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« Reply #645 on: April 27, 2021, 07:41:33 PM »

A statue would be so fitting for Philip.
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« Reply #646 on: April 27, 2021, 10:20:51 PM »

I think a bust would be easier to execute in a way that looks like him.  Some statues just leave me scratching my head --crown princess Martha of Norway, for example.
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« Reply #647 on: April 28, 2021, 12:13:56 AM »

Busts though go in small spaces while a statue can really take its place in a space such as The Mall. I think a statue of Philip on The Mall to be unveiled during the Jubilee Weekend next year would be a wonderful memorial and a way for The Queen to have Philip as part of that Jubilee as well.
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« Reply #648 on: April 28, 2021, 12:21:42 AM »

I was thinking something like this...  Jackie Robinson in Pasadena:

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« Reply #649 on: April 28, 2021, 05:01:49 AM »

I think something that large of someoneís face is creepy!
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« Reply #650 on: April 28, 2021, 06:02:28 AM »

That would be out of keeping with the surroundings of The Mall which is a very conservative restrained space. It really wouldn't fit in with the other statues and memorials in that part of London and they have many which are excellent likenesses.
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« Reply #651 on: April 28, 2021, 11:36:42 AM »

I'm not saying it must be exactly like...  but I think a large bust of Philip, not just a life-size bust sitting on a plinth in a corner somewhere, would be nice. 
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« Reply #652 on: April 28, 2021, 01:12:00 PM »

I think a statue would better suit not only the Mall, but also the spirit Prince Phillip embodied. If it were up to me - he would be in mid-stride.
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« Reply #653 on: April 28, 2021, 01:33:18 PM »

For some reason I don't see statues of white men of his era being erected, no matter what exactly they did or did not...
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« Reply #654 on: April 28, 2021, 02:21:01 PM »

I think a statue would better suit not only the Mall, but also the spirit Prince Phillip embodied. If it were up to me - he would be in mid-stride.

I agree! But, a dual statue with Liz.
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« Reply #655 on: April 28, 2021, 04:21:50 PM »

For some reason I don't see statues of white men of his era being erected, no matter what exactly they did or did not...

This is a very good point. Philip said a lot of racist, offensive things. People can excuse it as his sense of humor or a generational thing, but at the end of the day his words hurt a lot of people's feelings, and so a statue of him solely might not be in the best taste.

However, once the Queen passes, it would be nice to see a statue of the pair of them commissioned.
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« Reply #656 on: April 28, 2021, 06:14:13 PM »

For some reason I don't see statues of white men of his era being erected, no matter what exactly they did or did not...

This is a very good point. Philip said a lot of racist, offensive things. People can excuse it as his sense of humor or a generational thing, but at the end of the day his words hurt a lot of people's feelings, and so a statue of him solely might not be in the best taste.

However, once the Queen passes, it would be nice to see a statue of the pair of them commissioned.

I could see something like that. I think there is a statue near the Mall of HM, Margaret, and their parents commemorating the Blitz. Seems like something similar with the pair of them in a nearby park or such would be a nice tribute.
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« Reply #657 on: April 29, 2021, 12:43:37 PM »

For some reason I don't see statues of white men of his era being erected, no matter what exactly they did or did not...

This is a very good point. Philip said a lot of racist, offensive things. People can excuse it as his sense of humor or a generational thing, but at the end of the day his words hurt a lot of people's feelings, and so a statue of him solely might not be in the best taste.

However, once the Queen passes, it would be nice to see a statue of the pair of them commissioned.

Reports of Philipís racism were often off the mark though. I could give an example but Iíll just leave it there; some media commentators have had a vested interest in reading racism into him. ❤️
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« Reply #658 on: April 29, 2021, 03:58:29 PM »

For some reason I don't see statues of white men of his era being erected, no matter what exactly they did or did not...

This is a very good point. Philip said a lot of racist, offensive things. People can excuse it as his sense of humor or a generational thing, but at the end of the day his words hurt a lot of people's feelings, and so a statue of him solely might not be in the best taste.

However, once the Queen passes, it would be nice to see a statue of the pair of them commissioned.

Reports of Philipís racism were often off the mark though. I could give an example but Iíll just leave it there; some media commentators have had a vested interest in reading racism into him. ❤️

Yes, plus we are judging him through the lens of 2021, which is very different from those times. And yes itís better for everyone that those times have passed, but most of us have said things we wouldnít want to see in print now.
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« Reply #659 on: April 30, 2021, 08:06:36 PM »

I don't judge him. I quite liked his humour (and sometimes even the funniest get it wrong, so there is that).
I just think with statues and reputations of men being cut down for actions not adhering to our current politically correct standarts and points of view, I would be rather surprised if there would be public statue.
I could imagine a bust in some (Idk) headquarters of a naval base but not in the city of London...
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