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RIP Prince Philip, Royal Climate Skeptic

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t JoNova – In the age of flamboyant woke British Royals who demand climate sacrifices from the commoners, while they swan about in private jets, it is easy to overlook that not every royal is a pompous green hypocrite.

Prince Philip, climate sceptic, already spinning in his grave

Rowan Dean

Prince Philip was a climate change sceptic. In correspondence to Spectator Australia contributor and author Ian Plimer back in 2018, the Duke of Edinburgh not only compliments Professor Plimer on his most recent book, The Climate Change Delusion, but also praises his previous book ‘Heaven and Earth’, which similarly questioned the ‘missing science’ behind the global warming scam.

Furthermore, in the letter which Ian has kindly provided to The Spectator Australia, the late Prince — who was never one to mince his words — described the wind turbines now blotting the landscapes globally as ‘monstrosities’.

Here is the letter from Windsor castle, dated 29 April 2018:

What a great question. As we can see, Prince Philip, a Patron of the Royal Geographical Society admired the work and writing of geologist Ian Plimer. In fact, the Prince attempted to invite Professor Plimer to London to address the Royal Society of Artists (RSA) on the topic of climate change.

Read more: https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/04/prince-philip-climate-sceptic-already-spinning-in-his-grave/

Prince Philip also said some things I strongly disliked; he once expressed a desire to be re-incarnated as a deadly disease, to help deal with overpopulation. So despite his sensible views on renewable energy, it must be remembered he was also a man of great imperfections.

Nevertheless, I think Britons shall miss Philip’s quiet criticism of the green blight. The royals still have a lot of influence over British affairs, through their ability to influence the thinking of Britain’s elites. Prince Philip leaves behind two generations of fanatical climate activist royals, whom I fear will retard Britain’s painful journey back to energy policy sanity.

Update (EW): Link to prominent British politician Nigel Farage praising the service Prince Philip gave to Britain.

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Herbert
April 10, 2021 6:22 pm

Eric,
Although Prince Philip had some genuine concerns about overpopulation,I don’t think he meant to be taken literally when he said that he wanted to come back “as a virus”!
In the same way, the late George Carlin in his comedy piece,”Saving the Planet” mused about the Earth considering ways to dispose of those“pesky creatures”,humans.
“…..Yes.A virus.They seem to be susceptible to viruses….”.
All good clean fun.

Scissor
Reply to  Eric Worrall
April 10, 2021 6:54 pm

The gods are crazy mad and send him back as a messenger RNA.

Bill Parsons
Reply to  Eric Worrall
April 10, 2021 10:42 pm

“… but it was an ugly thing to say…”

Not ugly. He prefered his own company to that of the folly and ignorance of the rest of mankind. Just a good, healthy misanthrope. This I base on deep character analysis of “The Crown”.
 

tonyb
Editor
Reply to  Eric Worrall
April 10, 2021 11:28 pm

Eric

That quote was taken completely out of context. Here is the context which you link to;

“I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist… I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.” ― Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh[2] (in his Foreward to: If I Were an Animal; United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.)

In other words he is an animal whose numbers have been decimated by humanity who have deliberately invaded its space and tried to wipe out its species.
. He is replying as that animal, not as a man

tonyb.

Redge
Reply to  tonyb
April 11, 2021 12:17 am

And let’s not forget Prince Philip was a true environmentalist and conservationist.

Wim Röst
Reply to  tonyb
April 11, 2021 1:13 am

Thanks Tonyb for the quote and the clarification. That puts the remark and the person in a completely other daylight. I only knew the quote and not the context.

michael hart
Reply to  Wim Röst
April 12, 2021 7:55 am

Yes, I too had never seen the full quote, which makes it less offensive.

If nothing else, the Grand Old Duke of Edinburgh was valuable because he was prepared to say things that needed to be said, but which others would not or dare not say.

Big Al
Reply to  tonyb
April 11, 2021 1:45 pm

,Yes, replying as animal. Revealing his true inner desire. This Prince and his buddies want all us DEAD. Ridding earth of air breathers also Called Great Reset, Been planning and their normal routine core belief system. See Robert Welch, 1958. When people show you who they are. Believe them.

John Endicott
Reply to  Eric Worrall
April 12, 2021 4:12 am

Just think, had he died at the beginning of 2020, perhaps the current pandemic would be thought of as his reincarnation with come true! 😉

Lank
Reply to  Herbert
April 10, 2021 7:23 pm

Charles, his son and likely next King, wanted to become a ‘tampon’ to be closer to his then mistress.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Lank
April 10, 2021 7:43 pm

Sadly, he failed.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
April 11, 2021 12:22 am

The jury is still out on that one….

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Lank
April 10, 2021 8:20 pm

Fortunately due to his age, Prince Chucky, Duke of Climate Bedwetters, won’t be King for very long when the current monarch passes.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
April 10, 2021 8:41 pm

I believe Elizabeth is holding on to the throne for as long as she can, just to limit his rein.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 10, 2021 9:09 pm

It’s true. I think he’s perhaps the only heir to a throne that ever had to become a libtard neomonarchist.

God save the Queen.

PS …. and, BTW, I am named after this man (Prince Philip). One “l” and a Mum that was into royalty back then is wot did it.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 10, 2021 10:31 pm

I’m something of a monarchist myself. You could do worse for a namesake. I’ve met many of the royals (except Charles) over the years, staring in ’64.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 10, 2021 9:44 pm

or even his rain…no that can;t be right. Reign!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Leo Smith
April 10, 2021 10:27 pm

I was wondering where that pesky ‘g’ got to. Please return if convenient …

Alba
Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 11, 2021 3:27 am

That’s a good horsey joke! Probably not deliberate but nevertheless apt.

D Cage
Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 11, 2021 9:59 am

I think she is already limiting his rein like a naughty toddler but it is his reign I am worried about as an eco freak without the decency to retract his insult about headless chickens to those who have since been proven completely right to despise the predictions of climate science about the hundred months to doomsday.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  D Cage
April 11, 2021 10:57 am

I think, by the time Elizabeth has lived out her appointed time, Charlie will be largely irrelevant. He’s something of a laughing stock, so few people are holding their breath for his opinion on anything, least of all on cargo-cult science.

“Climate change” has been dying a natural death for a few years now. Notice how readily they jumped on covid to continue their scare tactics. The object is social control and a disease is far more personally tangible than the weather.

Duker
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
April 10, 2021 10:17 pm

Well The queen is 92 now and Philip was 99
Charles in now 72
Hes highly likely to live into his 90s as well, so maybe 80 when he ‘reigns’ but he will make it

starzmom
Reply to  Duker
April 11, 2021 5:30 am

The Queen is 94–will be 95 in just a couple weeks. And she looks very spry!

Kenji
Reply to  Lank
April 10, 2021 9:14 pm

Personally … I believe Charles has achieved his dream. He is a giant super absorbent personal care product.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Kenji
April 10, 2021 9:22 pm

We Brits have another word for that.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 11, 2021 3:50 am

Yeah begins with a ”w” and ends with an ”r” …

And it isnt is wonder.

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John Endicott
Reply to  Kenji
April 12, 2021 4:19 am

Nah, he has been and always will be what those giant super absorbent personal care products are used to care for. For the brits, it’s a word that begins with a t and ends with a t.

another ian
Reply to  Lank
April 11, 2021 3:30 am

‘Around that – in Brisbane there is the Prince Charles Hospital. A newly built additional wing was known as “The Carmilla Wing” by staff – being “Prince Charles’s bit on the side”

Gary Ashe
Reply to  another ian
April 11, 2021 3:52 am

Gotta love aussie humour.

John Endicott
Reply to  Lank
April 12, 2021 4:15 am

Lank, it’s pretty hard to be both the tampon and that which a tampon is meant to be insert in. Charles is definitely the later, so he has no hope of being the former.

PeterW
Reply to  Herbert
April 10, 2021 8:07 pm

To argue that Philip meant it, you would first have to show that he actually believed in reincarnation. As neither Greek Orthodox, nor Anglicanism, has any place for the idea, the most obvious conclusion was that he was not serious and did not expect to be taken seriously.

philincalifornia
Reply to  PeterW
April 10, 2021 9:14 pm

Perhaps it was COVID and his racist “slitty-eyed” comment about Chinese people that came back for the coup-de-gras.

The Queen, 2006 movie with Helen Mirren (Oscar winner in the role) is a good watch on this topic.

Graemethecat
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 11, 2021 2:35 am

Coup de grace, not gras. Gras means “fat”, as in foie gras.

Sorry, my inner language pedant got the better of me.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 11, 2021 5:36 am

Coup de gras is when they feed you junk food in a sudden offensive to reduce your fitness.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 11, 2021 9:02 am

I’m gonna blame my spellchecker for that one, but thanks. It also means Generally Regarded As Safe, which is more prominent in said spellchecker ‘cos I work on that stuff, and I don’t use the word grace too much given that I don’t hang out with people who have any, ha ha.

John Endicott
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 12, 2021 4:23 am

well, as Summer is soon approaching (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), there will be a lot of coup-de-grass going on. 😉

Alba
Reply to  PeterW
April 11, 2021 3:34 am

Greek Orthodoxy might be different but Anglicanism today can mean anything you want it to be. Same with Presbyterianism. My local Church of Scotland minister says he doesn’t believe in any Christian doctrine and that Christianity is in no way better or superior to any other religion. But I think you are right about Prince Philip; he was just talking hypothetically.

John Endicott
Reply to  Alba
April 12, 2021 4:31 am

Due to the Church of England’s relation to the state, there are a lot of “culturally Anglican” members who don’t know or care about the Christian doctrines of the church. That’s not to imply that the late prince fits that definition, as I frankly don’t know where he stood on matters of religion (I try not to pay much attention to the royals)

Peta of Newark
April 10, 2021 6:22 pm

Quote:””Prince Philip also said some things I strongly disliked; he once expressed a desire to be re-incarnated as a deadly disease, to help deal with overpopulation. So despite his sensible views on renewable energy, it must be remembered he was also a man of great imperfections.

Quote from Snopes””I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus, but that is perhaps going too far.”

Lesson:”Check your own links

Quote:”he was also a man of great imperfections.”
Future work” At least try to understand the British Sense of Humour before kicking a guy, who possessed a truly epic GSOH, when he’s down”

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Eric Worrall
April 11, 2021 5:42 am

Future Future Work – At least try and understand exactly how many tosses Prince Philip really gave.

This was the true greatness of Philip. He wasn’t there to apologise to each and every offended soft skin crying in the corner who may or may not have actually understood his wit.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Peta of Newark
April 11, 2021 3:31 am

and snopes isnt reliable or honest
their bias shows all too often

John Endicott
Reply to  ozspeaksup
April 12, 2021 4:46 am

Indeed, but
1) unless you can show that they have a habit of inventing quotes, I think you can take any quotations they use as being authentic quotations (perhaps pared of vital context, but still actually said by the person – though, as always, it’s best to seek out the original source of the quotation when at all possible, just to be on the safe side). The key point of the quote Peta used is the bit at the end (after the oft quoted part about reincarnating as a virus) where Philip says “but that is perhaps going too far” indicating that it wasn’t meant to be taken as a serious statement or desire. It was more hyperbole than an “expressed desire”.

2)  it was Eric, not Peta, that invoked snopes in his article (perhaps because snopes rated it as “true” that Philip said it, though snopes said nothing on whether it was a genuine desire of the price or not). Peta simply pointed to the quote that snopes supplied to show that Eric’s characterization of the quote doesn’t exactly match what was actually said.


Richard Page
Reply to  Peta of Newark
April 11, 2021 10:43 am

Don’t forget that he was also a God, or son of a God perhaps – not sure of the specific meaning. According the the Tanna islanders, he was the reincarnation of one of their ancestor deities so if anybody was going to get reincarnated (again) it’d be him!

Warren
April 10, 2021 6:34 pm

All of a sudden I like Philip!

Scissor
Reply to  Warren
April 10, 2021 6:59 pm

According to the Guardian:

Accompanying the Queen on a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal cultural park near the northern Australian town of Cairns, Prince Philip stopped to speak to a group of Aborigine elders. William Brim, 42, the park founder, said the prince asked: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

During a visit to China in 1986, Prince Philip described Beijing as “ghastly” and told British students: “If you stay here much longer you’ll all be slitty eyed.”

Warren
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 7:05 pm

Now I like him even more!!

Scissor
Reply to  Warren
April 10, 2021 7:11 pm

I was thinking perhaps I’ve been unfair to him. 🙂

Lennard
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 8:37 pm

It’s called humour.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Lennard
April 11, 2021 3:58 am

It used to be called humour, that was in modern times when people had a ”sense” of humour, we now live in the post modern era where misery and offense mining are the new black.

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Scissor
Reply to  Gary Ashe
April 11, 2021 6:33 am

Yeah, I see it that way. When you have to stop and check off political correct boxes before you can laugh, then it’s just not funny. And as we see, the media will run with whatever narrative they want to project, jokes be damned.

Lank
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 7:20 pm

Not reported by the Guardian was the fact that on a previous visit by the Prince members of the same tribal group had given a warlike display of spear throwing.
If you visited Beijing in the 1980’s you will almost certainly agree that in many aspects it was ‘ghastly’, especially in terms of overcrowding, horrible traffic and widespread pollution.
Slitty eyed comment was a poor joke and 35 years ago, like the term ‘gollywog’ was not considered as insulting as it is today.

Scissor
Reply to  Lank
April 10, 2021 8:12 pm

Interesting, there always seems to be more to the story.

I was in Beijing in the early 80’s and traffic was mostly bicycles and not too bad on the highways, though there weren’t many to choose from. The air pollution wasn’t too bad but water pollution was perhaps worse.

I’ve visited 7 or 8 times since then. I seen the transformation of China from communist totalitarian state to the appearance of capitalistic freedoms and since the rise of Xi back to a more overt police/fascist state.

Traffic and air pollution are mostly worse now in Beijing, but foreigners are not as welcomed. I have little desire to return, although I’m fond of Shanghai especially.

Duker
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 10:24 pm

The appearance of capitalistic freedoms. Yes
Its best described as capitalist version of the Leninist Party-State model. They have ditched the marxist part.
They learnt about the capitalist party-state from the way Taiwan was run as Kuomintang dictatorship until the 1990s and made huge economic strides.
Once it was thought China would follow Taiwans much more robust democracy but that no longer seems likely

Bill Parsons
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 10:53 pm

“I was in Beijing in the early 80’s and traffic was mostly bicycles and not too bad on the highways, though there weren’t many to choose from.”

In 83, I couldn’t have boarded their buses if it hadn’t been for the women pushing me in from behind. “Slitty-eyed” is not a good joke. I kind of like the virus thing, though. 

Scissor
Reply to  Bill Parsons
April 11, 2021 6:43 am

Gong gong qi che, OMG, that brings back some memories; the smells. Bathing and showering was not as commonly practiced among the average Chinese citizen back then.

I lived in a university dorm for time and there was not hot running water. So, showers were brisk. Pots of boiled hot in the morning were provided for drinking. HVAC was rudimentary or nonexistent. We had netting over our beds to keep out the mosquitoes.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Scissor
April 11, 2021 4:01 am

You forgot to add her name, fixed.
I’m fond of Shanghai lilly especially.

Scissor
Reply to  Gary Ashe
April 11, 2021 6:34 am

That too. 🙂

Graemethecat
Reply to  Lank
April 11, 2021 2:38 am

Beijing is still ghastly. I lived there from 2014-2016, and never once saw the stars at night. Sunsets were sometimes a purple-blue colour due to the pollution.

Alba
Reply to  Lank
April 11, 2021 3:50 am

You have to be very careful what you say these days. Even when it’s true. Some years ago a teacher colleague of mine came back from a visit to India and wrote a piece for the school magazine on the Indian Highway code. Or rather the way in which drivers in India totally ignore the code. Some people in a certain community objected to the article and the teacher had to apologise. Some years later my daughter visited India and reported that she was driven to the Taj Mahal in fear of her life. Nobody bothered with such basic things like keeping to your own side of the road. There are, of course, many other things which it is now longer possible to say in public, no matter how true they might be, because somebody might be offended and that person could cause an awful lot of trouble. This is because the state is totally on the side of the people who get “offended” – that is until they don’t disagree with what you find offensive. As one Christian minister found out when he told the police he found some of their posters offensive.
https://theweeflea.com/2018/10/02/the-hate-police-are-now-here/

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 8:55 pm

I’m guessing the “slitty-eyed” comment could be a reference to the persistent winds blowing thick yellow dust (from the Loess Plateau and what makes the Yellow River huang, I believe). During these wind storms everyone has a permanent squint.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Scissor
April 11, 2021 5:56 am

The correct answer to the first question is ‘yes’.

Aborigine on Aborigine violence is a national shame hidden by the progressive Left. To them all Aborigines are poor victims actively oppressed by evil Right Wings and who can do no wrong.

The true is once you get outside the e-bike range of the fair trade coffee shops welfare is thrown at Aborigines without restrictions because to criticise is to be culturally offensive and racist. So tragically too many of them just get drunk and solve their social disagreements with violence. Spearing someone for revenge is still real.

People die in regional Australia so that angry latte drinkers in the CBD can win approval from each other for hating Captain Cook.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Scissor
April 11, 2021 9:15 am

The Queen and Prince Philip were accompanying the King of Tonga in a horse and carriage tour, as they do, when one of the horses let out out a massively loud rip-roaring fart. The Queen said to the King of Tonga “sorry about that”.

The King of Tonga says “That’s OK, I thought it was the horse”.

.

That’s either a Billy Connolly joke or a true story or possibly both.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Scissor
April 11, 2021 10:57 pm

My favorite anecdote, recounted by Prince Philip, was after finishing dinner during one of his many trips to the Canadian Arctic, an Inuit woman collecting the plates, took his fork back off his plate and out it back in front of him saying, Hang onto your fork , Duke, there’s pie!” He was very fond of the Arctic and the people.

Eamon Butler
April 10, 2021 6:42 pm

I must admit, I had not known this about him, it never came to my attention before.

Annie
Reply to  Eric Worrall
April 11, 2021 6:35 am

So did I…I had been disappointed when I thought he’d gone pc. It has been great to discover that he was, after all, still the person I’d thought he was.
RIP HRH.

alastair gray
Reply to  Eric Worrall
April 11, 2021 10:33 am

Only Chuck is a known eco-eejit. Anne is sensible and decries her brother’s naive idiocy – a bit like her dad and the other two don’t have much to say on the subject thank god

Dennis
Reply to  Eamon Butler
April 10, 2021 8:24 pm

I understood that Prince Philip was an environmentalist but not “Green”, and one of his many initiatives was conversion of the Royal Family fleet of Rolls Royce limousines to use Liquid Petroleum Gas during the 1980s.

Rob_Dawg
Reply to  Dennis
April 10, 2021 9:09 pm

When last I saw him Oct 8, 2017 he was in the second vehicle of four as a passenger in an Audi. The queen ahead of him was indeed in a Rolls Royce. Third vehicle was driven by Charles.

Nothing wrong with being an environmentalist as long as you do not conflate that with green zealotry.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
April 11, 2021 4:10 am

Environmentalist and environmentalism are the 2 progressive terms used by progressives to make their green virtue and zealotry respectactable just like calling themselves liberals makes them appear reasonable.

Conservation and conservationist’s are still the real deal, they are the ones who go out and do ”stuff” get their hands dirty digging ditches cleaning beaches on their days off work and all that, count butterflies etc, environmentalists do all their work from keyboards and under banners in the streets, and when they are finished the council or conservationist’s have to come out to clean up all their filth and vandalism.

In other words there is a lot ”wrong” with being an environMENTAList.

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Gary Ashe
Reply to  Gary Ashe
April 11, 2021 4:26 am

ps. They will not ever call themselves conservationist’s because conservation is the route term for conservatism.

starzmom
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
April 11, 2021 5:36 am

When he had his accident a few years ago, he was driving a Range Rover.

Andy Espersen
April 10, 2021 6:46 pm

I notice that the media never (or hardly ever) mention the fact that he was a so-called “climate denier” – thus in fact being grossly disrespectful of him for not pointing out to the world how courageous, how independent as a thinker he was.

Lank
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 10, 2021 7:20 pm

He also authored seven books.

Warren
April 10, 2021 7:22 pm

“I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist… I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.”

Warren
April 10, 2021 7:27 pm

“I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.”

Warren
April 10, 2021 7:29 pm

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.”

Andy Espersen
Reply to  Warren
April 10, 2021 8:29 pm

After reading your two cynical musings on marriage I can only say I would hate to be married to you. My bet is that your marriages never last long.

Granum Salis
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 10, 2021 9:03 pm

You probably wouldn’t have liked being married to Phillip, either, by the sounds of it!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 10, 2021 9:03 pm

Didn’t you notice the quotes around the comments? This thread is about The Prince Consort to Elizabeth, Phillip Mountbatten (Windsor). Join the dots … upon his death they were married for 73 years. It was the longest such marriage in English history.

Warren
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 10, 2021 11:44 pm

Lighten up those are (in)famous quotes from the man himself. And my wife is a 1/2 cast descendant of Ngai Tahu ‘royalty’ and very good looking!

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Andy Espersen
Reply to  Warren
April 11, 2021 12:37 am

I wasn’t aware of that. Should have noticed the inverted commas. Sorry.

Warren
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 11, 2021 4:42 am

No problem Andy I’ve done similar many times. I should have made it more obvious.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 11, 2021 3:36 am

as a woman I have also remarked that marriage is just legal prostitution. and its got less benefits and far more unpaid thankless work at that

Craig from Oz
Reply to  ozspeaksup
April 11, 2021 6:02 am

On a different part of the internet recently someone got into trouble for saying that women in the 50s had it better because all they had to do was cook and have sex.

OUTRAGE!

TRIGGERING!

MORE OUTRAGE!

THIS TOXIC MAN MUST BE CANCELLED!

Then a significant amount of women came out and said that “ONLY having to cook and bonk rather than being expected to go out and work a 40 hour week? WOW! Where do I sign up?!”

alastair gray
Reply to  Craig from Oz
April 11, 2021 10:43 am

Jerry Hall said .
“My mother said it was simple to keep a man, you must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. I said I’d hire the other two and take care of the bedroom bit”
Now if I became transgender could I follow suit?

alastair gray
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 11, 2021 10:37 am

sour git! Lighten up

Dennis
April 10, 2021 7:52 pm

It is a pity that younger Royals do not keep out of politics.

I have long believed that businesses should also concentrate on customer service, leave politics to politicians and commentators, comment by business either way will result in a large section of the potential market being alienated.

Go woke, go broke.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Dennis
April 11, 2021 3:50 am

and professional sports – involvement by sports figures will be their death…

Dennis
April 10, 2021 7:55 pm

Prince Philip was a wise man and obviously understood that there are Earth Cycles and natural weather and climate changes.

Apparently most politicians are not wise.

David Sivyer
April 10, 2021 8:30 pm

Philip made several, private, trips to Australia when he was not accompanying the Queen. I can recall him arriving at RAAF base Williamtown in, I think, 1968.
What many people may not know is that he often piloted the Royal Flight HS-748 on such trips. Compare his humble ride to the current woke celebrities who wouldn’t be seen dead in such an aircraft, let alone fly the bloody thing.
“Phil the Greek” had as much love for Australians as they had for him, going back to 1940 when he first visited us as a mere Royal Navy lieutenant during WW 2.

RIP Phil.

John Tillman
Reply to  David Sivyer
April 10, 2021 8:55 pm

His name in Greek means “lover of horses”.

philincalifornia
Reply to  John Tillman
April 10, 2021 9:22 pm

It does indeed. I should know. It’s just not possible to finish a whole one though.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 11, 2021 6:03 am

Trick is to drink water and skip the bread rolls at the start of the meal.

John Endicott
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 12, 2021 5:00 am

Just like eating an elephant, you have to do it slowly, a bit at a time. 😉

Duker
Reply to  John Tillman
April 10, 2021 10:31 pm

The Greek royal house was really German-Danish with no Greek ancestry at all.
His surname should have been ( short version) Glucksborg, Mountbatten was his mothers name. His father abandoned his wife, 4 daughters and 1 son and went to live in Nice with his mistress, I wouldnt use his name either

Gary Ashe
Reply to  John Tillman
April 11, 2021 7:55 pm

Charles has that trait, look at the mare he is married to.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  David Sivyer
April 10, 2021 9:09 pm

I met him (and the Queen) in London 1964, during Wimbledon week (unofficially). I was immediately taken aback by his commanding deep voice, relaxed manner and sense of humour. We spoke for only a few moments, but you could tell he was no phony.

John Tillman
Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 10, 2021 9:15 pm

Had he stayed in the RN rather than marrying the smitten teenaged Princess Elizabeth, as encouraged by his pederast uncle Louis, Philip would have made First Sea Lord on his merits.

He saved his destroyer’s crew off Malta by a strategem worthy of Lord Cochrane.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  John Tillman
April 10, 2021 10:38 pm

Louis was determined to inject himself into the Royal fmily. He had some pretty grandiose aspirations for his family once Phil and “Wibbet” were hitched.

There’s little doubt that Philip was an authentic sailor and a very useful consort. I believe he gave the monarchy some badly needed fortification and a way out of it’s decadence.

Interesting tit-bit about Philip’s seagoing capabilities (and alternate future). Thanks.

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John Tillman
April 10, 2021 8:51 pm

Philip’s nitwit twit kids and grandkids lack his experience of socialism. Half his family was murdered by communists. His great aunt was Tsarina Alexandra Romanova, younger sister of his grandmother. Her massacred kids were his mom’s first cousins.

Peter Fraser
Reply to  John Tillman
April 10, 2021 11:42 pm

The Duke also supplied DNA profiles to identify the their remains when they were unearthed some years ago.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Peter Fraser
April 11, 2021 9:29 am

Thanks, yes I was going to ask a question on that, to make sure I wasn’t misremembering. Very interesting ancestry, and amazing longevity on both sides of the family (unless one gets murdered of course)..

Patrick MJD
April 10, 2021 9:21 pm

He may have been a skeptic, but living for 99 years as a Royal pales in comparison. He never had to work. He never had to worry where his next meal came from. He never had to consider heat or eat. He never had to worry about health costs etc etc etc. I never saw him do a thing for his “subjects”.

John Tillman
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 10, 2021 9:44 pm

Philip Gluecksburg had a sterling career as an RN officer during WWII, despite his Nazi kinfolk.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  John Tillman
April 10, 2021 11:02 pm

Battenbergs changed their name in WW1 to Mountbatten. So lets not get too hooked up on the “British Royal Family”! PUHLEASE!

Patrick MJD
Reply to  John Tillman
April 10, 2021 11:19 pm

I guess if you “sign up” for military service, you have to serve in the military during war. Did you serve in the British Forces?

Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 10, 2021 9:50 pm

Yeah, to him, fighting a war in the navy was just a hobby really.

He may not have had to work, but he didn’t let that stop him.

Duker
Reply to  Leo Smith
April 10, 2021 10:35 pm

Yes he did have to work before his marriage. His family was abandoned by their father and was as far as royalty goes impoverished.
Philip and his sisters all had to marry into wealth, and did!

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 10, 2021 10:05 pm

Apologists are out in force today it seems.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 10, 2021 10:44 pm

Apologists are out in force today it seems.

Not apologists, just a few people who have read some actual history rather than the Yellow Press. If you think being a conscientious royal is an easy job, you’re very ignorant.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 10, 2021 11:07 pm

I am British! I have read my history. Call me ignorant all you like.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 10, 2021 11:35 pm

I notice you didn’t say English. I’m fully aware that there are anti royals in Britain. It is, after all a constitutional monarchy, and I believe the present Crown has done an exemplary job.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 10, 2021 11:49 pm

“Rory Forbes

I notice you didn’t say English.”

Because, even being born in England, my bloodline is English, Irish and Scottish.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 11, 2021 8:03 pm

A mongrel prick even.

”Because, even being born in England, my bloodline is English, Irish and Scottish.”

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Gary Ashe
April 12, 2021 10:00 pm

Strewth now my linage is be insulted. Have you checked the linage of “The Royals”?

alastair gray
Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 11, 2021 10:47 am

And long may she continue before her nitwit son takes over

John Endicott
Reply to  alastair gray
April 12, 2021 5:04 am

Indeed, when she passes, the phrase should be “god save the UK, because it’ll need it with Chuck in charge”

Richard Page
Reply to  Rory Forbes
April 11, 2021 10:56 am

Rory – there are no ‘anti-royals’ in Britain – there are quite a few republicans, however. And if you think the misinformation spouted by bunny huggers is demented, just read some of the delusional pieces by British republicans on the subject of the ‘parasitic’ royal family; it’s painfully awful.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 11, 2021 6:14 am

Did you read your history before you had to clean road with tongue?

Get over yourself Patrick. You are ignorant and displaying the classic jealous trait that seem to think wealth and/or privilege is some sort of Zero Sum. You think that Philip having ‘royal blood’ (whatever that actually means in real terms) automatically made some child barefoot and starving in a different part of the world? Take the chip off your shoulder and throw it back in the garden.

The Monarchy is not remotely the same as Hollywood.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Craig from Oz
April 12, 2021 9:49 pm

Thanks. I know my German Royal family history.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 11, 2021 8:00 pm

Should just call you what you are, a prick.

I am British! I have read my history. Call me ignorant all you like.”

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Patrick MJD
Reply to  Gary Ashe
April 12, 2021 9:49 pm

Thank you. You are free to share your opinion, so to am I thanks o our host. Freedom of speech and all that.

John Endicott
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 12, 2021 5:06 am

“I am British! I have read my history. Call me ignorant all you like.”

No one has to call you ignorant, your posts are doing a great job on that score all on their own.

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Patrick MJD
Reply to  John Endicott
April 12, 2021 9:50 pm

And thank you to you too. Go read up on “The British Royal Family”.

bonbon
Reply to  Patrick MJD
April 11, 2021 8:32 am

Americans have a hard time accepting they are the brawn for British brains. Even AOC and Sanders think they invented the Great Reset, not Prince Charles!
Amazing how utterly stupid and pragmatic ¨can do¨ jingoism sends them off to never-ending wars for the Crown. Just look what happened to Trump when he bucked that!

Richard Page
Reply to  bonbon
April 11, 2021 10:59 am

Bonbon- you are a complete moron. I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again but you are completely off your medication again, aren’t you? Quite a lot of the wars the UK has been in were in support of the USA not the other way around, you deluded Muppet.

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bonbon
Reply to  Richard Page
April 11, 2021 11:57 am

Twitt, the USA is on a Corgi leash.
It would make a cat bark,said Alice.

Suck it up – trot along!

Richard Page
Reply to  bonbon
April 11, 2021 12:18 pm

Only 2 t’s in twit, the final t you used is completely redundant. Perhaps learning to spell before going on the internet would have been an advantage?

bonbon
Reply to  Richard Page
April 12, 2021 12:56 am

I was never good at Twitter, nor trotting along.

John Endicott
Reply to  bonbon
April 12, 2021 5:10 am

Crown? What happened to the Banksters? Come on at least keep your paranoid delusions consistent. Is it the crown or the British banksters pulling the strings? Inquiring minds want to know (not really, but it’s fun laughing at your conspiracy nonsense).

Kenji
April 10, 2021 9:22 pm

Monstrosities

says it all. A cancerous blight on more landscapes than we can count

philincalifornia
Reply to  Kenji
April 11, 2021 9:56 am

Yeah, but look how fabulously, planet-savingly effective they have been on the Keeling Curve. Oh, hold on a sec ….

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Douglas Pollock
April 10, 2021 10:10 pm

This letter has just been shown in Australia in Skynews.com.Au (minute 4:19 in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fRBdy-6nZ0).

richardw
April 10, 2021 10:17 pm

I believe Princess Anne is also a climate sceptic.

Also, Nigel Farage has recently been appointed as an advisor to a green technology company, so he’s only sceptical when it suits him.

B Clarke
April 10, 2021 10:33 pm

In this article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42651950 prince Philip is portrayed as a inviromentalist ” He was also a committed environmental campaigner and wildlife advocate, becoming president of the World Wildlife Fund (UK) in 1961 – though he faced criticism when a picture emerged of him on a tiger shoot with the Queen ”

I believe he was a wildlife advocate , I don’t believe he was a inviromentalist in the modern sense nor in the broad sense the word environment has become.As Eric’s article points out he did not agree with aspects of the environment crusade ,

The BBC article is not the first to attribute inviromentalism to Philip since his death.

I think its another cynical ploy by the green blob to use the BBC to further thier agenda on the back of the death of a old man who can not speak for himself anymore, only Eric’s article has tried to put the record straight.

Disgusting BBC disgusting green agenda.

Richard Page
Reply to  B Clarke
April 11, 2021 11:06 am

He was never an environmentalist or green – he was very much a committed conservationist, believing that species and habitats should be carefully managed and controlled, much as a farmer tends for his livestock. He had very little time or patience for ‘bunny huggers’

Chris Hanley
April 10, 2021 10:34 pm

Here is a comprehensive list of the Old Boy’s clangers.

Phil
Reply to  Chris Hanley
April 10, 2021 11:34 pm

A man of character. The picture of Malala Yousafzai laughing at his joke says it all.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Chris Hanley
April 11, 2021 6:28 am

Clangers are when you are giving a lecture on the evils of gun ownership and start talking about pencils, Salute the Marines or mix your children up when attempting to honour one of them. They are mistakes you make when attempting to say something else.

These instead are the utter gems of a man who at an early age decided public life was too short to nod and smile at every single person he was introduced to.

Phil simply did not give a toss about your Woke Feelings.

Phil was the Apex Anti-Woke even before Woke was invented.

But, thanks for the list. It reminded me just how awesome Philip could be and, in his refusal to say the authorised correct things, just how human he was.

A Great man.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Chris Hanley
April 11, 2021 8:06 am

I count two that were racist even at the time he said them.
But I laughed out loud at many

Mike Lowe
April 10, 2021 10:35 pm

“Not every Royal is a pompous green hypocrite”. So true, but unfortunately Charlie definitely is. He is the living proof that the possession of a university degree proves nothing!

Simon
April 10, 2021 11:28 pm
Redge
Reply to  Simon
April 11, 2021 12:40 am

So Philip isn’t even in his grave yet and the rewriting of history has already begun.

Prince Philip did not accept climate change was an issue. He was, however, a true conservationist and was deeply concerned about the environment.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Simon
April 11, 2021 6:30 am

Guess it also depends if you believe Attenborough knowingly lied about those cliff fallen walrus.

Personally? These days I wouldn’t trust Attenborough to tell me if he had eaten breakfast or not this morning.

Solomon Green
Reply to  Simon
April 16, 2021 11:06 am

For those who doubt that he was a true sceptic, try reading this
RIP Prince Philip (1921 – 2021) – The Global Warming Policy Forum (thegwpf.com)

Neville
April 10, 2021 11:52 pm

BTW Princess Anne is definitely a sceptic and doesn’t agree with her brother at all.
Read this full link.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1310740/princess-anne-brother-charles-environment-views-climate-change-rare-interview

Coeur de Lion
April 10, 2021 11:55 pm

Don’t forget that the great Duke withdrew from the World Wildlife Fund when it gave up wild life and took up climate change. Christopher Booker recounts a letter from him having read CB’s book which contained this mistake.

fretslider
April 11, 2021 12:20 am

Farewell Phil the Greek

Master of political incorrectness

That will be missed

Climate believer
April 11, 2021 2:34 am

Let’s be honest, he was never in the publics “most liked” club of the Royals, but he was the ideal husband for the Queen, and was always there in support of her.

He called a spade a spade which is extremely rare these days.

The only one of their children who turned out alright is Princess Anne, who seems to be a chip off the Queens block. A Queen Anne would have been alright by me.

I hope for the Royals sake that they can somehow leapfrog Charlie dimwit and horseface, and go straight to William and Kate who look like they could do the job, they are very popular anyway.

The real test will come when the Queen dies, then we’ll see what they’re made of.

Annie
Reply to  Climate believer
April 11, 2021 7:09 am

What about Edward?

Climate believer
Reply to  Annie
April 11, 2021 8:39 am

Personally, not my cup of tea.

John Endicott
Reply to  Climate believer
April 12, 2021 5:17 am

William would definitely be preferable to Chuck, if only because he seems more personable and less of an embarrassment. Ideologically, however, there’s not much difference between the two that I’ve seen.

bonbon
April 11, 2021 2:44 am

His Royal Highness Sir Philip Mountbatten (nee Battenberg) is also known as Philip Andrew of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderberg-Glücksburg; His Royal Highness Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark; the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich; Knight of the Order of Australia; and Member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council;—and, finally, husband of Queen Elizabeth.

Founder of the Anglo-Dutch WWF with with former Na*zi Party member Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (the Netherlands), which gave the world the spectacle of Prince Charles’ Great Reset at Davos, a meme Charles’ adopted already in the 1980’s.

The UK’s wind power farms just happen to be located in Royal real estate, a lucrative , likely tax-free income stream for the House of Windsor.

That infamous quote on reincarnation as a deadly virus displays the oligarchical outlook, which Bertrand Russell gave a sciency patina – who have always differed on the way to cull the human herd. Sir Philip chose a virus, Charles chose the Great Reset. Either way we are on the cull list, and that includes you and I.

The Ninth Circle of the rings in Dante’s Inferno is the likely destination.

bonbon
Reply to  bonbon
April 11, 2021 3:03 am

The WWF that started all this…

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Craig from Oz
Reply to  bonbon
April 11, 2021 6:32 am

About time someone when down Dante’s ego and cleared it out.

bonbon
Reply to  Craig from Oz
April 11, 2021 8:26 am

Curiously, the Ninth Circle’s inmates are frozen in ice while those preceding gnaw at his head. Odd that often we see here a cartoon of a frozen global warming activist proclaiming snow is a thing of the past. Shades of Dante’s Inferno…

Gary Ashe
April 11, 2021 3:46 am

My first thoughts are lets hope the queen outlives Charles, but then the realisation sets in that charlies son’s are equally as woke, if not woker and worse.

Doug Huffman
April 11, 2021 4:09 am

Prince Philip is The Steady Man, well mated to HRH that has set HER course and steered straight. The Zoomers and their spawn will never know such steadiness or such leaders or such good people.

Tom Abbott
April 11, 2021 5:08 am

Nigel Farange was interviewed yesterday and he said he had just been elected as a Member of the European Parliament, and had never met Prince Philip before, and after his election, he and about 30 others were invited to meet the Queen and Prince Philip, and when it came time for Nigel to speak to Prince Philip and shake his hand, Nigel said that Prince Philip said to him, “Oh, you’re that MEP guy”. And Nigel said, Yes, sir, I am, but I do not favor the UK being in the EU”. and Prince Philip said, with a big smile on his face, “I completely understand.”

ghalfrunt
April 11, 2021 5:21 am

GLAND, Switzerland, 9 April 2021 – WWF International expresses its condolences on the passing away today of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99. His Royal Highness served for many years as president of the global conservation organization and was WWF International’s president emeritus at the time of his death.

ghalfrunt
April 11, 2021 5:23 am

As president of WWF-UK (1961-1982) and as president of WWF International (1981-1996), following which he became president emeritus, a position he held to the day of his passing, Prince Philip promoted conservation issues at the highest government and corporate levels, dedicating his voice, position and influence to raise awareness and funds for environmental causes across more than 50 years.


ghalfrunt
April 11, 2021 5:48 am

“I think the important thing to remember is that it’s climate change and not just warming,” the prince said. “There are a whole lot of things that are being sort of disturbed, and it’s now not so easy to predict what’s going to happen.” Prince Philip said exploitation of oceans and forests, combined with demands of a growing world population, were contributing to climatic changes that were removing “great chunks of the food chain.” “We have to be more careful about waste and pollution,” he said. “We have to be more careful about what we are putting into the atmosphere,” he said. “And I think really in many places, people need to be more careful about the number of children they have.”

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  ghalfrunt
April 11, 2021 7:49 am

I see nothing wrong with any of those statements, and none are inconsistent with saying there is no climate crisis where we have (select a number) until it’s too late.

Phillip could thing, unlike his doofus of a son

Craig from Oz
April 11, 2021 6:36 am

Philip was one of the greats.

He mixed the importance of the role with wit, calling a spade a spade and publicly saying what everyone deep down really thought.

He honestly did not give a toss about your politically correct feelings and your fair trade soy bollocks.

Prince Philip was the Apex Anti-Woke.

Deeply missed.

ResourceGuy
April 11, 2021 10:55 am

Bring forth the real existential threat in Prince Charles.

PhilJourdan
April 11, 2021 4:41 pm

He was the support for QEII

PhilJourdan
April 11, 2021 4:53 pm

Amen. He was an intellectual purist. He made some faux pas’ And he spoke his mind, not some woke stupidity.

Andrew Dickens
April 11, 2021 5:24 pm

His daughter Princess Anne is also a climate sceptic.

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  Andrew Dickens
April 12, 2021 3:26 pm

Easily the sharpest member of the whole group, her BS meter was as sensitive as her fathers.
I don’t doubt for a second she was his favorite

Bazmd
April 11, 2021 5:53 pm

I’ve never thought anything he said was meant in a sinister way, it was his sense of humour and that’s who he was. I’m Irish so I’m probably desensitised and hardened to that sort of thing.

At the end of the day, it’s all about me! 😉

Gary Ashe
April 11, 2021 8:13 pm

He liked the ladies allegedly.
Still chasing fillies around the royal paddock 30 years ago apparently.

RayB
April 11, 2021 8:16 pm

Sure. Because he was a climate skeptic all the wrongs of the Royal family can be forgotten? Do not forget they dark past. In fact if there was a group of people to be considered worst human beings, that would be Royals from Europe. In fact, they never renouced the actions of their families. On the contrary, they defend them.

Britain’s Aryan Brotherhood: The Royal Family – Pitchfork Cosmonaut

John Endicott
Reply to  RayB
April 12, 2021 5:23 am

Please quote where anyone said anything remotely like “Because he was a climate skeptic all the wrongs of the Royal family can be forgotten”. Because if you can’t (and lets be completely honest: you can’t) then you are simply attacking a strawman of your own making.

Steve Z
April 12, 2021 1:24 pm

It’s a shame that the late Prince Philip didn’t pass his climate skepticism on to his son Charles, who seems ready to jump on any green bandwagon that comes along, although he can afford to live a “green” life more than most of his subjects. But even without Charles being king, BoJo seems to be doing a great job destroying the British economy with “net zero carbon” goals, which would more than offset the benefits of Brexit.

For the British people, we have to say, “Long Live the Queen”.

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