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Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 01-07-2012, 07:38 PM
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:previous: Marg, it sounds odd to us, but...

:previous:

Marg, it sounds odd to us, but without wanting to be accused of baseless speculation again, perhaps Beatrice does not read too much of the negative press about her. Royal Biographies...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 01-07-2012, 04:17 PM
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I've done a bit of snipping from the York fashion...

I've done a bit of snipping from the York fashion thread:


Read more: Princess Beatrice opts for simple, but chic fashion choice | Mail Online...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 01-07-2012, 03:58 PM
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The UK position, as I understand it, is that if...

The UK position, as I understand it, is that if anyone is a Director of an charitable or not for profit organisation and particularly one that is registered as a company, any payment to them - even...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 12-28-2011, 08:44 PM
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Thank you for bearing with me so far. The...

Thank you for bearing with me so far. The mega-post is continuing..........

In between these two ends of the spectrum is an interesting ‘middle ground’, namely the Palace’s way of disseminating a...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 12-28-2011, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Diarist
WARNING!! A VERY LONG EXPLANATORY POST!!! ...

WARNING!! A VERY LONG EXPLANATORY POST!!!


I wonder if I could help a little with this, because I do have experience of royal spokesmen and how they operate that I gained in my old job.

To...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-14-2011, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Diarist
A good few years ago, Lumutqueen. But I can tell...

A good few years ago, Lumutqueen. But I can tell you this, Oxbridge employment figures today for new graduates are far, far higher than for overall non-oxbridge graduates. That's a fact. Indeed, even...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-14-2011, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Diarist
I think that your post says it all, Susanna. I am...

I think that your post says it all, Susanna. I am absolutely sure you are right; unless and until the Princesses put aside all their dubious conections etc they are not going to find it easy to make...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-14-2011, 03:20 PM
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Please could I help with a little information...

Please could I help with a little information about some of what Lumutqueen has said?



I cannot speak for Beatrice and Eugenie, but so far as most Royals are concerned, they do NOT 'get...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-14-2011, 02:37 PM
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A very logical conclusion, Mermaid, but...

A very logical conclusion, Mermaid, but apparently not. The job advert did attract comment at the time, and the specialist marketing press made it clear that it was a different role entirely - full...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-14-2011, 02:33 PM
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William and Harry certainly benefit from the...

William and Harry certainly benefit from the affection in which people held their mother, and of course this has been magnified by the fact that Diana died tragically at a young age, which is very...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-10-2011, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Diarist
To me, the real problem with Beatrice starting...

To me, the real problem with Beatrice starting work and building up a career is that it would be very hard to combine with undertaking royal duties.

Most jobs in the UK [certainly for new...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-09-2011, 11:57 AM
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It's really quite true so far as the UK is...

It's really quite true so far as the UK is concerned; the problem being that Beatrice's degree is NOT vocational. There is nothing wrong in 'studying-a subject-that-you-love -or-are-good-at' but it...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-09-2011, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Diarist
A lovely idea in theory, but I forsee a problem:...

A lovely idea in theory, but I forsee a problem: Generally, so far at the UK is concerned, Millinery is the same as any other fashion discipline and most people come to it from art-school Fashion...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-09-2011, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Diarist
Yes, professional careers are the only way...

Yes, professional careers are the only way forward, and if B and E really did concentrate on proper professional careers, something with a proper, organised career structure, then I think that all...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 11-07-2011, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Diarist
:previous: I think that both William and...

:previous:

I think that both William and Harry tend to be forgiven their excesses because they are both serving Officers in the Forces. In other words, they are seen to be doing a relatively...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-28-2011, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Diarist
Oh dear, this really is a messy situation, isn't...

Oh dear, this really is a messy situation, isn't it? I, too, believe that the real reason for the decision not to give royal roles to B and E is the actions of their mother - I have come to this view...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 10-06-2011, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Diarist
IMHO, there are good and valid points in ALL the...

IMHO, there are good and valid points in ALL the recent posts above. I certainly think that Beatrice looks poised and elegant in the photographs. But I also think that she DOES need to be seen to be...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 09-12-2011, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Diarist
I can remember very clearly that when this change...

I can remember very clearly that when this change was announced, many people thought that it was actually 'unfair' to the so-called 'minor royals'.and that they were being 'penalised' because of the...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 05-16-2011, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Diarist
Could I just help a bit with this one, Bertie?...

Could I just help a bit with this one, Bertie? The LPs were not STRICTLY necessary so far as Sarah was concerned, because she did in fact lose the HRH on her divorce - the reason that the LPs were...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 05-16-2011, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Diarist
The example I immediately think of is Princess...

The example I immediately think of is Princess Patricia, who renounced her Princely Title when she married the The Hon Alexander Ramsay in 1919.
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 05-08-2011, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Diarist
Please could I try to help with some background...

Please could I try to help with some background information and a little of my own interpretation?

In my very humble opinion, I think that the situation of Beatrice and Eugenie owes itself to a...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 04-11-2011, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Diarist
Please could you direct me to where I could make...

Please could you direct me to where I could make a post explaining some background information to Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, which I hope members of TRF will find interesting and helpful? I...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 04-07-2011, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Diarist
Ah, thank you I love Bertie, I am sure that the...

Ah, thank you I love Bertie, I am sure that the 1937 Coronation Photo is what i meant - I used to work beneath photos of all the coronations of the 20th Century, and obviously they did not register...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 04-07-2011, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Diarist
From memory, and I am not saying that you are...

From memory, and I am not saying that you are wrong, Duchess Mary, the first photos I can remember of Princess Anne in a Tiara were when she was married. My memory could well be playing tricks...
Forum: The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 04-07-2011, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Diarist
Please can I try to help with this one? so far as...

Please can I try to help with this one? so far as Tiaras are concerned, it is british formal etiquette [I can't speak for other jurisdictions] that ONLY married women can wear tiaras. This comes from...
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