The Queen’s staff posted a tone-deaf birthday message for Prince Andrew

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There are several things which I find interesting all at once. This week, we’ve talked about the Earl of Snowdon’s divorce, we’ve talked about Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday, and of course we’ve talked about how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will almost definitely lose their ability to use “Sussex Royal” branding, even for charity. This week… the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are almost certainly on vacation, right? It’s weird that we haven’t heard anything about that, it’s weird that we haven’t heard which private jet they took or which billionaire’s playground they headed to. Just something to keep your eye on.

As for the Duke of York’s birthday, the @RoyalFamily Twitter account – which is the official account of Buckingham Palace – chose to mark the b-day like this:

First of all, it’s SO tone-deaf. Second of all, could it be any clearer that the Queen plays favorites with Andrew and that her staff is incapable of talking her out of it? In the Queen’s mind, nothing has happened and Andrew will still be able to come back to “full time royal” status. Speaking of, *someone* chose not to use Andrew’s HRH in the tweet. He is still an HRH, my guess is that they just decided not to put in the tweet because of the conversation about Liz of House Petty taking away the Sussexes’ use of any “royal” style.

Meanwhile, Victoria Arbiter is still trying to make us feel sorry for Princess Beatrice, the poor sausage. Beatrice has to get married while there is so much “ugliness” around the fact that her father was such good friends with a pedophile rapist and human trafficker, and that her father raped teenagers trafficked to him by his friends. Poor Bea just wishes she could run off to Italy! But instead she’ll suck it up and have a posh tent wedding reception in the Buckingham Palace garden.

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  1. Zapp Brannigan says:

    That top photo is him indicating how big a slice of pepperoni hot is in Pizza Express, Woking.

    • Agnes says:

      I honestly feel bad for the Pizza Express. I’m sure it’s a nightmare for them to be dragged into this. (Our local pizza place got dragged into an INSANE rightwing anti-Hillary conspiracy, and they’ve received death threats, had people showing up with weapons, had an arsonist set a fire. All in a place where people with kids have some pizza, play some ping pong, and hang out. Leave pizza ALOOOOONE!)

    • MeganBot2020 says:

      By coincidence I was in a Pizza Express (not in Woking) the night after the interview aired and the place was heaving. Pizza Express were apparently about to go into administration, so maybe this has given them a weird boost?

  2. Becks1 says:

    The responses to that on Twitter and IG were amazing. I thought it was going to be all fawning responses about Andrew but NOPE. People were on it. I wonder if that was a surprise to the royal family.

  3. Loretta says:

    The Royal Family is garbage.

  4. Agnes says:

    Well, as long as M&H can’t use “Sussex Royal,” all is well in the world.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Right, you’d think everyone in the tabloids and royal circles would be sleeping easy and enjoying their lives since they expelled the Sussexes and kept the pedo Andy. Nope, they’re still mad and petty, writing snarky “come back Harry, and Harry only” articles. They’re desperate enough to make a news out of Harry getting a sandwich. Such losers.

  5. Esme says:

    My first thought after reading the headline was “of course they did”. Too much time spent here on CB?

  6. Tiffany says:

    Petty Liz??

    Her petty crew??

    Tone deaf??

    Nooooooo……ooooooooooo

  7. Heather says:

    Let me start by saying that, IN NO WAY, am I an Andrew apologist. The guy is a sick pedophile who needs to pay for his actions…publicly!
    That being said, should we expect the Queen and Royal Family to not acknowledge his birthday? I mean, at least it wasn’t some sort of glowing review of all the noble and extraordinary deeds he’s done in his life. It was short and direct. I, personally, thought that it was appropriate from the RF’s point of view.

    • L4frimaire says:

      They can acknowledge his birthday all they want, but they don’t need to loop the public in on it. A simple note in the court circular will do under calendar of events or whatever.

    • MsIam says:

      If they want to acknowledge his birthday, they can send him a Hallmark card. No need to involve the whole world. The response to the bell ringing request should have told them that but noooo. So tone deaf indeed.

    • Courtney B says:

      If they hadn’t done something that would no doubt have been mentioned as well. I think they thought they were threading the needle by posting a super bland one. You know they would’ve loved to lost a whole fawning Instagram story or something. But the barn door is open and the story isn’t going away no matter how much the courtiers wish it would.

  8. Royalpurple says:

    @Agnes — we have the same hometown.

    Andrew stories at this point just make me sick.

  9. Snap Happy says:

    I just can’t with the tent wedding. It makes me laugh. It literally comes across like she isn’t good enough to come inside.

    • vesper says:

      Lol! None of the York’s are allowed inside…they might steal something. Desperate moochers, the lot of em!

  10. ariel says:

    I really like the inbred, racist, petty, money hoarder’s hounds tooth coat. It is really pretty.

    • Chrissy says:

      I’ll agree that she has some nice clothes but how about the guy walking behind her, hiding behind his Mommy? Liz is evil for protecting her Pedo son and contributing to scapegoating her “beloved grandson” and family and he’s a shameless coward for not cooperating with the FBI.

  11. Veronica says:

    Did I spend more time than necessary liking every comment on @royalfamily’s IG post that chastened them for their tone deafness? Why, yes, I did. I can be petty af too, Liz.

  12. Eleonor says:

    I don’t know why, but she must despise Charles so much .

  13. Coco says:

    “Happy Birthday, you creepy piece of shit”

  14. aquarius64 says:

    Is Andrew attending the Commonwealth services? That would be a hot mess if he does.

  15. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    It’s about what I would expect of the RF at this point.

  16. Mia says:

    The queen was wrong to do this. So very very wrong. Andrew is disgusting. Maybe it is time for the end of the royal family?

  17. Lila says:

    Let them. I’m glad they’re showing who they really are. Now and Meghan and Harry and Archie are safely out, let the rest burn to the ground.

  18. Alliyson says:

    The Brits….complete OUTRAGE over the mixed race Duchess
    The Brits….crickets on Lizzie’s support of her pedo Son

  19. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Does anyone ever look at baby photos of of terrible monsters and wonder where it all went terribly wrong? It’s sad that little beaming baby grew into a disgusting garbage person.

  20. MsIam says:

    Then they deserve all the scorn being heaped on them. If they don’t care then we don’t care either.