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Offline Robert_Hall

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #495 on: July 11, 2007, 05:52:58 AM »
In licensed establishments, 16 is legal with a meal and then it is beer, wine or cider. [Tsaria, I do not know about Scotland]. In private, surprisingly,  it is legal to give kids  the stuff at 5.  So,  Being "sophisticates" of a certain class, those girls have been around alcohol for some time. I imagine even the Queen started drinking wine with meals at an early age.
My comment about 1950  is just an observation that  kids  are exposed to a lot more now than they were then. And it is a bit too late to shield them from "sleazy" elements now. They were not raised in a convent, after all. Perhaps she is trying to teach them how to deal with them?  I have seen better mothers do a worse job of that.
 I am aware that there is a most serious binge drinking problem in the UK, especially amongst young women  and girls.  I do not take the subject lightly. In England, it was like pulling teeth to get the smoking ban, it will be  more difficult to raise the drinking age, in my opinion.
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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #496 on: July 11, 2007, 08:45:31 AM »
Is a "cougar" an "old trout" that has had "work" done? Is that someone older than a "yummy mummie" or the same age??? Just trying to improve my vocabulary...

As GDella has posted, there are innumerable sub-species of cougar. 
All I can say is that if you see one, approach with extreme caution - they are unpredictable and if they suspect you are trying to muscle in on the prey they happen to be stalking, they will attack. 
An intelligent Hell would be better than a stupid paradise.  - Victor Hugo


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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #497 on: July 11, 2007, 10:33:33 AM »
Since I live a very quiet and boring domestic life, small chance that I shall encounter one, much less compete with one for prey, but thank you for the warning!!!  ;D

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #498 on: July 11, 2007, 12:05:43 PM »
One never knows, NAAotma, we have them in the SF Bay Area fairly often, even in San Francisco itself! But I do not think Sarah is one,  even though she does show up her now & then.
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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #499 on: July 12, 2007, 01:49:19 PM »
Yes, Robert, the name "cougar" implies a sleekness that is not really Sarah's style...

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #500 on: July 12, 2007, 09:01:30 PM »
Yes, as much as I like Sarah, "feline" does not come to mind with her. Either feral or domestic.
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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #501 on: July 15, 2007, 11:00:06 AM »
It is wonderful to see how Sarah and Andrew have remained great friends and talk openly about their love for each other.  The only person standing in their way is Philip. 
In my opinion Diana did some good for the Windsors.  Once she and Charles split the Princess Royal was able to escape her broken marriage and re-marry.  Of course the Duke and Duchess of York beat Charles and Diana to divorce court but it was the Wales that broke new ground with their split. 

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #502 on: July 15, 2007, 05:30:27 PM »
Apart from other things in your post I disagree with, you seem to have forgotten that Princess Margaret separated and divorced well before any of the others you have listed.  :)

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #503 on: July 16, 2007, 06:41:47 AM »
Apart from other things in your post I disagree with, you seem to have forgotten that Princess Margaret separated and divorced well before any of the others you have listed.  :)

What is it that you disagree with?  Do clarify please......
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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #504 on: July 16, 2007, 03:43:14 PM »
Have Andrew and Sarah ever taken anything seriously? 

Certainly not their marriage nor, it seems, their divorce.  As for Prince Philip 'standing in their way' - they were responsible for their marital woes not Philip, so why blame him?  He never stood in the way of the marriage in the first place.  I find their lovey dovey act, when it suits them, absurd.  If each thinks the other so marvellous, why divorce in the first place.  ???   

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #505 on: October 21, 2014, 06:59:55 AM »
Well, well, look who has reappeared!  Sarah, Duchess of York on 15 October attended a Windsor Castle dinner officially marking the 21st anniversary of her charity Children in Crisis, and unofficially / jointly happening on her 55th birthday.  Hosted by her former husband HRH The Duke of York, the dinner was also attended by their two daughters and 250 other guests. 

The press seem to be reporting this as if it signals a "relaunch" of the Duchess, but I suspect that's wishful thinking on their part.  Aside from being founded by the Duchess of York, this charity is supported by the Duke as well as Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie; therefore, the dinner just falls into the same category as the other 200 or so receptions held annually at the castle for charities and organizations that the royals support.   

In any event, pictures of the event show the duchess looking slim and well-put together so that is nice. 

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Re: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
« Reply #506 on: February 06, 2015, 01:29:15 PM »
 Sarah... still absolutely   ravishing at age  55
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