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Old 01-10-2016, 12:47 AM
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In my earlier post I said it was " a ridiculous photo for Andrew or his staff to post online".
I agree its a good thing Andrew went to York to offer support , my point was anyone with half a brain can see its a bad photo to share publicly. Yes its now a true representation but still Andrew or his PR people should have taken one look at it and deleted it. Instead they put it on twitter and made a bit of IMO a pompous statement to go with it. Should it detract from what he was there to do and the effect the floods have had on the people in York? Of course not.

On a separate note, I'm surprised Andrew still has his own website, it made sense when he was the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment in an official role, but now as a member of the RF why does he have his own website and not use the main royal.gov.uk?
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:28 AM
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Any VIP visiting during a time of natural disaster can be disruptive to the relief effort going on. Better they wait until the Major crisis is dealt with and then visit when people have the time to speak to them about it.
Rather than fill sand bags Prince Andrew or the York girls could have helped out in relief centres talking to old folk offering some kind words or serving up food.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:53 AM
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Any VIP visiting during a time of natural disaster can be disruptive to the relief effort going on. Better they wait until the Major crisis is dealt with and then visit when people have the time to speak to them about it.
Rather than fill sand bags Prince Andrew or the York girls could have helped out in relief centres talking to old folk offering some kind words or serving up food.
The first is what Andrew did - waiting until people had time to speak about it.

The second idea is counter to the first as having them there would have been disruptive - and cause security headaches as Andrew has security 24/7 which would have taken away security from the relief effort. Don't forget that before any member of the royal family is able to make a public visit there is a reccy for security purposes - which has to take place a few days or more in advance which itself is distracting to the emergency personnel. The last thing they need is a VIP with a security force in tow (who can't pitch in as they have their own duty to perform) taking up space etc while they are trying to actually do the job they have been trained to do.

The girls aren't working royals and so have no role to play at all. They are clearly never going to be asked to step up so why bother and be accused of doing a PR stunt. Better to stay away and not be condemned as they would have been. Eugenie is probably back at work these days anyway while who knows what Beatrice is up to - if she does genuinely have a job in NY then she too is also probably back at work. I don't blame the girls for not going - they know that they aren't wanted or needed for that sort of duty by their family so why bother putting themselves out when those who are actually supposed to represent the family and nation haven't bothered.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:16 AM
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The girls aren't working royals and so have no role to play at all. They are clearly never going to be asked to step up so why bother and be accused of doing a PR stunt. Better to stay away and not be condemned as they would have been. Eugenie is probably back at work these days anyway while who knows what Beatrice is up to - if she does genuinely have a job in NY then she too is also probably back at work. I don't blame the girls for not going - they know that they aren't wanted or needed for that sort of duty by their family so why bother putting themselves out when those who are actually supposed to represent the family and nation haven't bothered.
Because they are Princesses "of York", regardless of whether their grandmother and/or uncle and/or cousin (whoever is actually making the rules these days) does not want them doing anything "official", and the fact their relatives haven't bothered should not necessarily stop them from letting the people of York know that they care. If they do. They might not, of course.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:54 AM
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If either or both aren't back at work is there some impediment (physical, mental, emotional) that would stop Eugenie or Beatrice from volunteering at a relief centre or helping the people of York or Cumbria get their lives back on track? Instead of waiting for others to do something, of course.
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:32 AM
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If either or both aren't back at work is there some impediment (physical, mental, emotional) that would stop William or Harry from volunteering at a relief centre or helping the people of York or Cumbria get their lives back on track?Instead of waiting for others to do something, of course.
I made a slight correction to your original post.

William listed his occupation as Prince of the U.K. and isn't Harry also a Prince of the U.K.?

Are York and Cumbria located outside the U.K.?
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:49 AM
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^ I put in my original post on this subject that I felt that Andrew, the Cambridges, Harry and the York princesses would do a great deal of good by going up north and helping in some practical way. I pointed to Charles's two visits in two consecutive years to flooded Cumbria and the food he and Camilla contributed at Ballater.

I can't see why any healthy and able adult from the Royal family can't lend a hand to people in crisis. However, the most recent posts here have discussed whether the York princesses should make the effort as they aren't considered as part of the working BRF. In my view that shouldn't matter.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:17 AM
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:21 AM
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:26 AM
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Prince Andrew chooses not to re-board plane after 'scary' landing.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:10 AM
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Nothing lost. While the British isles are studded with fabulous estates, they managed to build the most ugly estate ever. Good that the sore pimple in the landscape has been flattened again!
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:20 AM
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I remember when it was built looked like a supermarket it really did look so awful. Hasn't been used in years anyway. Wonder what will be built in it's place?
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:29 AM
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:10 AM
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Nothing lost. While the British isles are studded with fabulous estates, they managed to build the most ugly estate ever. Good that the sore pimple in the landscape has been flattened again!

Supposedly, the Yorks disliked the finished building.

So, why did they approve the plans in the first place?
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Old 02-01-2016, 04:44 PM
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The article makes him sound like a 'scaredy cat.' He might have been instructed not to by his protection officer or a higher-up.

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Old 02-01-2016, 04:48 PM
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I'm sure if he wanted to travel on that plane he could have, imagine anyone, for example, telling his sister she couldn't! Maybe the delay meant other arrangements had to be made to get to a certain event for a certain time.
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With regard to Sunninghill Sarah always said, after it was built, that they had decided to build the house there because the Queen and Prince Philip had once had a house in the vicinity which had burned down. A bit of an ill-fated spot, then! Sarah inferred that Sunninghill was really Andrew's baby and she had just gone along with everything as she would have been happy to live anywhere.
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The Duke of York re-launched the renovated Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel in Hounslow, Middlesex, yesterday, February 4:



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On February 22 the Duke of York attended Pitch@Palace Boot Camp at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge and visited the Cellular Genetics and Phenotyping Laboratory at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus.



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