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It's not all about you: Prince Philip's words to the woke 

Fionola Meredith


Whatever his faults, he had that rare quality: modesty

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Straight talk: Prince Philip was a notoriously blunt speaker

Straight talk: Prince Philip was a notoriously blunt speaker

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Straight talk: Prince Philip was a notoriously blunt speaker

I am not a royalist. I tend to agree with the campaign group, Republic. They argue that hereditary public office goes against the very principle of democracy. Because we can't hold the Queen and her family to account at the ballot box, they say, there's nothing to stop them abusing their privilege, misusing their influence or simply wasting our money.

Growing numbers of families have to rely on food banks, people live homeless on the streets, while the likes of Prince Andrew - the chum of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein who, in Andrew's own absurdly self-serving words, he was "too honourable" to immediately ditch - continues to enjoy a lavish existence.


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