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wilhuyt3
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12/11/2017 9:25:00 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Prince Philip is signing off from royal duties with one special portrait.

The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh announced in May that he would no longer carry out public engagements beginning in the fall. As the year marks the end of a chapter in his life, the royal is looking forward to the future with help from a newly painted portrait by Australian-born artist, Ralph Heimans.

Against a backdrop of The Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle, the royal was captured sporting a sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark's highest-ranking honor.

"I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to paint Prince Philip and hope the portrait does justice to his unique character," the artist said. "Aesthetically, the natural light and heritage backdrop of the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle provided a compelling mood. I hope people enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed producing it."
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip's Romance Through the Years
The portrait also has a special location in Windsor Castle's grand corridor. The Tapestry Room, located at the end of the walkway, was where Prince Philip's mother, Princess Alice, and maternal grandmother, Princess Victoria, were both born.

His sash with the Danish honor is also significant for Queen Elizabeth II's longtime love as he was born into the Greek and Danish royal families before becoming a naturalized British subject in 1947.
While he may no longer be carrying out public engagements, Prince Philip certainly still looks every bit as regal.
FanboyMctroll
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12/12/2017 2:12:28 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/11/2017 9:25:00 PM, wilhuyt3 wrote:
Prince Philip is signing off from royal duties with one special portrait.

The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh announced in May that he would no longer carry out public engagements beginning in the fall. As the year marks the end of a chapter in his life, the royal is looking forward to the future with help from a newly painted portrait by Australian-born artist, Ralph Heimans.

Against a backdrop of The Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle, the royal was captured sporting a sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark's highest-ranking honor.

"I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to paint Prince Philip and hope the portrait does justice to his unique character," the artist said. "Aesthetically, the natural light and heritage backdrop of the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle provided a compelling mood. I hope people enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed producing it."
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip's Romance Through the Years
The portrait also has a special location in Windsor Castle's grand corridor. The Tapestry Room, located at the end of the walkway, was where Prince Philip's mother, Princess Alice, and maternal grandmother, Princess Victoria, were both born.

His sash with the Danish honor is also significant for Queen Elizabeth II's longtime love as he was born into the Greek and Danish royal families before becoming a naturalized British subject in 1947.
While he may no longer be carrying out public engagements, Prince Philip certainly still looks every bit as regal.

I don't get this Royal Family fascination, who the hell are the Royals? Britain has a Prime Minister, they have a government in place so what the hell does the Royal Family do?? The medieval times are over we no longer have kings and queens and princesses, we have Prime Ministers, Presidents, Ruler of State.

To me the Royal Family is like the Kardashians in USA, some publicity stunt. I mean what does the Royal Family really do, go from country to country with their little hand wave to the crowd and people show up in thousands for what?? Some Royal celebrity? I think I would rather see Adele or Wayne Rooney if I was in England then see some inbred Royal family.

I just don't get the fascination of people over some trumped up family that outlived their times in the 13'th century. Maybe they could bring a court jester with them on their world tours when traveling, maybe have knights in shining armor as the security detail.
Dirty.Harry
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12/17/2017 4:15:11 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/11/2017 9:25:00 PM, wilhuyt3 wrote:
Prince Philip is signing off from royal duties with one special portrait.

The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh announced in May that he would no longer carry out public engagements beginning in the fall. As the year marks the end of a chapter in his life, the royal is looking forward to the future with help from a newly painted portrait by Australian-born artist, Ralph Heimans.

Against a backdrop of The Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle, the royal was captured sporting a sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark's highest-ranking honor.

"I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to paint Prince Philip and hope the portrait does justice to his unique character," the artist said. "Aesthetically, the natural light and heritage backdrop of the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle provided a compelling mood. I hope people enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed producing it."
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip's Romance Through the Years
The portrait also has a special location in Windsor Castle's grand corridor. The Tapestry Room, located at the end of the walkway, was where Prince Philip's mother, Princess Alice, and maternal grandmother, Princess Victoria, were both born.

His sash with the Danish honor is also significant for Queen Elizabeth II's longtime love as he was born into the Greek and Danish royal families before becoming a naturalized British subject in 1947.
While he may no longer be carrying out public engagements, Prince Philip certainly still looks every bit as regal.

Ahh the man who is exempt through privilege from paying income tax, capital gains tax, estate and death taxes, what a tremendous example he is to us all.
Dirty.Harry
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12/17/2017 4:20:29 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/12/2017 2:12:28 PM, FanboyMctroll wrote:
At 12/11/2017 9:25:00 PM, wilhuyt3 wrote:
Prince Philip is signing off from royal duties with one special portrait.

The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh announced in May that he would no longer carry out public engagements beginning in the fall. As the year marks the end of a chapter in his life, the royal is looking forward to the future with help from a newly painted portrait by Australian-born artist, Ralph Heimans.

Against a backdrop of The Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle, the royal was captured sporting a sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark's highest-ranking honor.

"I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to paint Prince Philip and hope the portrait does justice to his unique character," the artist said. "Aesthetically, the natural light and heritage backdrop of the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle provided a compelling mood. I hope people enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed producing it."
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip's Romance Through the Years
The portrait also has a special location in Windsor Castle's grand corridor. The Tapestry Room, located at the end of the walkway, was where Prince Philip's mother, Princess Alice, and maternal grandmother, Princess Victoria, were both born.

His sash with the Danish honor is also significant for Queen Elizabeth II's longtime love as he was born into the Greek and Danish royal families before becoming a naturalized British subject in 1947.
While he may no longer be carrying out public engagements, Prince Philip certainly still looks every bit as regal.

I don't get this Royal Family fascination, who the hell are the Royals? Britain has a Prime Minister, they have a government in place so what the hell does the Royal Family do?? The medieval times are over we no longer have kings and queens and princesses, we have Prime Ministers, Presidents, Ruler of State.

To me the Royal Family is like the Kardashians in USA, some publicity stunt. I mean what does the Royal Family really do, go from country to country with their little hand wave to the crowd and people show up in thousands for what??

At least the Kardashians pay tax and are subject to the same taxation laws as every other US citizen. The Queen and close family are exempt from pretty much all tax:

http://metro.co.uk...

Yes she voluntarily pays "some" tax but this is still a privelege, how many of us get to choose how much tax to pay? Evading tax even miscalculating it is a serious crime and carries hefty penalties - for non-Royals that is. Furthermore the actual amount she has "paid" is not disclosed, it is a state secret so she could be paying pennies.

Some Royal celebrity? I think I would rather see Adele or Wayne Rooney if I was in England then see some inbred Royal family.

I just don't get the fascination of people over some trumped up family that outlived their times in the 13'th century. Maybe they could bring a court jester with them on their world tours when traveling, maybe have knights in shining armor as the security detail.
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12/18/2017 2:02:17 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 12/17/2017 4:20:29 PM, Dirty.Harry wrote:
At 12/12/2017 2:12:28 PM, FanboyMctroll wrote:
At 12/11/2017 9:25:00 PM, wilhuyt3 wrote:
Prince Philip is signing off from royal duties with one special portrait.

The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh announced in May that he would no longer carry out public engagements beginning in the fall. As the year marks the end of a chapter in his life, the royal is looking forward to the future with help from a newly painted portrait by Australian-born artist, Ralph Heimans.

Against a backdrop of The Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle, the royal was captured sporting a sash of the Order of the Elephant, Denmark's highest-ranking honor.

"I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to paint Prince Philip and hope the portrait does justice to his unique character," the artist said. "Aesthetically, the natural light and heritage backdrop of the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle provided a compelling mood. I hope people enjoy the work as much as I enjoyed producing it."
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip's Romance Through the Years
The portrait also has a special location in Windsor Castle's grand corridor. The Tapestry Room, located at the end of the walkway, was where Prince Philip's mother, Princess Alice, and maternal grandmother, Princess Victoria, were both born.

His sash with the Danish honor is also significant for Queen Elizabeth II's longtime love as he was born into the Greek and Danish royal families before becoming a naturalized British subject in 1947.
While he may no longer be carrying out public engagements, Prince Philip certainly still looks every bit as regal.

I don't get this Royal Family fascination, who the hell are the Royals? Britain has a Prime Minister, they have a government in place so what the hell does the Royal Family do?? The medieval times are over we no longer have kings and queens and princesses, we have Prime Ministers, Presidents, Ruler of State.

To me the Royal Family is like the Kardashians in USA, some publicity stunt. I mean what does the Royal Family really do, go from country to country with their little hand wave to the crowd and people show up in thousands for what??

At least the Kardashians pay tax and are subject to the same taxation laws as every other US citizen. The Queen and close family are exempt from pretty much all tax:

http://metro.co.uk...

Yes she voluntarily pays "some" tax but this is still a privelege, how many of us get to choose how much tax to pay? Evading tax even miscalculating it is a serious crime and carries hefty penalties - for non-Royals that is. Furthermore the actual amount she has "paid" is not disclosed, it is a state secret so she could be paying pennies.

Some Royal celebrity? I think I would rather see Adele or Wayne Rooney if I was in England then see some inbred Royal family.

I just don't get the fascination of people over some trumped up family that outlived their times in the 13'th century. Maybe they could bring a court jester with them on their world tours when traveling, maybe have knights in shining armor as the security detail.

See now why are they exempt from paying taxes. It's not fair, why does everyone else have to pay taxes and they don't. Just goes to show you that when you are rich you can get away with anything including murder, just look at OJ, he is still out there looking for his wife's killer LOL