? Or anything? Cranberry juice?

As for William, maybe Philip can't stand having him around, since htat would mean that Kate would accompany him to his bedside and I wouldn't want that if I were Philip.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: lothwen on August 17, 2012, 05:28:11 am
^For a younger person the treatment might be relatively simple, but somebody of Phillip's age, their body won't always react the way it's supposed to


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 17, 2012, 05:28:33 am
^^^^Good point, Lowthen, and my apologies for getting wrapped up in it, mods, (re mom's faves).  What on earth does this have to do with the health of PP and HM's situation at the moment?  Not much.  Families come together at times like these.  All the members, well, mostly.

[That won't stop me from saying, however, that being a mother and knowing a great deal of mothers, there are very few that I know who do not have a favorite.  Whether it's the sickly one when little, or the easy birth one, or something shared in common, it's normal and it exists.  Not that any mother says it directly.  Heck no!  And it doesn't really mean that they love their other children any less, it's just that there's a special chemistry with that particular child or children.]

I look forward to some good news about PP tomorrow, but I'd be lying if I didn't feel concerned.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: giamodel60 on August 17, 2012, 05:41:07 am
The queen very uncomplicated jovial family members . Andrew and Peter p.

I imagine if she found Charles difficult pw is a downright pain in the a$$


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 17, 2012, 05:52:00 am
The next couple of days are going to be interesting and are going to be either good news or we are going to witness more history in the making via a royal funeral, that of Prince Philip.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 17, 2012, 06:07:18 am
^It's a very important dynamic in the infrastructure, that's for sure.  If nothing else, and the last visit to the hospital didn't seem to get through, maybe this will wake up the younger, more able royals to start taking truly active, constant roles.  PP may have to take it easy whether he likes it or not.

But, I'm very uneasy about the whole thing.  This visit and situation seems very, very quiet and that's not always good news with the RF.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: leogirl on August 17, 2012, 06:34:44 am
I do hope PP recovers quickly, and that when he does eventually pass, his family will be there for HM.  :hug:

As for PW stepping up, I don't think that's likely to happen. He's had years and still nothing. The April 2011 wedding and then this past June was a milestone birthday: both big chances for him to change and be given a clean slate. But he is still doing the same thing he's always been doing.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 17, 2012, 07:20:55 am
I actually think that if Philip drops, the RF will become the biggest albatross around HM's neck, with Charles demanding more power and William/Kate snapping for more perks and position and taking the mourning period as an excuse to take more time off. It's a toss up, but I think HM might collapse or end up with the ability to really take charge and start slapping them back itno their places.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: meememe on August 17, 2012, 07:41:39 am
When Charles did horrible things, he was never awarded medal. Had HM intervened sooner in the C-D-C mess, perhaps he wouldn;t have made a fool of himself during that Dimblet interview, where he lied and said that he did not cheat on Diana whilst they were married. In fact, had HM & PP intervened in Charles' life the way they did and do with Andy, perhaps...well, anyway, you know. Charles=  :James: :sob: :angry:


You must have watched a different Dimbleby interview to me because in the one I watched, and have on tape, he admitted adultery - 'once the marriage had irretrievably broken down both of us having tried' (his words).


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on August 17, 2012, 07:55:29 am
With all these events and travelling around that PP is doing he is probably not drinking enough water. When they were on the barge during the Jubilee they were on there for hours and never had a drink.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 17, 2012, 09:21:19 am
cranberry... drinking enough water... these are useful things to know about it your'e female, young, and perhaps having a bit more action in the bedroom than you've been used to for a while  :cookie:

for a 91 year old male with a chronic heart condition, a bladder infection is a totally different disease than it is for women.

I'm sure his doctors are doing all the right things for him.

I'm sad that he's sick again, and that being 91 and in and out of hospital it's quite probable he's reaching the end of his life.  He might have cancer, he might not.  It is a condition that we are much more likely to get as we age.  My 99 year old grandfather succumbed to cancer after only a few months, when he'd been fit as a fiddle his entire life. It's one of many conditions that can get people if they live long enough.  I also think it's pretty likely that the RF would not reveal it if that's what it is.  He will be insisting on only the barest of information being revealed.  The man has his dignity and pride to protect.  He would *despise* to have the press hounding him and speculating on his every move for 1-2 years if he can get away without that.



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 17, 2012, 09:29:17 am
This just in (from ITV):
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Doctors have suggested he gets some rest, so there will be no visitors today, but the family are in constant touch with HRH by telephone.

Ok so how does an old fella get some rest when they're constantly on the phone?
 :laundry:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on August 17, 2012, 09:44:29 am
cranberry... drinking enough water... these are useful things to know about it your'e female, young, and perhaps having a bit more action in the bedroom than you've been used to for a while  :cookie:

for a 91 year old male with a chronic heart condition, a bladder infection is a totally different disease than it is for women.

I'm sure his doctors are doing all the right things for him.

I'm sad that he's sick again, and that being 91 and in and out of hospital it's quite probable he's reaching the end of his life.  He might have cancer, he might not.  It is a condition that we are much more likely to get as we age.  My 99 year old grandfather succumbed to cancer after only a few months, when he'd been fit as a fiddle his entire life. It's one of many conditions that can get people if they live long enough.  I also think it's pretty likely that the RF would not reveal it if that's what it is.  He will be insisting on only the barest of information being revealed.  The man has his dignity and pride to protect.  He would *despise* to have the press hounding him and speculating on his every move for 1-2 years if he can get away without that.



It is a common problem with the elderly that they don't drink enough and this leads to dehydration.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 17, 2012, 09:53:23 am
^ I know that.  Medication side effects also contribute to dehydration, and we know he is on cardiac meds.  Most elderly people are on meds for something, often many different drugs.  But I'm sure he knows to keep his fluids up and if he isn't doing it, he has people to remind him.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Leila on August 17, 2012, 10:26:44 am
I know plenty of old people who don't drink despite being reminded of it/given water by the people around them all the time.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 17, 2012, 11:27:55 am
It seems the RAF scrambled an RAF Sea King from Lossiemouth to take PP to Aberdeen Infirmary but it couldn't land due to fog after attempting to land three times. Republicans are raising this one already asking how much it would have cost a)to scramble and b)had to it gone ahead as the journey was only five miles.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19284930#TWEET198894


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Leila on August 17, 2012, 11:50:54 am
Five miles? ??? (I know it says that in the article)  The AA route planner tells me it's roughly 42 miles.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 17, 2012, 12:04:12 pm
Hi Leila  :hello: Do you know it did sound a bit close. Is it Lossiemouth that's just five miles and the writer has not made it very clear?


Nope it says the following:

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A spokesman said it was eventually decided it would be quicker to complete the five-mile journey by road.

 ???  ???  ???


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Leila on August 17, 2012, 12:44:55 pm
 :hi:

Lossiemouth is 70 miles from Aberdeen and about the same distance from Balmoral.
I think it's more likely it was meant to say 50 miles and the author messed it up. It's 42 miles from Ballater (Balmoral is a bit farther) to Aberdeen centre so 50 miles to the hospital could be right.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 17, 2012, 07:30:12 pm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/17/prince-philip-no-visitors-hospital?newsfeed=true (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/17/prince-philip-no-visitors-hospital?newsfeed=true)

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Prince Philip is continuing to respond well to treatment at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but has been ordered to rest and not exhaust himself entertaining visitors, even members of his own family.

There was no formal statement from Buckingham Palace on Friday, but it was understood the Duke of Edinburgh was likely to be kept in the Scottish hospital for several more days. His family were keeping in touch by phone.

An RAF rescue crew attempted to fly him to hospital on Wednesday, but was thwarted by bad weather, the Ministry of Defence said.

A Sea King helicopter was dispatched to take him from the Queen's Balmoral estate to the hospital but poor visibility and heavy rain meant the crew, who are used to working in difficult conditions, were unable to reach him.

"The weather was absolutely dreadful," a source said.

A ministry spokesman said: "The RAF can confirm that a search and rescue crew from RAF Lossiemouth in Morayshire was asked to assist with the transfer of a patient. However, due to poor weather we were unable to assist."

The Sea King landed four times during the expedition, but could not get close enough.

The duke made the journey of about 50 miles from the castle in the Cairngorms to the city hospital by ambulance instead.His third hospital admission this year was caused by a recurrence of the bladder infection that led him to miss the end of the diamond jubilee celebrations in June.

After a round of public and social duties in the last few weeks that would tire a man half his 91 years, including regular appearances at the Olympic Games, a trip to the Cowes sailing regatta on the Isle of Wight, and a garden party last week at Balmoral where guests said he seemed in good form, the duke was taken to hospital after complaining of feeling ill.

The Queen and other members of the royal family are continuing their holidays in Balmoral.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Leila on August 17, 2012, 07:40:20 pm
Aaah, there we've got the correct 50 miles.  8) Stupid BBC.  :bored:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mooster on August 18, 2012, 03:04:15 am
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Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter

 The Queen and family are advised to stay away as Prince Philip fights infection http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/340495/No-visitors-for-Prince-Philip-but-he-is-on-the-mend


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 18, 2012, 03:47:20 am
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The Queen and family are advised to stay away as Prince Philip fights infection

Bad news; I don't think he is 'on the mend' if he is still fighitng it and the RF is being told to stay away. I think they are being told to stay away because he's having more difficulties and in this area the visitors end up being just a distracting drain.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 18, 2012, 03:57:42 am
This is not only bad news, but odd news.  I can't think of any reason for this at all and I've seen everything.  An infection that could hurt PP would indeed keep anybody from coming near him in any fashion, but it does not preclude any member of the family from coming to the hospital and waiting or being nearby.

In addition, it could mean that the family is exhausted and needs to get rest and that they believe PP will be all right for the next 24, but haven't we been told the HM was at Balmoral as usual anyway?

This is very conflicting information.  'Staying away' just means not visiting and he's in complete isolation.  That's all and it makes sense considering the infection situation.  But, there's no way they can keep anybody from coming to be near him unless the security issue is impossible.  I can't figure this tidbit out at all.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 18, 2012, 04:17:03 am
I don't find anything unusual in this.  If a person is sick enough to be in hospital, quite often they feel too sick to entertain visitors.  I've been in that position myself, when all you really want is to sleep, eat, drink and rest.  Even watching TV is an effort, and you're quite happy just to listen to the radio or nothing at all.

Don't forget it's 50 miles from 'home' (Balmoral) which is roughly 3 hours return travel time by road?  That's a lot of otherwise enjoyable holiday time to give up, when the patient would rather be resting anyway.  HM went by chopper last time because let's face it, emergency cardiac stenting is a bigger deal than a bladder infection.  I hope they think twice about chopper vs road this time.

He's never going to shake off these infections if he doesn't rest properly.  I'm relieved someone (ie the doctors) have put their foot down and confined him to bed with just his care team around him.  I'm sure there will be visits as soon as they feel he is ready.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 18, 2012, 05:28:59 am
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is very conflicting information.  'Staying away' just means not visiting and he's in complete isolation.  That's all and it makes sense considering the infection situation.  But, there's no way they can keep anybody from coming to be near him unless the security issue is impossible.  I can't figure this tidbit out at all.

Maybe he's getting some sort of emergency treatment and the family has been asked to await any further news.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 18, 2012, 06:00:44 am
^^I didn't mean to imply that he should have visitors; quite the opposite.  But, this is a new one for me.  A family member should be allowed to come to the hospital whenever they feel like it, if nothing else, to be near to them, NOT in their room or bothering them in any way.  The only thing I can come up with is that this is a good sign.  Otherwise, they'd all be called in.

Even when my late husband was in lock-down for 7 days, it helped me knowing I could go and be in the same building, whether I was reading or in the chapel, is all I meant.  And it helped him, too, knowing that if he felt up to it or if the medicine was changing, he could see me for a moment, even through the infection glass.

So, I'm going with good news, especially considering the distance they'd have to go if there was any last-minute issues.  The only other possibility is that he is no longer able to communicate and I just don't like to think about that.



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 18, 2012, 09:42:26 am
He was perfectly fine just a few days ago, I'd be surprised if he'd deteriorated to the point of not communicating - and if that was the case, they would surely be visiting him anyway?

I think he's resting comfortably until I hear otherwise.  The RF are, for the most part, very pragmatic, and if one of them needs to rest the others will just get on with their holiday, because that's what he would want.  It would be easier if they were closer, like when he was in London last time.

I think if they knew he was dying they would set up hospital type care at home.  They won't want any royal dying in a hospital unless it's unavoidable.  Trying to remember whether Princess Margaret died at KP or hospital?


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: AnaBolena on August 18, 2012, 09:48:20 am
Don't the doctors in Britain understand how to end up treating bladder infections? Or preventing them? Or anything? Cranberry juice?
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My husband who is a different type of Doc says it's probably prostatitis.  That can get very bad and keep coming back, but they wouldn't publish that.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Leila on August 18, 2012, 10:49:59 am
^^I didn't mean to imply that he should have visitors; quite the opposite.  But, this is a new one for me.  A family member should be allowed to come to the hospital whenever they feel like it, if nothing else, to be near to them, NOT in their room or bothering them in any way.  The only thing I can come up with is that this is a good sign.  Otherwise, they'd all be called in.

Even when my late husband was in lock-down for 7 days, it helped me knowing I could go and be in the same building, whether I was reading or in the chapel, is all I meant.  And it helped him, too, knowing that if he felt up to it or if the medicine was changing, he could see me for a moment, even through the infection glass.

So, I'm going with good news, especially considering the distance they'd have to go if there was any last-minute issues.  The only other possibility is that he is no longer able to communicate and I just don't like to think about that.


Keep in mind that the RF only started hospital visits to family members at Christmas when PP had his heart problems.
I think the reason given in the past was that visits would worry the public. They don't spend time just being around in the hospital like normal people. So if they go, it's the more exhausting 'have a chat' version.
I think it's just saying 'he needs rest, time to sleep and we're not going to bother him'.



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: FrillyKnickers on August 18, 2012, 02:56:55 pm
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The Queen and family are advised to stay away as Prince Philip fights infection

Bad news; I don't think he is 'on the mend' if he is still fighitng it and the RF is being told to stay away. I think they are being told to stay away because he's having more difficulties and in this area the visitors end up being just a distracting drain.

 :there: KF & TRF members.  :hug:

The BRF is being asked to stay away because PPs immune system is in a sensitive state.
If his body is unable to fight off a bladder infection, it means that it's suseptible to any kind of illness, even the simpliest ones; a cold, a rash, even allergies can even cause damage.

Any physical contact may risk the onslaught of illness, especially if, say Sophie were to bring the children, and of course, with HM being around her d*mn corgies!  :tehe:

It's not uncommon for someone in PPs state to be in isolaton.
It can be scary.
My Nana had kidney failure, and was always in the hospital for simple stuff, but her immune system was shot, so she could be in the hospital for 2-3 months at times...

Anyway, it happens to most of us at some stage (chicken pox, pneumonia, kidney failure/disease) of their lives. PP has the immune system of a newborn right now.
His body's unable to fight off infections on its own.
So, just as a newborn would be incubated, so is PP, but in this case he's being cordoned off from outside contact.

This is standard medical practice that doctors take to prevent the worst.
He could have ended up in ICU, which he's not, but had he'd been, for a man at his age, a BI could've meant death.

So I say, if Duke Stubborn :tehe: follows the doctor's orders, he'll be fine. However, he's definitely going to have to give up Royal duties. If BP, HM, and the coutuers are smart and care about this man's health, they'll retire him.

He needs to retire.  :stop:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 18, 2012, 03:47:08 pm
All the comments make sense and I can see how a high profile family would be exhausting for the family itself.  I'm just one of those who hates to see anybody I love completely alone and prefer to hang out in the caf or waiting room or, and have done it, get a bed.  Just knowing I'm 'there', y'know?  But that's a luxury they may not be able to have.

You're totally right ^ he needs to retire, no matter what.  He may be forced to listen, for once.  I just hope that if this is really, really serious and there's nothing they can do that they let him go home.  It makes/made all the difference in letting go.  Not being able to communicate is the only second reason for this that I can come up with for the family being sent home, other than the whole media horror.

What an awful set up for everybody involved.  Prayers aplenty for the whole family. 


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 18, 2012, 10:09:47 pm
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So I say, if Duke Stubborn  follows the doctor's orders, he'll be fine. However, he's definitely going to have to give up Royal duties. If BP, HM, and the coutuers are smart and care about this man's health, they'll retire him.

He needs to retire.


I agree; so many posters say (and on here to be honest) that stopping would kill him, but I think he would only be frsutrated and irritable, but not dead. He's going to die if he doesn't quit and he needs to spend the rest of his life resting and enjoying Balmoral and stop living such a spartan lifestyle. He needs comfort and care, not more pressure or stress. If he doesn't get it, he'll be killed off a lot quicker.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 19, 2012, 05:46:41 pm
Well, it comes down to what matters more, I suppose.  One's health or one's duty.  The RF fail to impress me in this regard.  Nobody's life is more important than cutting a ribbon.  I fully understand PP's devotion and tireless determination, but, in the end, the body is in charge, not the will of the royal family.  It's not even heroic, looking at it from the outside, it's foolhardy.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on August 19, 2012, 07:42:22 pm
It was pretty clear that there was something up when he didn't attend the closing ceremony as announced. It is also quite possible that he has something else that it's not been published.

Right now I don't think he will retire, there was an article in the DM where sources said that he wanted to die working and that he didn't see himself retiring ever.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 19, 2012, 08:22:10 pm
^That's what my mother and a lot of her elderly buddies said, too, but their bodies and God had other plans and they were the grumpiest and hardest to handle of the lot.  Not in a cute way, either. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2190562/Prince-Philip-misses-church-service-family-stay-hospital-enters-fifth-day.html?ito=feeds-newsxml (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2190562/Prince-Philip-misses-church-service-family-stay-hospital-enters-fifth-day.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)

The comments are interesting.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 19, 2012, 08:45:56 pm
The Queen Mother's last public appearance was a few months before she died.  She had niggly recurrent infections, of the upper respiratory kind in her case.

I think it was the 48 hour jaunt from Balmoral to Cowes and back that pushed him over the edge this time.  He's not been going to many "engagements" lately, mostly just events that he finds enjoyable, like watching sport.

Fortunately the annual Balmoral stay is a long one, about 2 months, so there won't be pressure to transfer him to another hospital if the household was relocating to another residence any time soon.  I imagine that when the Queen moves on from Balmoral, he'll be out of hospital one way or another.

Fingers crossed for the old guy.  Get well soon.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 20, 2012, 10:03:17 am
http://www.exposay.com/v/61702/prince-philip-undergoes-heart-tests (http://www.exposay.com/v/61702/prince-philip-undergoes-heart-tests)

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Prince Philip has undergone tests on his heart after doctors feared for his health.

The Duke of Edinburgh is at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, where he was taken on Wednesday (15.08.12) as a ''precautionary measure'' after suffering from a recurrence of a bladder infection, and medics have done a series of tests to make sure he will be able to recover.

A royal aide told the Daily Star newspaper: ''He was given top-to-toe tests including heart checks because they were concerned.

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The queen and royal aides are now deciding whether her son Charles or grandson, Prince William, should step in to accompany her on royal engagements.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on August 20, 2012, 10:36:42 am
Robert Jobson ‏@theroyaleditor
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#royal Prince Philip will be discharged from hospital at 11am today.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rosielinks on August 20, 2012, 11:50:04 am
Good news.

I bet he is glad to get out and see HM and family soon.

Hope he tries to rest and recuperate over the coming months.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on August 20, 2012, 11:53:56 am
He is already out and journos in twitter said that he looked fine


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 20, 2012, 01:56:49 pm
 :bouncy:  That's great news.  Now, let's hope for even better news that he at least scales back a bit!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 20, 2012, 02:16:34 pm
And here he is...looking extremely well. What was it Mark Twain said? "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"?


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2190931/Prince-Philip-finally-discharged-hospital-day-treatment-bladder-infection.html


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 20, 2012, 02:26:03 pm
He really does look rested!  Amazing what just chilling out can do for you, isn't it???  And aren't the hospital staff just darling?  It's going to be a hard sell for the younger royals, especially Duke/Duchess Donothing to justify their lifestyle now.  The fact is, as one commenter put it, it practically is elder abuse to expect HM/PP to keep up the same frenzied schedule they have.  Isn't that what PC is supposed to be doing anyway by this time?  Or do the old darlings refuse to let go?  I sure hope the docs brought the hammer down on them both.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: YooperModerator on August 20, 2012, 09:01:22 pm
Great, good that he's better!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: leogirl on August 20, 2012, 10:19:33 pm
I'm glad that PP is going better. :)

PW/KM need to step it up now. I think they can change their image around if they do. It's not too late, and although it will take time to earn the public's respect after years of doing little to nothing, it can be done. And it NEEDS to be done if the monarchy is going to continue.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 21, 2012, 03:26:48 am
You know what surprises me?  And I mean no disrespect, but it's somewhat odd that PH was in Vegas while his grandfather was in the hospital and I also don't see any family member(s) there to to at least go home with him.  Do they just shrug people's feelings off?  I get confused at times like this.

The least they could've done, if nothing else to make PH look like less of a jerk, is to announce that all was well and no cause for alarm, but they didn't, so it just ended up looking like nobody gave a dam#, from where I sit anyway.  It just seems insensitive.  Sorry.  Anything could've happened to a man his age and nobody seemed to be concerned about anything other than who would start doing his duties, PW or PC!

Am I not getting something and way off base here?  I don't want to malign anyone without knowing the facts and just running on what I've seen in the papers and the family's behavior.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: leogirl on August 21, 2012, 04:54:31 am
Knowing PP's personality, he probably asked them to stay away, and then he was able to get some rest.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 21, 2012, 06:49:32 pm
^I suppose.  That doesn't preclude some member of the family being there to be with him when he headed home.  It's just the kind, family thing to do.  They really do seem like a bunch of cold fish sometimes, to me, tho.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: leogirl on August 21, 2012, 06:55:12 pm
I think they're not as close as we are led to believe. They all seem to be doing their own thing most of the time except for public appearances.

IMO, if Philip's health was in serious danger I think they probably would have rushed to go visit him. But I think they know more about his health than we do and we assured it was not serious (i.e. life-threatening), but he still needed to rest.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 21, 2012, 07:02:22 pm
^I've never denied that the old gentleman deserved rest and agree that the in/out presence of his high profile family would've been intrusive.  That really isn't my point.  There's no predicting anything at his age and it was a long haul from where HM and Co were and it would've been an entirely different story if something unfortunate had happened to PP and PH was in Vegas, PW is MIA, and everybody was just doing their own thing.  That would've been a bad reflection, but I firmly agree that they're not the big cozy family, so it makes sense that this is how they handle things. The show must go on and all of that, but it's not a family I'd like to be in.  They couldn't keep me out of the hospital when my husband was ill.  No chance.  I stayed elsewhere in the building so he could rest, but he knew I was there and available in an instant.  It's called love and being there, in my world and it meant the world to him and his source of strength.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Albany on August 22, 2012, 05:53:29 am
So happy PP made a full recovery.  :bouncy: I agree with the other members: It would be nice if PW and WK stepped it up a bit now in order to take some of the burden off him now that he has his health back...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 22, 2012, 06:07:36 am
Do you guys think that he might have cancer? A few comments at the DM say that they see signs of him having cancer, mainly because of the sudden deterioration of his health after supposedly so many years of robust life.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: lilariel on August 22, 2012, 07:53:43 am
So glad that the Duke is out and looking better-power on Sir with that inherent wit and rest when the body tells you to!

I agree with Yooper's post 114 about how the no-visitors seems to look from this side of the pond. But that's probably how they (Brit royals) have always done things-I think the Duke's energy probably growled at being made to go in the first place and then would have growled at anybody making a big deal out of it by even visiting.

But like Yoop said most of us normally would be there available for sure during any hospital time for a loved one. I used to alternate with my Mom sleeping in my Dad's hospital room on those hideous lounge chairs when he was in for prostate cancer surgeries-sometimes for weeks at a time. For us regular folk-sometimes those overworked nurses were assigned a whole floor and Mom or I would be the only one there to help Dad when he needed something for 20 or 30 minutes until a nurse could respond to his patient call for help with a slipped tube or a monitor alarm. Four blocks away in our house was just too far. But of course PP has 24/7 constant care which he, as a Queen's husband of course, would be afforded. Glad he is better and I pray that sharp mind stays strong for as many more years as possible! Thinking the Windsor's still need this bit of His Royal Orneriness (below in the Guiness Factory shots near the bottom of this DM article) to make everybody crack a smile now and then!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388319/Queens-visit-Ireland-Gerry-Adams-demands-Monarch-grovel-more.html

That grin walking away from the frothy pint is just sooo PP! I love the MTwain quote from True Brit!  :hi: :tehe: :thumbsup:
 


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: FrillyKnickers on August 22, 2012, 06:12:44 pm
^^Yooper & leogirl, The Family was given strict orders NOT to visit Phillip at the hospital.

We can't compare what we would do to what The BRF does.
Phillip is all about the survival of "The Firm," and "The Firm" has to keep moving no matter what.
When The Queen Mum and Pnc. Margaret were gravely ill, the family kept it moving with engagements, etc.
Their whole survival is dependent upon being active in the public.

As far as their behaviour during this time, are we surprised?  :dontknow:
These are The Windsors, we're talking about.  :bored:
These are not people known for warmth and sincerity if it's not about PR.  :catfight:
I mean, when they great each other as family, they don't hug affectionately or shake hands, rather, they give each other cheek-to-cheek kisses like you would someone you've known for a little while, but don't feel comfortable enough to be overtly affectionate.

They stifle themselves publicly, and makes  :*butt*: of themselves in private, as Harry has recently done so in Vegas with the nude covorting.  bignono
And, I have to say, I'm very dissapointed in Harry's behaviour. Let's stop kidding ourselves in thinking his more responsible than William. I never believed that crap, because neither one wants to be Royal or even responsible adults.
They just want to party and play polo and bang around.
And so they should. They're still young.

IDK what's wrong with Andrew though. Arrested development.  :idea:

These people continue to struggle with their identities, it's sad, all because of some ridiculous "protocol" when the public would rather see them behave as people. Their whole Royal v. Commoner act died decades ago, and they need to let that nonsense go.

Out here in The States, if the government pays you to stay home all day, but, sometimes requires you to do community service in order to keep your pay, it's called WELFARE.   :gotcha:

They're far more common that they think they are with all of their drinking, whoring about, partying, drug use, philandering, greed, low to average IQs, etc.

PP & HM spend their evenings watching TV. *dead-->  :o


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 22, 2012, 06:45:55 pm
^Everything about how the BRF operates is quite true, FK.  But, again, I want to make it clear as crystal for you.  I was NOT saying that I would be in the room with my family member/husband or bothering him in any way, I was given a separate living area that was absolutely private so that I could be there in a nanosecond if he needed me.  That is how I operate, or we operate.  They even brought me food.  There are isolated areas for families at Scripps and nobody on the planet would know I was there, except my beloved Rick.

Now, for other issues, I gotta tell you, nurses can't be everywhere and they drop the ball.  Believe me, even for the best of the best.  I loved the nursing staff everywhere I've been (they know more than the docs usually), but in the US, we pay for the service, not the gov't, so we get complete say-so, other than the doctors, so it's a whole different ball game.  So, when my mom, for instance, hadn't eaten for forever, I took charge and CAN.  It's my dough, it's my mom, it's my POA. 

And, perhaps it's also different because Rick was in isolation for cancer treatment, and any infection would've killed him, but if that was the case, wouldn't you want to be nearby if something went wrong and you loved that person?  I just can't wrap my head around any other kind of thinking.  No wonder that whole family is slightly wacko; it's just not conducive to normalcy in any relationship.  That's probably why PD had so many issues besides being so young.  She was a touchy-feely warm-hearted person and I guess that doesn't fly with this setup.  I think it's sad.

I hope that PP is allowed to continue his treatment at home like somebody said the Queen Mum did.  At least his family's in the same building!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on August 22, 2012, 06:55:38 pm
When one is as old as PP every time he has setback he won't bounce back as he would when he was younger. Each setback will leave him weaker than before even though the infection has cleared.

I saw this in one of my relatives. They would go into hospital and recover but they were weaker and that happened a few times until the last time when their body just gave up.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 22, 2012, 07:00:16 pm
^Exactly true.  As the doctor said to me, "It's called dying of old age."  That's why they generally put 'heart failure' on death certificates at that age because there isn't really any one thing that's wrong, everything just doesn't bounce back and the body generally starts its shutdown with more hospital visits, things going wrong and it narrows and narrows.  It's just the law of nature.  Hopefully, he can be at home, as my mother was, which is so much better all the way around when that time comes and I sincerely hope it's not for a long while.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on August 24, 2012, 01:45:57 pm
Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt
According to a spokesman Prince Philip continues to "recover well" from a bladder infection and will remain at Balmoral. #royal


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 24, 2012, 04:32:32 pm
^ :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 29, 2012, 02:22:30 am
I get that they kept busy with engagements when QEQM and Margaret were ill, but that was over Autumn and Winter when they are "working".  PP fell ill at almost the beginning of the two-month Balmoral season, so I'm confused about why not one of them, even, say, PE or Sophie could ride the limo 50 miles to go get him.

Anyway, they're not a very sensitive bunch are they.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 29, 2012, 03:14:13 am
^Yeah, well, I've been a broken record on that one myself, but it seems to be their m.o.  Insensitive to say the least.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 29, 2012, 03:26:44 am
Last year's Balmoral stay was so boring compared to this one.  I check the photos each week of the Queen's face on the way to church - she is not having a relaxing holiday so far.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 29, 2012, 03:29:48 am
^That's just so wrong.  I'm actually very concerned about her right now.  She's got enough to handle with PP without all the other noise.  Keepin' up the prayers.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 29, 2012, 03:35:38 am
^ I agree it's rough on the Queen. But, I hasten to add, who is better placed to sort the mess out?  And who is, given past performance, almost entirely unlikely to do so?


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on August 29, 2012, 03:39:04 am
^Ding!  Ding!  I can say that, for me, I'd have done a big old jackknife dive into the liquor cabinet about, oh, two months ago, if not since April 2011.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Spice on August 29, 2012, 07:15:33 am
Interesting quote from "a source":

"He hates all the fuss and thinks the concern about his workload has been blown out of all proportion."

http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/prince-philip-will-not-slow-down-as-he-refuses-to-alter-his-busy-schedule-8084462.html

IMO, no one over 80 should have a workload at all, but what do I know.  He's happy and I guess he's got a right to do whatever he wants.  I just wish he would slow down.  No one can make him do it, not even HM.





Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on June 06, 2013, 07:56:32 pm
Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 1m
Prince Philip has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations.

Max Foster ‏@MaxFosterCNN 3m
Duke will be under general anaesthetic for op. Source says they imagine they would want to do it asap. Planned admittance - had tests

Sky News Newsdesk ‏@SkyNewsBreak 10m
Update: Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital for two weeks for an exploratory operation on his abdomen


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Cressida on June 06, 2013, 08:13:17 pm
Very worrying. He didn't look well at the service on Tuesday, despite Dimbleby describing him as 'sprightly'!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: windsor2 on June 06, 2013, 08:29:28 pm
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BREAKING NEWS: Duke of Edinburgh admitted to Harley Street hospital for exploratory abdomen operation just days before 92nd birthday

The operation will take place tomorrow, after the investigations that were carried out over the past week. The Prince's illness earlier this week is not thought to be connected to tonight's admission
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337071/Duke-Edinburgh-91-admitted-London-clinic-exploratory-operation-abdomen.html#ixzz2VSwG60ih
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Let’s hope that the Palace isn’t lying and making this out to be nothing.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 06, 2013, 08:52:47 pm
Phil !!!  :nervous: You can't leave us Phil ...Carole is waiting in the shadows you Liz and Chuck need to be immortal !!!  :king:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 06, 2013, 08:54:34 pm
hope he gets better

MSN today  has the news up too

http://www.today.com/news/prince-philip-admitted-hospital-abdominal-trouble-6C10223434


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 06, 2013, 09:02:58 pm
Hope he gets well soon.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rosielinks on June 06, 2013, 09:39:08 pm
Phil !!!  :nervous: You can't leave us Phil ...Carole is waiting in the shadows you Liz and Chuck need to be immortal !!!  :king:

Seconding that.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: MelissaRose on June 06, 2013, 09:47:33 pm
^Hell yeah to that, the thought of the Medds creeping nearer the throne scares the living day lights out of me.  :nervous:

PP is a top bloke - unfortunately he is very old now and with that comes health problems but I hope he sticks around! Get well soon Philip  :getwellsoon:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 06, 2013, 09:58:23 pm
Carole on The Balcony raving at the "commoners" on Williy' s Coronation Day is a sight no one wants to see   :nervous:...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Yooper on June 06, 2013, 10:23:03 pm
He's a tough old bird, so here's hoping he's hanging in there for a while longer.  It's a slippery slope after 91, tho.  It's hard not to see the comparisons with my own mother who started having one thing after another around this age and then the gradual, natural, decline setting in. I worry for HM.  He, to me, is her one sounding board and I can't imagine she will manage well without him.

^Ye Gods, don't give me nightmares, Jane23.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: windsor2 on June 06, 2013, 10:33:38 pm
I hope he lives a long time just to ____ the Midds.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 06, 2013, 11:22:36 pm
If it's exploratory, I wonder if he has some sort of cancer we're not being told about. Exploratory surgery comes when symptoms of cancer come along.

I wish the palace would be honest about these things for once.

He's a tough old bird, so here's hoping he's hanging in there for a while longer.

No, he's not; he's an elderly man who is too old to be described as tough. It's a total delusion that Philip is strong anymore; I remember a comment on the DM, when he had to be rushed to the hospital and the comment was chastising the doctor for saying that Philip was tough.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 06, 2013, 11:41:42 pm
I think the Palace hides things about illnesses.

I hope he gets through this and comes out fine, but he is in his 90's and it will be harder each time he gets ill.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 07, 2013, 06:06:09 am
His illnesses are coming closer and closer together; just some days ago he had to cancel because of a cold and then end up in the hospital for exploratory surgery? It sounds like he MIGHT have something more serious, like stomach cancer.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 07, 2013, 08:26:00 am
Philip to spend two weeks in hospital: Prince, 91, to have exploratory operation for stomach pains

    Prince Philip is being treated at the London Clinic on Harley Street
    He was pictured with Queen hours earlier at a Palace garden party
    Duke of Edinburgh due to celebrate his 92nd birthday next Monday


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337071/Prince-Philip-Duke-Edinburgh-admitted-Harley-Street-hospital-exploratory-abdomen-operation.html#ixzz2VVrqp4cW

Sorry for the double post, but I couldn't resist putting this up here; two weeks now in the hospital?


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: MOSAIC on June 07, 2013, 09:28:34 am

Joining everyone in the hope that he will recover well and be with us and most of all HMQ for quite a while yet.  We all need to know he is there and he is very much her rock in a very real sense.  I fear the Midds would take advantage of every chance to move closer and gain a bigger foothold.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: mysha on June 07, 2013, 10:52:58 am
The thought of the Midds taking over, might be enough to will him on.
I do not think he will make it to 100 but hope another 5 years would be good innings.
I think 2 weeks and ops to explore............cancer. Not much other you open up for


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rosielinks on June 07, 2013, 11:25:43 am
It's the exploratory nature of the operation which is a real worry. I can only think that his doctors may suspect cancer. I do hope it isn't the case - HM needs him around, and I am sure she will lose her mojo without him.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 07, 2013, 11:29:07 am
Even if something happened (God forbid) The Middleton's would move no closer to the Throne, the Queen holds the power, then Prince Charles. William would still remain in his place,no title movement but he would probably be made to take on more of Pr.Phillip duties, as well as Prince Edward. (But I do worry about the Queen if something happened to Pr.Phillip. )

I worry about a 90 yr old having exploratory surgery that's not good.

Also He supposedly lost his voice the other day. I hope it wasn't something worse like a stroke of some kind.
I wish him the best and that he gets well soon.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: theduchess on June 07, 2013, 10:18:15 pm
I hope it's nothing too serious, my grandad had the twisted bowl as suggested my the DM (are the mids leaking?) and it gave him a bit of trouble until he was treated. My thoughts are with both the DOE and the queen


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 07, 2013, 11:56:41 pm
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Peter Hunt‏@BBCPeterHunt

Prince Philip is said to be "comfortable". The operation is said to have gone "as planned".

twitter


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Acornia on June 08, 2013, 05:37:05 am
Get well soon PP!

This is his what, 3rd hospital visit in 2 years? I hope I'm just being a cynic but in his very old age I couldn't help but worry.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 08, 2013, 10:09:28 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337352/Prince-Philip-ill-Queen-tours-1bn-BBC-centre-shrugs-remarks-Duke-Edinburghs-health.html
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The Queen robustly insisted the Duke of Edinburgh was ‘not ill’ yesterday.

Her comments, during a tour of the BBC’s new Broadcasting House, came as her husband underwent exploratory surgery on his abdomen.

Last night he was said to be making ‘satisfactory progress’ following the operation under general anaesthetic.

During a visit to the BBC’s new HQ, the Queen was asked by radio and TV host John Humphrys how Prince Philip was faring, She replied: ‘I have no idea, I mean he has only just gone in.’

When the Radio 4 presenter persisted, saying the Duke had looked well during his appearance at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Thursday just hours before his admission, the monarch remarked pithily: ‘That’s because he’s not ill.’



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on June 08, 2013, 10:25:03 am
I think that if it was a blockage that they would have been able to tell from a scan/X Ray and make a decision on treatment. The suggestion that it's exploratory and they will analyse the results suggests something more. I did wonder if it was an ischemic problem but again a scan would have shown up the problem. His quality of life is starting to suffer now.

To be honest I don't think that it looks that good and I hope that it's not a case of one in, one out.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 08, 2013, 11:42:41 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337352/Prince-Philip-ill-Queen-tours-1bn-BBC-centre-shrugs-remarks-Duke-Edinburghs-health.html
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The Queen robustly insisted the Duke of Edinburgh was ‘not ill’ yesterday.

Her comments, during a tour of the BBC’s new Broadcasting House, came as her husband underwent exploratory surgery on his abdomen.

Last night he was said to be making ‘satisfactory progress’ following the operation under general anaesthetic.

During a visit to the BBC’s new HQ, the Queen was asked by radio and TV host John Humphrys how Prince Philip was faring, She replied: ‘I have no idea, I mean he has only just gone in.’

When the Radio 4 presenter persisted, saying the Duke had looked well during his appearance at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Thursday just hours before his admission, the monarch remarked pithily: ‘That’s because he’s not ill.’

HM is SO in denial of all of this.

She's living in a completely different reality and living in a fantasy land where she thinks everyone around her is as dumb as she thinks they are.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 08, 2013, 12:40:01 pm
I think that if it was a blockage that they would have been able to tell from a scan/X Ray and make a decision on treatment. The suggestion that it's exploratory and they will analyse the results suggests something more. I did wonder if it was an ischemic problem but again a scan would have shown up the problem. His quality of life is starting to suffer now.

To be honest I don't think that it looks that good and I hope that it's not a case of one in, one out.

No at his age it is not looking good. I think the Queen means he is not ill in the sense of pneumonia etc. but they aren't going to do exploratory surgery without a reason. That means he is having a serious problem and probably one that has gone on for awhile.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 08, 2013, 08:00:59 pm
I think it was both stupid and insensitive to ask her it's not like she was going to answer any other way  :June:...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on June 08, 2013, 08:02:33 pm
The Queen was also rude because she should have expected that question when she was going to the BBC of all places!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rosielinks on June 08, 2013, 08:55:10 pm
I didn't like how she answered the question, it seemed rude to me. She should have just said "I don't have any information" and then when JH said that he'd looked well previously she could have said "I am sure that the doctors will sort him out"
therefore she would not be admitting he is at death's door and just has a problem that needs dealing with.
Her answer seemed to be treating us all as idiots - no 90 year old has a general anaesthetic unless they really have to.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 08, 2013, 10:03:08 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337352/Prince-Philip-ill-Queen-tours-1bn-BBC-centre-shrugs-remarks-Duke-Edinburghs-health.html
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The Queen robustly insisted the Duke of Edinburgh was ‘not ill’ yesterday.

Her comments, during a tour of the BBC’s new Broadcasting House, came as her husband underwent exploratory surgery on his abdomen.

Last night he was said to be making ‘satisfactory progress’ following the operation under general anaesthetic.

During a visit to the BBC’s new HQ, the Queen was asked by radio and TV host John Humphrys how Prince Philip was faring, She replied: ‘I have no idea, I mean he has only just gone in.’

When the Radio 4 presenter persisted, saying the Duke had looked well during his appearance at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Thursday just hours before his admission, the monarch remarked pithily: ‘That’s because he’s not ill.’

HM is SO in denial of all of this.

She's living in a completely different reality and living in a fantasy land where she thinks everyone around her is as dumb as she thinks they are.

It sure does sound like she's in denial.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on June 09, 2013, 12:40:51 am
now let's make the BBC look like idiots http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2338128/Anger-Queen-mobbed-mobile-BBC-visit-staff-follow-like-zombies.html


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 09, 2013, 02:52:18 am
I think it was both stupid and insensitive to ask her it's not like she was going to answer any other way  :June:...

HM might not realize this, but being Sovereign goes both ways; she has influence and even power and is the ultimate when it comes to the British/Commonwealth social scene, but on the other hand, she owes the truth to the public. The public is SINCERELY concerned and cares, but she threw it back in their faces.
I didn't like how she answered the question, it seemed rude to me. She should have just said "I don't have any information" and then when JH said that he'd looked well previously she could have said "I am sure that the doctors will sort him out"

Since when has HM been anything other than a complete snot to people?

Quote
therefore she would not be admitting he is at death's door and just has a problem that needs dealing with.
Her answer seemed to be treating us all as idiots - no 90 year old has a general anesthetic unless they really have to.

1) HM has avoided facing problems her whole life.

2) She thinks the entire world outside of Buckingham Palace is full of idiots.

She just threw all that love and concern back in the faces of her hosts and quite frankly, her arrogance is not regal or royal or anything other than vulgar. At some point in time even the love the people have for HER will begin to fade if she doesn't stop throwing back all the time through being a snob.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on June 09, 2013, 06:40:15 am
It's a big decision to operate at his age. He had a heart problem last year and had a stent put into one of his arteries. So his is probably on quite a lot of medication which they may have to stop when they operated.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 09, 2013, 08:28:23 am
The Queen was also rude because she should have expected that question when she was going to the BBC of all places!
It was a case of responding to rudeness with rudeness then...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 09, 2013, 01:09:46 pm
It wasn't rude for them to ask the Queen anything because it is their job to inform the public. PP health should be known by the same people who have kept him living in luxury since he was a very young man.

The Queen was rude and dismissive of the question as if the public has no right to know. I think she has been listening to William to much.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on June 10, 2013, 03:36:32 pm
Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt 15s
Prince Edward is visiting his father in hospital.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 10, 2013, 04:18:54 pm
Nice. Good to hear Pr.Phillip is doing fine.  :flower:

Quote
Twitter:

Richard Palmer‏@RoyalReporter4m
Prince Edward, leaving after visiting the Duke of Edinburgh for 20 minutes, says his father is doing well in hospital
 


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 10, 2013, 04:33:33 pm
^ The man is made of steal!!!  :king:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on June 10, 2013, 05:57:05 pm

Victoria Murphy ‏@QueenVicMirror 2m
Buckingham Palace update: Philip will remain in hospital for two weeks and will take a period of convalescence for two months


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 10, 2013, 06:04:13 pm
^ So this means more of working Harry to the bone  :RUN:.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Cressida on June 10, 2013, 06:19:08 pm
Isn't the Queen going to visit him on his birthday?! The Royals are an odd breed.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on June 10, 2013, 06:23:19 pm
^they say she is coming later.

I think we are seein the twilight of Phillip. If the surgery was only explorative he shouldn't be convalescing two months. It doesn't make sense at all. For someone younger that surgery convalesce period is one/two days. PP  is ninety but even then a two month period?

They did something more to him but they are not explaining anything at all. But I don't understand why they do not tell the truth. At least if it was the Queen it would make sense but not here.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Cressida on June 10, 2013, 06:36:25 pm
They are always very vague with medical information. It's always on a 'need to know' basis. I agree that he is winding down now, and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that he has cancer.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 10, 2013, 10:52:03 pm
They need to start being more upfront; if he's that badly ill, the public will be supportive and it's not like the public wouldn't adore the monarchy if the RF would give the public the chance to be all the more close to them. Two month's rest, he needs it anyway.

Why not make Seabiscuit and his mare do more work?

^ So this means more of working Harry to the bone  :RUN:.

Maybe Harry could be HM's support system during appearances.

I think HM might like that and it's not like that wouldn't be a perfect role for any spare; having William around would mean Kate being there, that might give HM nervous fits, when she isn't seething in rage at the fine mess her grandson made. It's not like Harry isn't popular enough.

A birthday card for Philip: Queen arrives to visit Duke of Edinburgh in hospital on his 92nd birthday as doctors say he is 'progressing according to plan' after operation

    Queen pictured holding a birthday card as she arrived at the London Clinic
    Envelope addressed to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
    The Queen's visit to the hospital lasted about half an hour
    Duke had exploratory abdominal surgery on Friday and is progressing well
    Earl of Wessex visited London Clinic today and left with a smile and a wave
    David Cameron wishes Duke a 'very happy 92nd birthday' on Twitter
    King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired 41-gun salute to mark milestone


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2338674/Queen-arrives-visit-Duke-Edinburgh-hospital-92nd-birthday-doctors-say-progressing-according-plan-operation.html#ixzz2VquyxJft

She looks so forlorn.

I hope Seabiscuit and his mare don't mess things up or create any messes; the last thing HM needs right now is to end up dealing with their antics.

For all the bad things I've said, I don't wish a painful death of cancer on anyone.




Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 11, 2013, 12:08:17 am
I think the Royal Family has kept medical secrets and illnesses of Royals away from the public for generations if they possibly could.

I saw a show on one of the History channel's, which creeped me out , this historian swore that the Queen's grandfather was close to death ,but hanging on in pain, so instead of letting him suffer,  the Palace's decided with the doctor's to give him a dose. I don't know if it is true, but the story gave me the creeps.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 11, 2013, 01:54:59 am
^Yeah, because they wanted his death to make the morning papers and not the afternoon papers.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 11, 2013, 10:00:23 am
I love the "Keep calm Birthday Boy" balloon  :tehe: probably from Harry  :tehe:.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 12, 2013, 08:36:15 am
Queen Elizabeth finally visits Prince Philip in the hospital (but only for his b-day!)
http://www.celebitchy.com/303500/queen_elizabeth_finally_visits_prince_philip_in_the_hospital_but_only_for_his_b-day/


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 12, 2013, 02:17:22 pm
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That should cheer him up! A glamorous Sophie Wessex is the latest Royal to visit the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2339709/Sophie-Wessex-latest-Royal-visitor-Duke-Edinburgh-spends-92nd-birthday-hospital.html#ixzz2W0WKHYkq

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Sophie/Countess+of+Wessex/Sophie+Countess+Wessex+Visits+Prince+Philip/dKEZPwfkgu_
Sophie visits Prince Phillip in the hospital.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 13, 2013, 10:13:44 pm
They should send him a bunch of Vegas showgirls and contestants from the Miss Britain pageant.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 13, 2013, 10:28:49 pm
Maybe a few will be slipped into the Palace on the quiet by one of his Courtiers.   :spy:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 13, 2013, 10:33:44 pm
phil dampier ‏@phildampier 3h
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Duke of York visited his father Philip in hospital this afternoon. Left without comment.

Will Anne visit tomorrow and then Charles the day after? When will his adult Grandchildren besides Beatrice & Eugenie visit?

This family is as creepy as the Middleton family. Wonder why William can't see that.

At PP's age they should all be going to see him more often.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 13, 2013, 11:45:25 pm
If even Andrew can't comment, something is up.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: terrajoule on June 14, 2013, 04:05:32 am
Hope Phillip feels better. At his age (92) he should rest and let his kids and his grand-kids pull their weight! What did Elizabeth say? “Your work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.” Ugh! Slackers.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 14, 2013, 12:27:02 pm
Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal 1m
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#royal Princesses #Beatrice and #Eugenie arrive at the London Clinic to pay Grandfather Prince Philip a visit

It has become obvious over the years which family members care most for the Queen & PP and it is not their Heir or their daughter. Maybe they learned better parenting skills by the time the last two children came along.   :dontknow:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 14, 2013, 05:46:26 pm
Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal 6m

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#royal Prince #Charles & Duchess of Cornwall arrive at London Clinic to visit Prince #Philip - it's The Duke's 8th day in hospital
#royal my understanding is #Charles & Camilla have only just returned from Scotland after a week of engagements


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 14, 2013, 06:02:10 pm
Timed out

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal 1m

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#royal Princes Harry and William have just arrived to visit #Philip

I wonder were these two doing engagements in Scotland for the last eight days along with C&C or do they have their own excuse for neglecting their ailing Grandfather. Charles used the excuse of doing engagements even though one would think some could be cancelled so he could see his ailing Father who happens to be 92.

Paul Harrison ‏@SkyNewsRoyal now

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#royal Princes #William and #Harry have been on duty over recent days - hence no visit until now - same for #Charles in Scotland #duties

Oh yes duties like working in the military.   :tehe:  Maybe it was one of those secret visits that kept them away because we all know the military doesn't allow royalty to leave their duties whenever they wish.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on June 14, 2013, 07:17:27 pm
That they didn't visit before could have been for many reasons like he is not able to receive many vists or things like that.

But the excuse of being in duty  :- William was this Wednesday in London no?

I am still very confused at Anne not visiting her father. Andrew has visited? Neither Peter or Zara?

 


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rosielinks on June 14, 2013, 07:30:13 pm
Anne is the apple of DoE's eye. She is very similar to him - they don't like fuss.

Personally I think it's a bit weird, but perhaps this indicates that his illness is not too serious?

PP and PA are hard core.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 15, 2013, 12:43:49 am
It appears as if they are all going now because his diagnosis is not good. They are a cold and callous family and I think they breed that into their young. I don't see their visits as a good sign.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 15, 2013, 01:11:47 am
I think he's deteriorating a lot quicker than will be admitted; the entire family is visiting, all of them and if Waity has been left out then it could be that Philip is dying and he's at a point where he needs to see his entire family and end up with peace and love, not a reminder of his disappointments in life.

The RF should just be upfront and tell the truth.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: windsor2 on June 15, 2013, 01:55:05 am
If that's true, then Anne should've visited. It'd look bad if no one showed up for the 2 weeks he'll be in there.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 15, 2013, 02:55:43 am
We all know how important Anne is and how she always has something more important to do than care about her family.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 15, 2013, 08:25:33 am
He will stay in Hospital for a little longer maybe she will visit ...or maybe she visited and no one cared   lol...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: AnaBolena on June 15, 2013, 08:40:49 pm
I think they all look stressed - something is very wrong with PP imo.  :sob:

They may not want everyone to think or know the worst - that's just a guess, so maybe they visit secretly as well so as to go unseen.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 17, 2013, 09:07:15 am
I keep waking up wondering if this is the day I'll see the headline about Philip being dead.

It's going to happen I think this year or next.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 17, 2013, 10:25:40 am
georgina brewer ‏@Georginaitv 5m

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#Duke of #Edinburgh leaving hospital

Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes 3m
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Good to hear that the Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital and is on his way back to join the Queen at Windsor.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 17, 2013, 11:35:10 am
Video:  Prince Phillip Departs Hospital:   :flower:
http://news.itnsource.com/?cat=Royal



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 17, 2013, 02:08:38 pm

Smile that says he's on the mend: Prince Philip leaves hospital early after having abdominal surgery

Duke had exploratory operation and has been progressing well
Was allowed to leave three days earlier than expected and is off to Windsor
The Duke will take a two month 'period of convalescence', Palace says
The Queen had visited London Clinic on his 92nd birthday last Mondat
Also visited by William, Harry, Prince Charles and Camilla at the same time

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2343029/Smiling-Prince-Philip-leaves-hospital-royal-wave-11-days-admitted-abdominal-surgery.html



 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on June 17, 2013, 02:42:55 pm
 :bouncy:  :loveshower:.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 17, 2013, 03:21:46 pm
The Duke of Edinburgh is in "good spirits" as he walks unaided from hospital, 11 days after being admitted for an operation.

SKY NEWS VIDEO- http://news.sky.com/story/1104659/prince-philip-leaves-hospital-after-operation


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on June 17, 2013, 06:34:18 pm
I heard today on the news that PP had seen a specialist in liver and pancreatic problems whilst he was in hospital.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 18, 2013, 09:29:39 am
Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 1h

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Palace officials insist they will give details about future hospital treatments/illnesses of the Queen and Prince Philip, just not this one.



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rosielinks on June 18, 2013, 10:08:21 am
Well that is weird. Why not I wonder? Was it particularly sensitive?



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: serene grace on June 18, 2013, 03:54:54 pm
Interesting indeed.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 18, 2013, 05:49:43 pm
Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 1h

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Palace officials insist they will give details about future hospital treatments/illnesses of the Queen and Prince Philip, just not this one.

Usual 'stay in your place' palace response; I am dead sure that the illness is a very serious one if they aren't being open.

I'm betting Pancreatic cancer.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 18, 2013, 08:10:32 pm
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/408365/Prince-Philip-bounces-back-to-royal-life

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Philip is expected to spend the next two months convalescing at the royal retreat in Berkshire before heading north to Balmoral for a further two-month break.

A senior royal aide said: “He may undertake the occasional private engagement but I don’t think he will be on duty in public until the autumn.”

I know they are pushing how healthy he is but there is something seriously wrong with him and the palace should say what it is instead of acting as if he is really anxious to get to work.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on June 18, 2013, 08:16:13 pm
^

I think that the two months is just a smoke screen. I doubt we will see much more of him in public.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on June 18, 2013, 08:23:40 pm
They have changed it from two to four months and the Doctors say at least eight weeks. I think the end is closer than they are saying.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on June 18, 2013, 08:41:23 pm
Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 1h

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Palace officials insist they will give details about future hospital treatments/illnesses of the Queen and Prince Philip, just not this one.



The only possible reason I can think of is that they know that PP is dying so they want to let him his last months in peace without all the world knowing.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: beline on June 18, 2013, 08:53:44 pm
All of these news only add fuel to the fire...
He's slowly leaving us.  :bye:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 18, 2013, 10:49:35 pm
Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 1h
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Palace officials insist they will give details about future hospital treatments/illnesses of the Queen and Prince Philip, just not this one.
The only possible reason I can think of is that they know that PP is dying so they want to let him his last months in peace without all the world knowing.

I think that's it; now it's four months and I believe he's going to be resting quietly at Balmoral while HM deals effectively with her grandson. I believe that as Philip slips, HM will start getting less tolerant and a lot more harsh in her dealing with the Cambs.

He might have been sick, but I am sure the stress William brought into the RF has only made it worse.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: windsor2 on June 18, 2013, 11:42:56 pm
I hope tha HM has had enough of Wills and Waity and will really deal with them. I don't know if he's at deaths door. HM has been looking a bit cheery during her engagements of late. He might've had a cancer scare and the operation confirmed that he's can dr free or something to that nature. Anyway, he does need to slow down and relax.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 19, 2013, 04:21:22 am
HM is capable of putting on a front; four months of recuperation is not a small amount of time and exploratory surgery? Stomach pains?


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: AnaBolena on June 19, 2013, 07:00:52 pm
He is jaundiced - I saw that months back.  It's not a good sign.  :sob:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: rosielinks on June 19, 2013, 07:28:52 pm
Well I have no idea. PP looked a lot better IMO after the op. He appeared less bruised around the eyes though thinner.

There is no question that a 92-year old would be given an exploratory op unless something was seriously amiss.

The smiles from HM and the rest of them are probably a smokescreen and because they are happy he is back at home. I reckon he has some slow-growing cancer that needs treatment but will not kill him for a while.

HM now needs to deal with Waity, PW and the Midds and show who is running the show. I am hoping that, when necessary, HM can show some steel.

I am liking these new press releases. They are providing the antidote to the Midd's leakages.

I'm raising my glass to the new, hardened Queenie - perhaps PC has had a word in her shell like.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: terrajoule on June 19, 2013, 09:25:56 pm
Exploratory surgery is usually done to diagnose cancer or tumor but can be done for other diseases as well like Crohn's. If there was jaundice it would be a sign of liver, kidney or pancreatic failure...along with other symptoms ascites (fluid in the abdomen) and edema in the extremities. If that is the case... It sort of sounds similar to what my grandfather is going through. He was diagnosed with cancer and is remission though he has a TPN (amino acids) line to help with eating and combat edema.

Rest (and eating) is best. :)


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: AnaBolena on June 20, 2013, 07:18:08 pm
I used to work in hospice and can see the jaundice very clearly.  It's not a good sign.  I don't think he has ascities unless it is being drained, which it well could be on a regular basis.

He sure does need the rest - in reality, at 92 major body organs would be shutting down by nature, so it's not surprising that the poor man is having one problem after another.

I've no idea how my own Grandfather made it to 99.  I'm sure glad he did, though.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Tatiana on June 27, 2013, 02:50:50 am
  Okay .. I have quite enough of the conjecture here...

   PP is an old man , in his nineties, I have heard from sources close to the RF that he has some bleeding internally, but nothing has been found.

    I am a hospice nurse, and I see no jaundice, I see only an old man, who looks like an old man, liver spots and all.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: mysha on June 27, 2013, 11:23:36 am
Tatiana - My Dad was in a hospice and nurses like yourself, I bow and say thanks. Huge respect and gratitude

PP is old , either way I doubt we will get years out of him. My guess is another 1 or 2years at most.He has the best care in the world.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 27, 2013, 01:54:51 pm
I think another year is all that is left.

He's getting more and more hospitalizations and exploratory surgery means cancer, nothing else. Two months of rest and recuperation, it's taking longer and I don't think he's going to really ever be the same at this point in time.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Magnolia on July 09, 2013, 10:04:39 pm
As morbid as this is I think she better start palnning what box she wants.After the ghost baby arrives I think it'll be so bad for her and PP is on his last days the child will bring new scandals and just alot of things thrown at her.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 27, 2013, 08:47:50 am
So HM is going up to Balmoral without Philip apparently.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2379099/Queen-lands-faithful-corgis-month-break-Balmoral-Castle.html

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Sources also confirmed that he still hoped to resume some ‘light duties’, including public engagements, later in the autumn.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on July 29, 2013, 09:13:53 pm
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Fears that Prince Philip may not be well enough to see his new great-grandson can be discounted.

Philip has been recovering from his recent ill-health at Wood Farm, on the Sandringham estate.

However, he is due to host a house party this week where his old carriage driving companion, Lady Brabourne — the former Penny Romsey — is expected among guests.

The Queen, meanwhile, has started her summer holiday alone at Craigowan Lodge on the Balmoral estate. She and Philip will meet up at Balmoral Castle in early August.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2380599/RICHARD-KAY-Happy-Valley-saga-draws-ghoulish-end.html


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 01, 2013, 04:11:31 am
Royal baby family portrait delayed as Prince Philip is too ill to pose for picture with William, Kate and George
 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/prince-george-portrait-delayed-prince-2097790#ixzz2agQbrTHy

This is bad.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kit on August 01, 2013, 12:36:25 pm
According to the article Wm's RAF schedule is making it difficult for him to find time to take George to meet Phillip.

Since when has Wm's RAF schedule prevented him from doing anything?





Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Snokitty on August 01, 2013, 12:47:28 pm
William is on leave now and is supposed to go back to Anglesey on the 14th to say good-bye so it would appear that he has no RAF schedule. I think he is supposed to use the military to continue his avoidance of royal duties though.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: AnaBolena on August 01, 2013, 04:03:53 pm
  Okay .. I have quite enough of the conjecture here...

   PP is an old man , in his nineties, I have heard from sources close to the RF that he has some bleeding internally, but nothing has been found.

    I am a hospice nurse, and I see no jaundice, I see only an old man, who looks like an old man, liver spots and all.

With due respect, we both have or had the same profession - I see early onset jaundice.  Not enough to cause ascities from what I can see of him, but enough to yellow the whites of his eyes slightly.  That is - if the images I am seeing are not changed in color.



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 02, 2013, 09:43:31 am
We haven't heard all that much other than a bland report, so I wager he is at a bad point in time. There is no way that he wouldn't be out and about if this were something harmless. He's not tough anymore and HM has been looking almost tearful in some areas.

William is on leave now and is supposed to go back to Anglesey on the 14th to say good-bye so it would appear that he has no RAF schedule. I think he is supposed to use the military to continue his avoidance of royal duties though.

Along with anything else that Kate wouldn't be welcome at.

Maybe, just maybe, HM doesn't want either one of them there; if William came, so would Kate and Philip doesn't deserve this stress.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 02, 2013, 09:52:06 am
This is going to sound absolutely awful but I suspect he's on some sort of life support and will remain that way until they can announce his passing conveniently. After all George V was euthanized to meet the morning paper's announcement and Queen Mary volunteered to euthanize herself so it would detract from the Queen's coronation.

Go on flame me if this is my worst taste comment ever but he just hasn't been seen anywhere and if he's really extremely ill why has HM gone off to Balmoral as if nothing's wrong? They're a queer lot these Windsors. Most normal elderly couples would want to spend their final years together as much as possible but as I tell everyone else we mustn't make the mistake of believing they are "just like us".


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: mysha on August 02, 2013, 10:04:29 am
They are not like us, and are strange at the best of fines.

I think he is on his last legs, life support would not surprise me. Phil is in his 90's and I am sure his could write an letter birthday telegraph/letter


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Freya on August 02, 2013, 10:38:41 am
This is going to sound absolutely awful but I suspect he's on some sort of life support and will remain that way until they can announce his passing conveniently. After all George V was euthanized to meet the morning paper's announcement and Queen Mary volunteered to euthanize herself so it would detract from the Queen's coronation.

Go on flame me if this is my worst taste comment ever but he just hasn't been seen anywhere and if he's really extremely ill why has HM gone off to Balmoral as if nothing's wrong? They're a queer lot these Windsors. Most normal elderly couples would want to spend their final years together as much as possible but as I tell everyone else we mustn't make the mistake of believing they are "just like us".


I agree that he is ill and perhaps needs to be closer than Balmoral to the doctors that are looking after him. Strange that such a point is being made about the photograph.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kit on August 02, 2013, 04:41:09 pm
I think it's all very strange.

I realize the Windors are a strange bunch but the Queen is on holiday so being with Phillip wouldn't take her away from any official duties.

Seems strange for her to run off on holiday just bc it's tradition and leave Phillip alone.

I guess this is the RF's version of putting someone in a nursing home. 


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on August 02, 2013, 05:11:34 pm
Baltimore is a busy place it's not like Liz puts her feet up and stays like that till October ... between first Ministers and family there Phil might want to be somewhere quitter ...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: mysha on August 02, 2013, 05:25:48 pm
Bizzy Lizzy going stateside ? thought she was off to Scotland :shy:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Jane23 on August 02, 2013, 06:40:50 pm
^ Where the Prime Minister goes for their weekly meetings and even stays there with his wife !!!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 02, 2013, 06:45:36 pm
You know, the Prime Minister shouldn't have to jog all that way up; why not phone HM or teleconference.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on August 02, 2013, 07:52:27 pm
Baltimore is a busy place it's not like Liz puts her feet up and stays like that till October ... between first Ministers and family there Phil might want to be somewhere quitter ...

Balmoral not Baltimore  :tehe:

This is going to sound absolutely awful but I suspect he's on some sort of life support and will remain that way until they can announce his passing conveniently. After all George V was euthanized to meet the morning paper's announcement and Queen Mary volunteered to euthanize herself so it would detract from the Queen's coronation.

Go on flame me if this is my worst taste comment ever but he just hasn't been seen anywhere and if he's really extremely ill why has HM gone off to Balmoral as if nothing's wrong? They're a queer lot these Windsors. Most normal elderly couples would want to spend their final years together as much as possible but as I tell everyone else we mustn't make the mistake of believing they are "just like us".


I've been thinking along this lines. But why would they hide the health state of Phillip? He is not really important and his death wouldn't change anything greatly. That's why I doubt this is what is happening.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: AnaBolena on August 02, 2013, 07:56:02 pm
This is going to sound absolutely awful but I suspect he's on some sort of life support and will remain that way until they can announce his passing conveniently. After all George V was euthanized to meet the morning paper's announcement and Queen Mary volunteered to euthanize herself so it would detract from the Queen's coronation.

Go on flame me if this is my worst taste comment ever but he just hasn't been seen anywhere and if he's really extremely ill why has HM gone off to Balmoral as if nothing's wrong? They're a queer lot these Windsors. Most normal elderly couples would want to spend their final years together as much as possible but as I tell everyone else we mustn't make the mistake of believing they are "just like us".


They are so different, True Brit, sometimes it's way beyond my emotional comprehension.  So cold and calculating - so it appears.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 02, 2013, 09:57:43 pm
^  :thumbsup: And ^^ Alexandrine I think for convenience and to maximise PR as weird as it sounds. The RF is hostage to its own PR and has to keep coming up with emotional events to tie in the mass population and keep them onside. This means weddings, christenings and funerals.

At the moment they are maximising the interest in the new baby so that will give them a glow for a little while and Zara's also expecting but she's not in the main line of succession. So they really need for PP to go at a more convenient time. I can't believe I'm even thinking this but it has happened in their recent history.



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 03, 2013, 01:11:31 am
Baltimore is a busy place it's not like Liz puts her feet up and stays like that till October ... between first Ministers and family there Phil might want to be somewhere quitter ...
Balmoral not Baltimore  :tehe:
This is going to sound absolutely awful but I suspect he's on some sort of life support and will remain that way until they can announce his passing conveniently. After all George V was euthanized to meet the morning paper's announcement and Queen Mary volunteered to euthanize herself so it would detract from the Queen's coronation.

Go on flame me if this is my worst taste comment ever but he just hasn't been seen anywhere and if he's really extremely ill why has HM gone off to Balmoral as if nothing's wrong? They're a queer lot these Windsors. Most normal elderly couples would want to spend their final years together as much as possible but as I tell everyone else we mustn't make the mistake of believing they are "just like us".
I've been thinking along this lines. But why would they hide the health state of Phillip? He is not really important and his death wouldn't change anything greatly. That's why I doubt this is what is happening.

The Windsors are so self important that they believe that the rest of the world's royals are inferior and HM and Co. think that they are going to run the country. Look at how WK act all the time and look at how it's pointed out how George will be ruling the nation one day.


Title: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 03, 2013, 09:51:28 pm
http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/dukeofedinburgh/prince-philip-set-to-return-to-public-life-13643

  He will be joining HM at Balmoral later this month.

  He is hosting a dinner party at Wood Farm tonight.

The Duke of Edinburgh is set to join Her Majesty The Queen at Balmoral Castle in mid-August where he will be able to relax with The Queen and other members of the Royal Family until mid-September, when they return from Balmoral to resume public duties.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: mysha on August 03, 2013, 10:04:56 pm
Well I *despise* to say it, but I will believe it when I see it :cookie:

I still think that we might not see him again


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 03, 2013, 10:16:49 pm

  People on sites such as these tend to Awfulize.

    My sources say he is giving a dinner party tonight at Wood Farm .. not bad for a man on this deathbed.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Royal Lowness on August 03, 2013, 10:19:58 pm
He was his usual self when I last spoke with him.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 03, 2013, 10:30:55 pm

   lol have you met him ?

   I have,  several times.

  The Telegraph published this 23 minutes ago ..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-philip/10219840/Duke-of-Edinburgh-back-in-action-next-week-after-recovering-well-from-surgery.html


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 03, 2013, 10:41:05 pm
http://www.royalcentral.co.uk/dukeofedinburgh/prince-philip-set-to-return-to-public-life-13643

  He will be joining HM at Balmoral later this month.

  He is hosting a dinner party at Wood Farm tonight.

The Duke of Edinburgh is set to join Her Majesty The Queen at Balmoral Castle in mid-August where he will be able to relax with The Queen and other members of the Royal Family until mid-September, when they return from Balmoral to resume public duties.

The palace can say anything and make any announcements.

When we see photos, I'll believe them, but until I am certain that he's up and about, I'll reserve my trust.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 03, 2013, 10:48:02 pm

 The BBC just posted this ..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23564948   :flower:


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: True Brit on August 03, 2013, 11:12:40 pm
Jolly good. Delighted on this occasion to have my theory shot down in flames. Looking forward to seeing PP out and about again.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 03, 2013, 11:32:52 pm
  Me too, True Brit  :hi:

  So happy the man is up and about.

   I have said it before, and I shall say it again...never count this man out !


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 04, 2013, 12:01:51 am
http://news.sky.com/story/1124089/prince-philip-to-return-to-work-within-days


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: CathyJane on August 04, 2013, 02:36:36 am
And then there's lazy Waity.  :shy:


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 04, 2013, 02:44:39 am
   Philip's health has nothing to do with his grandson's wife.

      She is so far down the pecking order at this point.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 04, 2013, 10:49:20 am
Hmmm, I am reserving judgement here.  If he is genuinely out and about again then good for him, very pleased for him and I will stand corrected.  Sorry for being so cynical, but i will await the photographic evidence.  Happy Sunday everyone.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: mysha on August 04, 2013, 10:50:05 am
Has he been seen yet ? or are those photos old or within last 48 hours ?



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kit on August 05, 2013, 05:49:04 pm
Baltimore is a busy place it's not like Liz puts her feet up and stays like that till October ... between first Ministers and family there Phil might want to be somewhere quitter ...

Perhaps Phillip would have appreciated his wife placing him before her holiday duties for once. 

I know he's a tough old bird, but he's also elderly and sick.  He doesn't have to be on his deathbed to necessitate her being with him.

She can entertain some other time.  Her position is ceremonial it's not like things are going to fall apart in her abscence.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 05, 2013, 06:27:02 pm
She should put her family first; Philip has been the most dedicated of Consorts and has been there for her 24/7 and has never shirked his responsibility to her or other charities. I agree that things won't fall apart and her adherence to routine has done damage in the past.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: CathyJane on August 05, 2013, 07:57:11 pm
  Philip's health has nothing to do with his grandson's wife.

      She is so far down the pecking order at this point.

True, but I was just saying that here is a man 91 yrs old, he's had numerous health problems in the last few months and he's ready to get back to work.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Royal Lowness on August 05, 2013, 08:16:52 pm
Queenie herself said that the old geezer wasn't ill, so he must have been in for a routine procedure ... like replacing his entire blood supply with blood from the Dracula vault.

 :)


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 05, 2013, 08:19:00 pm
 :Carole:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Tatiana on August 05, 2013, 08:20:18 pm


   Does anyone think he may have told her to carry on as normal ????

     I can see him saying that, and not to make a fuss either.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: royalwindsorfan on August 05, 2013, 11:05:05 pm
its sad for the queen losing all her close family members. her sister,her mom and now her husband is very sick.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Tatiana on August 06, 2013, 01:19:05 am


  Most of us believe HM has blossomed since the death of her mother.

   As for Margaret, I am sure HM was relieved when she did pass away.

   Philip is on the mend, or did you not see the most recent news ?


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: YooperModerator on August 06, 2013, 01:56:06 am
 :laugh: :laugh:
So that's where Charles got that 'Romanian blood link idea'  from....I see 8)


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: royalwindsorfan on August 06, 2013, 10:03:22 am


  Most of us believe HM has blossomed since the death of her mother.

   As for Margaret, I am sure HM was relieved when she did pass away.

   Philip is on the mend, or did you not see the most recent news ?

some news say he phillip is getting better,and other news has him on his death bed. some articles even say the queen is very ill.
in what way did the queen blossom after her mothers death?
the queen was close to her sister and mom


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: True Brit on August 06, 2013, 10:08:01 am
The QM was very controlling and it was always said that HM never came out from under her shadow until the grand royal matriarch passed away.

With Margaret, although they were very close, she was always on tenter hooks about her sister's increasingly out-of-control lifestyle. PM's illness following a scalding and burns accident on Mustique really put paid to her wild living and in the end she was a sad character. She may also have constantly reminded HM of perhaps things had been different had she allowed her to marry Peter Townsend.

I am sure Tatiana has her own take on this but that's my thoughts.

Re PP I haven't seen anything further about his progress since the BBC item that he is due to undertake an engagement in Edinburgh in a couple of weeks time.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Tatiana on August 07, 2013, 01:10:38 am
  HM the Queen has not been close to Margaret since the early 70s .. and she preferred Snowdon to Margaret.

  My sources tell me Philip is doing well and nothing has changed in his announced plans.

  HM blossomed since the QM passed away, and rightly so.

 


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Royal Lowness on August 08, 2013, 02:06:29 pm
 :tehe:

He's going to great lengths to buy up the whole place, presumably such that he can either deprive the old geezer of his next supply, or else charge whatever he wants for it?

 :)


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: CrystalEve on August 09, 2013, 09:39:55 pm
:laugh: :laugh:
So that's where Charles got that 'Romanian blood link idea'  from....I see 8)

Charles claims distant kinship with Vlad Tepes, the 15th–century Wallachian ruler on whom the Irish novelist Bram Stoker based his Dracula.  :nervous:

“Transylvania is in my blood,” he jokes in an interview first shown on satelite television last year. “The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country.”


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 09, 2013, 09:55:17 pm
Crystal Eve this is very old news ...

   


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: CrystalEve on August 09, 2013, 09:58:20 pm
Old news is good news.

 :cookie:


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Tatiana on August 09, 2013, 10:04:24 pm

  Perhaps.. but it gets a bit old  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: mysha on August 09, 2013, 11:33:22 pm
Besides he is a sicko who fancies himself the next twilight hunk..but why ? escape plan ? planning exile or running from taxes ?

He would not spend a penny without a reason


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: mysha on August 11, 2013, 03:46:02 pm
Do we want this sick disgusting man or his family ?

An article printed in the Guardian on the 21st of April 2012 entitled ‘Deny the British empire’s crimes? No, we ignore them’ will give you some idea as to the mass genocide that took place in order for the Royal Family to add to their already obscene wealth. The article has an appropriate subtitle of; ‘New evidence of British colonial atrocities has not changed our national ability to disregard it”.

 “Caroline Elkins, a professor at Harvard, spent nearly 10 years compiling the evidence contained in her book Britain’s Gulag: the Brutal End of Empire in Kenya. She started her research with the belief that the British account of the suppression of the Kikuyu’s Mau Mau revolt in the 1950s was largely accurate. Then she discovered that most of the documentation had been destroyed. She worked through the remaining archives, and conducted 600 hours of interviews with Kikuyu survivors – rebels and loyalists – and British guards, settlers and officials. Her book is fully and thoroughly documented. It won the Pulitzer

The entire population of one and a half million people, in camps and fortified villages. There, thousands were beaten to death or died from malnutrition, typhoid, tuberculosis and dysentery. In some camps almost all the children died…

The inmates were used as slave labour… People deemed to have disobeyed the rules were killed in front of the others…

…Interrogation under torture was widespread. Many of the men were anally raped, using knives, broken bottles, rifle barrels, snakes and scorpions. A favourite technique was to hold a man upside down, his head in a bucket of water, while sand was rammed into his rectum with a stick.

Women were gang-raped by the guards…. The British devised a special tool which they used for first crushing and then ripping off testicles. They used pliers to mutilate women’s breasts. They cut off inmates’ ears and fingers and gouged out their eyes. They dragged people behind Land Rovers until their bodies disintegrated. Men were rolled up in barbed wire and kicked around the compound.

Elkins provides a wealth of evidence to show that the horrors of the camps were endorsed at the highest levels. The governor of Kenya, Sir Evelyn Baring, regularly intervened to prevent the perpetrators from being brought to justice. The colonial secretary, Alan Lennox-Boyd, repeatedly lied to the House of Commons. This is a vast, systematic crime for which there has been no reckoning”.


they agreed to this and worse enjoyed the reports


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: gingerboy24 on August 11, 2013, 03:59:33 pm
Do we want this sick disgusting man or his family ?

An article printed in the Guardian on the 21st of April 2012 entitled ‘Deny the British empire’s crimes? No, we ignore them’ will give you some idea as to the mass genocide that took place in order for the Royal Family to add to their already obscene wealth. The article has an appropriate subtitle of; ‘New evidence of British colonial atrocities has not changed our national ability to disregard it”.

 “Caroline Elkins, a professor at Harvard, spent nearly 10 years compiling the evidence contained in her book Britain’s Gulag: the Brutal End of Empire in Kenya. She started her research with the belief that the British account of the suppression of the Kikuyu’s Mau Mau revolt in the 1950s was largely accurate. Then she discovered that most of the documentation had been destroyed. She worked through the remaining archives, and conducted 600 hours of interviews with Kikuyu survivors – rebels and loyalists – and British guards, settlers and officials. Her book is fully and thoroughly documented. It won the Pulitzer

The entire population of one and a half million people, in camps and fortified villages. There, thousands were beaten to death or died from malnutrition, typhoid, tuberculosis and dysentery. In some camps almost all the children died…

The inmates were used as slave labour… People deemed to have disobeyed the rules were killed in front of the others…

…Interrogation under torture was widespread. Many of the men were anally raped, using knives, broken bottles, rifle barrels, snakes and scorpions. A favourite technique was to hold a man upside down, his head in a bucket of water, while sand was rammed into his rectum with a stick.

Women were gang-raped by the guards…. The British devised a special tool which they used for first crushing and then ripping off testicles. They used pliers to mutilate women’s breasts. They cut off inmates’ ears and fingers and gouged out their eyes. They dragged people behind Land Rovers until their bodies disintegrated. Men were rolled up in barbed wire and kicked around the compound.

Elkins provides a wealth of evidence to show that the horrors of the camps were endorsed at the highest levels. The governor of Kenya, Sir Evelyn Baring, regularly intervened to prevent the perpetrators from being brought to justice. The colonial secretary, Alan Lennox-Boyd, repeatedly lied to the House of Commons. This is a vast, systematic crime for which there has been no reckoning”.


they agreed to this and worse enjoyed the reports

Amazing, makes me feel quite ill.  This family have hidden so many things, they must curse the advent of the internet, no hiding from anything, anything at all, now.  What else is hidden, this must be the tip of the iceberg.


Title: Re: Prince Philip to return to public life.
Post by: Royal Lowness on August 12, 2013, 07:35:13 pm
They *despise* the Internet for sure, because they cannot own it as the 'mainstream' media is owned and controlled. This is why the puppets in Washington and Westminster are desperately trying to find a way to curb free speech.

 bignono


Title: Philip is back on duty
Post by: Tatiana on August 12, 2013, 08:40:59 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2389894/Prince-Philip-92-makes-public-appearance-stomach-operation-presents-medals-scientists.html


 ... and doesn't he look good.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Tatiana on August 12, 2013, 09:14:01 pm
All of these news only add fuel to the fire...
He's slowly leaving us.  :bye:

  Glad to report he is back and looks amazingly healthy for a dying man  :flower:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2389894/Prince-Philip-92-makes-public-appearance-stomach-operation-presents-medals-scientists.html


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 20, 2013, 04:48:00 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2396004/Duchess-Cambridges-mother-Carole-Middleton-moves-Anglesey-Prince-William-returns-RAF-duty.html#comments

^ Scroll down and you'll see how much he's aged, he looks withered and almost as if he's feeling fear.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on August 20, 2013, 05:41:51 pm
The man is 92 . Fact is, life is ending. Time passes for all. No one is exempted.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 26, 2013, 04:19:54 pm
I think HM is prepping herself to wake up one morning without Philip doing the same. He's often looked pickled, but he looked drawn, grey faced, and fearful. It's like he sees the end coming.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on May 30, 2016, 01:57:56 pm
The Duke of Edinburgh has pulled out of tommorow's Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations in Orkney after unspecified medical advice.

Via royal reporter


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on April 03, 2018, 04:53:26 pm
He is having hip surgery. Hope everything goes well.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: deGuernsey on April 03, 2018, 05:00:21 pm
Get well soon, PP :flower:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 03, 2018, 05:26:53 pm
Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital for hip surgery
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43633549


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: marion on April 03, 2018, 05:36:26 pm
Major surgery at any age but he is 96.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on April 03, 2018, 05:43:56 pm
Thinking the same...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kins on April 03, 2018, 05:44:41 pm
^^agree. Little nervous. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Rosella on April 03, 2018, 05:50:38 pm
Prince Philip's hip problems can't have responded to treatment for an operation to be scheduled at his age. Hope he has a speedy and full recovery.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: HRHOlya on April 03, 2018, 06:52:52 pm
Surgery at his age is very bad news. Sad that he has to have surgery. Hope it goes well.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Val on April 03, 2018, 07:02:55 pm
Everyone wishing him the best but many comments saying no waiting on a hospital trolley for him for 6 days like that poor 90 +woman a few weeks ago.  The best doctors and no cancelled operation or long waits.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: marion on April 03, 2018, 07:08:29 pm
At least he doesn't whine about wanting to be normal like some of his family while enjoying the perks but I take your point Val


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: dianab on April 03, 2018, 08:32:44 pm
HeinrichHofferman, London, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago

Prince Philip has made so many nàsty cømments which show the true coloür of his ëvïl søul. Who can like this dëspïcable character?

Fandoo, no, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago

He's a daily mail readers dream date.

Anita L, Italy, 2 hours ago

British humour, at its best

LNC, London, 2 hours ago

When I was teaching, I met a lady who taught at a school for the deaf. The kids had been invited to an event and there was a steel drum band playing. Prince Phillip was guest of honour and when it came time for him to meet my friend and the kids, and she told him they were pupils at a deaf school, he said 'I bet you're glad you can't hear this racket'. Classy guy.



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i'm surprised DM let this latest comment in...


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: HRHOlya on April 03, 2018, 08:51:03 pm
The comments are always great :tehe:
Well, I agree on him not being the best person and also on the state of the NHS and other 90 year olds being left to rot in hallways etc.... Things like these always highlight how unfair a system like this (a "monarchy") is.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: windsor2 on April 04, 2018, 01:18:22 am
RICHARD KAY: Prince Philip's hip operation is to get in shape for Harry and Meghan's wedding... and the Royal Windsor Horse show
Quote
Surgery, says the friend, does not intimidate him. ‘For him, it is a simple choice; if without the procedure it means he cannot continue carriage-driving, then it is worth undergoing an operation. He will only stop when he no longer enjoys it, not because he can’t do it. Above all he wants to remain active.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5575581/RICHARD-KAY-Prince-Philips-hip-operation-shape-Harry-Meghans-wedding.html#ixzz5BeoqyM1r
The horse show and his carriage ridding's his main priority to get back on his feet.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: dianab on April 04, 2018, 01:31:27 am
maybe he dont want met Meghan's mother...  :laundry:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: HRHOlya on April 04, 2018, 08:08:56 am
^^ Oh yes, Phil, a near 100 year old, is undergoing dangerous surgery so he's in shape for the dolts' wedding.
The rest of the family is also having procedures done, to get in good shape and be picture perfect. Liz is having a boob job, Camz is having a face lift and Chuck is finally having his ears pinned back. Bill is having a hair transplant procedure and Waity is having a tummy tuck and the botox and fillers are ready.

I also doubt he's having it done for his carriage riding. He gave up many other sports he loved when he couldn't do them anymore, amongst others polo.

I was with my grandpa, who's younger than Phil, at the doc's and the doc said to avoid any and all surgeries at all cost, unless absolutely necessary and when there's no other way, because the anaesthesia causes dementia!!!! And those who have dementia, it gets worse. So I doubt that docs would advise someone like a Windsor to have any unnecessary surgeries.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kins on April 04, 2018, 03:07:28 pm
^ "Oh yes, Phil, a near 100 year old, is undergoing dangerous surgery so he's in shape for the dolts' wedding.
The rest of the family is also having procedures done, to get in good shape and be picture perfect. Liz is having a boob job, Camz is having a face lift and Chuck is finally having his ears pinned back. Bill is having a hair transplant procedure and Waity is having a tummy tuck and the botox and fillers are ready."


 :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on April 04, 2018, 03:11:31 pm
^  I AM CACKLING!!!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: lmao  HRHOlya, I'm your new fan!


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: CathyJane on April 04, 2018, 06:11:10 pm
Someday I will learn never to eat or drink while I'm reading this forum!  :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Ariel on April 04, 2018, 06:30:51 pm
Phil and Liz are masters. A surgery comes up and PP sadly, can't participate in the sharade and I'm sure that Liz will be excused because she's a devoted wife and needs ro be by his side and away from the grinner in church.

I bet that Charls is saying to himself:  Darn, dad claimed  my exuse and beat me to it. Now I have to comw up with somwthing else.  :sigh: Can Camz get pregnant?


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: HRHOlya on April 04, 2018, 06:39:01 pm
lols Thank you all :thankyou: :flower: :) kisss


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Val on April 04, 2018, 06:44:40 pm
Probably planning to have a mishap at the Commonwealth Games and has to convalesce out there.  


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Ariel on April 04, 2018, 06:53:24 pm
haha and can you imagine PH faking a mishap too - like breaking his toe and then calling off the wedding because a limping husband to be is not up to MM's standards.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 04, 2018, 07:13:28 pm
Maybe not a hip replacement . . . .

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2018/04/blind-item-6_4.html



Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: HRHOlya on April 04, 2018, 07:34:15 pm
Prince Philip, 96,' is comfortable and in good spirits' but will stay in hospital for several days after his successful hip replacement op

    Duke of Edinburgh had an operation at King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone
    He missed three appearances in eight days because of problems with hip joint
    Queen has remained in Windsor but is being kept informed about his treatment
    Surgery comes ahead of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle on May 19


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5578125/Flowers-arrive-hospital-Prince-Philip-96-undergoing-hip-surgery.html

^ It might be. No one knew Liz queen mum had cancer. They are secretive about their health, that's for sure.
Funny they now have Murkles, Princess Loose Lips, so we can expect some info. :cookie: I think this might be coming from her. :dontknow:


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Ariel on April 04, 2018, 08:41:51 pm
She usually goes for blind gossip not CDAN but if secret information about BRF can be sold for money I'd say there is a tie between Meghan and Fergie.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 04, 2018, 09:27:40 pm
Victoria Murphy
‏Buckingham Palace: The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation. He is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage.
 His Royal Highness is likely to remain in hospital for several days. He is comfortable and in good spirits.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Kins on April 07, 2018, 02:19:41 pm
Has anyone heard/read if PP is still in hospital or if he has returned home?


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Alexandrine on April 07, 2018, 02:22:28 pm
Still there I think.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Rosella on April 07, 2018, 11:09:21 pm
There's likely to be some sort of announcement after the fact when he is settled back at home, and there hasn't been one so far as far as I know, so he's still in hospital I think.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 09, 2018, 10:48:20 am
Duke of Edinburgh, 96, spends his fifth day in hospital recovering from hip replacement op as one of the world's leading surgeons is spotted leaving

A world-leading hip surgeon was seen leaving the hospital the Duke of Edinburgh is staying at as he recovers from his hip replacement.

Sunday marks the fifth day Prince Philip has spent resting at the private King Edward VII Hospital in central London following his surgery.

Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, who replaced the Queen Mother's hip more than 20 years ago, flashed a slight smile as she left the hospital.

The 96-year-old was said to be in 'good spirits' following his hour-long operation on Wednesday after being admitted for the planned procedure on Tuesday.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5591449/Duke-Edinburgh-spends-fifth-day-hospital-world-leading-surgeon-seen-leaving.html?mrn_rm=rta-fallback


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 12, 2018, 07:05:57 pm
@RoyalReporter
Princess Anne has arrived at the King Edward VII hospital to visit the Duke of Edinburgh after his hip replacement operation, the first known family visitor.
Princess Anne visited her father in hospital for 50 minutes and afterwards said he was “on good form”.


Title: Re: Prince Philip's health rumours
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 13, 2018, 05:53:55 pm
@RoyalDickie
#TheDukeofEdinburgh left King Edward VII’s Hospital today following a hip replacement operation last week and will now continue his recovery at Windsor.  #PrincePhilip particularly wanted to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Daqq81yX0AE-giF.jpg


Prince Philip leaves hospital after hip surgery
Duke of Edinburgh discharged after spending more than a week at King Edward VII hospital
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/13/prince-philip-leaves-hospital-hip-surgery-duke-of-edinburgh