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Old 12-14-2019, 03:54 PM
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Simples. The point of the article is to make money by taking advantage of recent events and revived interest in Randy Andy to sell newspapers (or newspaper advertising - however it works in the digital age) by dredging up and printing an old story about something that was ostensibly perfectly legal if perhaps a bit iffy.

Recent reporting has blurred the lines between what is truly illegal activity and actions that, depending on your own point of view, are simply inappropriate/sleazy/immoral. And of course there are other issues like holding a person guilty by association.

Andrew's only real "crimes" may be a highly developed sense of entitlement, arrogance, a lack of empathy, a tendency to ignore servants or other people he deems unworthy of his attention, a fondness for liaisons with young women, a tendency to not commit to memory (or to quickly forget) those liaisons when they are with young women in the "unworthy of my attention" category, and a tendency to terminological inexactitude about the foregoing if he deems it warranted.
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:42 PM
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https://news.sky.com/story/pitchatpa...lding-11916789
Looks like Andrew’s Pitch @ the Palace has moved.
I’m not sure if Andrew is still involved w/ his Pitch@the palace scheme & also I’m not sure that it’s appropriately named since there doesn’t seem to be any ‘palace’ involved anymore.
If Andrew shows up at its’ events in China & the Middle East, then we’ll know that he’s still a part of the organization I suppose.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:45 PM
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I'm not surprised. This was one genuinely good initiative from Andrew so it'll be a shame if it has to stop completely. Perhaps it could be changed to just "Pitch" and obviously run under someone different?
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:51 PM
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The last that I've heard is that it has been renamed Pitch and will be headed up by Amanda Thirsk, Andrew's former private secretary, as CEO.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:52 PM
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Thanks Osipi. Glad to hear.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:09 PM
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I'm not surprised. This was one genuinely good initiative from Andrew so it'll be a shame if it has to stop completely. Perhaps it could be changed to just "Pitch" and obviously run under someone different?
According to the following article from December, Pitch@Palace CIC was being wound up, whereas the directors of Pitch@Palace Global wanted the Duke of York to step away.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-quit-project/

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Pitch@Palace CIC, which is based in Buckingham Palace, is being wound up after trustees concluded it had no future in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

But the Duke is refusing to give up its sister company Pitch@Palace Global, prompting three of its directors to offer their resignations.

While Pitch@Palace CIC is a non-profit-making company and is controlled by the Prince Andrew Charitable Trust, the overseas arm Pitch@Palace Global is owned by the Duke himself and was set up to make profits by brokering deals between tech start-ups and wealthy investors.

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The companies had also raised concerns that the Duke was mixing his charitable work with his business interests. Auditors advised the Duke and his team that Pitch@Palace Global, established to earn money from tech investments abroad, was too closely linked to Pitch@Palace CIC.
As a result, directors – who sat on both boards – were ordered to choose one or the other, resulting in a stream of resignations from each in early November. The Daily Telegraph can reveal that the directors urged the Duke to step away from the project, which he founded in 2014. They initially assumed he would go but the Duke has clung on to the initiative.
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The Duke of York was pictured leaving his home in Windsor Great Park this morning:


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The Duke of York attended a service at St Georges Chapel yesterday, March 9:


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Old 03-10-2020, 06:12 AM
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This event was even recorded in the CC which simply says 'The Duke of York was present'. The same wording is used for the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester - who were also present.

Other than recording his birthday and an event where someone else represented him this is the first time he has appeared in the CC since his interview.
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:28 PM
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Court Circular 9th March:
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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Lieutenant Colonel Sir Andrew Ford (Extra Equerry to The Queen and formerly Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross (Extra Equerry to The Queen and formerly Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office) which was held in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, this morning.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were represented by the Earl of Rosslyn.

The Duke of York was present.

The Princess Royal was represented by the Hon Dame Shân Legge-Bourke.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Brigadier Harry Nickerson.

Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy was represented by Mrs Diane Duke.
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Prince Andrew drives from Royal lodge to Windsor and then goes out with a Groom Riding in The Grounds of Windsor on 20 March

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Prince Andrew is being sued for a large sum of money owing on his and Sarah's Swiss chalet. They defaulted on payments due at the end of 2019. I read in another article that Sarah wrote promising to pay but no money was forthcoming so the company, Le Temps, decided to sue. The Yorks apparently intend to sell the chalet to pay the debt.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ki-chalet-debt
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Old 05-07-2020, 09:53 PM
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Prince Andrew is being sued for a large sum of money owing on his and Sarah's Swiss chalet. They defaulted on payments due at the end of 2019. I read in another article that Sarah wrote promising to pay but no money was forthcoming so the company, Le Temps, decided to sue. The Yorks apparently intend to sell the chalet to pay the debt.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ki-chalet-debt
So much for Fergie planning to live there most of the time.
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Old 05-07-2020, 10:53 PM
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That is atrociously embarrassing that Andrew and Sarah appear to be essentially in foreclosure.
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Old 05-07-2020, 11:09 PM
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In a way, this doesn't surprise me one bit. After a dreadful 2019, Andrew's found himself cut off from his financial wheeling and dealing and basically is put into the position of "making do" with what he has. Sarah probably never had it cross her mind that Andrew and money would not be there in a pinch when needed and is having a pretty rude awakening herself.

The thing though that will persevere though is the relationship between Sarah and Andrew. I do believe they sincerely love and care for each other and their family. This is just another bump in the road. Andrew still has Royal Lodge so its not like he (or Sarah) are going to be out on the street homeless.
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Old 05-08-2020, 02:26 AM
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Prince Andrew is being sued for a large sum of money owing on his and Sarah's Swiss chalet. They defaulted on payments due at the end of 2019. I read in another article that Sarah wrote promising to pay but no money was forthcoming so the company, Le Temps, decided to sue. The Yorks apparently intend to sell the chalet to pay the debt.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ki-chalet-debt
Oh dear, that just does not look good!!
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Old 05-08-2020, 02:41 AM
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Personally I feel that it is a non story - sounds like the Chalet has been put up for sale ,presumably to pay for the debt. Part of Andrew's trust fund is also released this year - and it all that fails he always has the Queen and Charles to pay the bill.
So they will get their money and possibly have been told so - they just decided to sell their story as well.
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Old 05-08-2020, 02:56 AM
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What this does highlight is the lies the media have been peddling for years about the net worth of the Queen's younger children i.e. that Andrew was worth around 70 million pounds. If he was then this wouldn't be a problem at all. As late as November last year many outlets were reporting that Andrew was worth well over 50 million and yet a month later he couldn't pay 5 million. There were even calls to investigate where that 50 million came from but that went nowhere - obviously because there wasn't 50 million anywhere.
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A person can have a high net worth without having immediate access to those funds. Typically, people who have that kind of money have it invested, tied up in trusts, or otherwise set up to provide income. I have no idea what Andrew's net worth is, but I don't find it odd at all that he might have a net worth in the tens of millions of pounds, but still not be able to come up with 5 million pounds of quick cash.
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:28 AM
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He would have known that this was due and thus should have made arrangements to have it.

It isn't as this was an unexpected expense in which case the idea of money in investments and trusts can be an excuse but not when a payment will be known about for years in advance (he bought this property about a decade ago and so would have known when payments were due).
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