When Prince Harry and Meghan first Sussexited, we watched as the Duke of York tried to re-enter public life as some kind of “replacement” for them. Just a few months before the Sussexit, Andrew had given that awful Newsnight interview which saw him “resigning” from royal duties within a week. Andrew immediately went to work to somehow rehabilitate his image, and much as the Queen wanted him back, the public remained disgusted with him. Before the pandemic hit, Andrew had been planning a careful re-emergence into public life on the back of his daughter Princess Beatrice and her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi.
As soon as Prince Philip passed away, one of my first thoughts was “oh no, Andrew is going to worm his way back into public life under the guise of helping his widowed mother.” That’s exactly what’s going to happen. It’s already happening. Andrew thought it would be a good idea to step out and speak to the media on Sunday after his siblings had already spoken and given their own updates. Let’s be 100% clear – Andrew had no reason to do this other than he wanted the attention and he’s looking to exploit his father’s death. We already had updates from Edward, Sophie, Anne and Charles.
Beyond the fact that simply speaking on camera is massively inappropriate for a human-trafficker, we should also acknowledge that what he’s actually saying is a complete mess too. He wanted so badly to extend the grief for his father to the collective grief in a pandemic. All while he was maskless. Gross. Well, at least the FBI knows that Andrew is currently available for interviews.
PS… WHY WAS EVERYONE MASKLESS?
I see that Sky News have located Prince Andrew.
I wonder if the US Department of Justice will get to interview him 'as a witness' for Ghislaine Maxwell's trial.
The gall. pic.twitter.com/YqmKjrirse
— Albannach (@SaorAlbannach) April 11, 2021
But not Prince Andrew hanging about with a sex trafficker and paedophile. https://t.co/s4FimlEZvF
— Danielle C (@Dani1987C) April 11, 2021
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