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Old 10-24-2014, 03:30 PM
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The Duke of York currently is in China. He attended the 10th anniversary of Harrow International School Beijing, opened the new campus of Harrow Beijing, met with Chinese technology entrepreneurs and with Premier Li today, October 24.



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The Duke of York does a lot of great work. I'm glad the media is being nicer to him.

I have recently begun to follow Prince Andrew on Twitter and have been surprised at the amount of work he does, most of it unrecognised. Unfortunately the same is true of Edward and Anne.

I know they don't do it for the recognition but it would be nice of the media to recognise that the Royal Family doesn't begin & end with William, Kate & Harry. I'm not having a go at W, K & H - I know they can't control what is written, my gripe is with the media.


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Old 10-24-2014, 07:54 PM
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It happens in all of the royal families...so nothing new! The media attention is on the regent couple, the heir to the throne and his family!
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:55 AM
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I agree. It's probably always happened.

When Princess Margaret was in her twenties she was considered beautiful, glamorous and exciting. She went to nightclubs! A lot of Press attention focused on her, and of course on her sister. Much less then went on the Duchess of Kent (always considered very chic and elegant, though) and on the Gloucesters.

When Prince Charles and Princess Anne entered public life they soaked up more attention than the minor royals got.

I think it's just reflective of the media and public constantly wanting new stories on the royals. Because the young out-rate the old, and females generally are considered better value than males (hair, clothes, shoes) the media goes for what sells.

Richard Palmer has consistently said that Kate is the only royal (apart from the Queen, of course) who is virtually guaranteed her photo in the paper on her engagements.)
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Martin @CourtierUK · 42m 42 minutes ago
Incidentally, for those interested, Prince Andrew is taking the salute on the veterans’ march past at Horse Guards on Remembrance Sunday.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:42 AM
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BritishMonarchy @BritishMonarchy · 7m 7 minutes ago
#pitchatpalace takes place tomorrow at 5.45pm (GMT). Watch Live coverage of the pitches from St. James's Palace here:

Pitch@Palace is The Duke of York’s initiative to support entrepreneurs. His Royal Highness believes a more entrepreneurial economy is essential to Britain’s continuing prosperity. 15 start-ups, from across the UK, will pitch in front of The Duke of York and 300 angel investors, business leaders and mentors to gain their support with developing their businesses. Both Wayra and Microsoft Ventures are working together to support His Royal Highness in delivering the event.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:28 PM
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Robert Jobson @theroyaleditor · 40m 40 minutes ago
#pitchatpalace guests at @TheDukeOfYork official event include #Princesses #Beatrice #Eugenie & @SarahTheDuchess
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:42 PM
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Is it usual that the duchess Sarah is attending a event with prince Andrew and her girls?
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:38 PM
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Robert Jobson @theroyaleditor · 2h 2 hours ago
When I asked why #TheDuchessOfYork was at an official royal event at royal palace one senior source said because #HRHTheDukeOfYork asked her

Robert Jobson @theroyaleditor · 2h 2 hours ago
It is interesting to me that TheDuchessOfYork is attending an official royal engagement at a royal palace supporting her ex husband.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:29 PM
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This is intriguing but not unprecedented. She attended the Duke's being installed as a Knight of the Garter. Still, having her at two events with a royal connection in as many weeks is v-e-r-y interesting.
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This is intriguing but not unprecedented. She attended the Duke's being installed as a Knight of the Garter. Still, having her at two events with a royal connection in as many weeks is v-e-r-y interesting.
It certainly is!
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:42 PM
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The first one though makes a lot of sense seeing as it was an official acknowledgement of the charity that she set up so of course she would have been at that event.

This one seems like it is an organisation etc that is going to have a strong family connection.

Maybe she will be back or maybe she won't. I do think that The Queen would like to see Andrew settled with a wife again and if that is Sarah then so be it.
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Video:
British Royals open palaces to start ups-
Britain's Prince Andrew is opening the doors to the most prestigious palaces to bring entrepreneurs and business together-

British Royals open palaces to start ups - CNN.com Video
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Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt 1 min1 minute ago
Prince Andrew is travelling to Saudi Arabia next week at the request of the government. At the moment, he's on a private visit to Azerbaijan
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The Duke of York attended the Turkish-British Tatli Dil Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, today, November 29, prior to the event he met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Le Meridien Hotel in Istanbul.



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Old 11-29-2014, 04:21 PM
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The Duke of York travelled as follows:

17-20 Nov Saudi Arabia
(privately to Abu Dhabi, then on to:)
25-27 Nov India (Attending Commonwealth Science Conference - gave speech on bealf of HMQ)
29 Nov arrived in Turkey.....
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The Duke of York travelled as follows:

17-20 Nov Saudi Arabia
(then privately to Abu Dhabi, then on to:)
25-27 Nov India (Attending Commonwealth Science Conference - gave speech on bealf of HMQ)
29 Nov arrived in Turkey.....
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:16 PM
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Now why am I not surprised to see Prince Andrew back doing exactly what he used to be doing only without the title! It seems the heads of state and their ministers like to be royally smoozed and Prince Andrew knew how to play the game for the home team.

The government let itself be influenced by the Mail et al and, with Andrew being tagged "Airmiles Andy", they cut him loose for the vultures. Now, they once again call on Andrew, with his gift of the gab and handy golf bag, to reprise the job of Britain's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment in all but name.
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:38 PM
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Saudi was on behalf of the British Government; I dont know about Turkey. But India was on behalf of the Queen and he was there to deliver her speech to the Conference.

Abu Dhabi was fun!
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Although in Abu Dhabi he opened the school with Beatrice so he also had an engagement there.
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