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Old 08-09-2014, 08:45 PM
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All things considered, I think it's a pretty fair compromise, and I don't expect Philip to yield any further. He's staying away for a while to enable Beatrice to spend some birthday time with her parents and grandmother and I'm sure it will be an enjoyable time for those who are present. It's a shame he hasn't been able to get on top of his hostility towards Sarah, but he's an opinionated man of his time and he isn't going to change now. Andrew, Sarah, and the girls might not like it but they're used to it. At least he's consistent!
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:05 PM
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I think Prince Phillip has every right to not like Sarah and not want her around. It's probably better for Sarah too I doubt he would be very nice to her. The girls are grown up they don't need their mother around they see a lot of her so missing out on a week or two holidays with them isn't going to hurt anyone. I do wish they would stop bringing up the marriage thing it seems pretty clear it wouldn't happen with Prince Phillip around or not. Prince Andrew dates other women he and Sarah may live together but it's not as a couple. And yes it is very weird that a women into her fifties isn't living in her own home and instead lives and sponges of her ex husband. Not exactly someone to be respected.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:42 PM
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That's what I think, too!
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:45 PM
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I've read it over and over and over again where when it comes to The Queen and the DoE, its The Queen that is monarch over the UK and her Commonwealth nations but it is Philip that rules and reigns over his household.

Reminds me of a story I heard somewhere (this is not verbatim and if memory serves me well, it was Margaret Rhodes' tale) where while at Balmoral, the Queen, DoE and the teller of the tale were riding about on the estate with the Queen giving some back seat driving advice. Philip promptly told her to be quiet or she'd be walking. When asked why she didn't insist because after all, she IS Queen, HM replied "I didn't want to walk".

As far as the Sarah/Philip thing goes, even if Philip did "get over" his animosity towards Sarah and they all were at the Big House at the same time, there would still be an air of awkwardness that would put a pall over the visit. I think Sarah is the kind of person that would take that into consideration and out of respect for Philip, would just clear out of Balmoral by choice as to not upset the apple cart. Say whatever negative things about her that may be well earned but her empathy for other people is one of her very positive assets.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:58 PM
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Prince Andrew: Why I've stayed good friends with ex-wife Fergie-
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:47 AM
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The Duke of York has told how he feared he would not come home from the Falklands after being shot at on active service, saying he had been “foolish” to think he was once “invincible”.
The Duke, who served in the Royal Navy for 22 years, said he had a “couple” of moments of doubt while serving in the Falklands, while on dangerous mission to identify a ship at night.
Saying the experience had made him understand the “frailty of life”, he said he had been “very lucky” to survive the conflict, adding: “It’s not particularly nice being shot at and I can attest to that.”
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:17 PM
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:03 AM
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Here's another link with a little more of the interview video:http://www.channel5.com/shows/5-news...ex-wife-fergie

I thought that Andrew looked a little sad or perhaps uncomfortable in this interview, like he is proud of his family and some of the things he's done in his life (the Falklands and his iDEA award), but he also knows that the media doesn't always portray him in a flattering light. And, to be fair, he has had some scandals and so has Sarah.

I also have the impression that Andrew is pretty attached to Sarah as the mother of his children and thinks highly of her, but he knows she doesn't enhance his public image. So he is sometimes caught in a hard place, of seemingly wanting to speak well of her, yet publicly distancing himself from her.

Sort of like he lives in two worlds, a family he's proud of but that the media doesn't like; and a public role he's trying to create for himself. Does anyone know the reason for the video? I assume it was to boost his public profile.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:24 AM
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Here's another link with a little more of the interview video:Prince Andrew: I'm still friends with ex wife Fergie | 5 News | Channel 5

I thought that Andrew looked a little sad or perhaps uncomfortable in this interview, like he is proud of his family and some of the things he's done in his life (the Falklands and his iDEA award), but he also knows that the media doesn't always portray him in a flattering light. And, to be fair, he has had some scandals and so has Sarah.

I also have the impression that Andrew is pretty attached to Sarah as the mother of his children and thinks highly of her, but he knows she doesn't enhance his public image. So he is sometimes caught in a hard place, of seemingly wanting to speak well of her, yet publicly distancing himself from her.

Sort of like he lives in two worlds, a family he's proud of but that the media doesn't like; and a public role he's trying to create for himself. Does anyone know the reason for the video? I assume it was to boost his public profile.
He hasn't distance himself from Sarah. Sometimes they even attend events together, private trips, and sometimes they are seen together on official trips together. I think Andrew wants people to understand that's he's happy and proud of his family. Not everyone understands his relationship with Sarah and finds himself, very happily, talking about his family life. He and Sarah like talking about each other and their family. They are very proud in what they've been able to achieve.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:01 AM
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He hasn't distance himself from Sarah. Sometimes they even attend events together, private trips, and sometimes they are seen together on official trips together. I think Andrew wants people to understand that's he's happy and proud of his family. Not everyone understands his relationship with Sarah and finds himself having to explain his family life.
I think Sarah expressed it best when she said they had "the happiest divorce on Earth". Its obviously an arrangement that works well for them. If only all divorces could be so amicable.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:48 AM
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I think Sarah expressed it best when she said they had "the happiest divorce on Earth". Its obviously an arrangement that works well for them. If only all divorces could be so amicable.
I agree, I've seen so many couples go through separations and divorces and the families are just torn apart. Despite all the drama and bad press, the York's have managed to keep things together and in a happy way. I have to applaud them on that.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:06 PM
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He hasn't distance himself from Sarah. Sometimes they even attend events together, private trips, and sometimes they are seen together on official trips together.
I watched the whole video and I had a little different impression, so I agree that he was happy to talk about his family life and is proud of it (and I think he should be). But he does distance himself from Sarah in public...if you ever look at photos of them after having dinner together, one of them walks out first so as not to be photographed together. Also, if they do appear in public together, Sarah has a different position and status from Andrew and couldn't sit with him and Beatrice at David Frost's funeral. It's understandable, because they are divorced...but I find it sad at the same time.
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I watched the whole video and I had a little different impression, so I agree that he was happy to talk about his family life and is proud of it (and I think he should be). But he does distance himself from Sarah in public...if you ever look at photos of them after having dinner together, one of them walks out first so as not to be photographed together. Also, if they do appear in public together, Sarah has a different position and status from Andrew and couldn't sit with him and Beatrice at David Frost's funeral. It's understandable, because they are divorced...but I find it sad at the same time.
The departing from restaurants is a very interesting thing. Sometimes I think it's done that way for security reasons. Beatrice & Eugenie sometimes do the samething.

There are times they are pictured together and there are times when they're not. Most recently they were in California and toured a school together with Will.i.am and was photographed together. They also arrived at Sir David Frost's funeral together.

I too find it sad that, if Sarah attends a formal event with Andrew, she have to sit in another spot. That's just the arrangement since their divorce. We have to keep in mind that Andrew and Sarah still live together, although she's in a different part of Royal Lodge.
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While Beatrice participated in the annual BGC Global Charity Day at BGC Partners in London, see here, Sarah and Eugenie participated in the annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at BGC Partners in New York City yesterday, September 11:



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While Beatrice participated in the annual BGC Global Charity Day at BGC Partners in London, see here, Sarah and Eugenie participated in the annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at BGC Partners in New York City yesterday, September 11:







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I was wondering about this, as there's been some notice/press release in the past about this event IIRC, so when I didn't see one, I did wonder. Good to know Sarah took part, but I would think this is a very personal event for her to do, as she was supposed to be at a meeting at Cantor Fitzgerald in the WTC when the planes hit the Towers.

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Yesterday saw Princess Beatrice take to the phones in London as she joined Samuel L. Jackson for a day of celebrity trading for charity.
Not to be outdone, her sister Princess Eugenie and mother Sarah Ferguson followed suit a couple of hours later - only, in New York.
Mother and daughter took to the phones and cut or deal or two during the telethon at the offices of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC in the Big Apple.
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Sarah looks absolutely great at the GBC Global Charity Day. That had to be an important day for her, she was minutes away from being the World Trade Centre on 9/11 and Howard Lutnick, who runs the charity, is a friend of hers.
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Sarah looks very smart. That's not something I get to say very often!

Eugenie looks pretty good, too.
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Sarah looks absolutely great at the GBC Global Charity Day. That had to be an important day for her, she was minutes away from being the World Trade Centre on 9/11 and Howard Lutnick, who runs the charity, is a friend of hers.
Yes indeed. She was supposed to be in the Towers that day but she was running late. It probably saved her life.
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