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Old 08-29-2017, 06:12 PM
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He has always done more duties than people realise. He has been the third or fourth hardest working member of the family for years (Edward was ahead last year due to the 60th anniversary of the DoE Awards scheme that saw him do over 100 for that organisation which isn't normal).

People are going to assume that whenever a 'minor' royal does something it is 'stepping up' to help the Queen when they are simply doing what they have always done in terms of numbers and types of engagements.

The only ones who will actually be 'stepping up' will be William, Kate and Harry as they are the ones with the time to add more work to their schedule (although as Harry hasn't had a job for over two years now I am not sure he will increase him numbers but will settle for around 150 a year believing that is enough). He could have been doing 400 a year for the last two years if he had any real inclination to do so.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:16 PM
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Some golf courses near those locations might be getting a visit perhaps?
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:47 AM
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What is actually doing here ?
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:51 AM
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We are too busy with footy finals to be excited about Andrew. I think you might agree Curryong
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:52 AM
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He's hosting a Pitch@Palace event there. Sarah's sister Jane is helping organize it: No Cookies | Gold Coast Bulletin
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:20 AM
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We are too busy with footy finals to be excited about Andrew. I think you might agree Curryong
Yes, these footy finals are especially exciting to me, as it's the first time my team's been there for about thirty years. Perhaps he could drop in and see some real football played, not that soccer stuff, lol!
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:26 AM
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Yes, these footy finals are especially exciting to me, as it's the first time my team's been there for about thirty years. Perhaps he could drop in and see some real football played, not that soccer stuff, lol!


Yep agree. But hope he doesn't think the grandfinal parade is for him
Curryong our teams might meet on the MCG ..on that one day in September
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:46 AM
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Yep agree. But hope he doesn't think the grandfinal parade is for him
Curryong our teams might meet on the MCG ..on that one day in September
Yes, hopefully!
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:05 AM
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Not expecting to see Prince Andrew! but that "one day in September" is today in Ireland. It's All Ireland Football Final day and it's last one out turn off the lights for Mayo as they head east to take on Dublin at Croker!
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Some golf courses near those locations might be getting a visit perhaps?
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It's a tough job but someone has to be brave enough to face those 18 holes on behalf of the Commonwealth golfers.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:17 PM
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I'm no especial fan of the Duke of York, but I daresay he wastes less time on the Golf course than either the present, or previous President of the United States [who actually have/had a Nation to manage]...
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:03 PM
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Most Presidents have played golf; it's really the only time they get fresh air and exercise; they have far less freedom and free time than ordinary people, even royals.
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:52 PM
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Yes, I agree with your points. The Duke of York often seems to get headlines for the "wrong" reasons, because the media loves a scandal. However, he has always done his full share of royal work. I'm old enough to remember the days when he was as glamorous a figure as Prince Harry is today, with a war record and a lot of female fans. He was a popular figure on royal tours as well.

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He has always done more duties than people realise. He has been the third or fourth hardest working member of the family for years (Edward was ahead last year due to the 60th anniversary of the DoE Awards scheme that saw him do over 100 for that organisation which isn't normal).

People are going to assume that whenever a 'minor' royal does something it is 'stepping up' to help the Queen when they are simply doing what they have always done in terms of numbers and types of engagements.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:00 AM
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He was a pilot during the Falklands War, quite active service I believe and carried on a career for some years in that or similiar field. So yes, Harry has mirrored him to a certain, but not the same extent. I think he can come across as a bit aloof so unlike Harry there.

But unfortunately it is only the scandal making headlines that catch the eye, not the day to day engagements carried out. The break-up of the York marriage, ahead of the already there but not so out there War of the Wales saga set the scene for years to come. Yet, this has to be the most amicable divorce in royal or close to circles. Which has to say something.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:48 PM
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If you look at early photos, Andrew was as happy and care-free as Harry, a bit of a lad no less. But he was always smiling and that stopped with the divorce . . . sort of.

The only really happy photos of him are with his daughters or with Sarah. Otherwise he has a pretty dour look about him. As to all those that whinge about golf, like it or lump it, trade deals etc. are often settled on the links, and Andrew brokered more than a few!
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:08 AM
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The last day of the Gary Player Classic at the Brisbane Golf Club is the 22nd, which coincides with Andrew's visit to Brisbane. Maybe he'll present the trophies. The GP Classic is for young up and coming golfers looking to make a name and break into the tour.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:02 AM
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Well Andrew was today at the murdoch children's research center a place very close to my heart so I will give him 10 out of 10 today. I didn't know he was going there. It's on the news so hopefully it brings a little more knowledge about what it does.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:11 AM
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I'm really happy to hear that Andrew is getting some positive coverage about what he is actually there to do. There has been too much focus, in my opinion. on the negatives around Andrew. In reality, if one looks at the court circular and the work that Andrew does do, its far more than playing golf or flying and accumulating air miles and definitely more newsworthy than his relationship with his ex-wife.

I think the general public pays way too much attention to tabloid headlines instead of actually looking at the facts of what a person does.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:18 AM
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The Duke of York spoke during an event for Pitch@Palace at the Government House in Melbourne, Australia, today, September 20:



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