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Old 11-05-2010, 03:43 PM
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Prince Andrew in angry tirade against 'hopeless' defence chiefs who sit on their 'fat backsides' | Mail Online

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Prince Andrew has launched a scathing attack on the Ministry of Defence for failing to order a revolutionary armoured vehicle that could save British soldier's lives.
The Royal accused defence chiefs of being 'hopeless' and sitting on their 'fat backsides' and stalling on bringing in the new Ranger vehicles.
The British-built armoured truck is said to be able to withstand Taliban bombs, unlike the current 4x4 vehicles being used in Afghanistan.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:29 PM
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I agree with Prince Andrew on this. The men and women serving in dangerous situations should have the best that a country can offer to protect them.


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Old 11-07-2010, 04:48 AM
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Kazakh President Nazarbayev is the dictator with a Royal warrant | Mail Online

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The country also enjoys a strange sort of British Royal warrant – Prince Andrew is a frequent and honoured visitor, though the reasons for his many journeys to this remote destination remain unknown.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:50 AM
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The Duke of York has attended the Annual Service of Rememberance for
the Royal Irish Regiment held in Belfast Cathedral on November 7, 2010.


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Old 11-09-2010, 05:08 PM
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what a beautiful smile in the picture one! thanks Iceflower
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:27 PM
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I luv Andrew, he fascinates me to the extreme..1st pic's the best,very sexy n' seducive smile..would die to know his fav perfume.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:36 PM
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he is for sure the most dashing man in the firm. And he has always been a most wonderful husband.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:50 PM
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Well he was, he isn't now is he?
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:55 PM
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thanks for correcting me.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:19 AM
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Times Higher Education - Take a punt, but don't get sold down foreign rivers
Also speaking at the conference, the Duke of York accused the UK Border Agency of inefficiency in the processing of student visas.
"Every country I go to I get complaints about the visa regime," he said. "The Border Agency simply fails to have the right number of people to cope with demand."


Andrew is proving himself to be an opinionated person, especially about government.

As I have said before about Prince Charles, I don't think that senior royals should express political opinions if they can avoid it, whether that's criticizing a government department or something else. It's probably true that visas aren't processed quickly, but it's also easy to criticize the government from the sidelines.

I like Andrew, but I sometimes get the sense from his interviews that he always thinks he knows best about how things should be run. But as people are fond of pointing out, he didn't get his job through his qualifications but through his title, and it's not always easy to figure out what exactly he does.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:16 PM
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Do you think he's expressing opinions so people would take him seriously with his job as Business Liason? Instead of mocking him as a do-nothing AirMiles Andy Prince?
(I'm actually serious here.)
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Yes. I think Andrew does his best and is anxious to be taken seriously.

Most of the royals probably feel the same way. Just like it's easy to criticize the government when you aren't in a position of leadership in the government, it's for others to criticize the royals when they don't know how much work they do behind the scenes to prepare for their duties.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:21 PM
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I support Andrew's comment supporting the vehicles which better protect troops, because he is a man who has seen war up close. However, I think that it's better that he not comment on a lot of things. Also we have to take into consideration that some comments are meant to be public, such in a speech; and others are made in private and/or unofficially.



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Old 11-11-2010, 11:33 PM
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I support Andrew's comment supporting the vehicles which better protect troops, because he is a man who has seen war up close. However, I think that it's better that he not comment on a lot of things. Also we have to take into consideration that some comments are meant to be public, such in a speech; and others are made in private and/or unofficially.
Yes that it the point that should be taken from this, that there is a proper
way to get your point across.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:15 PM
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Prince Andrew will play a supporting role to the Queen in Abu Dhabi - Telegraph
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:11 AM
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This doesn't surprise me at all. I expect Andrew will do this more often as Prince Philip gets older and needs to cut back.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:30 AM
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I also see this as a way to ease Andrew into a busier role with royal duties as well as what he is doing now.

As the Queen and the DoE slow things down, Andrew is in a very nice position to represent the BRF in the countries he's been known to be involved with. As tensions can and do arise in the Middle East and it seems that Andrew has had much dealings and has made friends with the people and the customs of that area, who better to represent the Crown there?

Perhaps he does golf a lot, but then too perhaps as they say, its the sport of kings and many many deals and partnerships and friendships have been made on a golf course. Andrew seems very affable and easy going and who better to represent the Crown in an area of the world that's the proverbial "hot spot"?
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WikiLeaks: Diplomatic crisis as America's secret cables are published online - Prince Andrew singled out for criticism | Mail Online
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:54 AM
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When I hear of someone's rude behavior, it's usually something that they said. Hopefully, this won't be too bad and will just be overlooked when all the political leaks are revealed.
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He's been singled out for his apparent rude behaviour?
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