There seems to be a very urgent effort to erect a High Firewall between Prince Andrew and the rest of The Firm, as stories ’emerge’ that ‘the Queen will not pay his spiraling costs’.
Andrew is toxic. He is disgraced. They know that they must cut him loose.
And it’s all presented with an infantile *puts on cry-wank-Eastenders accent* “Our Poor Queen, gor-bless…another burden on her poor life…is her wayward son….” *tiny tears*
Er….It’s a bit fuckin’ LATE.
The Queen runs the monarchy. That’s how it works. The monarchy has done everything it can to obstruct justice (not to mention, the Quee is the mother to the spoilt & arrogant Andrew ).
Queenie has been arrogantly supporting of her idiotic son since the story broke. She has very publically stood by him. She has been reluctant to show any sort of disapproval – no Palace Summits to discuss exploiting teenage girls. In fact, he brought paedophiles to slouch about on the throne. The palace machine has gone even further – actually helping Andrew orchestrate his PR. As this Vanity Fair story put it at the time “Under the protection of the Queen, Prince Andrew was untouchable.”
When story first broke in 2010, the queens response was…to award Andrew with the highest possible award for personal service to the Queen – the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order. Even the grovelling royal press took a dim view.
Basically, nothing changed for Andrew. In fact, he was promoted.
5 years later the Epstein story was back in the news and Prince Andrew was named in court papers…and asked to make a statement under oath. Buckingham palace refused to accept the papers, sending them back. And 55 year old Andrew was…promoted to Vice Admiral of the Royal Navy ! Hurrah, throw your hats in the air sailors ! Vice ! Vice ! Vice !
After Andrew shot himself in the foot with his utterly humiliating Newsnight interview – the world laughed and raged and the Queen singled out Andrew to join her in a public engagement.
In 2021 – the Queen made sure he kept his role as honorary colonel of the Grenadier Guards. ‘Military sources’ told The Times “The Queen has let it be known to the regiment that she wants the Duke of York to remain as colonel and the feeling is that nobody wants to do anything that could cause upset to the colonel-in-chief. It is a very difficult, unsatisfactory situation.” (all those military types pledging slabbering loyalty to the Queen. Then when they express misgivings about her sleazeball son as a figurehead she shows that she couldn’t give less of a fuck for what they think about anything.)
And this is just the stuff we know.
What we don’t know – what goes on behind palace gates, in the government departments – is far more intriguing – listen up, these are the important questions
What did the Queen know and when did she know it ?
How did she find out ? What did she do about it ? Who did she tell ?
Was a blind eye turned to Andrew’s friendship with a paedophile ? With the palace & Queen’s knowledge ?
Have the palace – and taxpayer – put money into obfuscation ? Have we been paying for PR for the Prince Andrew ? Have we been paying for his lawyers?
It seems utterly inconcievable that senior members of the palace staff, the Met police – who, after all, provided protection officers who accompanied Prince Andrew to Epstein’s island – and the Queen, who is, after all, the head of the monarchy – knew nothing ?
The secrecy around the royal family has always been a disgrace. Now it is being used to hide actual criminal behaviour.
And given that the royal family have access to state secrets, to GCHQ, to the full powers of the state, are we allowed to know if the odds against the Brave Young Women are fair ? When the Intelligence community justify unethical action in ‘Defence of the Realm’ does that run to protecting the Queen and her family from the law?
Every single day, the royals are revered and fawned over on the BBC, ITN, the majority of the newspapers. Nobody wants to hold the whole institution to account.
Social media then must be their demise. Please have a wee go at Facebooking and Tweeting this blog. Upset Jacob Rees Mogg and his fawning ilk.