There is a mixture of sympathy and horror here in Great Britain for the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, whose financial situation, in her own words, “is under stress.” She was caught on camera by an undercover reporter for the News of the World offering to sell access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, for £500,000, which would be approximately $750,000. The reporter who did the sting posed as a businessman.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has a lot of business connections. He is the UK’s Special Representative for Trade and Investment. He travels the world meeting royalty, heads of state and businessmen, greasing the wheels for business deals to be done by British companies all over the world, and courting investment here. We followed Prince Andrew on one such trip to North Africa. His position as a member of the royal family does afford him incredible access, which he uses, not for his own enrichment, but to help British business. It is a job, from what we could tell from our contact with the Duke, he takes very seriously.
£500,000? That's all? Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi!!! Hell, if I was gonna toss the embrace of the Empire and its fine Family of Free-Loaders, I'd ask for a Million - for staters.
This winsome tale of a winning Fergie, who charmed the pants off of lard ass lay-abouts everywhere, is just another in the jackpot of hits to The Family Royal of Perfidious Albion.
I see a feature-length 3-D animation epic by James Cameron with an anti-Bush subtext and a foot-taping score and libretto by Sir Elton John and the Duchess Her Own Bad Self!
The duchess is the author of children's picture books that featured Budgie a PC little gobshite of a helicopter.