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good for him.
I can't believe the Palace would let this go out with such a glaring grammatical error. It should refer to the rift "between the Prince of Wales and me."
The Duke of York must be reading https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/peerage-news (Peerage News) comments to be re-acting... But at the end of the day, every Princess that married, their spouse were offered an Earldom, so nothing has changed..
Princess Patricia of Connaught's husband was not offered an earldom, and she relinquished her royal titles. Only Antony Armstrong-Jones accepted an earldom, due to prodding of wife - it was fine for the 60s, but not fine now. Only 3 years later, Angus said no, as did Anne and Mark. Both princesses are working royals. Beatrice and Eugenie are not. And Andrew would not have pressed this. The only peerages that will be created will be for certain members of the royal family, not spouses
I think the Duke of York has made a mistake with this statement. Some papers will play it as the proof of the rift. I am quite sure that York princesses are not happy with Dad's outburst.
There are a few unfortunate grammatical errors. Apart from that, the Duke of York makes his point. His daughters are moving ahead with their lives. Eighty years ago today, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne and became, for the first time in his life, a private citizen. However, from that time until his death, the press continued to follow every move that the Duke and Duchess made. The Duchess lamented that the Duke and she had all the problems of being Royal without the benefits. One could argue that they had some of the benefits in the form an allowance. However, in the case of the York princesses, I think they have all the problems of being Royal such as having little privacy, without the benefits of a home in Kensington or any income from the Queen.
The York princesses are not without money. They have private incomes from trust funds.
The Duke of York needs to study the King's English. And I thought that only we, the uncultured Americans, made such errors.
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