They’re moving poor 99-year-old Prince Philip out of Wood Farm yet again

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Back in March, the UK went on lockdown. The Queen was taken to Windsor Castle, where she was placed in what is now being referred to as the HMS Bubble, with a limited but strict number of staff and security around her, in a protective quarantine bubble. At the same time in March, Prince Philip was forced to leave the comfort of Wood Farm in Sandringham because of the stretch of the security resources – they made him move in with his wife and he wasn’t happy about it at all, because they’ve been living separately (quite happily) for several years now.

Then, over the summer, there was the absolute catastrophe of the Queen making Philip travel to Balmoral with her, like there wasn’t a global pandemic happening. He was really upset with all of the moving around and he just wanted to go back to Wood Farm. They eventually left Balmoral ahead of schedule, then stayed at Wood Farm for several weeks. The Queen left Philip there when she returned to the HMS Bubble at Windsor Castle. Now, with a second lockdown in the UK, Philip is once again being moved:

Royal reunion! After spending a weekend together at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have returned to Windsor Castle together. The couple, who parted ways in early October when the Queen, 94, left her husband at Wood Farm on her estate in Norfolk while she returned to Windsor Castle, have traveled back to Windsor together, a royal source has confirmed to PEOPLE.

And it means that the couple, who wed on November 20, 1947, will be together for their 73rd anniversary. They spent their last anniversary 110 miles apart.

A new lockdown with harsher restrictions is being implemented in England on Thursday, but a royal source says it was always the plan for Philip to return to the castle.

The couple spent the first lockdown together in mid-March at Windsor Castle, which was their home until August when they headed to Balmoral Castle in Scotland for their summer break before moving onto Sandringham in September.

When she relocated to Windsor in October, it was the Queen’s intention to travel into London to Buckingham Palace for “selected audiences and engagements.” This weekend sees the annual Remembrance Day services marking the sacrifices of those who have died in war. The Queen is expected to lead the U.K. in the commemorations. A palace source said it was too early to comment on what arrangements there might be over the Christmas holiday season.

[From People]

This is both infuriating and funny to me. Funny because no one wants to even gossip about how Liz and Dick can’t stand each other and they make each other miserable and they don’t even want to live together anymore. Infuriating because I actually feel sorry for Phil at this point – yes, I think he spent decades being a giant pain in the ass, but the man is 99 years old and he deserves to be left in peace in his quiet little farm with only a few people around him. The way they keep making him travel and relocate is incredibly disrespectful and probably quite bad for his health.

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  1. Mrs. Peel says:

    I don’t have the same compassion for the old racist git – he’s been living lavishly off taxpayers for decades now, and hiding gropy Andrew in the wood shed.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Thanks for expressing my thoughts so well, Mrs Peel.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Yeah…not much left for the old, cruel, cold racist. Not exactly like he’s not leaving being waited on hand and foot and being sent into a one bedroom walk up. He’s going to a freakin’ PALACE where he’ll be waited on hand and foot, have EVERY creature comfort taken care of, and have THE BEST medical care available. BOO F&CKING HOO, Phil. Suck it up. Reaching the age of 99, while a feat, doesn’t make you any less the person you’ve always been…just older. I’m sure his mistress Penny whatshername will still be nearby to “give solace” in whatever form. The damned place is big enough that he and Petty Betty won’t have to see each other unless they want to.

      MY sympathies are with the people who are separated from their families for weeks/months at a time to take care of these two, spoiled, entitled twats.

    • Myra says:

      Me neither. I feel like this is the universe sending its karmic justice since he wanted to return as a deadly virus/plague. Going back to the royal establishment must be his version of hell. If only Elisabeth could nag him everyday but I know that’s not the royal way for one to behave.

    • Elizabeth says:

      oh but he made 20,000 speeches and did *something* for sport in the former colonies and published a few forgettable books!


      Yeah he’s still a racist asshole.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Why is the queen at Windsor and not Sandringham? She goes there for Christmas and most of January anyway, why not just go now and stay for the next few months? That way Phillip can stay at Wood Farm and the Queen in the big house and probably the security and staff can overlap more that way.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Apparently the staff there doesn’t want to quarantine away from their families during Christmas so the Queen can have her normal holiday affair.

    • Chimes@Midnight says:

      Becks, I remember an article here a few months ago about the staff needing excessive quarantine measures and not being able to see their own families for two months in order to make Christmas @ Sandringham “happen” this year, and that there was a mini-revolt over it. So I believe that the Sandringham trip for 2020 has been scuppered.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        And yet H and M got dragged over the fact that they won’t be at Sandringham this Christmas. Someone make this family make sense please.

      • Becks1 says:

        I remember that, but I found it confusing – is there not a normal full time staff at Sandringham? Like, I can understand the staff not wanting to quarantine from their families around the holidays just so the Queen can have her “normal” Christmas. That part of it made sense obviously.

        So my question I guess is more, what would happen if the queen went to Sandringham now? Or if she had stayed there with Phillip and not gone back to Windsor and the HMS Bubble stayed at Sandringham? She was there a few weeks after Balmoral.

    • Bibi says:

      My feeling is someone at sandringham has covid……. why move a 99yo man that just came back? Not sure if the cambridges were there but they too are gone on vacation so…

  3. Amy Bee says:

    It’s fascinating to watch the royal rota gaslight the public regarding Liz and Phil’s relationship. It’s plain to see they’re no longer a couple and haven’t been for years.

  4. Christa says:

    Do I feel bad that he can’t spend his last days in the manner he would like? Maybe but I won’t dwell on it. I am sure he could go off to his farm if he was capable of being self sufficient but that must not be the case.

  5. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Maybe they’re TRYING to hasten his departure?
    Wouldn’t even surprise me to be honest

  6. Josie Bean says:

    So they have been married 73 years – that is amazing. I have seen photos of them around the time they were married. They were a beautiful couple – she was gorgeous – lovely head of hair. He was tall and handsome. But something strange happened when they reproduced – their offspring came out rather funny looking and tend to prematurely age. Possibly because they both were related to Queen Victoria?????

    I know – I am being petty but what else is there to do while anxiously awaiting the election results.

  7. Deeanna says:

    Looks like William got that gene that makes them prematurely age. I looked at a recent photo of him and wondered how such a good looking teenager could turn out to be so bad looking.

    He really, really should have gone for hair replacement treatment very early on. Let Harry beware!

    • Eugh says:

      Those ‘Windsor’ genes are like sleeper agents. Their only hope was the Spencer genes, and the Windsor ones will slowly smother you out.

      If anyone wants a good cry, google “young Prince Edward”

      • Nyro says:

        Young Prince Edward was gorgeous. Even better looking than young Will, imo. Windsor genes are a true curse. It’s not just the balding, it’s like the features change and everything! Harry got lucky. He’s balding at the crown but his face actually looks better as he ages. He clearly seems to take more after Phillip.

  8. Coco says:

    He had roughly 97 years to do whatever the hell he wanted without consequence, so…

    • GeeWhiz says:

      Exactly, Coco.

      His choices have not been compassionate ones, from what I can tell, so just being old isn’t a pass.

      Getting to BE that old is often due to decades of privileges most don’t receive. He can get with the program so younger people
      don’t have to forego being with family during holidays. He was fond of having people just suck it up, and now is his chance to do the same.

  9. elle says:

    That bottom photo looks so strange to me. The queen looks like she stuck her face and hands through one of those wooden cutouts.

    All this story needs is that “where’s my teeth?” photo of Phil from the previous “Weekend at Bernie’s” story.

    • TeamMeg says:

      Haha, strange, indeed. Both of them are rather hideous relics at this point. I’m for the most economic arrangement, which generally means one shared palace, lol. QE2 and Prince P can ignore each other if they prefer. Just don’t make the British taxpayers pay double to house them.

  10. Likeyoucare says:

    I think the queen trying to kill him so harry will be force to come back to britain.
    Do it for the queen dear philip.