The Duke Is Dead [Updated]


This afternoon.

The British Embassy, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


Britain’s Prince Philip in Dublin in 1998

This morning.

Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.



Not now, lads.

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90 thoughts on “The Duke Is Dead [Updated]

  1. Rosette of Sirius

    Shame he’s missed out on his letter from the Queen… Awks for funeral all the same.

  2. Formerly known as

    He was 99, hardly a tragedy. He married his second cousin. The whole royalty thing belongs in kids fairytales. Anyone taking royalty seriously in 2021 needs to have a good chat with themselves.

  3. U N M U T U A L

    Did he die of or with covid?
    Did he die with or from the vaccine?

    These are the questions of our times…

    1. Broadbag

      They cast themselves as anit-royalist yet now come out as lickspittles, even the Beeb’s website didn’t bother with the gloomy grey or black, he’s just another dead celeb.

    2. K.Cavan

      The Guardian usually make a show of themselves in every issue, bunch of immature, badly-educated, rich kids, playing at ”a career in journalism”. Half their articles are freebies by ”Activists” or sponsored by Bill & Melinda Gates. The No.1 newspaper of choice at the BBC & 20th most popular national newspaper in the UK, out of 20. I used to read it back in the good old Gruniad days but everyone in there now seems to think they live in either the USA or Nazi Germany.

  4. eoin

    Now he can fulfill his wish and be reincarnated as a virus to kill us all. Cue the parade of royal botty smoochers.

    1. Papi

      Philomena Clunk said he’s probably already told Jesus he “looks like a bloody Arab”.

    1. John

      Waterford whispers should sort out the mix of stories and ads under their news stories. Its hard to tell which ones are WWN stories and which are clickbait…..

  5. Janet, chatty mammy

    what ever happened to not speaking I’ll of the dead, well at least till he’s in the ground

      1. U N M U T U A L

        Don’t think it applies to the Nosferatu class…
        Plant a garlic patch on the grave just to be sure, is what I say…

    1. Toe Up

      That’ll take about a month if the Queen Mum is anything to go by.

      It’s mad how we can have such different traditions when it comes to funerals / burials. Here the body is in the ground nearly before it gets cold (before the devil knows you’re dead and all that) but over in the UK it usually takes weeks for the burial to take place.

      1. Daisy Chainsaw

        And you have to get an invite, no turning up on the day with the rest of the town.

        I wonder will the afters be soup and a sangwitch or a full 3 course meal?

    1. scottser

      he’s down to his union jack boxers and stuffing down his third tesco value club pork pie as we speak, poor thing.

        1. Charger Salmons

          This is Broadsheet old chap.
          Most people on here can’t even remember their own postcode never mind know any history.

          1. Charger Salmons

   ‘ Eircode is Ireland’s smart Postcode System ‘
            Obviously the word smart is too difficult for you to understand.
            I’m beginning to think you occupy the same part of the pond as Nappy.

          2. Redundant Proofreaders Society

            In fairness, the history knowledge on this site is excellent, as evident in even the most subtle of references. The Treaty era and Civil War can be prone to bias, but that’s to be expected with highly divisive events.

            As we are unfortunately exposed to UK tabloids, it’s shocking how many Brits are unaware of the history and lineage of their own Royal family, and the despicable antics and war crimes of their armies and politicians under Royal command.

          3. Papi

            And another win! It’s like he’s impaling himself on the hook these days, what sport!

          4. GiggidyGoo

            Says Charger who, yesterday, was telling us that Ireland was a colony of britain at one stage (it never was) – not so well up on his old history is our Mitty.

            Al least we may get a few hours Chargerless over the coming days as he gets engrossed in the english tv loops.

          5. Papi

            And postcode and eircode are the same word, silly billy! He’s wrong so much these days it’s getting embarrassing. Hilarious, but embarrassing.
            Keep it up, old sport!
            Although, in fairness, dementia is a serious thing.

        2. E'Matty

          Perhaps you should check out the photos from his sister’s funeral? It should be noted that three of his sister’s married prominent Nazis. There’s also rather charming photos of Lizzie as a child giving the auld Sieg Heil.

          Then there’s Edward VII and his little tour of Nazi Germany AFTER his abdication.

          The main problem is that the average person doesn’t understand Nazism beyond some Hollywood created cartoon version. The eugenics based ideology of the Nazis was actually taken from the British ruling class of the early part of the last Century. The British Royals were very positive about Hitler for many years.

          “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation.” Prince Philip, 1988. Lovely chap.

          1. Charger Salmons

            Not unlike Éamon de Valera, up with the lark and straight out of the door without even a cup of tae so he could be the first person into the German Embassy to sign Herr Hitler’s Book of Condolences.
            The day Ireland quietly died of shame and a sordid snub to all those thousands of brave Paddies who joined the fight against the Nazis.

          2. bisted

            ‘…I’d like to return as a deadly virus’…isn’t that what you ratlickers have been advocating here Mattie?

          3. newsjustin

            Philip wasn’t a British Royal until after the war.

            The war he fought in, against the Nazis.

          4. E'Matty

            @Charger. There’s seems to be some confusion on your part. You appear to believe I have some regard for Dev, the man who played a pivotal role in this country swapping British oppression for RCC oppression?

          5. Papi

            Poor charger whatabouting in his grief for his own racist. Delightful to see.
            Heh heh heh

    1. Charger Salmons

      On your knees ?
      Isn’t that rather painful although I guess you’re used to the position by now …

  6. Clampers Outside

    He may have been a Prince, but he was King of the Clangers!

    RIP that fella, he had a good innings

      1. Clampers Outside

        Don’t take any ill will from what I said, none intended.
        He provided many a chuckle with his gaffs. Wouldn’t really be any the wiser about him otherwise.

        1. Charger Salmons

          No ill will taken Clampers old sport.
          It’s a common mistake to assume that every British person is a Royalist.
          We’re not.
          But they do a lot of good in their own way – the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme has been going for more than half a century and it has helped many underprivileged kids in more than 130 countries providing life goals and exercises outside the academic world to help them develop.
          Not a bad legacy.

    1. scottser

      a good innings indeed, clamps. it’s widely known though, that reptiles live a very long time – up to 150 years in some cases.

    1. goldenbrown

      ah the kids are resilient Daisy, made of rubber they are

      it’s the likes of Neale Richmond I’d be thinking of at this terrible time, someone throw him a quick chitter wouldya

      anyway the sun is shining, I’m off out for an ice cream, maybe an oul 99

      have a great weekend!

  7. goldenbrown

    just the one more to go so

    wonder what happened to the poor woman he smashed in his Range Rover a couple of years back?

  8. Gordon

    Sad to see plently of them on here with bile regarding the British
    Sad thing is Ireland will never be United because of the pure hatred in the hearts of many
    As a proud Irishman half Catholic half Protestant I salute you sir and wish your family my condolences

    1. Charger Salmons

      I reckon anyone who puts himself in the front line of the fight against fascists – like, real and armed ones – is a pretty good egg in my book.
      Anyone who takes delight in the death of a 99-year-old man is just a silly.

      1. Papi

        As much of a silly as someone crowing day in, day out, day in, day out about vaccination numbers?
        That much?
        Cos that’s a lot. A lot lot.

      2. Formerly known as

        @charger – I don’t see anyone taking delight but I do see people keeping perspective. A 99yo person I have no connection with dying is not relevant to my life. People are brainwashed into thinking Philip Battenberg was their superior and needs to be mourned by those who didn’t know him. It is time to grow up.

    2. Kate

      It’s so pleasant when somone is nice and respectful on the death of an old man . A man that supported his wife for over 70 years …Rest in Peace , Prince Philip.

      1. Tommy Bohan

        I have to laugh at you Charger, the way you punctuate differently to pretend you are someone else!!

        1. Papi

          Once the wig and dress go on, he IS Kate, in his own mind.
          An image to chill the soul right there.

    3. K.Cavan

      Yep, the idea that the British Royal family was the only one with a bit of a ken for dictators & a blood-soaked history seems to be abroad, in Ireland.

  9. U N M U T U A L


    For some maybe not necessarily a british thing,
    But more the old divine rite to rule, now give me all your stuff or else, type thing…
    An overly simplistic view I know,
    but sometimes we can’t see the good for the thieves…

    1. Unreal

      Did you think so Lilly?
      Certainly as his younger self there was an inference he visited prossies which could explain Andrew’s deviance

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