Prince Andrew’s Australian visit is so sad, only one person came to see him

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Here’s a fun exercise: imagine the conversations around the Queen and her senior staff as the Sussexes’ tour in southern Africa eclipsed Prince Andrew’s trip to Australia. Prince Andrew arrived in Australia on Monday, allegedly to promote his Pitch@Palace work and to, you know, promote the interests of queen and her commonwealth. I have to imagine that the Queen’s senior staffers were looking at Harry and Meghan’s reception, the huge press pack following their every move, their star power and work ethic, and their ability to draw significant crowds wherever they go. And then imagine those staffers being told that it was Harry and Meghan who needed to be thrown under the bus in favor of protecting the Queen’s favorite son, the son who only got ONE person to turn out for an event at a university.

Prince Andrew’s trip to Australia has occurred with little fanfare and almost no media coverage, due to intense media scrutiny over the Duke of York’s friendship with dead paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. When the Duke of York yesterday attended Murdoch University in Perth he was greeted by a single fan — a schoolteacher and devoted royal hunter, Renae Grljusich-Poolman, according to The Australian.

Media was kept roped off from the courtyard when the Duke arrived, and others in the courtyard reportedly failed to notice the British Prince’s arrival. The solo royal fan, Ms Grljusich-Poolman, said the sorry turn out to see the Duke of York was “disappointing”. But she added the speculation surrounding the Prince, and his links to billionaire sex offender Epstein, had probably “marred his credibility”.

The Duke is in Australia to act as patron for the Pitch@Palace event, which encourages young entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to potential investors. The sorry scene was in sharp contrast to the other Royal tour, which has seen the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touring South Africa, meeting with throngs of adoring fans over the last ten days.

[From News.com.au]

One fan. One lonely little royal fan, and even that fan admitted that the Duke’s credibility was in the toilet. I mean… yes, he’s not a credible person, but what bothers me more than that is the idea that he raped girls trafficked to him by Jeffrey Epstein. And then he lied about it for years. But remember, he’s the one worthy of “protection” from the Queen. She did TWO church-ride photo-ops with him in Scotland. Remember that Andrew’s human trafficking crimes were equated to “Meghan and Harry flew on Elton John’s private jet.” Yeah. If the Queen really thinks Andrew does more for the commonwealth, maybe Charles should take over.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. yay for Australia!!!!!

    everything about him and the queen just disgusts me now – obviously his actions, sex trafficking, etc. – but the queen’s actions are so bad here. She protects him and the Sussexes are thrown to the wolves.

    • Jen says:

      Absolutely. People can go on and on about how she’s served her people her whole life, but no. She’s served her own family and their selfish interests. Doesn’t raise a finger to stop the courtiers leaking about the Sussexes, but by all means, let’s protect the rapist.

      • bamaborn says:

        Jen…was never yeah or nay about the queen, but, that church ride with Andrew after Epstein’s death was stomach churning. Lost all respect for her.

    • Kath says:

      I didn’t even know he was here! The only media coverage I could find are stories saying “why has this accused paedophile come to our shores”??

      • Morrissey says:

        I had no idea he was here either. If I had shown up, it would only have been to loudly boo anyway.

  2. VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

    I cannot believe they are sending him anywhere. Like wow. Tone deaf doesn’t even begin to cover it. Keep calm and carry on doesn’t work boo boos.

    • noway says:

      Well Australia was originally the place criminals were sent from the British Empire. It was their prison. I thought it was kind of appropriate .

      • Lady D says:

        I’m Canadian and my ancestors arrived from the penal colony known as Australia in the late 1700′s. My relatives were from Scotland and England, and they were given a gift of a piece of furniture when they arrived in Canada, and said piece has gone to the eldest daughter ever since. It is now in my possession and because I was on the one-per-lifetime plan when it came to children and he was male, I’m probably going to give it to my eldest niece.

      • Some chick says:

        OMG, I hadn’t even thought of that! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!

        & Lady D, that is a sweet story. Glad your fam got out! Yay for Canada for taking them in!

        The whole colonialism thing is bonkers, and so deeply entrenched still.

        They had a PRISON ISLAND. The mind boggles.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Lovely story lady D

      • Tourmaline says:

        Good point! I think I first learned about that a bit from the U2 song Van Diemen’s Land. :)

      • Kath says:

        Our convicts largely consisted of poor (often Irish) people stealing a loaf of bread – not rich paedophile princes pointlessly adding to his airmiles (and carbon footprint).

      • Lady D says:

        Thank you @Some chick and @Spicecake38:)

  3. Lola says:

    Dude really needs to go off the radar for a good long time. I am surprised his advisors or the Queen’s haven’t forced that.

    I would not be surprised if Andrew has told the Queen he was innocent and she believes him. He jas always been her favorite.

    • minx says:

      My respect for her has gone to zero. The whole family can just go away, privileged spoiled nitwits.

    • Megan says:

      HM and her advisers do not seem to understand that there is nothing Pedo Andy can do to get the Epstein stank off of him. Maybe this disastrous tour will be a wake-up call, but I doubt it.

  4. Frida_K says:

    He’s looking a lot less smug and carefree here than how he appeared in his church runs with mummy.

    Good.

  5. Loretta says:

    LMAOOOO

  6. pyritedigger says:

    They need to cancel any scheduled engagements and never schedule him for any in perpetuity as like the most basic action they could take.

    • antipodean says:

      pyritedigger, you are right that this pedo does not deserve any attention, except from the long arm of the law, but I find it quite fitting that “the colonials” as those lofty royals such as PP would refer to them, are serving him exactly what he merits….absolutely no attention whatsoever. And, he has to turn up and take it. How the mighty are fallen you pompous pr**k!

    • Moose says:

      I agree, don’t understand why he is representing the RF at all….. he should be confined to his mansion where his freeloading ex-wife resides with him…

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Could not agree more. He needs to be canceled for life.

  7. Maria says:

    He shouldn’t have shown up at all, if he had any integrity which he doesn’t.

  8. Silas says:

    The people have spoken. Go home and cry to mummy.

  9. janey says:

    I think his work is done now. He needs to slink off out of the way, and never darken anyone’s door again (unless its the door to a prison).

  10. minx says:

    Even one is too many.

  11. OriginalLala says:

    Why is he still being sent around to represent the Queen? what is this nonsense? disgusting. The *least* Queenie could do is force him to lay low..wtf.

  12. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    He shouldn’t be out doing anything on behalf of the commonwealth. HM lost all respect when she chose to support him, and I am agape at anyone thinking that sending Pedo Andy anywhere is a good idea. I mean, even his lone supporter knows he’s toast. Stick a fork in him, he’s done.

  13. Christina says:

    Most men, in my experience, protect each other and lie to the women they consider “not trash”, like mothers and daughters and sisters and current girlfriends and wives.

    I’ve had male friends explain bad boyfriend behavior to me before I was married. Some of the things they said made me feel stupid and gullible. Basically, many men have tiers that we all fall into, and they are trained by each other about how to lie about sex. And men are socialized to blame us for their problems, and we are socialized to protect them. Watching this dynamic with the Queen and Andrew is making me think of all of those conversations.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Wow, your post was like a trigger for me. I worked in a male dominated field where there were maybe 2-3 women for each 50-60 men. The males would have totally different behaviors in front of each other, than their significant others. They could be on the phone telling their wives how much they love them and their “sweetie” little girls at home, then hang up the phone and immediately bitch about that @!%&* in human resources who wouldn’t f–k them, except professionally, that bitch. And their wives thought they were good men. So yeah, I can see the Queen being blind to what Andrew really is.

  14. SJR says:

    Andrew, if he had any clue, should go to one of the royal estates and stay put of the public eye for the rest of his life. Tone deaf is correct.
    He is lucky to still be out of jail!

    The very idea that he is a working royal making public appearances, acting as if he is untouched by the vileness of his past, is sickening.

    The PTB have lost control at the BRF. Liz is past it. Her protecting Andy publicly proves it.

    Prince Charles better make a move quickly and take control or when Liz passes….all the BRF will be out of their “jobs”.

    Good for Austraila! Shun him.

  15. Le4Frimaire says:

    The people surrounding the Queen and all those old courtiers are delusional. Harry and Meghan, no matter how much it pains them and the tabloids, are the only positive and dynamic thing about the Royals in the past decade. William and Kate may be the future monarchs and harmless enough, but they try so hard to make themselves so traditional and tow the line, that they’re starting to ossify right in front of us. Andrew is toxic, but for them to openly admit that or cut back on his duties would be admitting he is complicit and party to Epstein’s crimes. He’s an embarrassment and should just stop trying to insert himself in the Royal schedule.

    • Jules2 says:

      W&K may be harmless but traditional? Certainly not in work ethic – especially when compared to the Queen, Princess Anne & Charles & Camilla. All of these more senior royals carry out far more royal duties. W&K seem to sleepwalk through whatever work engagements they are able to drag themselves to.

    • OriginalLala says:

      W&K aren’t harmless though, no member of the BRF is harmless. The whole concept of monarchy and a royal family is predicated on propping up one class of people at the expense of others. They all need to go.

  16. bonobochick says:

    I am CACKLING.

    That said, he should be on trial not flying around the world.

    • Some chick says:

      +1 ovah here. Too bad they’ll almost certainly settle (for an undisclosed sum). That would be the trial of the decade! But I bet it won’t make it to discovery.

      Speaking of, I suppose Aus and the UK have a mutual extradition agreement. If not, he might have to shelter in place for who knows how long!

  17. Jess says:

    His actions and his mom’s protection are making the entire royal family look bad.

  18. Fluffy Princess says:

    He should lay low until Beatrice’s wedding. *Some* people might show him a modicum of goodwill since it’s his daughter’s wedding. . .maybe? Until that time he should self-banish to the hinterlands of one of his estates. Shunned as pedos should be.

  19. RoyalBlue says:

    How ridiculous. Any sitting prime minister would have resigned by now, so what makes Andrew exempt? His royal privilege? He needs to be put out to pasture and live in hiding for the rest of his life. When Chuck rules he should tell his brother he will not be supporting him any longer and to go find a job.

  20. mk says:

    ” If the Queen really thinks Andrew does more for the commonwealth, maybe Charles should take over.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ agreed! or just ban all monarchies…

  21. grumpy says:

    Frankly why would anyone want to Pitch@Palace. The people at the palace never had to work for anything and have no particular business expertise, they just came out of the right vag.

  22. OzJennifer says:

    So proud of my fellow Aussies for giving zero fucks about this monster.

  23. It's a dry heave says:

    The Brits must be super pissed they have no choice but to support this pedophile and his clan of pedophile protectors with their hard earned tax Pounds every year.