Monday, 20 August 2007
From a broadsheet
At a High Mass , for the souls of those who drowned on the recent voyage to Shetland ,the recently returned Duke spoke of their courage and devotion to duty. He assured the assembled crowds that their widows and orphans would be taken care of in perpetuity. He expressed his fervent hope that the Duchy would see more peaceful times ahead after the tragedies which have beset the Duchy. He referred to the loss of his son, the difficulties surrounding his brother the Voivde and the recent losses at sea. After Mass the Ducal Party dispersed to their duties of the day whilst the crowds wended their weary way homeward.