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Old 07-28-2008, 05:35 AM
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Skydragon, I see we won't see eye to eye on this, so lets agree to disagree!
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:52 AM
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Well... I find this news rather interesting... Kazakh rich people can buy property from English Royalty...
Prince Andrew, his £15m home and the Kazakhstan connection - Times Online
What's so interesting about it? If you're rich, regardless of what country you're from, you can buy what you want. Whether it's from British royalty or not.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:09 AM
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I find it interesting because it is the first time when Kazakh rich people are mentioned buying property abroad. We get used to read about super-rich Russians buying London out. Kazakhs prefer not to flaunt their new acquired wealth.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:45 AM
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As the UK's Special Representative for Trade and Investment, Prince Andrew is dedicated to meeting and greeting important people in foreign parts.

Slimline Prince Andrew: Portrait of Britain's royal trade globetrotter making a few more contacts | Mail Online
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Bella, don't get too excited and don't read the comments, (none by me)
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:58 AM
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Commercial contacts.

Perhaps he will get an apprenticeship for Princess Beatrice who wants a career in fashion. In fact I bet that is what they are talking about.
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As the UK's Special Representative for Trade and Investment, Prince Andrew is dedicated to meeting and greeting important people in foreign parts.

Slimline Prince Andrew: Portrait of Britain's royal trade globetrotter making a few more contacts | Mail Online
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Bella, don't get too excited and don't read the comments, (none by me)
Sky, you're so good! Loved the link. P Andrew looks fantastic (esp. in the white!!!). I'm not too worried about any of those women being singled out. The one in gold I thought was Victoria Beckham for a minute. Tho I'm not surprised he was such a woman magnet!!!! As for the comments, I'm curious as to why ppl feel their tax money is paying for his personal holiday. The article clearly stated he had been on holiday w his family and stayed behind to hit the party circuit. I would hope it's not on anyone's dime. I doubt it. But there will always be those who have to assume that anyhow.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:00 PM
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I am not really sure where Prince Andrew´s money does come from. Has he got a job? Does he receive a salary for his representing the UK? I think the civil list has been modified, is he still on it? Actually I don´t think he is, but just for the record who pays the money that provides for the civil list? Perhaps he receives some monthly sum for his military service as a kind of pension. I remember that when the Duke of Windsor asked for his army pay he was informed that he was the very first member of the British royal family to ask for payment for his military service, this may have created a precedent. (Higham again).
He did sell his mansion so maybe that money is his source of income, the house was said to be the gift of HM so I suppose the money he received for it is his, so that would keep him going for some time.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:05 PM
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Prince Andrew looked great and relaxed. I dare to say that he is the handsomest man in the British Royal family.
It is impossible for us and Daily Mail to accurately determine who (Prince Andrew or taxpayers) has funded the holidays. I see no need to make idle speculations. Even if taxpayers money is involved in paying for the holidays, I am sure that Prince Andrew and his financial advisers/accountants cover up the tracks.
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Most of those pictures do not look like Andrew. The guy seems too slim. Anyone else doubt it is him - at least in the first few pics?
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:33 PM
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Most of those pictures do not look like Andrew. The guy seems too slim. Anyone else doubt it is him - at least in the first few pics?
No, it's def. him. Seems he's been slimming down a bit over recent months - you can tell by the photos. Let's hope he doesn't get too thin.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:35 PM
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I definitely think that it's Andrew, although he has lost a fair bit of weight and looks older--as some people do when they've lost weight. Considering that the man's been to all these parties, he really doesn't look like he's having that great a time. Andrew's normally so "smiley", but he seems really serious here.

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Prince Andrew looked great and relaxed. I dare to say that he is the most handsome man in the British Royal family.
It is impossible for us and Daily Mail to accurately determine who (Prince Andrew or taxpayers) has funded the holidays. I see no need to make idle speculations. Even if taxpayers money is involved in paying for the holidays, I am sure that Prince Andrew and his financial advisers/accountants cover up the tracks.
Of that I agree. I was just (figuratively) thinking out loud. Andrew is the handsomest of the royal family. It is a bit difficult to remember how good looking Prince Philip was when he was young but he was a very good looking young man. I always find it strange how two such good looking people have produced only one who could be called handsome....
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:12 PM
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LOL Oh some children take after grandparents too!! LOL You cannot call P Edward ugly. Still Prince Andrew was the best looking of the group. In one photo he actually looks a tad like V Linley.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:29 PM
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V Linley? Oh no . . . not that.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:57 PM
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I meant that in one of those photos, where they show the profile of P Andrew, he looked a bit like V Linley.
( I think anyone who has the misfortune not to have a chin should not be photographed sideways)
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:55 PM
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I've always associated British royal men with old fashioned suits regardless of the function.

This casual style is a new look:
the chic casual look of a British man styled by his fashion conscious daughter?
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Most of those pictures do not look like Andrew. The guy seems too slim. Anyone else doubt it is him - at least in the first few pics?
Oh that's definately him. You can tell by the thin spot on the crown of his head. . .
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:58 AM
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The Duke of York has been holiday in the South of France with his ex-wife, the Duchess of York, and their two daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.
However, the 48-year-old decided to stay on after they left, and was spotted at a number of glamorous parties, engaging a number of females along the way

Prince Andrew proves popular in St Tropez - Telegraph
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Oh I'm sure he is! But don't you ever wonder what he's thinking when they write things like that. . ."They gazed into each other's eyes. . ."
Maybe he's thinking, "You know, she's a pretty gel, but that spinach in her teeth. . . "
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What would put me off of Andrew (apart from, shall we say, not at all attractive to my eye, ) is the 'on holiday with his ex wife'!
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