10.5 yrs. and millions of pounds later and he's offsky ! 'Big Phil' known to his friends and flunkies as 'Duke' has cleared his name, Dreyfus, Sheridan and now him.
The news headlines at 6 o'clock tonight on every bulletin is that the Duke of Edinburgh is innocent of any involvement in the death of Princess Diana, it was a damn close thing they are saying but, thank god he will be able to 'reign over us' a little longer. You just can't make this up, can you ?
I listened in vain to hear if the 'Harry Margolis' were closing the case or if there were any other suspects because, I think there are others around who are more likely plotters.
Big Phil. lovable old rogue that he is, is not a real Royal in the sense that the English Royal Family are, and that is what worries me as far as the pursuit of villains is concerned.
I don't know that much about him and his family other than they are Greek and his 4? 5? sisters all married high ranking Nazis, still as the saying goes 'you can pick your friends but not your family' right, be fair now.
So, if looking for clues maybe the rozzers should look at that side of the family or 'Firm' as their friends call them, the English side, what do we find ? Well we've got murder, mayhem and all kinds of violence and murderous plotting going on in the family closet, maybe Phil got a bad rap because he just isn't 'one of us' I can think of no other reason as he is an elegant, urbane, charming man who has never made an enemy, loved by all in fact.
Look at the family photos. and another motive jumps out, jealousy, she not only looked human she was beautiful, that would have made her many enemies at Buck. House, that and a seeming ability to be popular.
I fear this matter is not yet over, there are many thousands more news stories, conspiracy theories, films, interviews, Big Phil's inevitable book
"my Diana agony" or some such, serialised in the 'News of the World' pages 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 etc. etc.
This family is dysfunctional enough to keep an army of social workers busy for a lifetime and, (check Harry) it will 'run and run' it will at least see off Coronation Street.