Thursday, July 21, 2011

Official: Prince Andrew steps down as trade envoy

.Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Duke of York will step down as Trade Envoy.  According to the Guardian,  the Duke of York "is expected to announce that he will concentrate on boosting skills training and apprenticeships in Britain in future, in what is bound to be seen as a significant downgrading of his role. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are expected to take a greater part in promoting trade during their future foreign trips."

The current issue of Vanity Fair has an interesting expose by Edward Klein:


John said...

Marlene is that Vanity Fair expose correct about Andrew's Royal Victorian Order? I felt certain that I had seen him wear the distinctive blue, white and red riband years ago. And anyway, after receiving The Garter, receiving any other British order seems less of an event.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

He got the GCVO on Febuary 21, 2011

John said...

Hm. Thanks, I suppose I was thinking of his CVO.