Saturday, November 26, 2022

When Prince Andrew, Duke of York, was in Palma. Static Modeling

As many of you will remember, Prince Andrew of England is the brother of King Charles III, and for many years the favorite son of the late Queen Elizabeth II, which resulted in the scandal he starred in with a minor, Virginia Giuffre. , didn’t move his pulse at that time take away all his titlesmilitary and imperial, as well as not allowing him to use the treatment of royal highness.

Well, now Andrew has re-prominence, and not for good. And everything has been done for the Camilla book, From Outlaw to Queen Wife, written by Angela Levy, which will be published later this month, which aired part of its contentsEspecially the one who is trying to convince Andrés his mother to stop his brother Carlos from being king, it seems that she told him—his wife, Camilla, apart from being far from the aristocracy, it was not reliable.

Come on, what if the Duke of York lacked something else that had a reputation already on the ground, perhaps now, with this publication, no one doubts that his notoriety can make the first Murphy’s Law good: if something can go wrong, it will get worse. Or what is the same: Bad things can get worse.

However, several years earlier, Andres distinguished himself by doing just the opposite: as a member of the British Royal Navy, he was piloting a helicopter from the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible in the Falklands War, for which he was assigned the rank of commander. which he held until early 2001.

Golf, Dinner and palma at night

However, the prince’s life has not always been marked by scandal. The ex-consul to the United States, Tumi Bastard, who met him, confirms this Many years agoWhile captaining a British Navy ship, that made a stopover at Palma, which coincided with another US Navy ship.

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“One day I went to meet the captain of this ship, Prince Andrew, a lower rank than him, which meant that, out of courtesy, I had to go and greet him. From the first moment, Tumi explains, we Hit it, so much so that he invited us to go on his boat, which we did. In return for his kindness, I invited him to dinner Porto Pie Restaurant, He came alone, and I was accompanied by my wife, Olga, and Princess Birguita of Sweden, who were spending a few days at our house, as he and Olga have been friends since childhood, as they went to the same school. After dinner, my wife and princess returned home, while Prince Andrew and I went for a walk around La Palma at night, taking them for a drink at the Hotel Victoria and then at Jack El Negro. He was very polite and friendly at all times. I remember it caught his attention the grandeur of the cathedral, The next day, he called me and said that he was going to play golf in Bandinat, and that we could go if we felt like it, that he would invite us over for lunch. Birguita, Olga and I met him, ate and had a pleasant post-meal conversation in which he talked to us about his family. The next day, his ship sailed from Palma. I never saw him again. But I have very happy memories of that trip.” Surely, Tumi will also be among those who will be surprised to see how things have gone for the prince over the past two decades.


it’s been the weekend 8th edition of static modeling competition, performed by the AMM Association (Amics del Modelisme de Mallorca). This edition focused on two categories that were, among all others: the Spain Special Prize, which went to the Galleon San Mateo, and the Special Prize. 175th Birthday The creation of the Civil Guard Corps, which represented an armored Lynx stationed in Afghanistan.

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In addition, there was a children’s workshop, aimed specifically at the children of ASPANOB and all the boys and girls who came and wanted to try. From the early afternoon of Saturday 24, the presence of the visitors were numerousWhich was repeated the next day.

That same afternoon, the Chief Justice, Selu Casanovas, presented a workshop on how to create scenes for dioramas and vignettes. Later, on the outside stage, the Aires d’Azhar dance group from S’Olivera’s AAVV performed a sample various dance classes, At night, in front of a large audience, the Ayers d’Azhar and Hattori Hanzo group delighted the audience with elaborate repertoire of songs from their latest album.


The next day, they stood out from the tea couple of steampunk Mallorca, through demonstrations represented by various sections of the Civil Guard. medieval combat By the sea guard, who delighted young and old.

The Chief Justice, Selu Casanovas, gave a preparatory session for the painting figures, while Tara Sampitro (modeler, judge and head of the children’s workshops) was advising them with the little ones. learn to paint A Pokemon figure.

In the afternoon on Sunday 25th, a Civil Guard agent gave a presentation ‘Civil Guard, in the service of society since 1844’, referring to History of Meritorious BodyTraveling through the trajectory of the body, from its creation to the present day.

and an hour later, Award Ceremony, AMMO MIG, AK Interactive, Painting Team, Full Metal Modeling, AIME, Asociacióon Berciana de modelismo, Green stuf, Hobbie world… Lastly, we should point out that throughout the weekend the members of ACFF also presented their scintillating science fiction plays. participated together. , and the historical entertainment association ARMhA.

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