I have had the Privelage of meeting His Royal Highness The Duke of York during the 1995 VE Day Celebrations when he visited Northern Ireland, He was perfectly nice and very interested in our BB group who were providing a Royal Guard of Honour, while His Royal Highness was in the exhibition we were allowed to go onto the Royal Helicopter to look around. Before The Duke departed we gave a Royal Salute and Sang the National Anthem he then waved and departed by air while the crowd sang "will ye no come back again" it was quite a lovely afternoon.
It is engagement where the Royal Family make a real difference, giving memories to Children and a day that local communities can be proud of. Prince Andrew works very hard and his contributions to the Royal Family should not be underestimated.
perhaps prince andrew is missing his military days..
from ANP :
Britain's Duke of York, Prince Andrew, looks over a surface-to-air missile with Roy Bird from Thales Air Defence of east Belfast, during a two day visit to Northern Ireland, Thursday March 16, 2006. During Prince Andrew's visit, Thales Air Defence, announced they had landed a £10m contract to manufacture and assemble anti-tank weapons for the Swedish army.
Today in a desperte effort at procrastination I was reading the Toyota Spring 2006 newsletter that my office got in the mail. One item caught me eye. There is a photo but alas i dont have a scanner. here is a transcription of the item...
His royal highness the Duke of York Launches Toyota's £500,000 NSPCC fundraising challenge.
The Duke of York, patron of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Full Stop Campaign, visited the Burnaston plant in his capacity as UK Special Representative for International Trade and Investment to see at first hand the latest developments following a £50 million capacity expanding investment program.
During his visit the Duke of York welcomed Toyota' pledge to raise £500,000 for the NSPCC by the end of 2006. The money to be raised by employee and company fundraising activity throughout the year will be used to support NSPCC projects in Derbyshire and North Wales where Toyota's UK plants are based.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York during a visit to the Beijing Sheerwood Equestrian Club on March 28, 2006 in Beijing, China. Prince Andrew is on a four-day visit in China hoping to promote trade and investment relations.
Prince Andrew visits the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, in Xi'an, the capital of northwest China's Shaanxi province, March 29, 2006
Prince Andrew, the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, pays a visit to the Yanliang Aviation Industry Zone, in northwest China' Shaanxi Province, Wednesday March 29, 2006.