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Old 08-10-2017, 08:31 PM
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I realize this is the DM and the hyperbole is huge, but I really would welcome the various royal staffs working together and being professional. I have a personal issue with the inability of the events offices to work together, provide advance notice and timely CC reports. The results look haphazard and uncaring and IMHO show pettiness. The back office power plays make an otherwise effective royal operation look cloddish, ancient and silly.
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The CC is timely in the print media as it has been for centuries which as the main people the CC is meant for means - the British public - do have daily access if they choose to look for it. It is only the people overseas who rely on the online CC who are affected and most of them aren't an issue as the events don't concern them in any way.

It is only the online CC that fails.

Traditionally the office of the monarch and the office of the heir have never worked together.

Announcing engagements in advance varies for a number of reasons - security amongst them - along with the number of different offices.

There is BP, CH, KP and then there is Andrew who also never announces his engagements in advance and yet does more than anyone other than his older siblings.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:17 PM
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It seems like the offices are teaming up together now though.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:47 PM
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They tried that in 2014 and failed as the three offices, and their principles, didn't get along.

Andrew's office is separate again so not even included in this second go at trying to bring them together.

IF the principles don't agree then it won't be happening.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:07 PM
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I used to think the Cambridge's and Harry would've had their own websites, but they're now all together on the Monarchy website. With re-organization going on, the offices have to work together.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:28 AM
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They don't have to work together at all. If someone wants to go it alone they can and will e.g. Andrew

William and Harry didn't want to join offices 3 years ago so why would they want to do so now?

This 'reorganisation' may very well be more a shuffling of the chairs rather than any real sense of one office running things at all - given the size of the staffs if would almost be unworkable in one office anyway.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:41 AM
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Please note that discussion about the Court Circular may take place in the The Court Circular thread.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:54 AM
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I don't think for one minute any one is expecting a complete "one office" approach from the different Households but I think they can and should have a more unified approach to what they do. A lot of the articles point out that various PR moves have been made - e.g. Harry's letter to the press about his girlfriend - while another senior royal is out and about doing something important. Quite frankly, its just good business to ensure one part of any organisation does not take focus away from another at important times/events.

The fact is, the Queen will not live for ever - it makes sense IMO for there to be a co-ordinated approach and staffing at a senior level now as within the next 10-15 years we will have a new King and new Prince of Wales, so does it not make sense for them to work together so its easier and smoother when they all take on their new roles?
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:27 AM
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yet another change within brf staff ...
Prince Charles loses right-hand man after other departures | Daily Mail Online
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:42 AM
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Clearly, the press wasn't ready for such changes within the royal households staff.
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:34 AM
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Aide-de-camp to Prince Philip

Good Morning All, has anybody got any information on People who have served as Prince Philips Aide-de-camp, or is there a link to a list I could use

Thanks in Advance for your help
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:40 AM
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I don't know of any such lists. As far as I know Prince Philip didn't have aides de camp, although he himself was ADC to his wife, in an honorary capacity. If you wrote to Buckingham Palace, to the Lord Chamberlain's office, they would know I should think.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:17 AM
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There is a very handsome and dashing ADC. I actually meant ta ask about him on this board but didn't. He is in the videos where Prince Philip uses the f-word. Right at the beginning when the Prince is being welcomed..

. In this video you can see him from 0.26 in the background with LiW. Again at 1.27

. Again here at 0.12. Behind William. Just a flicker. So cool n confident in bearing. Looks pretty junior.. Any info on him?
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:05 AM
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More likely for Philip to have an Equerry instead of Aide de Camp. I think the Queen is the only ones with Aide de Camp.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:50 PM
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Ya maybe he s an equerry. I wish I can know the name of the current equerry
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Ya maybe he s an equerry. I wish I can know the name of the current equerry
The guy in your first video is Wing Commander Samuel (called Sam) Fletcher. He was the Queen's equerry (20152017) and is seen in almost all the videos I've posted of Her Majesty's engagements and audiences in various threads here over the last year (the last time was with HM at Canada House on July 19th).

Pictures of him:
http://news.images.itv.com/image/fil...stream_img.jpg
http://www.macleans.ca/wp-content/up...EEN_CARD02.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/...8428219865.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Q...V5zmUcrd2l.jpg

He was replaced in July this year by Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, the first black man to be appointed to this position.

The person in your second video seems to be another guy.
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"The Queen’s most senior courtier was forced out in a power struggle between Buckingham Palace and the Prince of Wales, The Times can reveal. Sir Christopher Geidt, the Queen’s private secretary, left his post in July after complaints by the prince and his brother, the Duke of York, sources said."

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...ggle-7bfs632z2
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:08 PM
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:38 PM
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This is not a very attractive look for the BRF.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:40 PM
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I think we all have to say "Tabloids" or "DM" and remember that any of the people involved in this reshuffle know better than to trash talk the BRF. It is the fastest way to become persona no grata in the upper eschelons of power and the social circles they live in themselves.

Logically speaking, if a Private Secretary is asking HM to choose between he and her son the answer is a no-brainer which is why I doubt the rumour. Having served HM for 14 years he knows whats what.

However, because of HM's longevity, I think some of her staff may be a little proprietary about access to her, etc. which is an absolute necessity if she is to lighten her load to PoW and enable her to spend more time with her husband.

BP ways are not CH ways and it is again, a no-brainer to rein in KP. The aforementioned clash of events speak for themselves. I also think that KP needs to act in concert with the rest of the BRF to ensure a continuity of standards.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:43 AM
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It was a surprising announcement so I am not surprised there is discussion or rumour about why he left. As for how much of it is true, only a handful of people will ever really know.
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