Happy Birthday Prince Philip

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  1. PhotonGuy

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    Today Prince Philip turns 99, I would like to wish Prince Philip a Happy Birthday. Just one more year before he hits 100, it would be awesome for him to make it to 100 and beyond.
     
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    well with access to the very best of the best medical science its a fair bet he will make it.

    that coupled with the fact he has never done anything that remotely resembles a days '' work'' also helps
     
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    Rumour has it, hes applied to become a Bond stunt driver, so little chance:mad:
     
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    He never did anything that remotely resembles a days work? He was in the Navy and fought in WWII, I would call that more than what amounts to a "days work."
     
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    he was a senior officer, do you think they have princes swabbing decks ?

    he was a senior officer not because of ability but because of birth, so its fairly likely they didn't let him make any important decisions( he does seem to be particularly stupid unpleasant and entitled man but thats what 2000 years of inbreeding does )put him in charge of strawberries perhaps ( kane muttony reference)

    either way, swanning about in a nice uniform doesnt count as a days work, most people of his birth date are long dead because they spent their working life doing very dangerous things in dreadful conditions.

    the navy were particularly fond of killing people through asbestos exposure, im im pretty sure he has never done a ship refit
     
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    Is it likely that he never did a days work while in the military, or is it a fact? Those are two different things.
     
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    WELL ITS TRUE , he was dropped into a senior role with little training and no experience, its true that princes dont swab decks or anything but swan about in a nice uniform, its true the royal family wear a significant amount of medals they haven't in anyway earnt, its true they have been known to lie about their military record . its true that before and after marriage he spent not a little time in the company of high class prostitutes
     
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    Just like how Prince Harry and William were front line soldiers putting their lives at risk right?.....yeah sure. They just get to run around playing soldier whenever they feel like it while making racist remarks on camera
     
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    Haters gonna hate

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    well you need to ask yourself how much of that is true ? its not at all hard for the British royal family to fake a war record in the Royal navy

    he was a Greek prince, just what was he doing as a cadet in the royal navy, that he was already subject to an arranged marriage with princess Elizabeth is quite obvious,

    so the answer would be, if he was there at all, to build his britishness to make him more acceptable to the public, by the start of the war Elizabeth was heir to the throne, and philip would therefore be her consort.. so as he was already earmarked for the second most important role in the land, its seems highly unlikely they would have risked his life

    when he did become the royal consort being a '' war hero was a major pr scoop, for what was at the time an unpopular royal family, that they had all fled to Canada whilst their subjects were being blown to hell( something that has also been airbrushed from history), was not easily forgot, so lets build him into a hero,, maybe he was in Canada as well
     
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    Read the bio.
    and unlike our very own Nigerian prince family the royals have a long record of serving.
    So in essence, haters gonna hate.
    he has a considerable body of work in his own right, and as spouse he was also subject to public duties which may or may not seem to be important to haters.
    You know, heading charities (unless one needs this particular one)
    Seems he had over 22 thousand appearances without the queen over the course of his active duty as royal spouse, not considering the joint ones. And non for personal business trips.

    Maybe it is to their detriment that they don't toot their own horn at all, so much of what they do goes unnoticed by the detractors. But then again, if you spend you whole life in the lime light....not getting noticed might be a blessing at times.

    It is quite snobbish to assume a person in a certain position has never done anything worthwhile.
     
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    yea its a really hard life being married into the richest family on earth, 22 thousand over 70 years, that doesn't sound like a full time job
     
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    Forgot to say this earlier-Happy Birthday dude! (though I'm sure he'll never read it).
     
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    I did some quick math. A full time job is typically 5 days/week, with 52 weeks in a year (not including vacations), that's 260 days per year that a full time job is. Now multiple that 260 by 70 to figure out how many days someone working fulltime would be expected to work over that period of time. You get 18,200. So working 22,000 over that time period,would be more than a full time job (I am assuming that these appearances normally have prep work, talking to people afterwards, to make it take up more of the day.

    On top of that, the retirement age is 65 in the UK, and he retired at 96 years old. Even if he was not doing much those last few years (I don't know enough to state either way), he was still choosing to work for 31 years passed expected retirement.
     
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    yea it sounds a **** job, marry into a family worth 72 BILLION and then be driven to a few places say hi and then to the next i bet he was exhausted
     
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    Not saying if it's a tough or easy job. I hinestly have no clue. But just based on the numbers it is a full time job.
     
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    well seems as they spend all of the summer and most of the winter not doing anything it clearly isnt
     
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    well, he has to talk to all kinds of people, nice ones, and not so nice ones.
    the point is, he is DOING stuff.
    But arguing with you is worse than talking to a wall....
    you enjoy your biases and pat yourself on the shoulder and celebrate your state of 'knowledge' of another person's life circumstances while ignoring evidence to the contrary.
    Like I said, those 22.000 appearances were solo, not counting the ones with the queen.

    The man alone has served the public longer in WWII than our complete Nigerian royal family total!

    TTFN, I hope the man has a grand birthday, and lives another couple of decades, if only to despise his detractors!
     
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    The math based on your numbers suggest otherwise, but okay. You can go back to your conspiracy theories that the monarchy has faked military records.
     
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    Well it’s probably for the publics best interest he gets driven everywhere....we all know what happened last time he got behind the wheel (didn’t get charged of course )123
     

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