The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #181  
Old 03-02-2016, 02:44 AM
eya eya is offline
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 5,424
Prince Andrew abandons trip to Sevenoaks School 'due to adverse weather' | Sevenoaks Chronicle
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #182  
Old 03-04-2016, 02:15 AM
eya eya is offline
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 5,424
Taxpayers fund Prince Andrew's £6,000 helicopter jaunt | Daily Mail Online
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #183  
Old 03-04-2016, 05:45 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 32,684


Here's more information about one of the mentioned school visits,

on March 1st the Duke of York visited City Academy Whitehawk, Brighton:


** theargus.co.uk: Prince Andrew promises "I'll be back" on a visit to improved Whitehawk school **


** brightonandhovenews.org: Prince Andrew tells Whitehawk school children ‘I’ll be back!’ **

__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #184  
Old 03-16-2016, 06:19 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,878
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...tour-home.html
This can't be true can it ? Really would anyone be soo stupid? must be a mistake


Sent from my iPhone using The Royals Community
Reply With Quote
  #185  
Old 03-16-2016, 07:45 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 6,634
Sheesh... I hope its not true. If so, he's an idiot and should be made to pay for any repairs out of his own pocket.
__________________
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
Reply With Quote
  #186  
Old 03-16-2016, 08:00 AM
Jacknch's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Suffolk/Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 4,925
I can't imagine he would risk damaging his car if he "rammed" the gates - more likely nudged them open if that was a all possible. Would he really compromise security by rendering the gates unusable?
__________________
JACK
Reply With Quote
  #187  
Old 03-16-2016, 08:07 AM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,878
Would he really think I can do this I'm Prince Andrew ? Yep I think he would. If they were locked it would take more than a nudge to open them.


Sent from my iPhone using The Royals Community

But I'm sure he will wiggle his way out of this. It will be someone else's fault etc etc.


Sent from my iPhone using The Royals Community
Reply With Quote
  #188  
Old 03-16-2016, 11:00 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,190
I can imagine Andrew doing that in order to not inconvenience himself. 'Toad of Toad Hall' indeed!
Reply With Quote
  #189  
Old 03-16-2016, 01:42 PM
GracieGiraffe's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Giraffe Land, United States
Posts: 2,531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacknch View Post
I can't imagine he would risk damaging his car if he "rammed" the gates - more likely nudged them open if that was a all possible. Would he really compromise security by rendering the gates unusable?
But even if you nudge at a gate with your car, you can cause thousands in damage - someone once knocked her door into my car in a parking lot and the damage was extraordinary for what seemed to be a minor bang (thanks heavens all on her).
__________________
The future George VII's opinion on infant carriers,
"One is not amused."
Reply With Quote
  #190  
Old 03-16-2016, 05:10 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: central valley, United States
Posts: 674
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacknch View Post
I can't imagine he would risk damaging his car if he "rammed" the gates - more likely nudged them open if that was a all possible. Would he really compromise security by rendering the gates unusable?
Can you not? I can. Not only can I imagine it, but I cannot say I'm surprised.
Remember this is Andrew of the debacle w/ security not recognizing him @ BP fame. Of I don't care if Epstein is a convicted pedophile I'll hang with him anyway fame. Of being so rude and crude at a public meeting the American ambassador's cable criticizing him was wikileaked fame, etc.
I would choose to drive a mile to not have to pay for damage to my cheap Prius car and a cheapo gate to my 'grounds,' but I've had to work for my money and thus value it.
Andrew has never had to earn his money plus he's been enabled by his adoring mother, thus it's hardly surprising that when confronted with a gate glitch (sensor didn't recognize his car) he reacted like an angry toddler and rammed through the gate. After all either mommy will pay for the car and gate or it's a drop in the bucket financially to him. I think we can agree that he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, so he probably has no idea of how much car repairs and gate repairs cost.
I don't think it was a security gate, they described it as a deer gate - so I assume it's to keep deer in or out of some area, and even if it were a security gate, I doubt that it crossed Andrew's little ego inflated brain that his impatience could endanger his own security - it's up to the flunkies to fix that, not him, who cares that he just made everybody else's job harder.
Reply With Quote
  #191  
Old 03-16-2016, 05:58 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,878
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...e_btn_tw#img-1


Sent from my iPhone using The Royals Community
Reply With Quote
  #192  
Old 03-16-2016, 06:32 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: bedford, United States
Posts: 1,365
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
I have another puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doom-pa-da-dee
If you are wise, you'll listen to me
Who do you blame when your kid is a brat?
Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat
Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame
You know exactly who's to blame

The mother and the father

Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
If you're not spoiled, then you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

Reply With Quote
  #193  
Old 03-16-2016, 07:22 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,190
It's always been said that Andrew is the Queen's favourite child. There were probably all sorts of reasons for this including his service in the Falklands which she regarded as admirable. Therefore Andrew's always been given a lot of leeway by his mother, resulting in rude, selfish and boorish behaviour all his life. I have to say, I can't imagine Prince Philip being so indulgent a parent though.
Reply With Quote
  #194  
Old 03-16-2016, 07:28 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Posts: 3,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by sndral View Post
Can you not? I can. Not only can I imagine it, but I cannot say I'm surprised.
Remember this is Andrew of the debacle w/ security not recognizing him @ BP fame. Of I don't care if Epstein is a convicted pedophile I'll hang with him anyway fame. Of being so rude and crude at a public meeting the American ambassador's cable criticizing him was wikileaked fame, etc.
I would choose to drive a mile to not have to pay for damage to my cheap Prius car and a cheapo gate to my 'grounds,' but I've had to work for my money and thus value it.
Andrew has never had to earn his money plus he's been enabled by his adoring mother, thus it's hardly surprising that when confronted with a gate glitch (sensor didn't recognize his car) he reacted like an angry toddler and rammed through the gate. After all either mommy will pay for the car and gate or it's a drop in the bucket financially to him. I think we can agree that he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, so he probably has no idea of how much car repairs and gate repairs cost.
I don't think it was a security gate, they described it as a deer gate - so I assume it's to keep deer in or out of some area, and even if it were a security gate, I doubt that it crossed Andrew's little ego inflated brain that his impatience could endanger his own security - it's up to the flunkies to fix that, not him, who cares that he just made everybody else's job harder.

I have the same impression of Andrew as childish and entitled.

As you say, he won't have to pick up the tab so why should he have to go the extra mile?

(But I think he may have a rude awakening once the Queen is gone and Charles is in charge).
Reply With Quote
  #195  
Old 03-16-2016, 07:31 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 885
I can see Andrew doing this. He has such a bad reputation being boorish and rude he wouldn't care.
Reply With Quote
  #196  
Old 03-16-2016, 08:12 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: bedford, United States
Posts: 1,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curryong View Post
It's always been said that Andrew is the Queen's favourite child. There were probably all sorts of reasons for this including his service in the Falklands which she regarded as admirable. Therefore Andrew's always been given a lot of leeway by his mother, resulting in rude, selfish and boorish behaviour all his life. I have to say, I can't imagine Prince Philip being so indulgent a parent though.

Now that you mention it, we know Ann is his favorite, his relationship with Charles is complex and I have seen Quotes of him putting down Edward but What is Phillips relationship with his 2nd son? I have never really seen it discussed.
Reply With Quote
  #197  
Old 03-16-2016, 08:30 PM
GracieGiraffe's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Giraffe Land, United States
Posts: 2,531
I am vaguely aware of reports that of all his sons, Phillip tolerated Andrew the most, as he was a "man's man" and all that. As was mentioned, he did serve in the Falklands War, and that is just the type of son Phillip would have wanted to raise.
__________________
The future George VII's opinion on infant carriers,
"One is not amused."
Reply With Quote
  #198  
Old 03-17-2016, 12:17 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,190
Probably a main cause of contention between them has always been Fergie. Philip can't stand her of course, and I doubt if he understands the bond between his son and ex daughter in law. I don't think that it's poisoned relations between father and son but it's a sore point still, I suppose.
Reply With Quote
  #199  
Old 03-17-2016, 12:29 AM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curryong View Post
It's always been said that Andrew is the Queen's favourite child. There were probably all sorts of reasons for this including his service in the Falklands which she regarded as admirable. Therefore Andrew's always been given a lot of leeway by his mother, resulting in rude, selfish and boorish behaviour all his life. I have to say, I can't imagine Prince Philip being so indulgent a parent though.
I believe at some point the queen said... she had Charles for the country, Anne was for Philip and Andrew was for her. I guess Edward was an after thought??

Until his marriage, and actually Fergie was popular in the early days. Andrew was likely the ideal son for Philip. Unlike Charles, he thrived at Gordonstown and then he went on for an actual naval career like his dad, not honorary positions. He served in the Falklands and has been active ever since. The one redeeming quality of his last few decades IMO, through all the scandals, has been his work in the navy/military including here in Canada.
Reply With Quote
  #200  
Old 03-17-2016, 05:28 AM
MARG's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 6,048
Did he commit this heinous crime? For me, the jury is still out . . . the Daily Fail is the only source so far and I don't know about you all, but I need a little more evidence.
__________________

__________________
MARG
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." - JM Keynes
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prince Andrew, Duke of York Current Events 6: July 2011-February 2015 Zonk Current Events Archive 794 02-11-2015 09:10 PM
Prince Andrew, Duke of York Current Events 3: March 2007-September 2008 Avalon Current Events Archive 425 09-15-2008 09:57 AM
Prince Andrew, Duke of York Current Events 2: May 2006-March 2007 Warren Current Events Archive 198 03-10-2007 05:13 AM
Prince Andrew, Duke of York Current Events 1: February 2002-May 2006 Josefine Current Events Archive 258 05-26-2006 09:40 AM




Popular Tags
ascot 2016 best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit catherine middleton style countess of wessex's eveningwear coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion crown princess mette-marit current events danish royal family duchess of cambridge e-mail fashion poll grand duke jean greece jean kate middleton king abdullah ii king felipe king felipe vi king willem-alexander member introduction monarchy new zealand nobel gala norway november 2016 october 2016 opening of parliament picture of the week prince bernhard prince charles princess madeleine princess madeleine hats princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen mathilde queen mathildes fashion queen mathildes outfits queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania royal fashion september 2016 spanish queen state visit state visit to denmark succession sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:28 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises