The Queen has reportedly told insiders she wants the Duke of York to remain as colonel of the Grenadier Guards, one of the honorary military titles bestowed upon her son by her position.
According to the Sunday 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.’ This is despite the fact that the Grenadier Guards themselves are reportedly not wild about an accused sex offender being their fake boss. The paper’s source said that the regiment feels it is ‘not appropriate to retain him.’
Prince Andrew stepped back from his public duties in 2019 after a disastrous interview with BBC’s Newsnight regarding both his unashamed friendship with serial pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and accusations from Virginia Giuffre that Andrew had assaulted her when she was a teenage victim of Epstein. Giuffre is now suing the Prince, who denies the claims and is, according to her legal team, refusing to engage with any discussions. He has also refused to talk to the FBI regarding their ongoing investigations on Epstein and his assistant/accused enabler Ghislaine Maxwell, despite saying that he would.
Prince Andrew has long been described as the Queen’s favorite child, which may go a long way to explaining how he continues to avoid any sliver of accountability. Long before Giuffre’s accusations, Andrew was reviled for his alleged corruption and dodgy dealings with various world leaders during his time as a trade envoy. The Campaign Against the Arms Trade directly called Andrew out as being a figure who ‘has consistently used his position to promote arms sales and boost some of the most unpleasant governments in the world, his arms sales haven’t just given military support to corrupt and repressive regimes. They’ve lent those regimes political and international legitimacy.’ He’s a useless, corrupt, and abusive sack of sh*t who is hated by everyone except his immediate family, and even then, his older brother reportedly isn’t wild about him.
Also, remember when Prince Harry had his military titles taken away, and he didn’t even brag about how being friends with a rapist was good for business connections?
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