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Thursday, September 29, 2005
The Grand Young Duke of York

Are we spoilt in New Zealand, or what?

First, the future King William V comes to our shores for his first Royal engagements. Now, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York, has arrived upon the shores of the Most Loyal Dominion. You can see a picture or two, and read the account of His Royal Highness's visit to Linton Army camp
here. His Royal Highness inspected the Duke of York's Own, of which he is Colonel-in-Chief, and attended a barbeque for soldiers and their families. The Regiment were pleased and honoured to host him, and delighted when he turned up wearing a New Zealand army uniform, with the badges of the regiment. A nice touch. He will attend the Trafalgar Service in Nelson Cathedral on Saturday (taken by my favourite bishop, the Rt. Rev. Derek Eaton), unveil the refurbished Cathedral windows, and return to the United Kingdom on Sunday.

Welcome, Your Royal Highness. Prince Andrew is a man I admire tremendously. He has managed to maintain his dignity and down-to-earth nature at once, discharges his duty cheerfully, and keeps out of the Press. A Loyalist's dream. A Gentleman.

God Save the Duke of York, and all Loyal hearts say "Amen!"

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