Well, it sounds like Prince Andrew‘s retirement from Royal duties is PERMANENTLY.
The Times of London reported this week that Queen Elizabeth’s 2nd son will never be returning to public life… ever.
As you undoubtedly heard, Andrew had temporarily stepped right back from his duties in November 2019 after a disastrous interview concerning his ties to infamous pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
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According to the Times, the disgraced prince had recently hired a PR specialist to rehabilitate his image. But inspite of the effort (if you can call it that), he’s still been ousted. The report noted:
“The prince hoped his status change would be temporary, but those hopes have disappeared…. The royal family has ‘no plans to review’ his position.”
Insiders told the outlet that the rest of the family sees Andrew as “toxic” and that he’s now considered a “busted flush”. Ouch. You don’t need to play poker to understand that sounds BAD. The Times noted most of Andrew’s charity patronages — an important part of his royal duties — had already cut ties with the prince anyway. Meanwhile, military officials allegedly want him “faded out” of his military appointments as well.
The news of the Duke of York’s permanent retirement uses accusations against him resurfaced in the recently released Netflix docuseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich. Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre reiterated her allegations in the doc, saying:
“Ghislaine [Maxwell, Epstein’s alleged right-hand-woman] had this favorite guessing game that she does, she goes to Prince Andrew ‘How old do you think Virginia is?’ And that he said ’17.’ She’s like, ‘Oh you’re right!’ They made only a little joke about any of it. [Andrew] was like, ‘My daughters aren’t far from your actual age. My daughters are a small bit younger than you.’”
The prince has vehemently denied Giuffre’s claims, saying in the BBC interview he previously “no recollection of ever meeting this lady”. However, when given photographic evidence showing that he did, in fact, meet that lady, he previously trouble defending himself. He stammered:
“I don’t remember that photograph ever being taken. I don’t remember going upstairs in the house because that photograph was taken upstairs and I am not entirely convinced that… I mean that is… that is what I would describe as me in that… in that picture but I can’t… we can’t be certain as to whether or not that’s my hand on her whatever it is, left… left side.”
Yeah, we’re cringing all over again.
Andrew also tried to discredit her recollection he “sweated profusely” in their encounter by claiming it absolutely was “almost impossible” for him to sweat during the time because of a war injury. However, he can’t prove it because he’s gotten better since. That’s one stinky excuse.
When we lay all of it out such as this, it’s actually pretty obvious why the royal family wouldn’t want him at work anymore. Good riddance, TBH!
[Image via BBC & WENN/Avalon]