Army Colonel Turned Art Critic
Prince Andrew made a fleeting visit to NZ this month, chiefly to spend time with the army’s Logistic Regiment, which he has headed since 1996. The Prince made international headlines with his humorous interpretation of a new sculpture commemorating the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s death at Trafalgar. “This sculpture is, um, interesting,” he said of the tangled knot of grey steel rods before being drowned out by laughter from the crowd. He then pulled it together with “Those ties finally bind victor and defeated. They also bind countries like the UK and NZ together,” amidst a storm of clapping.