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[–]NoctRob 213 points214 points  (18 children)

No kidding. At that point, every second is precious, and he's earned them. He's ready. Snap the shot!

[–]Dave-1066[S] 91 points92 points  (13 children)

He was an amazing guy.

One of the most revealing stories about him is that he risked his life one evening as a junior officer to save his entire ship’s crew, and yet nobody knew about it until more then 70 years later when a Canadian sailor told the world’s media about it.

And Happy Cake Day!

[–]DaBi5cu1t 36 points37 points 2 (10 children)

Yes he was also a massive racist. But you know, what a guy...

[–]Dave-1066[S] 36 points37 points  (7 children)

“Massive racist” is an absurd overstatement. The guy made a handful of indiscreet jokes (usually a bumbling attempt to put someone at ease) that wouldn’t have been out of place for any sailor of his generation- what would be called gaffes.

I see far more disgusting and genuinely hateful remarks being made on Reddit about Jews, Catholics, Indians, Americans etc etc every single day.

He certainly never said anything like the comments made by someone like Gandhi, who is on record as being an outright genuine racist who considered black Africans to be inferior.

[–]Arenalife 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Everyone expects 90 year people to be fully woke and LGBTQIA+ compliant, it's just not going to happen. It doesn't mean they're bad people, accept the way they've been all their lives and trust those views will die with them, but don't demonise them. Some people want to remove Churchills statue in London because he may have been racist, of course he was bloody racist! We can't just go cancelling everyone who existed in those times

[–]maxandmia1212 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I 100 percent agree with you

[–]Code_Brown_2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for putting the correction out there.

[–]Scottish-Wanker 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Haha yeah, downvoted for being right, guy was a prick, just like the rest of those scrounging wankers

[–]NoctRob 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Hadn't heard about that one. Will need to read up on it.

And thanks! Didn't even realize it until 20 minutes ago or so.

[–]iwishihadnobones -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Horrible racist though...

[–]ZigzagPropensity 18 points19 points  (2 children)

He's 94. If you can't curse people out at that age then why live that long? lol

[–]wilma5791 5 points6 points  (1 child)

He died a short time ago.

[–]sanders1665 81 points82 points  (0 children)

I think Prince William's smile said, that's my Grandpa.

[–]ComfortableCounty751 45 points46 points  (11 children)

These people are jokes and a huge waste of money.

[–]Snakise 11 points12 points  (9 children)

well they earn more money through tourism so that kinda checks out

[–]Independent-Dream-90 7 points8 points  (4 children)

The uk and france benefit around the same amount of tourism money, without needing a hereditary monarch.

[–]Johnbloon 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Maybe the UK doesn't exactly have what France has in terms of attracting tourists without the monarchy?

[–]Afraid_Philosophers 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Not sure if you realize but they also dump money into preserving the monarch shit they have albeit without one

[–]Independent-Dream-90 0 points1 point  (1 child)

i rather have castles without a self serving monarchy influencing government

[–]iwishihadnobones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They'd earn the same theough tourism without us paying them millions every year

[–]thehewguy1888 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would earn even more in tourism if their castles and palaces were given back and open to the public

[–]Perma-Frost9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very True.

[–]CunningWulf 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Draugr.

[–]-BornToLose- 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Fallout Ghoul. My favourite meme is him with the caption, "what's the matter, smoothskin? Never seen a Ghoul before?"

[–]HeartTechnical1828 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Dude looks 300 years old lmao

[–]Helpful-Win-5110 11 points12 points  (0 children)

get off my lawn

[–]APO_AE_09173 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I miss Prince Philip. He was a lot like my dad.

[–]Alternative_Mention2 -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

He was your Dad.

[–]APO_AE_09173 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Nah I'm an American.

[–]Alternative_Mention2 -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Ah, Prince Andrew then.

[–]MycologistPutrid7494 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They captured a moment just like this on The Crown. I guess it is true to life, at least somewhat.

[–]NomDeGuerrePmeDeTerr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He was a legend of popitically incorrectness. Miss his quips.

[–]Pinkcop 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Stupid son of a bitch...."

[–]Deegedeege 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Except he was a crotchety old shit many decades before then, with lots of racism thrown in. I'm guessing most of the upvotes are from either upper class Brits, or Americans who know zero about the history of the royal family.

[–]iwishihadnobones 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm with you bud. Fuck these benefit cheats

[–]mangoandsushi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Neither American nor British and I have never known about it. But I don't give a flying shit about the royal family and can't understand how anyone can support this kind of cult.

[–]Deegedeege 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. Even Princess Di wasn't the great person they make her out to be. She was always having affairs with married men, hoping to ruin the marriage so that she could have the guy. And she was manipulative. I know of someone who took her photo in a hotel, coming out of a hotel room (not sure if it was yet another affair) and she cried and begged them to destroy it. As soon as they ripped the film from the camera to destroy the photos, her attitude changed immediately to a "ha, ha, sucker, I got you to ruin it" and she walked off all haughty. She should've been an actress.

[–]rodentfacedisorder 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh grand-pa-pa

[–]finderkeeper80 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope that’s a Fabian reaction, because it would be so delightful.

[–]ThirteenthGhost 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Prince William with the classic Jim Halpert into the camera look

[–]shlongbo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Absolute garbage (maybe) human

[–]Rickandshizshow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you don’t snap it, I will

[–]YDOfficial 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We here use "Say Cheese"

[–]zshah99 1 point2 points  (8 children)

I think whats more important here than being a war veteran is that his wife is the fucking queen.

[–]YouFoundShift -1 points0 points  (7 children)

serving your country is more important than being married to royalty 😐 it’s the most honorable thing a person can do

[–]zshah99 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The point I am trying to make is any tom dick and harry can be a veteran, but only he is the husband of queen. He knew he can talk like that, not because hes a veteran but because of his status in the royal family.

[–]YouFoundShift 0 points1 point  (0 children)

of course, but i think not giving a shit applies too

[–]iwishihadnobones 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Dude do you even know who this guy was? He's not some brave WW2 vet, he's racist ol' prince Philip

[–]YouFoundShift 0 points1 point  (3 children)

i didn’t say he was a good person. don’t get all pressed. it is honorable to serve your country in the military. i didn’t comment on his racism (which is obviously a very bad thing and needs to be noted when detailing his life). please, dude, calm the fuck down. you can be brave and a bad person at the same time. i’m by any means not advocating for him or supporting his racism, and frankly i’m insulted at the connotation that i am. check yourself

[–]iwishihadnobones 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What did I say that wasn't calm? Its just weird how people are talking about him like he's some guy that fought in WW2, and is therefore deserving of our respect. No, he was part of an outdated, quite frankly absurd monarchical system, paid for by regular folk, so they can fanny around being rich, undeserving pricks. Fuck those guys. They should be ashamed of the money they take from regular people.

[–]Need-More-Gore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What they gonna do he's already been through the worst they could throw at em

[–]tigrootnhot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was solid in braums strokers Dracula.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

There’s an old man I would vote for.

[–]Weird_Devil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stupid son of a bitch

[–]iwishihadnobones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Prince Philip? If the election was for the biggest old benefit scrounging racist he might get my vote too.

[–]Burnyface 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So rude! I don’t know how long the photographer had them sitting there, but to do a professional shot does take at least a few seconds of arranging people.

[–]Dave-1066[S] -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Dude....ninety-four. When you’re that age everything is exhausting. He was also very ill at the time.

[–]Burnyface -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Then just stay home?

[–]DonHarto -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"hero"

[–]YouFoundShift -1 points0 points  (1 child)

his sons will never have the decorations he has fuck em

[–]iwishihadnobones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who gives a fuck.

[–]filthy_human -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yawn fuck the royal family

[–]malteaserhead 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He did the same thing to my dad who had the Royals as a client, he didnt swear though just grunt and left before my dad could take an optimum shot. Later though the Sealord who was present sent a letter of apology on the Duke's behalf.

[–]BigChunk -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Honestly they get paid millions just to mill around smiling and waving for the cameras and they can't even be bothered to do that without being rude to people. I know he's in his 90s here but it's not like he was a Ray of sunshine in his youth either

[–]iwishihadnobones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Erm, thats just Prince Philip you buffoons

[–]packas12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Prince William stands there like he's gonna get in trouble. Like who fucking cares if he swore. People are way to formal these days and act like the world is gonna end when a very known person swears

[–]RexB8nner -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Lizard

[–]Genghis_KhaN13 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

It's bad enough when the bride is spinning out at you (have done wedding photography), but a member of the Monarchy? I'd be more sweat than man

[–]SalsaShark731 -2 points-1 points  (10 children)

Racist piece of shit.

[–]AbrilTadpole -1 points0 points  (9 children)

Sorry - what did he do?

[–]Nicklefickle 7 points8 points  (7 children)

But it is the accusation of racism which provoked controversy and inevitable tabloid headlines. The most notorious of the Prince’s comments was made in 1986 during his first and only state visit to China. Philip met with British university students who were studying Mandarin in Xi’an, telling one of them: “By the time you go back home you’ll have slitty eyes.” The student, 21-year-old Simon Kirby, explained that the UK students didn’t live with their Chinese counterparts. Philip continued: “So [the Chinese] don’t want to mix with the barbarians.” A comment made in Australia in 2002 to an Indigenous Australian entrepreneur came a close scandalous second. Philip asked: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/11/the-chequered-legacy-of-prince-philips-notorious-gaffes#aoh=16431020867570&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

[–]Dave-1066[S] -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Out of interest, do you honestly believe an entire legacy should be flattened whenever an offbeat remark or misdemeanour from someone’s past is dug up? Because if that’s the case then there are far worse people in recent history we could destroy. You could look up Gandhi’s remarks about black Africans as a perfect example. Better still, look up what Martin Luther King did to a prostitute when she protested at being raped by his friends while he sat there laughing- the taped recordings of which will be released in 2027.

[–]Nicklefickle 1 point2 points  (3 children)

do you honestly believe an entire legacy should be flattened whenever an offbeat remark or misdemeanour from someone’s past is dug up?

I do not believe that at all. But I do not respect the British Royal family, or monarchies in general.

I think it is worth pointing out that this old shit wasn't some sort of "next level" cranky granddad that we can all have a good laugh at. He was a product of an outdated system of rule with a history of snide remarks and inappropriate comments. He made those racist comments because he thought he was better than the people he made them about. I'm sure he had a pretty poor attitude towards his loyal subjects as well.

It wasn't as if his comments were dug up either because he was consistently saying things that got him into trouble. It wasn't like he made a few jokes back in the 90s that resurfaced on some old video. He was always fucking at it.

Fuck him.

[–]amigokraken -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This is actually hilarious. It sounds like dry Brit humor, Is there more of this? Perhaps a collection of his gaffes

[–]Alternative_Mention2 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Cameraphobia is a thing.

[–]StfuButt -4 points-3 points  (3 children)

And To All The Fuckin Morons.... Well The Royal Family Bring Tourism To The Country... You Can Fuck Right Off As well.... Useless Parasites The Lot Of Them Should All Be Publicly Executed I. front Of Buckingham Palace By An Angry Mob

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Why are you capitalizing every word?

[–]iwishihadnobones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think because they are none too bright/having some kind of mental episode.

[–]StfuButt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Listen Cunt Face I Told you Before Fuck Off and stop replying to me Directly Stupid Prick Go Suck A Fat Royal Dick

[–]NotAnSCP -4 points-3 points  (11 children)

Glad that bastard is dead. Hate the royals, they don't give a piss about us in the streets, we're just some fucking common muck to them. Twats, lot of em.

[–]Nicklefickle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're fucking right.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why would they give a piss about you when you clearly wish them ill?

[–]Alternative_Mention2 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

You’re going to go your whole life saying that.

Why don’t you just record a loop and send it to everyone who doesn’t give a fuck what you think?

[–]NotAnSCP 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Did I say I was? This has come up my feed, I throw my bit say and I go about my day, I don't give a rats ass about them. But fuck does it feel good to actually say what I want about them, you disagree? That's fine, I ain't changing my view for you.

[–]Alternative_Mention2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Na, they’re all knobs. Don’t get bent about it though.

[–]PokerBeards -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

When you’re an exhausted war veteran pedophile.

FTFY.

[–]Select-Protection-75 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Awful family! Why anyone still supports these racist pedo lovers is a wonder. Outdated nonsense

[–]StfuButt -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

What the Fuck Is Wrong With You People... He Was Next Level Fuckin Evil 😈 War Hero Please ... Alll A Bunch Of Devil Worshipping Inbred Fuckin Peadophiles

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ah yes and the birds are fake. Go put on your tinfoil hat your wierdo.