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Old 05-23-2016, 10:53 AM
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See the thing is, did he break the law? I have no idea because after reading a paragraph my mind goes numb., it's so boring. I agree he shouldn't be allowed to get away with things because he's the Queen's son but he shouldn't be subjected to witch hunts just because the tabloids don't like him.


If he got himself a sweet deal and it was legal, well good for him. I'm sure lawyers are going over it with a fine tooth comb.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:14 PM
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The question in my mind is the type of MP calling for investigation. We all know one is a staunch republican, so of course he would call for one. Who are the others? Again, this in my mind is the major issue. Whether or not he engaged in wrongdoing is almost secondary. The transparency of the monarchy is of primary importance and their willingness to respond to reasonable requests for investigation.
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:34 PM
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If MPs from various viewpoints call for an investigation, then we'll know it's really serious. Prince Andrew could have done something that's legal, but that doesn't make it ethical. Even the appearance of conflict-of-interest has to be avoided by someone in his position. IMO if he retires from public life, he can do all the wheeling-and-dealing he likes so long as it's legal. However, when he's publicly representing the monarchy, which he presently does, that's a different matter.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:20 PM
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Even if he didn't break the law I as a British taxpayer would love to know why a member of the taxpayer funded Royal Family was helping two foreign companies set up a deal with no apparent benefit to the British economy. There are plenty of British businesses that need support rather than foreign ones. I think many people rightly question the lifestyle of the Duke, ues he probably has a trust fund but then so would Anne and Edward and they dont seem to have enough cash to buy £13million ski chalets
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:51 PM
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The question in my mind is the type of MP calling for investigation. We all know one is a staunch republican, so of course he would call for one. Who are the others? Again, this in my mind is the major issue. Whether or not he engaged in wrongdoing is almost secondary. The transparency of the monarchy is of primary importance and their willingness to respond to reasonable requests for investigation.
The problem with that is defining 'reasonable'.

Some people would see this situation as a 'reasonable request' but then the next person may want to see where specifically the money came from to pay for the refurbishment of Anmer Hall - saying 'private' isn't enough and then others would argue that every single penny that the royals spend would be a reasonable request to have accounted for.

What is 'reasonable'?
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:24 PM
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The problem with that is defining 'reasonable'.

Some people would see this situation as a 'reasonable request' but then the next person may want to see where specifically the money came from to pay for the refurbishment of Anmer Hall - saying 'private' isn't enough and then others would argue that every single penny that the royals spend would be a reasonable request to have accounted for.

What is 'reasonable'?
Usually a judicial body, or quasi-judicial body makes such a determination as to what is reasonable, done on a case-by-case basis.

Your argument forms the basis of why certain groups are afforded immunity - we recognize a group can commit a wrongdoing but for various reasons we as a society won't investigate or impose a penalty. Harm to the institution itself is one of those reasons. However, while I suppose the Queen has such immunity, I'm not sure about her family. Perhaps they enjoy a de facto immunity.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:24 AM
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The Duke of York as Patron of the Jubilee Sailing Trust attended a reception at HMS PRESIDENT in London on May 25 to mark the 30th anniversary of the tall ship Lord Nelson:


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Old 05-30-2016, 05:55 PM
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Even if he didn't break the law I as a British taxpayer would love to know why a member of the taxpayer funded Royal Family was helping two foreign companies set up a deal with no apparent benefit to the British economy. There are plenty of British businesses that need support rather than foreign ones. I think many people rightly question the lifestyle of the Duke, ues he probably has a trust fund but then so would Anne and Edward and they dont seem to have enough cash to buy £13million ski chalets
Maybe they have enough to buy such a chalet but would prefer to spend their money on horses or other things while Andrew chose a home for his ex-wife nd daughters.

Just because Anne and Edward don't appear to flash the cash doesn't mean they don't have it.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:44 AM
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Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, visits Estonia as a guest of Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and the keynote speaker of technology conference Latitude59.

Prince Andrew and Taavi Rõivas visited the Pelgulinna Gymnasium today, on May 31, where students demonstrated their programming skills on Raspberry Pi mini-computers.
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HRH The Duke of York attends 32nd RCEL Conference service of remembrance in Malaysia.

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Old 06-27-2016, 12:50 PM
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The Duke of York in Kuala Lumpur today, June 27:



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Old 07-01-2016, 05:26 PM
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The Duke of York, representing the Queen, and Chancellor George Osborne, were among the 1,000 guests including military representatives, UK ambassadors and high commissioners representing the combatant nations for a moving commemoration service at Manchester Cathedral.

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Old 07-03-2016, 10:26 PM
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This is getting worse and worse I can't see how there can't be some sort of Enquiry. He seems to be using his role as a Royal envoy for his own personal gain which isn't what it is about. It is looking very shady.
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This is getting worse and worse I can't see how there can't be some sort of Enquiry. He seems to be using his role as a Royal envoy for his own personal gain which isn't what it is about. It is looking very shady.

It is indeed shady typical Andrew !! I really hope it's looked into. Too much gets swept under the carpet regards Andrew


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Old 07-04-2016, 02:24 AM
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New article but old news. The house was sold in 2007, so these deals were 9 years ago. His shady dealings were already looked into.

Andrew has not been a trade envoy since 2011, when these scandals came out.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:21 AM
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^^^ Not one comment on this, and yet just last month, the faux outrage on this forum was full throttle when William and Catherine used a helicopter.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:36 AM
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1000+ comments now, but nothing surprising if you've read the dm-comments section before
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:50 AM
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Yes comments in the DM, but I mean on TRF. No one here commented, and yet last month when W&C used the helicopter, it was 'outrage' central here
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Ah, okay, sorry i misunderstood, maybe W&C's thread is followed by more people here?
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