The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #101  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:43 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada, Canada
Posts: 1,101
Prince Philip has had trouble with his heart before, so it is possible that he has had a heart attack. I didn't think anything serious was going on until I saw reports of roads to Buckingham Palace being closed.

I hope not, but he is an old man.

This wait is also bringing back memories of last fall when my dad passed away suddenly (I wasn't at home) and didn't find out until the next morning.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:45 AM
BritishRoyalist's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Somewhere, United States
Posts: 878
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lemon Lyman View Post
It's local Election Day in the U.K. today it has got to be something big as they would avoid announcing anything today and wouldn't be calling staff who would be voting locally to a emergency meeting.
Exactly. If it as abdication (Which clearly it not) The Queen would wait and announcement hat most likely after UK General election. And Why else would Royal Family "allegedly" be called to PAalce at this of night?

If the Queen had any intention of abdicating clearly ti be in the day time that she would tell them.
__________________

__________________
Long Live the Queen!! The Real Queen of Hearts!
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:46 AM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 6,233
Perhaps that was a long discussion about the dissolution of Parliament.
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:48 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: olathe, United States
Posts: 121
I have heard that the flag over BP has been lowered to half mast. Can anyone confirm this ?
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:48 AM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 6,233
My condolences rmay286. My father passed away quite suddenly, and I was away as well. It's a real shock.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rmay286 View Post
This wait is also bringing back memories of last fall when my dad passed away suddenly (I wasn't at home) and didn't find out until the next morning.
Reply With Quote
  #106  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:49 AM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 6,233
I saw a correction of that rumour on Twitter.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rebbevb View Post
I have heard that the flag over BP has been lowered to half mast. Can anyone confirm this ?
Reply With Quote
  #107  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:49 AM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 13,289
Just waiting to hear something from the Royal reporters and correspondents.
__________________
"WE CANNOT PRAY IN LOVE AND LIVE IN HATE AND STILL THINK WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD."

A.W. TOZER
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:50 AM
Sun Lion's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,178
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyGabrielle View Post
What's going on? There is no news in the U.S. about anything. Please keep posting.

An Australian media website has reported that UK media is "swarming to Buckingham Palace" LadyGabrielle.

Whether this is accurate or not, this is no longer confined to twitter as many mainstream media are detailing the meeting - saying it was called at 3.00am London time - without trying to fan the speculation.

A New Zealand newspaper is reporting their calls to Buckingham Palace are going un-answered.
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:51 AM
Thena's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 456
If this all turns out to be nothing and Prince Philip is just fine, I look forward to him going to his scheduled engagements tomorrow and having a good laugh at our expense.

But in the meantime, I don't think I'll be going to bed anytime soon until we hear something definitive.
Reply With Quote
  #110  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:51 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: olathe, United States
Posts: 121
The French Media is reporting that it is HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died at the age of 95. https://www.facebook.com/BritishMona...91760157531672
Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:51 AM
Skippyboo's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 4,094
The Royal Standard doesn't get lowered to half mast. So as long as the Queen is there, royal standard is full mast.
Reply With Quote
  #112  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:51 AM
hel hel is offline
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Kitchener, Canada
Posts: 389
The situation on Twitter is exactly what's known as the fog of war. A lot of initial reports will be wrong.

The initial reports that the family had been called to the palace don't seem to be picking up any steam, and haven't been followed up by any sightings that I've seen, so that may be incorrect.

ETA: Robert Jobson has weighed in and seems unconcerned: https://twitter.com/theroyaleditor/s...78918387994624
My understanding re so called Buckingham Palace "emergency meeting" is there is no cause for alarm.
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:53 AM
HRHHermione's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 2,893
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thena View Post
If this all turns out to be nothing and Prince Philip is just fine, I look forward to him going to his scheduled engagements tomorrow and having a good laugh at our expense.

But in the meantime, I don't think I'll be going to bed anytime soon until we hear something definitive.


Yup, I've accepted that I'll be up for the next three hours until we know.
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:56 AM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,522
Yes. And if the queen passes, the standard if Charles would fly as the senior royal there.

That was the controversy when Diana died. People made a huge fuss as no flag was being flown. It was pointed out the queen was at Balmoral so of course no flag was flown. And even if she was there, it would never be lowered. It wasn't when either of the queen's parents died. To calm things, the Union Jack was flown and at hair mast. Usually only the queen's standard is ever flown.

My heart is hurting as I am fearing news of Philip. It just have been sudden as he had an event

The queen would never abdicate. And even if she did, not in the middle of the night.
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:58 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada, Canada
Posts: 1,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 View Post
My condolences rmay286. My father passed away quite suddenly, and I was away as well. It's a real shock.
Thanks - sorry you had to experience that too.

They are saying this meeting was called at 3 am, which is why I wonder why Robert Jobson would say there is 'no cause for alarm.'

It's midnight here...should I stay up...???
Reply With Quote
  #116  
Old 05-04-2017, 12:59 AM
hel hel is offline
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Kitchener, Canada
Posts: 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by Countessmeout View Post
Yes. And if the queen passes, the standard if Charles would fly as the senior royal there.

That was the controversy when Diana died. People made a huge fuss as no flag was being flown. It was pointed out the queen was at Balmoral so of course no flag was flown. And even if she was there, it would never be lowered. It wasn't when either of the queen's parents died. To calm things, the Union Jack was flown and at hair mast. Usually only the queen's standard is ever flown.

My heart is hurting as I am fearing news of Philip. It just have been sudden as he had an event

The queen would never abdicate. And even if she did, not in the middle of the night.
And never, in a million years of Sundays, in the middle of a general election.
Reply With Quote
  #117  
Old 05-04-2017, 01:02 AM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,522
I want to believe Philip is okay I really do. But something major must have happened. Emergency meetings don't get called in the middle if the night, for no reason. Staff from all residences called and brought after midnight, something big is happening. Praying it's not our worst fears.
Reply With Quote
  #118  
Old 05-04-2017, 01:03 AM
Skippyboo's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Atlanta, United States
Posts: 4,094
Abdication isn't something that can be done in a day especially with the realms involved. It took 2 years to change the succession laws.
Reply With Quote
  #119  
Old 05-04-2017, 01:03 AM
LadyGabrielle's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: kapaa, United States
Posts: 1,205
BBC news isn't saying anything. It's 6 p.m. Wed here. Anything else that anyone is hearing?
Reply With Quote
  #120  
Old 05-04-2017, 01:04 AM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 6,233
I'm an hour ahead of you. It's "only" another three hours' waiting for me.
I might stay up; or I might just check in again if I don't sleep.


Quote:
Originally Posted by rmay286 View Post
Thanks - sorry you had to experience that too.

They are saying this meeting was held at 3 am, which is why I wonder why Robert Jobson would say there is 'no cause for alarm.'

It's midnight here...should I stay up...???
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
duke of edinburgh, general news, prince philip, queen elizabeth ii


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
General News for the Cambridge Family Part 3: March 2017 JessRulz The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Family 231 Yesterday 01:23 PM
General News for the Duke of Cambridge 1: April 2012-March 2017 Zonk Current Events Archive 669 03-19-2017 01:29 AM
General News for the Cambridge Family 2: January 2015-March 2017 JessRulz Current Events Archive 1582 03-19-2017 01:27 AM




Popular Tags
austria beatrice (1986- ) best outfit birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess victoria current events denmark duchess of calabria earl of snowdon fashion poll general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein luxembourg monarchy myth news picture of the week prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince harry prince nicholas prince oscar princess beatrice princess claire of luxembourg princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess of asturias princess sofia princess sofia eveningwear princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia suits queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen rania fashion queen silvia state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family victoria



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises