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Old 02-03-2008, 09:01 PM
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I wish YouTube had a video of the press conference with Prince Edward after the show. He was mightly upset.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:48 AM
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Oh the shame of it, yes i saw it, classic car crash tv Fergie was into it sort of. At one point Edward is standing with a bemused expression on his face as if he isnt quite sure where he is and if hes allowed to be there. Why anyone ever thought that the british upperclass and their stiff upper lip would be able to let go and really relax which that particular show required (i admit i loved the show itself just not the royal one) Please leave the reality tv to others in the future!!!!
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:28 AM
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If I remember the other royals wanted to take part particular The Duke and Duchess of York and the Princess of Wales. Diana later pulled out due to prior arrangements, but they were all keen no arm pulling on Edward's side.
Actually the Royal Knockout made more money that year that Comedy Relief so it was not a big waste, the press made it out to be a real failure which financially if wasn't. It just was too perculiar and out of place. It just didn't mix - but it still raised money.
Actually it was the Pirnce of Wales who put his foot down and banned her from appearing-thank God!
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:03 AM
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Tee hee! I remember this show well but was disappointed none of the royals actually took part in the games - although they did wear costumes! The most embarrassing part of the whole thing was Edward's interview afterwards and he did indeed have a hissy fit when he basically hardly said a thing and asked the press what they thought of it and there was silence. He stalked off like a big child! Still, It's A Royal Knockout was one of his greater achievements and did well for charity! Maybe they should do an updated version with Zara, Peter, Autumn, Beatrix, Eugenie, Harry and William!
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:11 PM
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Oh...I think we are good! We would never hear the end of it with an updated version. I.E. A disgrace to the crown.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:17 PM
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No thank you once was enough I am a charitable person most of the time but no amount of money can pay for a rerun/update.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:05 PM
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I really enjoyed it as did quite a few people I know.
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Actually it was the Pirnce of Wales who put his foot down and banned her from appearing-thank God!
I wonder why he did that.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:32 PM
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Diana could be quite high-spirited. Perhaps he felt that she might get too caught up in the spirit of the thing and embarrass herself. As the wife of the heir to the throne, she had to have more dignity than the Yorks and the others.

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Old 05-13-2009, 01:02 AM
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is the press Conference on youtube??
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:59 PM
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Yes, I believe it is. I don't have time to find a link right now, but I know that I've seen it. Since it exists online at all, it's likely on YouTube.

Actually, I didn't think that Edward's reaction was all that bad. I think that he expected a better reaction from the press than he did at the press conference, but I think that the reaction to his reaction is overblown.

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I may be remembering this totally wrong but I have a vague recollection of one of the journalists that was there that day saying during an interview a few years ago that the main problem that they, the journalists, had was that they were all kept inside the press tent during the show and didn't really get to see anything. So when Edward came in asking what they thought they really couldn't answer him which he sort of took in a bad way and things went down hill from there.

The whole things probably isn't one of their fondest memories.
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Jayne Fincher was the photographer of record that day, I believe.

What you quote makes sense.

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I may be remembering this totally wrong but I have a vague recollection of one of the journalists that was there that day saying during an interview a few years ago that the main problem that they, the journalists, had was that they were all kept inside the press tent during the show and didn't really get to see anything. So when Edward came in asking what they thought they really couldn't answer him which he sort of took in a bad way and things went down hill from there.

The whole things probably isn't one of their fondest memories.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:23 PM
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I remember "It's a Royal Knockout"... I wish I did not...

As a confirmed old fogey, I was very embarrassed for the royals at the time. As it was for charity, I'm sure their hearts were in the right place; but I am a firm believer that royalty should always act with regal dignity.

When the programme came out, I felt especially sorry for the Queen!
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Oh, this thread just kills me! So funny to think back to this show. I was a kid and I remember watching it many times . It had many people that were very popular like John Cleese and Christopher Reeve. Each team was led by a different member of the royal family as the captain.

It was surprising to see Princess Anne very boisterous and not as stern as she normally seemed. If I'm remembering right Anne's team won the whole thing for her Save the Children Fund?

There was a book, and also a board game that I recall. At the time it seemed okay. It seemed Prince Edward was going into the show business side of things. As a kid I didn't get how this could be cringe inducing for many Monarchists. Now it seems almost unbelievable he was able to manage putting that together. It must have taken some doing. I remember a quote from Prince Edward saying he was just getting by on a Mars bar because he didn't even have time for a proper meal. Thinking back he actually did have some pretty good organizational skills as a producer, and was said to have called the stars he wanted to compete himself.

The after "fit" he had is on youtube.com. (He has very nice eyes but is already losing his hair in this clip too bad .) Basically the press couldn't be wandering around on the game course, or getting too close to the stars that had signed on (actors, singers, athletes, etc.) I guess, so were kept in a sort of tent, where they could watch it on tv. Prince Edward changes out of the costume he wore into regular clothes, looks tired and says something like he hopes they enjoyed it, asks were they watching, press mumbles, he says well what did you think? Mostly dead silence. Edward says "right!" gets up and leaves the tent.

I think both sides were tired, and Prince Edward seemed to be under the impression it was very successful, and he had obviously worked very hard on it. So when the press is sort of quiet about it he's not happy. I imagine in his head he assumed they were going to applaud his efforts heartily. He was the baby of the family and was probably used to getting a big chunk of attention just by simply being present. The press did not get that notice that day....

As he asked what the press thought after the moment of silence there was some laughter, and had he not been tired, in a mood, whatever, I think he could have saved that situation and turned it to his advantage. He was seated while it seemed the press was standing which was also a bit odd, putting himself lower than them but trying to command a certain response might have also worked against him.

It is too bad when I think back to situations like this where he did do some very interesting, even if not entirely appropriate things, that could have helped build him up had he given more patience toward it and not been perceived to have been pouting and taking off.

Later on I was more impressed with some of the work he did with Ardent Productions ( Edward on Edward (about King Edward), a series of ghost stories, a tv mystery movie, etc. though not always in a head role). That company obviously didn't survive well, but it was going in the right direction for him. (I also enjoyed the Duke of York's photograph book with a very stylized, dramatic photo of Prince Edward in it.)

This is why I am surprised, and not very convinced, when I see posts that Edward wants to be unknown, etc. it has always seemed the opposite to me. It just did not work out as he wanted. I do wish he could still be creative as he was then while maintaining royal dignity and demands. Easier said than done but he is still young and who knows what the future will have in store for him.

I believe he has always enjoyed the drama, mystery, and glam side of royal life, and along with his skills in production he could have grown and improved in that field and perhaps eventually made quite a name for himself with it ( and not just tied to him being a royal).
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I wish YouTube had a video of the press conference with Prince Edward after the show. He was mightly upset.
This is the video. He was too excited and so disappointed the journalists didnt share his excitement. Actually that is not at all a way to be at a press conference. Afterall they were just poite..Maybe he should have been briefed atleast how to be with the press..You never ask a journalist what they feel..You just say what you feel..

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