Post by grumblebug Post by IslandZeus
Over the weekend, my country (St. Lucia) celebrated it's 25th
anniversary of Independence and so Prince Andrew was invited as a
member of the Royal Family to celebrate with the country this special
Well it was apparent from his arrival that he wasn't as enthused with
this occasion as the rest of the country! From visiting various
various functions which was televised on national television various
snapshots to the prince's countenounce showed him less than impressed
and less than fervent in experiencing any of the functions.
Finally, in attending a special function where only an invited few
were to dine in the presence of His Royal Highness, the PRICK simply
came in the room, ate his dinner, and quickly exited....not a word nor
any sign of emotion or delight, at least, for the many St. Lucians
enjoying 25 years of Independence from the Throne. He left a alsting
impression on all of us of snobbery, unimpressed disdain...and total
A british friend of mine who was also at this dinner when asked about
the Prince said to me "He could at least have said 'Mum says
Hi!!'"....I couldn't agree any more....the Prick!!
Once again, I wake up to find a thread so debased by insult and
counter-insult that the original point is lost and I'm undecided where
to post. So I'll post to the original article which hasn't been
If it is true, or more importantly if it is believed that is true,
that Prince Andrew has insulted an entire Commonwealth nation, then we
have a problem. There are a lot of Caribbean 25th-independence
anniversaries coming up, and after that the African 50th anniversaries
too, and they would be within their rights to ask that some other
royal comes to their celebrations.
If the DoY was so bored at being in an island tropical paradise, he
could have found a way not to show it. He could have asked his mother
for advice - she has been feigning interest in much more boring
situations for decades.
There might be some internal RF politics going on here - he might have
gone here under protest, on sufferance, and be showing it in order to
get out of the next one. Fair enough, but being in the "Firm" requires
duties as well as perks and one has to take the rough with the smooth.
If he doesn't want to do these jobs he could always remove himself
from the Civil List and try to live on his naval officer's salary -
plenty do. I'm sure that many of the minor Royals would be delighted
to be offered trips to the Caribbean in exchange for being half way
Another thought occurs - perhaps Andrew is as awkward and prone to
gaffes around non-white people as his father is. Again, some lessons
are required - (again perhaps from his mother who was once esconced
privately with the late President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania for so
long that "Private Eye" jokingly rumoured a romance!)
Most of the other stuff posted here is irrelevant - I neither know nor
care whether the DoY is straight bi or gay, is beastly to his servants
or kindly, is a toilet-mouth or never swears. If he has knowingly or
unknowingly insulted a fellow Commonwealth nation, that is bad. I've a
feeling this is only the start of this story.
Oliver (remove _ as ever)
Although I wouldn't go as far as saying that he insulted my country,
as did his father with his nasty remarks on the African Nation's
ceremony...his total disinterest and what seemed to me to be total
disinterest proved very disheartening nonetheless. A fake smile would
indeed suffice, at least when the cameras came upon his face.
I have no knowledge of his attitude towards non Whites in general, nor
would I say that his opinion of them seem to be that of racial
superiority as it is well known along that family line there is
Negroid somewhere, just have to review the family tree. However, his
attitude at the occassion proved to methat the Royals in general are a
bunch of sobbering narcissistic aristocrats whose attitude have no
welcome in the modernised, especially an island like St. Lucia...true
we are island folk with our various taboos and folklore with regard to
Voodoo and Obeah and other narrowminded cultic storylines; and are not
as developed technologically as the metropolitan superpowerful
countries in Europe and North America, but we are none the less very
educated qualification-wise(we do boast two Nobel Laureates in
Economics and Literature, very impressive IMO for a country that can
hardly been seen on the map of the world), have access to computers
and Internet and, yes, DVDs, and yes, speak Proper English and,
therefore, will not in this day and age think that anyone who is born
into a family with lots of regality has any more value than us; nor do
we think that our services, though merely mortal and therefore
sub-worthy, are there to profoundly impress these 'Gods of British Mt.
We invited this chap to our country to take part in our festivities -
we had put on the show and exposed our culture through artistic
performances, Gala Dinners, and various other programs...all he had to
do was meet us half way, smile, intermingle, have a freaking good
time!! But is opposing reaction to me left a very sour taste in the
mouths of myself and other people I'm acquainted with, who invariably
noticed his actions.
He did not insult the country..but he isn't our favorite Royal.