Anorak News | Cutting A Dash

Cutting A Dash

by | 15th, September 2004

‘SOLDIER, actor, director, freeloader – Prince Edward is nothing if not versatile.

The Errol Flynn of freeloading

And this week he showed that he can cut a ribbon in any language, as he and wife Sophie were called upon to open Europe’s largest factory outlet in Portugal.

Hello! reports that “a large crowd” turned up at the British-owned centre in Lisbon to see “no less a couple” than the Wessexes do the honours.

The fact that we can only see four people in Hello!’s picture, we attribute to the fact that the crowd were standing behind the cameraman to get a better view of Eddie’s ribbon-cutting technique.

As befits a man of a dramatic bent, we are happy to report that the ribbon in question was cut with due theatrical flourish.

One member of the crowd was heard to mutter that it was a shame that there was no-one in Portugal who could wield a pair of scissors with such gusto.

And another said: “You’ve got to give it to the English – they might not be able to kick a football straight, but they sure know how to open a shopping centre.”

Such ribbon-cutting prowess, however, comes at a price and, after the ceremony, a drained Prince Edward headed for the Algarve and a well-deserved rest.’

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