'I'm an ideas factory': Prince Andrew reveals that he thinks of himself as an 'entrepreneur-in-residence' at Buckingham Palace (but still considers himself to be an equal in society)
- Prince Andrew has described himself as an 'ideas factory' in a new interview?
- Says that he is the 'entrepreneur-in-residence' likening himself to Prince Albert?
- Believes himself to be equal to all describing everyone as 'cogs in a machine'?
He has earned himself the nickname of 'airmiles Andrew' thanks to his catalogue of overseas trips but it seems that the Duke of York's opinion of himself is far from that.
Prince Andrew has described himself as an 'ideas factory' in a new interview discussing his 'friendly Dragons' Den' project.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, has described himself as an 'ideas factory' in a new interview
He likens his role at the palace to that of Prince Albert in the Industrial Revolution, claiming he is doing the same for the 'digital revolution'.
But while Andrew, 57, certainly considers his role to be important, he also considers himself to be an equal within society.
He added: ?'We're all cogs in a huge big bloody machine, yeah? Some of us have the advantage of being able to activate more cogs than other people. That is it.'
The father-of-two was speaking in capacity of his latest project [email protected] the Dragons’ Den-type initiative he set up to help budding entrepreneurs.??
He speaks in capacity of his [email protected] project, which he describes as a 'friendly Dragons' Den'. Pictured: Andrew launching the project back in 2015?
Andrew established [email protected] following his decision to step down as the UK’s special trade representative in 2011.
His twice-yearly event, which links British technology firms with investors, has helped raise funds for hundreds of start-ups since 2014 and seen several notable successes.
He has taken the scheme overseas, most recently to China, where he held a ‘boot camp’ for aspiring businesses in the Communist state.?
The [email protected] scheme was set up to give entrepreneurs 'the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams become a reality.'?
The Duke of York was the fourth busiest royal with 112 days of public engagements in 2016, also travels the world representing the Queen at public expense.?
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