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Old 11-11-2009, 09:12 AM
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Alright now its time to move on from the demise of Sarah and Andrews marriage.
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I think that this is a statement that is true of all of the Queen's children
I don't believe it is. Anne for instance is correct when she says she won an Olympic medal, that was by her own effort. She trained with the horse, rode the horse, did the work.

Charles has never claimed to have started anything on his own, he says he set in motion etc, but as we have seen he keeps a very close watch on anything he is involved in and always pays tribute to the men and women in his employ.

Andrew appears to believe he has done all the work when one or two contracts are agreed, (I wonder how many fall through). Is it a job that could bring rewards for the UK without the involvement and excessive cost of Andrew, I believe it could. What is your opinion on the matter?
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:26 PM
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If Anne ever claimed that she won an Olympic medal then she would be incorrect as she never won an Olympic medal. She competed at the 1976 Olympics and Britian won no Equestrian medals at those games.

She did win European medals but not an Olympic one.
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Quite correct Iluv Bertie. Though I'd say Zara is a strong contender at the next olympics!
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:57 PM
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Andrew appears to believe he has done all the work when one or two contracts are agreed, (I wonder how many fall through). Is it a job that could bring rewards for the UK without the involvement and excessive cost of Andrew, I believe it could. What is your opinion on the matter?
Didn't Andrew commission a report of his efforts with his own money? If so, I think the rest of the UK ought to be privvy to the findings to see if his "job" is warrented all the perks he gets for doing it. That's only fair, IMO.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:08 PM
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If Anne ever claimed that she won an Olympic medal then she would be incorrect as she never won an Olympic medal. She competed at the 1976 Olympics and Britain won no Equestrian medals at those games.

She did win European medals but not an Olympic one.
Oops, you are of course correct, it was the European three day event at Burghley, (how could I forget, I was there), but she did qualify and compete in the 1976, Montreal Olympics, and for that she had to work with her horse, so unlike Andrew, she is right in saying she did the work. Zara, of course cannot be included, as she is not in the same position as the children of HM. Anne certainly managed in a very short time, to do what some couldn't even dare dream about.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:52 AM
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Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice attend British Fashion Awards reception, St James's Palace, London, Britain - 09 Dec 2009
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Very nice pictures. I quite like Beatrice's outfit, and I like to see her on duty with her father like this.
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Holy Schnikies! That Natalia Vodianova PA is talking to is sure a stunner!
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I must say that I agree, Russo. It appears that Prince Andrew has noticed as well as they are locking eyes in the second photo. :)
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I must say that I agree, Russo. It appears that Prince Andrew has noticed as well as they are locking eyes in the second photo. :)
Well Angie Everhart's interview did say PA has an eye for the ladies. ..
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:22 PM
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The Duke of York is in Russia on official business at present.
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Prince Andrew visiting the troops in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan,
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:07 PM
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I'm glad to see Prince Andrew visiting the troops. They need a boost of morale especially this time of year.
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Yes, this is very good to see.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:40 PM
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Something positive from PA. Well done.
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Article from Afghanistan by the Duke of York

He wrote the letter on his last evening in Afghanistan for publication by News of the World. He mentions the NOTW's donation of Christmas presents to the children of soldiers.

Article for News of the World during a visit to Afghanistan, 20 December 2009
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It is nice to see Prince Andrew visiting the British troops in Afghanistan.
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I think that it's unusual to see a letter like this written, as well.

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Yes it is.
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