- Jun 29, 2004
That counting of engagements is a hobby by a certain individual whom keeps track and informs media, taking it over without any critical eye: copy-and-paste and sloppy journalism in optima forma.
Every normal person would count "The Princess Royal made a visit to South Georgia where a varied afternoon and evening program was followed" as one engagement: "Visit to South Georgia". The chap however counted it with lots of creativity:
The Princess Royal toured the British Antarctic Survey Research Station.
The Princess Royal viewed the Shackleton Memorial.
The Princess Royal was greeted by South Georgia Government Officers.
The Princess Royal met with the British Antarctic Survey Research Staff at Everson House, King Edward Point.
The Princess Royal later viewed the Shackleton Photography Exhibition at Grytviken Museum.
The Princess Royal this evening attended a Reception given by the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands at Everson House.
The Princess Royal afterwards attended a Dinner at Carse House, King Edward Point.
Wow... 7 engagement against one, while the program was exactly the same... welcome in the wonders of (creative) statistics...
All you want to count then are the days that the royals worked and not how much they do no those days e.g. 7th January
1. The Duke of York today visited West and North Yorkshire to see the impact of the recent floods on homes and local businesses and to meet those affected.
2. His Royal Highness this morning visited flood affected factories in Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
3. The Duke of York afterwards attended a briefing on the flooding, at Leeds Civic Hall and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire (Dr. Ingrid Roscoe).
4. His Royal Highness this afternoon met members of the local community in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.
5. The Duke of York afterwards met representatives from the emergency services, York City Council and The Yorkshire Regiment in York who have been involved in the flood relief.
6. His Royal Highness later visited residents and business people in Todmorden, West Yorkshire
1. The Princess Royal, Honorary President, this morning attended the Oxford Farming Conference at the Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street, Oxford, and was received by the Reverend Canon Glyn Evans (Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire)
To you they both did the same amount of work - 1 engagement.
To me, and others who do a count of the BRF's engagements Andrew clearly did more that day and so it credited accordingly.