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Old 09-03-2012, 03:37 AM
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Andrew abseiled down The Shard about an hour ago, he said he was scared at the top and the worst bit was looking down.
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Here's a picture gallery of that:


** gettyimages/zimbio: Prince Andrew Abseils Down The Shard For Outward Bound Trust Charity **
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:58 AM
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Just saw this on the news,I see the nasty comments are now currently unavailable,hopefully someone will have taken them down!
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:52 PM
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His Royal HIGHNESS! Prince Andrew abseils down Europe's tallest building the Shard to raise 300,000 for charity
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Prince Andrew has completed a daredevil abseil down the Shard in London to raise 300,000 for charity. The Duke of York scaled down the outside of Europe's tallest building as part of a group of 40 supporting The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. The 52-year-old royal, who started from the 87th floor and finished on level 20, said afterwards: 'I will never do it again.'
Don't mean to sound negative, but he didn't exactly abseil, did he? He was lowered from the top of the Shard - which is still a pretty impressive feat, mind you.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:48 PM
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Good for him! He has a lot more courage than I do.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:53 PM
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Good for him! He has a lot more courage than I do.
I was nervous just watching the his head cam
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:52 PM
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Well done, YRH! You've never lacked courage.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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He must not be afraid of heights. I would be scared to do this even with people around me.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:06 PM
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This may sound weird, but I think he's starting to resemble Queen Mary.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:37 PM
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His Royal HIGHNESS! Prince Andrew abseils down Europe's tallest building the Shard to raise 300,000 for charity

Don't mean to sound negative, but he didn't exactly abseil, did he? He was lowered from the top of the Shard - which is still a pretty impressive feat, mind you.
I don't know about that. Is that not the control/guide rope in his hand meaning he controled his descent?
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I got giddy just looking at the pictures it was a long way down. He did it the way the others did, safety is always important for these things. Andrew has always had courage. I bet it made him train too. It was a good thing to do. Maybe he can give hints to Princess Bea on her mountain climb for charity.
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In asking my question I forgot to say . . . Bravo Prince Andrew!

What a terrific thing to do and not easy I should think as he is not known for his athleticism at this stage of his life. I guess he drew on courage and knowing he had done such things before but, nonetheless, he set a benchmark for such fundraisers.

He is a wonderful role model for his daughters and it is perhaps not surprising that Beatrice is taking a leaf from his book!
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This may sound weird, but I think he's starting to resemble Queen Mary.
Not weird at all, Queen Elizabeth II resembles her grandmother and I can see it at times in Andrew too.
And, edit to add, how extremely courageous to do what he has just done!
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The Duke of York has been in Northern Ireland since yesterday:

Yesterday, September 5, he was the guest of honour at a dinner hosted by the Minister of State for Northern Ireland in recognition of the role of apprenticeships in the Northern Ireland economy and today he visited the IT company Northgate, a college, the Michelin factory and attended a garden party.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** u.tv gallery: Duke Of York Visit **


** bbc.co.uk: Duke of York at Northern Ireland apprentices event **


** bbc.co.uk: Duke of York tours County Antrim **
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The Duke of York has been photographed golfing at Troon Golf Club in Scotland, today, September 10, 2012.


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Old 09-11-2012, 12:55 PM
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^^ ah ah ah love the first pic. Their expressions are priceless. The guy next to Andrew, is he afraid of being hit with the stick?
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That would be a "club"! Actually, same difference . . . judging by the look on that guy's face!
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That first pic made me wonder if Andrew was about to go after the photographer and give him a clubbing!
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On September 20 the Duke of York visited the Star newspaper in Sheffield to mark its 125th anniversary.



** thestar.co.uk: Royal Visit: HRH The Duke of York tours The Star in Sheffield on 125th anniversary - VIDEO **
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:05 PM
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To give an off-the-cuff speech with details from briefing notes or information gleaned from a round-table discussion is no mean feat. I appreciate the way the D of Y is able to incorporate things he learns into his speeches.
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