On 15 Nov 2010 at 1:11pm Northern bigot wrote:
Who is advising Prince Edward these days? Wouldnt he be better of just wearing a suit, than the honorary military uniform he wears on remembrance sunday? I say this as a respector of this nations traditions and beliefs, and especially the Queen.. Also we have Field Marshal the Duke of Kent, i remember thirty years ago, when he went from Lieutenant Colonel to Major General, bypassing the ranks of full Colonel and Brigadier. They should know these days deference is dead.
On 15 Nov 2010 at 6:23pm footymum wrote:
At least Prince Edward knows how to salute correctly!!
Most of the Royals Duke of Ed. and Princess Anne salute like yanks.
Watch the British Forces perhaps they should.
On 15 Nov 2010 at 6:38pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
DofE, Cahrles and Princess Anne all did the correct naval salute as they are all naval officers. Sailors salute palm down, traditionally because they had dirty hands from handling the ropes, and it was considered not right to display a dirty palm.
On 15 Nov 2010 at 6:41pm Chillie123 wrote:
Prince Edward? Wasn't he the one who cried off from being in the Navy? I don't know if it is true but the rumour is that he has inherited the "Madness" from the Royal Family and was locked in the loft for his formative years.
On 15 Nov 2010 at 8:32pm Newmania wrote:
Eddie is more a costume than a uniform type of chap, more puff puff and blusher than camouflage shall we say . He would be marvellous turn in the concert Party.
On 16 Nov 2010 at 9:19am Decent Citizen wrote:
Ha! Ha! Newmania. Made me smile did that.
On 16 Nov 2010 at 9:29am jrsussex wrote:
Let us not forget that a number of royals, over the years, have fought in various campaigns and most have gone through military training. Charles, whether you like him or not, has quite a forminable military record in what he achieved. Andrew fought in the Falklands, Harry in Afghanistan, the Queen Mother's brother, I think it was, died during the 2nd World War and of course there are others.
Edward failed to pass out as a Marine. That is no disgrace, the majority of those applying to become a Marine Commando fail, either in their initial application or at some point during the training period.
Royalty could take the stance that they do not serve at all given their privileged position but they don't and never have. The family did not leave the UK during the 2nd World War, when many Governement officials of the day advised that they should.
On 16 Nov 2010 at 10:59am Mr lah-di-dagunnergraham wrote:
Poor Edward looked a bit strange with his red ruff! He seems to lack the military spirit ( like most of us.) The commando course would defeat most infantry men let alone civilians. Maybe he could retrain for the crack RAF drone pilot squad where he can stay at the computer console. I'm making a balsa wood Red Arrow to do my bit for our national aerobatic display team.
On 16 Nov 2010 at 12:02pm Northern bigot wrote:
Its no shame to fail under such circumstances. And at least he had a go, but why the need to dress up? He would look just as smart in a suit like the politicos. I remember a certain Scottish international footballer, got out of National Service, by claiming he was a bed wetter!
On 16 Nov 2010 at 12:31pm Queenie wrote:
Star Wars Empire Ruler
On 16 Nov 2010 at 6:59pm Pedant wrote:
The reason the Royal Family have to continue to pretend to be 'warriors' is a feudal relic from the days when their ancestors actually fought to steal the land from the people. We'd have to dig very deeply to find a member of the immediate family who actually fought in a war - Andrew (and all credit to him) is the only member of the Royal Family to have come under enemy fire since 1800. I think most of us ordinary people can make a better claim than that.
On 16 Nov 2010 at 11:21pm jrsussex wrote:
Pedant - Can you, as an ordinary person I assume, make a better claim than that?