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Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 02-05-2013, 10:25 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
It appears to me that "the bottom line" is this: ...

It appears to me that "the bottom line" is this: Andrew is not particularly popular with the British media and public; Sarah is... well, we all know where Sarah stands with public and media opinion....
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 12-29-2011, 02:14 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
Diarist: Thank you for this interesting,...

Diarist: Thank you for this interesting, important and in-depth discussion of how things really work at and through BP!

It is, by this time, a highly sophisticated operation -- and ever so...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-26-2011, 08:39 PM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
A rhetorical statement, Iluvbertie, just a...

A rhetorical statement, Iluvbertie, just a rhetorical statement...

As a matter of fact, the princesses would be well advised to follow the example set by Catherine before her marriage. She has...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-26-2011, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
Iluvbertie, it is not just about the RF. If...

Iluvbertie, it is not just about the RF. If the perception of the people is against the Yorks, then it reflects poorly on the BRF. So, the point is, if the girls want to be taken seriously, they...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-26-2011, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
Well, this is all well traveled territory and...

Well, this is all well traveled territory and Zonk prefers we not rehash old news, but briefly, just start with the Oprah show, the dreadful hat which was very poor taste at a royal wedding, other...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-26-2011, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
On the contrary, I think we do know a great deal...

On the contrary, I think we do know a great deal about the disaffection the BRF and most of those in the know feel with the Yorks. The princesses certainly do not deserve to be painted with the same...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-14-2011, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
On the contrary, Lumutqueen, Oxbridge degrees...

On the contrary, Lumutqueen, Oxbridge degrees occupy the top of the firmament in the UK and the world. A recent top level survey included Cambridge and Oxford in the top ten universities in the...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-14-2011, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
It seems I am way outnumbered on this forum, but...

It seems I am way outnumbered on this forum, but I still think that, until the York princesses prove they are to be taken seriously by being above reproach in their personal lives and using good...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-10-2011, 10:36 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
To sum up: here are the main problems the York...

To sum up: here are the main problems the York girls face in pursuing their father's dream of having them be serious working royals:

1. Sarah, Andrew, Sarah, Sarah Sarah

2. Too much...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-05-2011, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
You are so right, Mirabel. It is all about...

You are so right, Mirabel. It is all about image, and is not necessarily "fair." If they want to be considered working royals, they cannot afford to put a foot wrong. Fair or not, and largely...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-05-2011, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
I still believe that, despite the number of...

I still believe that, despite the number of patronages wanting/needing to be filled, if these girls do not present a truly good and wholesome image, and their mother continues to be seen to be overly...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-30-2011, 01:31 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
As far as the major Commonwealth nations, they...

As far as the major Commonwealth nations, they have been covered by the senior royals: The Queen, D o E, P o W, Pr. Wm and Harry. So I suspect they will continue to be paid quite a lot of attention...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-25-2011, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
Apparently, she does not, Mirabel! And she...

Apparently, she does not, Mirabel! And she clearly lacks class, discretion, and wisdom, and doesn't hesitate to use those poor girls to her own ends whenever possible. From the pathetic appearance...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-24-2011, 11:27 AM
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Views: 215,221
Posted By Susanna Wynne
I don't know whether Ms. Ostler has good sources...

I don't know whether Ms. Ostler has good sources at the Palace, but you don't need them to understand that, at this point, the two princesses are not great assets to the Royal Family. They might be...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-20-2011, 12:02 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
There is a long way between a minor royal...

There is a long way between a minor royal becoming a patron of a few charities here and there and being an active major royal being funded by the RF (The Queen now, Charles later) and also receiving...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-19-2011, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
But that is just my point: it may not be...

But that is just my point: it may not be altogether fair, but they need to employ serious PR techniques to turn their images around. William and Harry had the benefit of being Diana's sons, so the...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-19-2011, 10:13 AM
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Views: 215,221
Posted By Susanna Wynne
I don't believe that it is just the "taint" of...

I don't believe that it is just the "taint" of Sarah that works against the York princesses at this point. The Duke has been most unwise in some of his dealings, and the young women have not been...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-19-2011, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Susanna Wynne
Perceptions of the York girls

It does seem that they are not being "handled" well in any case. If they wish to have a proper role within the BRF, the girls need to behave extremely carefully. Sitting in the front row of fashion...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 05-08-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 215,221
Posted By Susanna Wynne
From The Telegraph: an interesting article. ...

From The Telegraph: an interesting article. Toward the end, the removal of B. and E.'s security detail is mentioned.


Royal family braced for cut in funding - Telegraph...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 05-07-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 215,221
Posted By Susanna Wynne
RMay286 and Duchess of Darwin: I certainly...

RMay286 and Duchess of Darwin: I certainly commend your warm hearts toward these girls who are having trouble sorting things out. AND I SO don't agree that they could "never perform on the same...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 05-07-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 215,221
Posted By Susanna Wynne
The comment about the Civil List may have been...

The comment about the Civil List may have been made to ensure that the public knows that no "taxpayer support" is going to go to B and E. Up until a few years ago, the Civil List supported a number...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 04-07-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 215,221
Posted By Susanna Wynne
Tiaraquette

From personal research for a novel I wrote set in the 19th century, the English [I]tradition[I] was that noble and aristocratic women did not wear tiaras until they were married. Even for formal...
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