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Old 06-23-2012, 01:23 AM
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somebody have a photo of andrew in his christening's day? I have one fro edward's christening but I don't have none from the andrew's christening
Today the world has embraced new royal Princesses in the form of Mary of Denmark and Maxima of the Netherlands. But it's questionable whether even these hugely popular, increasingly glamorous future Queens will ever capture the world's imagination in the same way as Diana.
As Mario acknowledges: "She really was a true Princess".
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:38 PM
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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I found the most fascinating video of Sarah and Andrew just before they got married:

It's like a moment frozen in time, where they're young, happy, carefree, in love. So touching, I thought, seeing them larking about together, almost as if the cameras aren't there.*
Andrew seems mildly (and rather sweetly) embarrassed by Sarah using his pet name, but I can't work out what he says... Bunjee? Punjee? Can anyone shed light?*
I also enjoyed the conversation about Drones' (spelling?) restaurant which sounds wonderfully Wodehousian (The Drones Club, of course, being Bertie Wooster's regular haunt). Does anyone know anything about this place and whether it still exists?
And finally, does anyone think that Andrew sounds at times rather like one of Hugh Grant's diffident, embarrassed (but rather dishy) posh chaps from his romantic comedy roles? And I mean that as a compliment!*
A wonderful video, I think, though certainly tinged with a great deal of sadness - they seem such a wonderful couple, and it seems to me such a tragedy that their marriage had to end.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:56 AM
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I remember seeing this. They were in love pity it all fell apart!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:44 PM
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Sorry for rolling back the years, but I remember a while back a member
was wondering if there was any footage of Andrew and Sarah's engagement interview, I came across this.

I hope it's ok to put this here.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:55 PM
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Sara and Andrew were so cute! They really believed in the fairy tale at the end of the tabloid garbage.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:01 PM
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interesting the words used by the american voice over when describing the newspapers - "relentless" and "stalking" and that was 1986.

Doesnt change, regardless of the havoc the media and paps have caused.

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:06 AM
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Those two videos are fascinating. It is the first time I've seen their relationship in a romantic light, because all you hear about is the divorce and all sorts of troubles. I suspect Andrew was attracted to her vulnerable side. He senses she might need him, but is also drawn to her, because she has her own personality. He tries to give her advice on who to take advice from, but when she asserts herself, he doesn't push the point.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:01 PM
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Very touching to see these videos.
[I wonder if the 'pet name' was "Budgie"?]
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:47 PM
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"Budgie" - you just might be right. That sounds more like a pet name than something like Bunjee and may be why Sarah used that name in her books. That would be so sweet.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by btsnyder View Post
I have a question about the Duke of York's names, particularly Christian. Was this to honor his great-great-great grandfather Christian XI of Denmark? I don't think it's a particularly common name used by the British Royal Family.
Prince Andrew's great-great-great grandfather was King Christian IX of Denmark.

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Old 04-21-2014, 12:34 AM
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Christian IX was both Andrew's great-great-grandfather and great-great-great-grandfather.

Great-Great-Grandfather = Andrew - Philip (father) - Andrew (grandfather) - George I of the Hellenes (great-grandfather) - Christian IX of Denmark (Great-Great-Grandfather)

Great-Great-Great-Grandfather = Andrew - Elizabeth (mother) - George VI (grandfather) - George V (great-grandfather) - Alexandra (great-great-grandmother) - Christian - (great-great-great-grandfather)

We often forget that Andrew, and his siblings, have dual descent from both Queen Victoria and Christian IX through Elizabeth and Philip.

The other source of Christian in the BRF would be Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein who married Princess Helena - daughter of Queen Victoria but it is more likely to come from Christian IX.

Alexandra used Christian as a name for her eldest son - Albert Victor Christian Edward and George V used it as a name for his eldest son - Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David.

Otherwise it doesn't appear to have been used.

As Andrew is named for Philip's father (Andrew), Elizabeth's father (Albert), Philip's great-grandfather (Christian) and Elizabeth's great-grandfather (Edward VII - could be for her uncle of course) it seems there is some symmetry in his names.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:58 PM
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Prince Andrew was a Wolf (Cub) Scout.

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Old 05-26-2017, 05:59 PM
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Here's a recent interview with Prince Andrew by CNBC, which I thought is interesting in how he answered the question about what it's like being royal:

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Old 05-28-2017, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by kakieanne View Post
"Budgie" - you just might be right. That sounds more like a pet name than something like Bunjee and may be why Sarah used that name in her books. That would be so sweet.
It wasn't Budgie.

It was Bottom.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:15 PM
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80s/90s Documentary about Andrew?

Does anyone remember a documentary from the 80s or 90s that features extensive footage of him aboard a ship and visiting ashore in the Netherlands, where he and his shipmates go to a mall?

I can't remember if it was about him exclusively, but I think it also featured Fergie. I haven't seen it in years, but something made me think of it today.

Ring any bells?
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:44 PM
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Is that the one that talked about Koo Stark too?

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Old 10-18-2018, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by NoorMeansLight View Post
Some of you might have watched this before, but I thought I should share it here, on the occasion of Prince Andrew's birthday:

I find it extremely relaxing and funny! Andrew, Sarah, Anne & Edward showing us a lighter side and they all seem to enjoy it.

What event was this? I've never seen this before. : flores:
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:14 PM
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No, no, go back to sleep. You're having a bad dream.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:33 PM
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You know, while I knew that costumed rumble existed, I somehow never realized Edward roped Anne into it. It seems right up the Yorks’ sort of jock-like alley, and Edward is of course a sucker for any chance at theater, but Anne is a surprising participant. That whole bit about being the “strong silent troupes,” though, is classic Princess Royal.
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Old 10-19-2018, 01:08 AM
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I have heard of this program a few times over the years but never watched it until tonight. I am probably going to get "knocked out" but I thought it was funny as hell, innovative and really entertaining. The teams were playing for a good cause, the people all had a wonderful time being able to act silly and I'm sure the audience loved it too.

The members of the royal family that led their teams actually didn't participate in the hi jinks but they also seemed to really be enjoying themselves throughout the challenges.

Ahhh... a one off show but to me, a good one.
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