The Duke of York appears to be living up to his nickname ‘Air Miles Andy’ as it is revealed that the Prince has undertaken engagements in six different countries in the space of a month.
The Queen’s son arrived in Australia in mid-September for a two-week tour of the country.
The main purpose of His Royal Highness’ trip down under was to find entrepreneurs of the future for the Duke’s Pitch@Palace programme.
This is a scheme organised by Prince Andrew, and it gives support, advice, and mentorship to budding entrepreneurs. If those entrepreneurs make a successful pitch to a panel of judges, then they are invited to go on a boot camp and receive advice on how to hone their pitch – so when faced with a situation like ‘Dragons Den’, they can answer with confidence and give a reasoned response.
Prince Andrew departed Australia on September 29th for the Middle East. His first stop in the region was Oman where he attended a dinner given by His Highness Sayyid Faisal bin Turki Al Said.
The Duke’s visit to Oman was only a brief stop as he soon after travelled to neighbouring Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
His Royal Highness was in the UAE for the same reason as his visit to Australia where he attended Pitch@Palace bootcamps.
He attended both the bootcamps and final of the programme before departing for Luton Airport.
The Duke of York arrived back in the United Kingdom on October 5th and remained in the country for just under two weeks undertaking a variety of engagements.
However, on October 19th, he was on his travels again, this time undertaking a two-day visit to Canada.
Whilst in Canada, The Queen’s son visited Lakefield College School and the Canadian Canoe Museum, of which he is Patron.
On October 22nd, Prince Andrew arrived back in the UK. However, just a few hours later he boarded a flight to Thailand where he will be representing The Queen at the cremation of late Thai King, who died in October 2016.
Prince Andrew was greeted at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday morning by the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Prajin Juntong.