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Wikileaks: Prince Andrew Went Hunting For Women After Brunch (Photos)

by | 30th, November 2010

WIKILEAKS has not only managed to local Prince Andrew but made him appear to be newsworthy. The story goes that Tatiana Gfoeller, Washington’s ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, spotted Airmiles Andy at a brunch.

Indeed, readers. Shock of shocks that American cultural imperialism now includes brunch in Kyrgyzstan. (Toss out the yak butter and horse milk surprise and make mine a tall stack of pancakes with syrup and a banana smoothie.)

The ambassador says Randy Andy spoke cockily” to a gathering of eating British and Canadian businessmen and “verged on the rude“.

Again, a shock. Andrew was only nearly rude. He didn’t look at the women’s chests the entire time. Blame it on jet lag.

One cables says that – ready for this? – Prince Andrew goes hunting!

Jordanian King Abdullah II is a close friend of UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff Muhammad bin Zayid Al-Nahyan (MbZ). The two frequently hunt — in Morocco and Tanzania — joined, more often than not, by England’s Prince Andrew.

Hunting for women? Hope so. Andrew has worked tirelessly to gain a reputation as a gadabout womaniser. Charles hunts. Andrew shags. Edward is not gay. Anne has tweed knickers. It’s just the way it is.

So. Andrew is rude. But over at the Telegraph, towards the top of the story, we learn that the Duke treated her with “with cordiality and respect”. This fact seems to have escaped the Guardian. Might it be that in the rush for transparency and the quest for freedom of information different new organs see what they want to see? And then there is the issue of actually taking these cables at face value and not questioning if they could have been manipulated in the chain between leaker and publisher? Is Wikileaks just Popbitch for politics?

The edited cable, as reported in the Guardian, goes:

Rude language à la British … [Andrew] turned to the general issue of promoting British economic interests abroad. He railed at British anticorruption investigators, who had had the ‘idiocy’ of almost scuttling the al-Yamama deal with Saudi Arabia.”

Gfoeller is super smart and able to speak six languages. In that extract she speaks two at once. You want clever – you can’t handle clever, mon brave.

What then? Well, the Guardian plonks itself at the centre of the story, in a bit of news that escapes many other organs:

“His mother’s subjects seated around the table roared their approval. He then went on to ‘these (expletive) journalists, especially from the National [sic] Guardian, who poke their noses everywhere’ and (presumably) make it harder for British businessmen to do business. The crowd practically clapped.”

On the verge of rudeness. Practically clapped. This is almost news. She goes on to says that the talk turned to nothing getting things “done in Kyrgyzstan if President [Kurmanbek] Bakiyev’s son Maxim does not get ‘his cut’.”

“Prince Andrew took up the topic with gusto, saying that he keeps hearing Maxim’s name ‘over and over again’ whenever he discusses doing business in this country. Emboldened, one businessman said that doing business here is ‘like doing business in the Yukon’ in the 19th century, ie only those willing to participate in local corrupt practices are able to make any money … At this point the Duke of York laughed uproariously, saying that: ‘All of this sounds exactly like France.'”

Or as Tatiana would say, “it sounds à la France”. After the shock that a British royal waited until his elevenses to attack the French, she adds:

“He reacted with almost neuralgic patriotism whenever any comparison between the US and UK came up. For example, one British businessman noted that despite the ‘overwhelming might of the American economy compared to ours’ the amount of American and British investment in Kyrgyzstan was similar. Snapped the duke: ‘No surprise there. The Americans don’t understand geography. Never have. In the UK, we have the best geography teachers in the world!'”

Incidentally, Prince William has a Scottish Master of Arts degree with upper second class honours in geography.

The message is clear: The Royal Family know where you live. It’s chilling stuff…

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