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Old 06-13-2017, 05:34 PM
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The Duke of York is currently visiting Singapore to represent Queen Elizabeth, as Head of the Commonwealth, at the Commonwealth Science Conference.

This morning, June 13, he made a courtesy call on President Tony Tan Keng Yam:


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Old 06-16-2017, 07:14 AM
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The Duke of York gave an interview to the BBC commenting on the Brexit and with that becoming "the first senior royal to comment on leaving the EU":


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Old 06-16-2017, 07:15 AM
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A rare "political" comment by a member of the Royal Family : Prince Andrew, who has been long involved with promoting British international trade, speaks to the BBC on how UK businesses should "make best of Brexit" and focus on other markets overseas besides the EU-27.

Duke of York: UK firms should make best of Brexit - BBC News
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:32 PM
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I thought members of the BRF weren't supposed to publicly voice their political views? Charles has stated his before, but has been criticised for doing so. I'm not sure if Andrew should have stated his views on Brexit, given that it's such a topical and debated issue and that it's an unwritten rule that royalty and politics traditionally don't go together.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:22 PM
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This isnt political as it is post the referendum. Royals could not say anythig that could influence the vote.

What he has said is true - there are risks and there are opportunities. No harm in stating the obvious.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:37 PM
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Regardless if they were in favor or against a Brexit, I am sure all British will agree that they have to make the most the new situation. The comments of the duke seem sensible enough, though rather platitudinous. The latter is not a bad thing for a comment on such a sensitive matter by a royal.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:11 PM
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Andrew has simply stated an obvious fact - there are business opportunities outside of the EU.

The only royal who actually can't say anything political is the monarch. The rest are able to do so but generally don't. Same as those royals who are also commoners are eligible to vote and/or stand for election to the House of Commons but again they don't. The royals who are also commoners by the way (Camilla, Kate, Harry, Beatrice, Eugenie, Sophie, Anne, Birgitte, Katherine, Michael, Marie-Christine and Alexandra). The others (Philip, Charles, William, Andrew, Edward, Richard and Edward) are peers of the realm and until 1999 were eligible to sit in the House of Lords with only Richard and the elder Edward not eligible to take up a seat in the newly reformed Lords - they chose not to do so but could have done so - as Earl Snowdon did for instance).
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:30 PM
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The only royal who actually can't say anything political is the monarch. The rest are able to do so but generally don't. Same as those royals who are also commoners are eligible to vote and/or stand for election to the House of Commons but again they don't. The royals who are also commoners by the way (Camilla, Kate, Harry, Beatrice, Eugenie, Sophie, Anne, Birgitte, Katherine, Michael, Marie-Christine and Alexandra). The others (Philip, Charles, William, Andrew, Edward, Richard and Edward) are peers of the realm and until 1999 were eligible to sit in the House of Lords with only Richard and the elder Edward not eligible to take up a seat in the newly reformed Lords - they chose not to do so but could have done so - as Earl Snowdon did for instance).
Thank you for the clarification, Iluvbertie. I had always presumed that all members of the immediate BRF had to steer clear from political discussions. I knew that other royals were eligible to vote, but I just didn't realise that it was only HM who technically wasn't allowed to air her political opinions.
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Earlier today, Prince Andrew attended Countess Mountbatten's funeral sporting a black eye. Buckingham Palace refused to comment on his big shiner.
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Prince Andrew leaves Scotts London last night

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Anyone on TRF know if this is true - or a fake? It was all over my Twitter feed.

The Duke of York has Twitter meltdown – Royal Central
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Anyone on TRF know if this is true - or a fake? It was all over my Twitter feed.

The Duke of York has Twitter meltdown – Royal Central
I don't know whether it is true, but Andrew almost never tweets. The account is managed by his staff.
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Anyone on TRF know if this is true - or a fake? It was all over my Twitter feed.
The Duke of York has Twitter meltdown – Royal Central
The twitter account "The Duke of York" is said to be official.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:34 AM
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The Duke of York attended the Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale golf course near Southport today, July 21:


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Prince Andrew officially opens the World Athletics Championships on behalf of The Queen – Royal Central

Prince Andrew officially opened the World Athletics Championships on behalf of the Queen
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Here are some galleries from today:


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Duke of York during day one of the Ebor Festival at York Racecourse today


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Yesterday evening, August 23, the Duke of York was seen leaving the Connaught Hotel in London:


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Duke of York during day one of the Ebor Festival at York Racecourse today


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Looks like he's doing his part helping his mother with some duties.
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