The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

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Polisman
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Polisman » 24 Nov 2019, 7:36pm

Andrew withdrawing from 230 charities. Holy moly, this is big stuff. :shock:


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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby mercalia » 24 Nov 2019, 8:34pm



20 mins was enough for me hearing him drone on

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Nov 2019, 8:44pm

One minor member of a large group is in trouble, allegedly
My sympathy is with CPAG the PoW, he may have to ascend the throne at short notice, sooner or later
Uncertainty is very unsettling
..
Anyone remember when the Princess of Hearts died? That was a real surprise, a real crisis :?
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby mattheus » 25 Nov 2019, 8:16am

mercalia wrote:and here are all the "royal" scroungers, multiply like rabbits

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That's good - let it all out. You'll feel better for it, no need to bottle up all these negative emotions.
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Nov 2019, 8:35am

Polisman wrote:Andrew withdrawing from 230 charities. Holy moly, this is big stuff. :shock:


And what on earth did he do for 230 charities apart from having his name on the letter head?
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Nov 2019, 9:49am

230 jobs free, yippee, may I apply for some?
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby pliptrot » 25 Nov 2019, 11:52am

Oldjohnw wrote: and have excellent, well researched and humourous speeches. Unlike her dim younger brothers she worked hard at what she did.
Interesting that you use the plural of the verb, because -after all- those speeches were written for her.

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby mercalia » 25 Nov 2019, 12:39pm

mattheus wrote:
mercalia wrote:and here are all the "royal" scroungers, multiply like rabbits

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That's good - let it all out. You'll feel better for it, no need to bottle up all these negative emotions.

Do you feel better for it now?

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Nov 2019, 1:12pm

pliptrot wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote: and have excellent, well researched and humourous speeches. Unlike her dim younger brothers she worked hard at what she did.
Interesting that you use the plural of the verb, because -after all- those speeches were written for her.

That was an error on my part although I recognise your point. She was, however, well up to speed in the topic involved. The royals are not alone in having speeches written. I've written them for politicians and senior civil servants and later in life had them written for me - at least in part.
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Nov 2019, 1:23pm

Writing speeches is one thing, delivering them without notes is another
Been quite impressed by a couple of politrickians speaking freely
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby pliptrot » 25 Nov 2019, 1:30pm

brynpoeth wrote:Writing speeches is one thing, delivering them without notes is another
Been quite impressed by a couple of politrickians speaking freely
Quite. Reading from notes (as Charles and most of them do) is unforgivable. One thing about Richard Branson is that he speaks - often for long periods- without notes. Most of what he says is drivel, but you listen anyway.

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Nov 2019, 1:32pm

pliptrot wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Writing speeches is one thing, delivering them without notes is another
Been quite impressed by a couple of politrickians speaking freely
Quite. Reading from notes (as Charles and most of them do) is unforgivable. One thing about Richard Branson is that he speaks - often for long periods- without notes. Most of what he says is drivel, but you listen anyway.

Does he have a hidden teleprompter, who knows?

One reads about great statespersons keeping thousands of people spellbound for an hour or two :?
I have a more honest approach, done two short courses in fairly tales, can be hard if one tries to learn the text exactly, so I improvise instead :wink:

Delivered some training too, learning it from scratch was hard, but eventually it joined up like a chain and was quite easy, one soon learns which jokes do not work
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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby mattheus » 25 Nov 2019, 2:24pm

pliptrot wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Writing speeches is one thing, delivering them without notes is another
Been quite impressed by a couple of politrickians speaking freely
Quite. Reading from notes (as Charles and most of them do) is unforgivable.


The Best Man at my wedding did a great speech; said all the right nice things, had folk in fits of laughter in places, and shedding a few tears too.

But he did it all from notes - I haven't spoken to him since, the cad.

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Re: The "Royals" Thread ( was Poor Old Harry or Andy)

Postby Mike Sales » 25 Nov 2019, 2:36pm

Completely irrelevant and off topic, but when the title of this thread caught my eye again I realised that "Old Harry" is one of the names of The Lord of the Flies, Old Nick, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Asmodeus.