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Old 10-04-2017, 12:44 PM
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More about the Queen's death - Alastair Campbell interviewed the Archbishop of Canterbury for British GQ Magazine - I've bolded Campbell questions:
Archbishop Justin Welby hopes he does not have to oversee the Queen's funeral | British GQ
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How Justin Welby feels about the plans for the Queen's funeral

Alastair Campbell: Do you lose sleep thinking you might have to preside over the Queen’s funeral?

Justin Welby: I don’t lose sleep and I do hope I don’t have to do that.

Do you think about the enormity of it?

Yes, I do. It’s enormous whoever does it – God willing someone else – because it is an enormous public event. But as a parish priest, at every funeral you think about the enormity of it.

But the Queen is different. It is going to be one of the most extraordinary events of our lifetime.

It will. I don’t want to get into details because it is not something I want to talk about, but the Queen is the most extraordinary person, one of the most extraordinary people I have ever met, in every possible way. When it happens it will be the most extraordinary historic moment.
As I wrote in March and April, I adore the Queen and want her to live forever, and I dread the day she dies. But I do find the death/funeral (Operation London Bridge) of the British monarch, reigning Queen of 16 countries, figurehead of 2 billion people, the most popular and iconic head of state (many would say person) in the world (although it may sound a bit morbid) very interesting in a historical perspective.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:53 PM
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More about the Queen's death - Alastair Campbell interviewed the Archbishop of Canterbury for British GQ Magazine - I've bolded Campbell questions:
Archbishop Justin Welby hopes he does not have to oversee the Queen's funeral | British GQ

As I wrote in March and April, I adore the Queen and want her to live forever, and I dread the day she dies. But I do find the death/funeral (Operation London Bridge) of the British monarch, reigning Queen of 16 countries, figurehead of 2 billion people, the most popular and iconic head of state (many would say person) in the world (although it may sound a bit morbid) very interesting in a historical perspective.
Itís going to be an enormous historical event and I think everyone is dreading such an event. Her family and everyone else. Itís on everyoneís minds because weíre in the last years of her reign now.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:09 PM
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I have to say, I fear this day.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:59 PM
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:06 PM
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No Phillip on the plane? But I don't think the first time she left alone via plane from summer holiday.
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Prince Philip already left Balmoral. I think he may be at Windsor or with friends.
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No Phillip on the plane? But I don't think the first time she left alone via plane from summer holiday.
Philip already left Scotland a couple weeks ago
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Old 10-22-2017, 05:54 AM
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The Mail On Sunday's Jane Bussman recreated Her Majesty's 1952 trip to Kenya. Ruling monarch was there when her father, George VI, died - making her Queen


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Old 11-04-2017, 12:49 AM
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Prince Philip’s Life as a Retired Royal and his Devotion to his wife, The Queen-
Prince Philip's (very different) new life as retired royal | Daily Mail Online
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:42 AM
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Thanks Dman! One of the better articles I've read from that Richard Kay guy.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:17 AM
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You're right, Royal Norway, its an exceptional article and I probably wouldn't have taken the time to read it without your praise of it.

I absolutely love the idea that these two lovebirds have been getting away to just live, love and laugh at Wood Farm. To be able to just enjoy the day as it comes and just be with each other without all the royal trappings that have surrounded them almost from the day they married.
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This seems quite sad to me. Itís almost as though he is in a nursing home where he canít be visited daily. Having seen the devastating effect of my parents-in-lawsí separation after 68 years of marriage (my MIL went into a nursing home), I canít imagine how HM and the DoE feel.

Iím sure itís a pleasant existence for Philip, but I donít understand the deliberate separation.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:42 PM
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I was surprised at how good the article was. Normally I don't bother with the D.M.

ladongas the article addresses your question.

Just LOVE the pic of the Queen (Princess Elizabeth then) sitting in the chair and Phillip standing beside her..both of them have huge smiles while looking at each other.

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Old 11-04-2017, 03:03 PM
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This seems quite sad to me. Itís almost as though he is in a nursing home where he canít be visited daily. Having seen the devastating effect of my parents-in-lawsí separation after 68 years of marriage (my MIL went into a nursing home), I canít imagine how HM and the DoE feel.

Iím sure itís a pleasant existence for Philip, but I donít understand the deliberate separation.
After watching the DoE for years, I can almost guarantee that if he didn't want to be at Wood Farm, he wouldn't be. He's not incarcerated there as he comes and goes from Windsor Castle as we've seen from the article and they spend time as a couple at Wood Farm.

The Queen and the DoE have such a marriage that they don't have to be in each other's back pockets 24/7. Wood Farm seems like an idyllic place to have for a "bolthole" and just get away from everyday life. What is amazing is that this couple really didn't openly do the "retirement" thing until they both were well into their 90s. Its hard to believe but Philip is going on 97 next June. I think he deserves down time to just read and paint or do whatever the mood hits him.
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I was surprised at how good the article was. Normally I don't bother with the D.M.

ladongas the article addresses your question.

Just LOVE the pic of the Queen (Princess Elizabeth then) sitting in the chair and Phillip standing beside her..both of them have huge smiles while looking at each other.

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Of course I read the article, and then I re-read it. I still donít understand the deliberate separation.
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Of course I read the article, and then I re-read it. I still donít understand the deliberate separation.
They still see each other. I know a number of couples where 1 spouse is retired and the other isn't. You will often see the retired spouse off doing their own thing.


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Yes, I know of couples who ‘do their own thing’. None of them are nearly 100 years old, though.

It is their life to live as they wish, of course- I just find it odd. Hate to think of HM sitting alone at the breakfast table (just her and her Tupperware containers).
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Thank you Dman. Knowing the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have created their own little bit of ďheaven on earthĒ, away from the prying eyes of the world, warms the heart. Itís nice to think of them sitting in front of a fire with a cup of tea just being together.
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