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Princess Anne to Buenos Aires next month for the International Olympic Committee

Monday, August 19th 2013 - 18:47 UTC
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The Princess Royal will visit Argentina next month despite the strong possibility of violent anti-British protests, reports the British media. Princess Anne is attending in Buenos Aires the 125th International Olympic Committee Session, which will decide the venue for the 2020 Games. Read full article


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  • macsilvinho

    Las islas Falkland son británicas!

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    Argentina has a dim view on royalty.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    Good to know, we in the UK often have a dim view of Republics in the modern era as the most corrupt and detrimental countries on earth are republics, while most Constitutional Monarchies are in the top spots.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 11:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Argentina and dim in the same sentence..... thankfully wasn't written by me.

    But no one is forcing a monarchy on Argentina unlike Argentina who tried to force a military junta on others.

    Argentina can keep its presidential system that seems to have done it no real good in the last 200 years and others will continue with their constitutional monarchy that serves them extremely well.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 11:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    Well said my Aussie friend. Here is it true that in Australia a thong is actually a flip-flop? Or is someone pulling my leg about that?

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    Wait, I thought Argentina was only from 1853. Now it's 200 years old?

    Do you people then wonder why I take none of you seriously?? You don't even try to be serious, real debaters.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 12:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    5 Conor

    Did you hear something @6 ???

    Maybe it's just a rat under the floorboards.

    oh, disregard it.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 01:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    @5 Conor J

    No a thong is a thong. Kiwis call it a flip flop though. Or maybe it's jandals? I'm unsure. But a thong can mean different things here. One you wear on your feet and one covers something else inadequately.


    That comeback was piss weak. First off, who's “you people”? Is it people who can argue better than you? Foreigners? English speakers? Quite pathetic.

    I have never said Argentina dates back to 1853. I have said it isn't a successor state to the VRP. It has also not been a monarchy for 200 years. At times (quite frequently) it hasn't even been a democracy.

    So stick with your presidential system. However considering how easily your governments slip into autocracy I'd at least consider a parliamentary system instead of the US system that so many Latin American countries ill-advisedly adopted.

    Constitutional monarchies may not be for you but for Norwegians, Dutch, Swedes, Danes, Britons, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders it has produced a standard of living, wealth and stability that your country can only aspire to.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 01:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    I never said I don't think YOU should not be monarchies. I said “we” don't particularly find royals “royal”. However, as part of history they are interesting.

    All the rest is pure drivel as usual from you people and the others. None of you know anything of Argentina, that's all there is to it.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 01:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Tobi, you don't even know the geography of Mendoza. You don't live there. You have never been there! You don't live in Argentina. Black is white..

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    Go to the corner of Avenida Mitre (really a boulevard), and General Paz. Go into the supermarket and buy something... Then turn west and walk a block. Cross Chile and there is the ICEI. Go back and walk three blocks along General Paz, past the former Supercanal facility, now UNO medios (Argentina's most important media conglomerate after Clarin), to the entrance of the Mercado Central. Go inside and exit on the other side to Avenida Las Heras. Walk over to the Havanna or the Mcdonalds, your pick. From there go to Plaza San martin. Wait at the bus top for 10 and take it to Dorrego. Get off at Las Canas road by the new Shopping mall, near Barrio Alimentacion.

    Any question, tosser???

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 02:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Yes, you have been posting at 3 and 4am Mendoza time. Foot shot in springs to mind. You DO think we are all stupid that is obvious. And we KNOW you are a liar.
    Are you going to the Reading Festival? They don't let 13 year olds in inaccompanied

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 03:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    “You people”?

    It doesn't matter how you find “royals”, her title is 'Princess' and unfortunately for you, your government must recognise that and act appropriately and accordingly.

    So I expect some ferals to protest out on the streets and I expect any Argentine government official, whether federal or provincial, will accord her the respect she is due as both the daughter of a monarch and head of state and as an official UK government representative.

    You might not like it but you have to live with it.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 04:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Nostrils has suddenly gone quiet - why? Because he has gone off to school in England. My guess is the other kids take the p out of him and coming on here he sees as revenge. Same for Think and Marcos, bitter old men not living in their land. Life in the Villas is not an attractive prospect. Probably both worked on the Falklands and with that background were able to get to a comfy retirement in England at the expense of the British tax payer.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 04:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @ 13 Anglotino

    More to the point, seeing as it's an IOC meeting, a former olympian and a former president of Fédération Équestre Internationale (International Federation for Equestrian Sports).

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 05:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    2.Argentina has a dim view on royalty

    You and I certainly didn't live in the same Argentina. Rgs basically wet themselves when Maxima was married. That is all they talked about, we have an Rg queen, we have an Rg queen.
    And the Prince of Spain visitied my condo building once while some of my friends were visiting and they practically collapsed.

    This fantasy land you live in is not the Argentina I saw.
    Have you ever been there?

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 08:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 Not surprised. Argieland is pretty dim. As you repeatedly demonstrate.
    @7 No, it's a flush. How unfortunate that we now have eco-friendly flushes. 2000 gallons per minute would be better. More likely to remove the shit. Or should that be “six”?
    @9 What you seem to have lost track of is our opinion of argieland. Let's help. Argieland is crap. Shit. A cesspit. Degenerate and depraved. Corrupt and criminal. Therefore it is “valued” accordingly. Worthless. And that IS all there is to it.
    @11 Nothing you couldn't figure out with Google Maps. Try this one. How many manhole covers are there on General Paz? Off you go.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 08:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    @15 Rufus


    Let's compare this to the offspring of Argentina's head of state shall we!

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Livingthedream

    Instead of taking just a little pice of Argentina in 1833, the British should have just taken the whole bloody thing!

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“Any question, tosser???”“””

    no, just one answer though: Google Earth


    Aug 20th, 2013 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Back to topic: “A ring of steel will be thrown around the Hilton International Hotel,”

    I didn’t know 3 Para or 42 Commando were going over? It is to be hoped they are not expecting a ring of steel using the argie cowards. They are more likely to sell the security details to anybody with ten pesos to rub together than act as a security force.

    Mind you, if any stupid argies get too close to Princess Ann it will be the usual “Bugger Orff” followed by a swift kick up the nuts, if she can find any.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I had been lead to believe that Argentina was a safe, rich and prosperous place with little violence. Why do the need a “ring of steel” for the IOC?

    Has the IOC been falsley blamed for some economic or social failure in Argentina like the IMF?

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    “Has the IOC been falsley blamed for some economic or social failure in Argentina like the IMF?”

    The “Royal” Bank of Canada has been the ideal foreign body to take the blame currently.
    Since the bank has decided it's not worth their while to stay, however, I'm sure they're casting their eyes about for another scapegoat.

    Princess Ann is both “Royal” and British, the Malvinistas will love it!!

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    And perhaps it is the IOC's fault that Argentina does so badly at the Olympics - only 4 medals at London 2012 - perhaps it is the fault of the English.

    Who knows how the Argentine government will deflect when their economic crisis deepens.

    Isn't the IMF supposed to be getting the wooden spoon out for a good smacking at the same time?

    IMF.... IOC.... they both are acronyms, start with 'I' and contain three letters. Should be enough for the bright spark La Campora thugs to get agitated.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @21 Chris

    I doubt it'll be 42 Commando, aren't they having their regimental summer cruise in the Med at the moment?

    Aug 21st, 2013 - 05:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    25 Rufus

    Yes, but I think they might be hoping for a 'run ashore' in Gib on the way back just to wipe a few greasers off the barriers.

    The guys I know who were in 42 would really enjoy that.

    Aug 21st, 2013 - 06:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Oyez. oyez Buenos Aires. The colonel in chief of the Royal Army Vetinary corps is about to land on your terretory!!!! Lock up your pigs !!!Grunt to the UN about military invasion of Argentina and DEMAND reparations AT ONCE

    Aug 21st, 2013 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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