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By Bones McCoy
#14017
Rosvanian wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:06 pm The state that Charles was in this morning suggests that things are a lot more serious than we're being told.
When there's speculation, I try to see whether there are other simple explanations.

Here's a bit of a punt:
Charles was very close to a couple of military figures.
Mountbatten, and his dad Philip - both of whom served in the last World War.

Maybe (just maybe) they loomed large in his contemplations of the day.
By The All New KevS
#14018
That's my thinking as well to be honest. Having seen the footage now, there's no doubt Charles was emotional, blinking back the tears during the silence.

People are also remarking how the rest of them looked unhappy, but WTF were they expecting on at the Cenotaph service? Them all to come out the Foreign Office door like they've been told to come on down on the Price is Right????
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By Oboogie
#14021
Bones McCoy wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:18 pm
Rosvanian wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:06 pm The state that Charles was in this morning suggests that things are a lot more serious than we're being told.
When there's speculation, I try to see whether there are other simple explanations.

Here's a bit of a punt:
Charles was very close to a couple of military figures.
Mountbatten, and his dad Philip - both of whom served in the last World War.

Maybe (just maybe) they loomed large in his contemplations of the day.
That's very much my situation. I don't know anybody who was killed in war. But my dad and my uncle were both WW2 veterans and are now deceased. They haunt my thoughts on Remembrance Day. The first two minute silence after my dad died was tough and the world wasn't staring at me.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
#14022
I find it difficult to speak the dedication, I often have a break in my voice.

If he takes his rôle as king seriously, those are his people commemorated there. Almost two million of them.
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By Abernathy
#14037
Thinking about it, Brian was probably feeling a wee bit eemosh as this national remembrance day - with no Brenda - was rather like a dress rehearsal for when Brenda croaks and he finally officially gets the job he’s been waiting for for fifty-odd years. It might well be the last such event during which Brenda is still drawing breath - even if she was actually curled up in front of the telly with a box of Milk Tray instead of being stood on the balcony of the Foreign Office observing the solemnities.

The prospect of his dear old mam turning up her toes and him getting to be King Brian simultaneously must provoke very mixed emotions. Who can blame the old fucker for having a bit of a quivering lip?
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By Malcolm Armsteen
#14039
Abernathy wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:46 pm Who can blame the old fucker for having a bit of a quivering lip?
Not I. Watching any close relative coming to the end of their journey is a hard thing.
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