From: AW Clarke, Wold Croft, Sutton on Derwent, York.
I’VE never been much exercised by the “doings” of the Royal family, except to admire the Queen’s stoical regard for her duty.
However, the latest debacle with regard to Prince Andrew has brought, once again, the ridiculous Duchess of York to the fore.
Will someone find a way to deny the title to this pointless air-head?
It may be that I live near York and that I am a native of Yorkshire but I find her increasingly stupid comments hard to endure. She has surely exploited her title long enough and though she has little, if anything, to do with this area she continues to milk the title for all its worth, mainly in the US.
One has to say that the Duke of York’s tolerance of the foolish woman says a great deal for his loyalty, even if he has little else to offer in his role as an overseas trade envoy.
From: Philip Smith, New Walk, Beverley.
WHAT Prince Andrew does on behalf of his mother’s country (not ours of course) is none of our business.
Questionable judgments and shady dealings have always come with the territory where monarchy is concerned.
Why else would they want and get exemption from the Freedom of Information Act, paying proper taxes and accounting for their expenditure of our money, and so on?
From: Tim Mickleburgh, Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.
UNLIKE Pat Aspinall (Yorkshire Post, March 7), I’m pleased there is a lack of enthusiasm towards the forthcoming Royal wedding.
For during a time of economic hardship, who wants to be wasting money on celebrating the marriage of two people they’ve never met nor ever likely to?