In regards to this article (I won’t call it news, it isn’t. You’re a tabloid.):
I’m sorry … it seems that buried deeply within this article are some facts, which The Daily Mail seemed happy to ignore in an completely unfair manner:
- HRH The Duke of York went on 34 engagements in 6 days in various parts of the country. THAT’S A LOT! That should have been one of the first things you mentioned - you’re trying to make it seem as if this man hasn’t earned his keep, but I’d say that 34 engagements in 6 days, while flying around a foreign country, completing someone else’s agenda, is quite impressive.
- HRH Prince Harry also flew by private jet during his official Jubilee tour, but that seems to be acceptable because… he’s young and charming? You can’t crucify one and glorify the other for doing the exact same thing. If Harry was able to take a private jet during his tour (which, by the way was to a much less crap environment than The Duke of York’s - I’d much rather hang out in the Caribbean than the slums of India) then there should be no problem that The Duke of York did. Especially because The Duke of York has been a working royal for far longer than Prince Harry has. In fact, the caribbean trip was Prince Harry’s first tour, while The Duke of York has been doing them for decades.
- The Duke of York was unable to stay with the High Commissioner, because they were unable to accomodate him. And there were deeply discounted rates provided at his hotels. Did you expect him to camp out in the slums just because he was visiting them? NO! Where do you think Prince Harry stayed while he was in the Caribbean, in an alley? No - I’m sure he stayed at the best of the best hotels as well.
Perhaps The Daily Mail should consider posting the FACTS at the beginning of their “news” articles, with their opinions somewhere near the bottom (or just omit their opinions all together).
I, for one, am highly impressed with The Duke of York’s work during this tour. Making fun of how his uniform fit, and how certain expenses were handled (which, in the article it is spelled out that were not up to his discretion, but rather the discretion of the Royal Household) is completely unfair. Especially when Prince Harry did the same things and got a vastly different write up.
# All Royal
# Kate Middleton
# Prince William
Alright Prince Harry fans - you’re right.
I’ve just received confirmation that the award is solely for Prince Harry, but he is choosing to recognize Prince William as well because the work he is being recognized for is work he was doing on behalf of The Foundation.
Basically, if it’s similar to when an athlete is awarded MVP (Most Valuable Player) for a competition, but they acknowledge that they couldn’t have done it without their teammates/coaches/etc.
But you were all right, and I was wrong. Now let’s be friends. :)
He’s a trooper.