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DevonDeathTrip

Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:18 PM

Another example of comatose royalty is Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, heir apparent to the Bulgarian throne, who has been in a persistent vegetative state since 2010.

Magere Hein

Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

View PostToast, on 17 January 2014 - 05:08 PM, said:

View PostMagere Hein, on 17 January 2014 - 04:55 PM, said:

Anyway, it took Friso a year and half to buy the farm.
I'd guess that it was a matter of the time taken for the doctors to conclude, and the family to accept, that there was no hope of recovery.

That's pretty much what I think. Strangely, there's been very little public discussion on...

Magere Hein

Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:09 AM

In other bad news for Dutch royalists: Prince Bernhard (a 42 y/o first cousin of our freshly minted king) is diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. No further details have been released, so don't trust him to cark it anytime soon. He's a strong candidate for MoX2014, mind.

regards,
Hein

Magere Hein

Posted 14 August 2013 - 06:30 AM

View PostMagere Hein, on 13 August 2013 - 03:11 PM, said:

The Dutch government hasn't announced funeral plans yet. He'll probably be buried in Delft next week. I don't expect it to be a repeat of Queen Juliana's funeral, but I think there'll be enough furrin royalty to gawk at.

Not quite right, I learned this morning. Prince Friso will be buried Friday, in a private ceremony in Lage Vuursche.

ETA: I read in the paper that King Harald of Norway will attend. At 76 he's apparently fit enough for travel.

regards,
Hein

Magere Hein

Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:11 PM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 13 August 2013 - 11:46 AM, said:

Will the funeral be a quiet affair or will there be lots of photographs of ageing European royalty to get our 2014 teams into line?

I suppose the right answer is: yes.

The Dutch government hasn't announced funeral plans yet. He'll probably be buried in Delft next week. I don't expect it to be a repeat of Queen Juliana's funeral, but I think there'll be enough furrin royalty to gawk at.

regards,
Hein

Bibliogryphon

Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:46 AM

Will the funeral be a quiet affair or will there be lots of photographs of ageing European royalty to get our 2014 teams into line?

adrian0719

Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:04 PM

Think the only reason I kept him off this year was the reports that he had regained "minimal consciousness" in late 2012. Thinking of the kind of top notch health care royals get, too, I thought he'd be another Sonny von Bülow.

Death Impends

Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:31 PM

He was never really on my radar since I felt that if he's lasted this long in a coma, he'd last for years yet. It seems like most comatose folk either die within a week or last for years.

Magere Hein

Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:14 PM

View Postthemaninblack, on 12 August 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:


Hmm, "died of complications related to the hypoxic brain injury", eh.

The idea that they´d (whoever they are) switched him off did cross my mind. His royal bro´s on holiday in Greece, I´m told, one would expect better coordination. WA has been remarkably quiet BTW.

dean1991

Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:11 PM

I thought Friso would be first off my list this year, another hit anyhow. Still waitin' on old' 50 cent to be shot down

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