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Old 02-05-2008, 04:40 PM
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I may be wrong, but I don't think it was Andrew's originally to sell. It was a gift from HM but--again, I'm not sure here--did she put it in a trust so that neither could get to it?? And gift it to him later to be able to sell??
It was a gift with no clauses as far as I can remember, HM doesn't put ties on gifts to her children.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:33 PM
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It was a gift with no clauses as far as I can remember, HM doesn't put ties on gifts to her children.
To both of them? Or just Andrew?
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:39 AM
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To both of them? Or just Andrew?
I posted in the Sarah thread, but it was a wedding gift to both of them.
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Prince Andrew came under intense criticism in Washington yesterday for his attack on George Bush's Iraq policies.
The prince, whose ten-day trade mission to the U.S. starts today, said America had failed to heed British advice about the war.

Prince Andrew: The pampered playboy Britain can't afford | the Daily Mail
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:53 PM
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The prince has many well-to-do friends that would glady offer him the use of their plane so to me, that would have been the most logical and best PR for the Duke. And then they can stop to play a few rounds here and there..even in February, there are a few warmish days for golf....

His views on the war come from a man who has himself been in harm's way, but I feel he doesn't quite get the whole enchilada...He might do well to ask Fergie's friends, the Wyatt's..Steve and Lynn...but wait, he can't ask Oscar because he has been imprisoned for his dealings with Saddam Hussein..
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:13 PM
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His views on the war come from a man who has himself been in harm's way, but I feel he doesn't quite get the whole enchilada...He might do well to ask Fergie's friends, the Wyatt's..Steve and Lynn...but wait, he can't ask Oscar because he has been imprisoned for his dealings with Saddam Hussein..

I heard Oscar was "one mean sum b*tch" if you crossed him. I'm sure Miss Lynn would gladly glom (sic) onto HRH Andrew, she was trying to jockey a position in the Grimaldi harem when Ranier was alive.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:31 AM
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Margareta Pagano: The politic Prince who pulls political strings - Business Comment, Business - Independent.co.uk
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:40 PM
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That's a good article. I posted on another thread the question: Does what Prince Andrew do, this job of his, does it really work?
And indeed, it looks very successful!
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:12 PM
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I've seen that article before, and I particularly noticed the writer's statements that Prince Andrew conversed with her about an "arcane aspect of Swiss business tax" and was well-briefed enough to engage in detailed argument. I noticed these comments because Prince Andrew has also struck me as quite well-informed whenever I've seen him interviewed about his job. Like his recent CNN interview...I recall him mentioning the exact figures for the 2006-2007 increase in UK exports to the US (or US exports to the UK; see, as a member of the general public, I've already demonstrated myself to be a lot less informed about economics than him!

I'm not saying Prince Andrew doesn't like to have fun, but everything I've seen/read about his role suggests that it doesn't just involve him jetting around the world to shake people's hands and read speeches written for him. It seems to be a genuinely needed job and one which he has honestly worked hard to learn.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:27 AM
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The Duke of York, Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward of the United Kingdom waves his hand as he arrives at Halim Perdanakusuma airport, in Jakarta, Indonesia, 03 March 2008. The prince will visit Indonesia as a special envoy of the United Kingdom for the international trade and investment. He also will meet with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 05 March 2008,

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Old 03-04-2008, 11:14 AM
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Pics 4.3.2008

Prince Andrew of Britain with Indonesian Trade Minister Mari
Pangestu before their meeting in Jakarta on March 4, 2008.
Prince Andrew is on a three-day visit as a special representative
for British trade and investment.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:35 AM
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I could not agree more, dear Bella So here are
some more pics from after the meeting yesterday:

Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro
(C-R) and The Duke of York Andrew Edward (C-L) pose for photographers
after a meeting in Jakarta on March 4, 2008. Andrew visited Indonesia as
the UK's Special Representatives for International Trade and Investment
will meet Indonesian Presidents Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and several
Economic Ministers for promoting UK as an attractive business destination
and to improve the economic prospect between the two countries.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:25 PM
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Ice, you're my Hero!! Great pics! He looks really good these days! Lost a bit of weight and actually has a youthful look. I really enjoyed the 2nd photo. How adorble. Why hasn't some women scooped this man up? No one answer that.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:25 AM
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That's what I ask myself for years as well, Bella

Here are pics from today, Andrew was in a great mood again:

Britain's Duke of York Andrew with Indonesian Defence Minister
Juwono Sudarsono prior to a meeting in Jakarta on March 6, 2008.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:52 AM
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Perfect way to start my day! Thanks, Ice! I esp. like the 1st and last photos with that cute little smile. He's looking quite a bit toned, too. Guess the golf pays off (couldn't resist).
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:49 PM
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Prince Andrew looks great! I wonder whether perhaps he just doesn't want to get married again.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:59 PM
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Why hasn't some women scooped this man up? No one answer that.
Who would want to take up with a married man, because despite the divorce, he still seems to be married to his ex, it's just they get separate tax allowances!
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Who would want to take up with a married man, because despite the divorce, he still seems to be married to his ex, it's just they get separate tax allowances!
Wonder if that's to weed out the ones he doesn't want??
How many countries is he hitting? And is he using a private jet for the Asian side of it?
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:07 PM
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I was so glad to hear Andrew was in Jakarta. It is a beautiful city as I went there in 1974. I am happy Britain is trading in the Indonesian/Malaysian area and well done Andrew with the results of your talks. Perhaps increased trade to Australia is needed.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:08 PM
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Who would want to take up with a married man, because despite the divorce, he still seems to be married to his ex, it's just they get separate tax allowances!
Yeah, I guess you're right. Perhaps Sarah really was/is the Love of his Life. If that's the case, he may never remarry. I just hope he's happy in the situaiton.
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pic of Andrew at the Easter service from Hola
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