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Old 11-19-2020, 10:16 AM
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The Duke of York was seen riding today, November 19:


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Old 11-19-2020, 05:48 PM
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Prince Andrew and a Shady Bank...

"For years, Andrew acted as an unofficial door opener for David Rowland and his private bank in Luxembourg, Banque Havilland SA, according to a trove of emails, internal documents, and previously unreported regulatory filings reviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek, as well as interviews with 10 former bank insiders.

His royal cachet and his role as the U.K.’s special representative for international trade and investment until 2011 helped the Rowland family pitch their services to potential clients from the ranks of the world’s dictators and kleptocrats."
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...ketchy-clients


Oh my, now they are after him, the press and all... Bloomberg Businessweek here did some digging!
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Prince Andrew being Prince Andrew...
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:12 AM
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Prince Andrew's past keeps catching up with him, doesn't it. Jeffrey Epstein, shady business with shady people. It appears we have noticed Andrew out riding the ponies at Windsor Castle alot lately. It probably helps his stress levels as his life keeps crashing down around him. It's all rather tragic yet I don't feel sorry for him.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:11 PM
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Didn't P Andrew resigned as the Envoy for International trade, don't remember if it was in Davos Switzerland, when he made the announcement or back in the UK. Some nasty Business dealings came to light. All these super rich have dirt on them some where, or they would not be this rich they all take advantage of the cracks in the Financial Laws and they can get away with it for a very long time. All they need is someone arrogant and self serving with greed and not being the sharpest tool in the shed, to help them, sadly this fits the bill for Andrew. Also a few years ago there was a controversy about the Panama papers, I believe this involved the Queen, did not hear much about it anymore. Andrew seem to be a magnet for trouble, greed and entitlement maybe a part of it. It seem he is the perfect fall guy. He is 60 years old now one could assume he has learned guess not.
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:49 AM
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The Duke of York was seen driving yesterday, November 23:


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Old 11-24-2020, 10:02 AM
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"For years, Andrew acted as an unofficial door opener for David Rowland and his private bank in Luxembourg, Banque Havilland SA, according to a trove of emails, internal documents, and previously unreported regulatory filings reviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek, as well as interviews with 10 former bank insiders.

His royal cachet and his role as the U.K.’s special representative for international trade and investment until 2011 helped the Rowland family pitch their services to potential clients from the ranks of the world’s dictators and kleptocrats."
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...ketchy-clients


Oh my, now they are after him, the press and all... Bloomberg Businessweek here did some digging!
It is a good article. But what is Andrew really accused of here - even if he did act unethically in introducing these people to the other investors when he should have, while acting as UK Special envoy. Unless they have absolute proof of financial gain - it is really nothing but hearsay. And if they did have proof I am pretty certain that the British police and Tax fraud people would have been on it by now. To be honest it doesn't even talk about cases against the people serious involved in the actually crimes - only 1 account of a tax penalty. If the evidence was there to make an accusation - there would be evidence to actually make an arrest.

I give you that Andrew certainly has a knack for picking friends. I do worry that he might have brought other family members - wittingly and unwittingly into this as well.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:16 PM
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It must be a boring news day, so Andrew is watched when he drives to or leave Windsor.
really Papp's get real her. And the other story well. I must say P A really is a magnet for trouble. Now that is Andrew, he loves who he is and all the perks which come with it, he adores money, not the best combination imo.
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Old 11-24-2020, 03:58 PM
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The original Times article is behind a paywall so I'm forced to link the DM article to this story. Sorry.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ependence.html

Lionel Barker, the ex Financial Times Editor told the Times about his new book. In it he stated, from the diaries he has kept, that about a week before the Scottish Referendum, he had lunch with Prince Andrew.

The Yes vote was then surging and apparently Andrew told him that the Queen was concerned and intended to try and intervene. In Barker's words, Andrew 'tipped him the wink' before the Queen spoke to a member of the public at Balmoral about the Scots should think carefully before they voted.
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Old 11-24-2020, 05:25 PM
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Well, I have the feeling - and it might be just mine - that the Prince Andrew involvement into *this* scandal might be used as a kind of magic veil to make the real scandal around the Epstein story disappear.

But: We have seen only recently, namely in Spain, how a small story about some business meetings can go from zero to 2 billion Euro in a very short amount of time... Inclusive a King in hiding and so on...
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Old 11-24-2020, 06:33 PM
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We knew ages ago though didn't we? Even former Prime Minister David Cameron said in his memoirs that he had asked the Palace if HM could make some sort of politically neutral yet somewhat encouraging comment so clearly we knew what HM had said had been thought out. The only new information here is that Andrew knew about it before hand and is, as ever, a buffoon enough to go about bragging and getting the rest of the RF in trouble.
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Old 11-24-2020, 07:59 PM
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Why in the world isn't he get it? Think first, speak second. Meaning wake up and smell the coffee. Engage brain and mouth at the same time, maybe difficult for him. He like's to be the center of attention, just like some others we know. Maybe he should think of his first Grandchild, which will come into this world very soon. Maybe he should step aside, when trouble is coming.
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We knew ages ago though didn't we? Even former Prime Minister David Cameron said in his memoirs that he had asked the Palace if HM could make some sort of politically neutral yet somewhat encouraging comment so clearly we knew what HM had said had been thought out. The only new information here is that Andrew knew about it before hand and is, as ever, a buffoon enough to go about bragging and getting the rest of the RF in trouble.
I think most people knew this story and has been rehashed over-and-over again by some Scottish Nationalists who continued to use it as an argument for Scottish Independence. I have read some very extreme comments by these Scottish Nationalists, who wants to expropriate Balmoral Castle (private property) from The Queen after gaining Scottish Independence.

As you said, Andrew is an idiot for bragging about it in front of journalists. He could have just said "no comment". Instead he has caused an uproar on quite a shaky ground (there is already drama surrounding The Crown). He should be thinking about his daughters and future grandchildren, not himself. The more times he appeared in the press, the more the public hates him and more negativities surrounding his children and grandchildren.
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:07 AM
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The Duke of York was seen riding again today:


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Once again the Duke of York was seen riding today, December 8:


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The Duke of York was photographed yesterday, December 10:


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Old 12-11-2020, 06:52 AM
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He was not pictured with the Royal Family.
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Old 12-11-2020, 07:22 AM
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He doesn't do royal engagements anymore and the event at Windsor was an official engagement.

Other than riding horses, or driving a car, he hasn't been seen all year.

I have also heard/read that he won't be in the official photograph exhibition being put together for Philip's birthday and probably won't be in any family photo released to celebrate that event, his mother's 95th or the next Jubilee. He is largely being airbrushed out of the family it seems.
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As for P Andrew not being allowed to appear in any Family photos or being airbrushed out does not make him, as he never existed. I am sure that he is in photos only for the eyes of family. No one ever accused Andrew of being the brightest light at BP and his choice of friends is very questionable and some are right out offensive. This is and was his choice and he has to live with it.But he is still the son of the Queen and what goes on behind closed doors we will never know. Some people have lots of sense and class, this seems to be lacking in Andrew.
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The Duke of York riding early in the morning, yesterday, December 14:


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