Prince Andrew- can he help?

  • mikeinfrance
  • 12/10/08 28/09/09
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Posted: Mon, 20/10/2008 - 14:37

"Prince Andrew vows to promote IOM on the International Stage."
I wonder if he's aware of our situation and it's possible implications to the Islands economy?
Prince Andrew is the UK's special representative for international trade and investment

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/Prince-Andrew-vows-to-promote.4609253.jp

some extracts:

He was then officially welcomed to the Island by Chief Minister Tony Brown over a meal with Manx politicians and business leaders at the Hilton Hotel.

In his speech, he said: 'I believe in the Isle of Man, in our offshore trades, and that there is a part for you to play in Britain, Europe and the world.'

He added that the Island's financial sector would have a part to play in the global economy's recovery from the current financial crisis.

'You will be the first place people will come to because of your offshore status,' he said. 'I wish you every continued success despite the fact that life for all of us is going to be more difficult in the next two years.

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Did anyone get an answer from

  • Podcar
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Did anyone get an answer from the prince? An acknowledgement? Postcard? Some sign of life?


Reply from HRH Duke of York

  • mikepapa
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  • Thu, 13/11/2008 - 16:21

Yes indeed...... reply posted below AND arrived within 48 Hrs.... which is somewhat better performance than Cameron, and other MPs etc!

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The Duke of York has asked me to thank you for your e mail, which is being forwarded to the relevant authorities dealing with the KSFIOM issue.

Alastair Watson
Private Secretary to HRH The Duke of York
The Royal Household
Tel: 0207 024 4225
Mob: 07764 429829
Fax: 0207 930 1224

Royal Household Legal Disclaimer - This message and any attachments should only be read by those persons to whom it is addressed and be used by them for its intended purpose. The Royal Household cannot accept liability for statements made which are clearly the sender's own and not made on behalf of the Royal Household. Replies to this e-mail address may be subject to interception or monitoring for operational reasons or for lawful business purposes.


Spoke to DoY's office

  • Podcar
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I have just spoken to Alistair Watson in the Duke of York's office in order to ensure that my email will come to the attention of the Prince. Mr Watson was very pleasant and told me that the Prince is aware of the situation and might be able to 'prod'. I told him that my biggest fear is that this issue will remain a cause celebre for a week of two and then be swept under the carpet as newer events holler for attention. I think our job is to make sure that our situation never leaves the public eye until it's resolved.


Call to DOY´s Office

  • icdbrazil
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  • Thu, 13/11/2008 - 17:04

I also just spoke with Alistair Watson (Duke of York´s office). Very pleasant, and he assures me that the Prince is aware and is assessing how to best assist. His understanding was that there may be developments in the next few days and they were awaiting to determine best way forward.

It can do no harm at all to send more emails through to ensure we are kept on their agenda - I would like to believe that they do care and will step up to support our plight.

The UK Governments´ stance on this is hardly compatable with the Princes´ recent comments regarding the IOM.


Email to the Prince

  • Podcar
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I sent the following email to Prince Andrew (I wasn't sure how to address him, I hope he won't be offended by the use of a mere 'sir' - then again, if he ignores our entreaties for fairness, or doesn't even bother to read the emails, why should I care?):

To Prince Andrew, Duke of York,

Sir,

I read that you are preparing to promote the Isle of Man on the international stage. I would suggest that prior to presenting the Isle of Man as significant in resolving the current economic crisis that you lend your good offices to supporting those of us who stand to lose sums of money through no fault of our own.

I am one of the hapless depositors in Kaupthing, Singer and Friedlander (IOM), who last week woke to the devastating news that my money was totally inaccessible to me, and that the most I can expect to receive - at some undetermined time in the future - is a third of it. As a British citizen living abroad, I was unable to deposit my money in the UK and was tempted by the high rates of interest on offer to deposit the money in the Isle of Man, originally in Derbyshire Offshire, which was later bought by KSF (IOM).

Under the circumstances, your faith in the offshore status of the Isle of Man would appear to be misplaced in the face of the collapse of KSF (IOM). You are quoted as saying that the Isle of Man will be the first place people will come to because of its offshore status - but can this be encouraged with integrity when the statement rings hollow in the ears of those of us who stand to lose our life savings; those funds that stand between a dignified retirement and one of dire need.

Life will not just be difficult for me if I am deprived of my money. In two years, I reach retirement age. My house is mortgaged and in the midst of renovations. Last year, I was diagnosed with cancer and in May of this year, I was made redundant from my job. The chances of finding a new job at my age is minimal. The money I deposited in KSF (IOM) - a legacy from my father - represented security for the future. What is the legal or moral justification for depriving me of it?

Promoting the Isle of Man's offshore services fails to take into account the plight of KSF (IOM) depositors.

Thank you for your attention.


e-mail to the prince

  • mikeinfrance
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  • Tue, 21/10/2008 - 11:24

Well done...
Just for the record: The correct etiquette is to start with ; sir, or even Your Majesty and to finish with... Yours faithfully.


Form of address of British royalty

  • Hanimal
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  • Tue, 11/11/2008 - 12:54

HRH Prince Andrew should be addressed as Your Royal Highness. HM The Queen is Your Majesty. During a letter or mail to the Duke of York you may refer to him as Sir. Not sure how to end, but Yours faithfully seems modern. More old fashioned would be Your Obedient Servant.


As he never responded, not

  • Podcar
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  • Tue, 11/11/2008 - 17:14

As he never responded, not even a standard "Gosh, awfully sorry to hear of your troubles but I'm going to do f*** all about them," type letter, I don't give a s*** if I addressed him incorrectly. So much for useless royalty!!


Email to Prince Andrew

  • softlad66
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 15:43

Your Highness,

I am a UK overseas national who has had the privilege of living and working in the United Arab Emirates for the past 12 years. During this time I have been a champion of British business and my overseas projects have awarded Contracts to British firms worth millions of pounds.

My reward for my hard work has been the "theft" of my life savings in the collapse of the Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander bank - Isle of Man. My wife and I have been left with nothing.

Meanwhile, the 3,000 Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander savers in the UK whose accounts have not been transferred to ING Direct are currently being sent their compensation forms while our fate continues to hang in the balance. I am concerned that the interests of non-resident British savers are not being taken into account despite Gordon Brown’s assurances. Please keep in mind that we had no option but to open an offshore account as we do not have a UK residential address.

My wife and I face an anxious wait over the coming days and weeks and hope that this issue can be brought to a speedy resolution. Any actions you can take to bring this issue to the fore at this incredibly stressful time will be invaluable. I am in touch with a number of UK nationals living in the UAE who have been affected by this crisis

Best Regards,

softlad
BEng (Hons), CEng, MIMechE


e-mail to Captain Andy

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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 18:44

Just posted my e-mail to Capt Andy RN.

Told him the story and pointed out I am ex RN and did my duty during the last punch up with Iceland ....... thought it best not to mention that we lost! :-)

So appealed to him as one of the 'boys in blue' to lend a hand!

Cheers


Prince Andrew - can he help?

  • btandkt
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 15:06

His office can be contacted on this link

dukeofyork(?)royal [dot] gsx [dot] gov [dot] uk


e-mail address for Duke of York

  • Fred
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  • Thu, 13/11/2008 - 19:28

I tried sending to duke of york(?)royal [dot] gsx [dot] gov [dot] uk and got an "unable to deliver message".

Is this a good address. Does anybody have anything different??


Why not the Queen as well

  • bellyup
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  • Tue, 21/10/2008 - 11:29

I have emailed his office too.
Is there and email for the Queen does anyone know?


Contacts Royal Family

  • btandkt
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  • Tue, 21/10/2008 - 11:38

All contact details are on this website

www.royal.gov.uk


onto it now

  • matti
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 15:37

thanks for the email address, I'm in the Netherlands so a letter's not ideal for me either ...!


I just phoned Prince Andrew's

  • matti
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 14:56

I just phoned Prince Andrew's office who said that he is aware of our situation, but suggested I write a letter to his private secretary to outline our story. I think it may be useful if several of us do this, and include a link to this website urging him to spare a few minutes to take a look at what's really going on.

His Royal Highness The Duke of York
Alastair Watson
Private Secretary
The Duke of York's Office
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A 1AA

general number -
Tel (during working hours): (+44) (0)20 7930 4832


I just phoned Prince Andrew

  • mikeinfrance
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 15:05

Well done,I just found those contact details as well I suppose there's no e-mail address for him? A letter from me would take about a week to reach him, so those in the UK now please get writing!!


mikeinfrance - re email

  • btandkt
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 15:17

I posted email above a few minutes ago - we' re in France too


Prince Andrew e-mail

  • mikeinfrance
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  • Mon, 20/10/2008 - 15:25

Many thanks... I'll do the same.


the Queens contacts

  • bellyup
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  • Tue, 21/10/2008 - 11:35

The Queen can be contacted through this website

Can someone tell me how to do a live link please?

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page3776.asp