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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:43 pm 
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Speculation rife about Prince Philip, despite Duke pictured in good health yesterday
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THE internet has gone into meltdown amid speculation something has happened to Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip, despite no confirmation from Buckingham Palace.

The Queen summoned her entire royal staff from across the UK to a “highly unusual” meeting at Buckingham Palace in the early hours of Thursday, London time.

The only official confirmation from the Royal Family has been that a meeting has been called but that has not stopped wild speculation about the health of both the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen herself.

However, long-time Royals commentator and correspondent for London’s Evening Standard Robert Jobson said emergency Buckingham Palace meetings were not unusual and this specific meeting was, “no cause for alarm”.
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However, royal protocol dictates that any public announcement will not occur until at 8am London time.

In an article detailing the procedure that would follow the death of Prince Philip, the Daily Beastreported: “If Philip were to die in the night, the news would not be announced by Buckingham Palace until after 8am.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:56 pm 
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Public and Press await an official announcement from Buckingham Palace

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I have been checking at Twitter #buckinghampalace
https://twitter.com/hashtag/buckinghamp ... s&src=hash

There will not be an update until 8:00 AM UK time.
(was some hours away since the call of Staff to Buckingham Palace was at 3:00 AM)

I have CONFIRMED what is WRONG with Twitter (and the interwbs in general)......
There needs to be a separate Kids area!! :cool

The "speculation" on twitter is puerile... not amusing in the slightest.. if adults are to converse online they can do without chattering child-brains.

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8:00 AM London time came and went! :95


Looks to me like Mass Hysteria took hold of Twitter and/or Queen Liz Trolled Twitter. :cool

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'Meeting to be held at 10am today'

The Palace this morning, while confirming the meeting, said there is 'no cause for concern'


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WHO IS THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN?

Dating from the Middle Ages, the role of Lord Chamberlain manages the royal household staff.

A member of the Queen’s Privy Council, the Lord Chamberlain was a Cabinet position until 1782 and a political one until 1924.

The position is currently held by ex-Tory life peer Earl Peel. He is the great-great-grandson of former British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel.

Peel will address the royal household in around 45 minutes.

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Downing Street will make a statement on the meeting later today, political commentator Paul Waugh tweets.

His source has told him everyone should “calm down”.

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PRINCE PHILIP STEPPING DOWN FROM OFFICIAL DUTIES
The 95-year-old will step down by public duties from Autumn this year, Buckingham Palace confirms in an official statement.
Philip has the “full support” of the Queen, it adds.

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