LOL, Prince William was apparently ‘incandescent’ about Prince Andrew

As soon as Prince Andrew’s HRH style and patronages were removed, we knew that Prince Charles and Prince William would be falling all over themselves to take credit for “convincing” the Queen to toss Andrew in the trash. In the days that followed Andrew’s “defenestration,” that’s exactly what happened. Kensington Palace elves ran around telling everyone that Willileaks was “instrumental” in his uncle’s dismissal, that William spoke to his grandmother face-to-face for an hour at Windsor Castle, that all-seeing future-king William understands the gravity of Andrew’s current debacles. And we know it’s coming from William’s side because the word “incandescent” was used:

Prince William has been ­“incandescent” at how his uncle has behaved throughout the legal saga. The Queen ruthlessly made her mind up on Wednesday, and she had some help coming to her conclusion. The Mirror ­understands the irate Duke is angry at his uncle for bringing the Royal Family into disrepute. A source said: “The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge are completely aligned in their view that the Duke of York has presided over a complete and utter disaster.” It is believed detailed discussions within the family had been going on for weeks with William aware action was required.

The Queen and Prince William spoke at length in her private quarters before the decision was reached. A royal source said last night the Duke of Cambridge was locked in talks “for more than an hour” with his gran. William, 39, is understood to have made sure no stone was left unturned.

Additionally, Prince Andrew fears financial ruin amid the on-going sex case. Mounting legal bills and a potential £10million settlement with his accuser has left him counting the cost of being banished from the royal family. But the Queen has offered her son a lifeline. She will not foot any legal bills, but sources have confirmed that Andrew will not lose his security detail. The Queen would privately meet the cost of his £300,000 protection if he is left broke.

[From The Daily Mirror]

Willileaks leaking that he spoke to his grandmother for an hour and “left no stone unturned.” I wonder what that was like – I imagine that William was screaming, stomping his feet, with his fists balled up and his face turning red. And the Queen looked at her incandescent grandson and understood that this too would be a problem further down the line. Maybe Liz just thinks that Willy will be Chuck’s mess to clean up.

Notice too how none of the papers can stick to one story about who said what and when. According to other outlets, Charles, Anne and Edward were discussing this with the Queen over Christmas. But William and Kate were in Norfolk over Christmas, which is why William needed his own incandescent storyline of how he barged his way into Windsor Castle, engorged with rage.

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  1. Grumpier+than+thou says:

    Also strange that The queen is allowed to pay for PA’s security when that isn’t permitted and she can’t intervene for Harry. Also that PA’s costs £300k a year whilst Harry’s apparently cost £4mil! It’s almost like they can’t get their stories straight!

    • Chic says:

      They RF is writing their own jokes at this point. Everything that HM said in the interview is true and as long as the family keeps using them as cover, all is revealed. The racism and hypocrisy is amazingly clear. At this rate, The JUbilee will be a nightmare because RF do not control the docket of American courts.

    • Yvette says:

      @Grumpier+than+thou … I might be wrong on this, but I believe I read somewhere that Prince Andrew also pays for security for his two daughters, and if true then he probably pays for Fergie’s security as well. I understand PA was pretty raw and there was tension between he and Charles over this as well.

  2. LaraK says:

    William’s “incandescence” should be nominated for the EarthShot prize.

    • Seaflower says:

      But all that combustible rage is contributing to global warming!

    • Sushiroll says:

      Have some respect, he sacrificed his hair to illuminate the world with the incandescent bulb of Baldingham.

    • keroppi says:

      He’s so incandescent, he could become the UK’s new power source.

    • Christine says:

      Nah, his tiny little bald head is not enough of a luminescence. No need to fret, Katie Keen is prepared to ignite herself, as the future future queen, because she never puts a foot wrong, and only wants to support her incandescent spouse! You are in good hands, England! God save, what the fcuk ever.

  3. Beana says:

    So Liz can choose to pay for her favorite child’s security but deny her grandson from paying for his own, just to keep him and her great-grandchildren safe? Cool cool cool.

    This whole series of events is revealing the true character of Liz and Charles, and it’s…just shocking.

    • Chica says:

      OR, it’s a lie that she’s or any other royal was paying for it themselves instead of using public funds. Both can’t be true. And legally speaking, the courts should be able to determine this.

    • Anance says:

      The Queen has known for a long time what Andrew was doing. She doesn’t think he did anything wrong. As for the security – no petty is too petty for our Betty.

  4. C-Shell says:

    I wonder if Brits, who still revere QEII, would see this as Bulliam unleashing AT his elderly grandmother. This messaging isn’t doing what they think it is.

  5. Becks1 says:

    I think this was Charles’ decision and William wants credit. Maybe he did realize how bad this was, but I don’t think the Queen took away Andrew’s patronages etc bc William said so, I think it was Charles.

    • The Hench says:

      Yes it was Charles – along with Anne and Edward. I saw a couple of other reports that went out of their way to specifically state that William “was not involved”. Charles pushed back for once on Will’s PR. One story described Charles as “the chief executive now’.

      It was also Charles who had Andrew hauled into BP after the interview and told him to stand down from royal duties. That’s when Camilla was earwigging at the door and spotted by staff.

      • Selene says:

        Yes even the DM (who are knee-deep into Will’s bottom) wrote that it was Charles and that due to him not being so close to Andrew he requested his siblings’ input for a bit of “objectivity”. And I do believe that William knew his place when it came to this, especially due to Andrew’s position as the favorite son. These were troubled waters he has neither the expertise or tact to influence in any way.

      • Over it says:

        It’s still disgusting that the only problem Willy and Chucky have with this is that it is damaging to them getting on the throne. Not one ounce of sympathy or compassion for Andy victims

      • Debbie says:

        @Over it: Sympathy for the victims?! Are you kidding? They’re lucky they weren’t charged retroactively for the “Andrew experience.”

    • notasugarhere says:

      Agree. William has been no part of this because he doesn’t care. But he will try to take credit for it getting done.

      • Nic919 says:

        One of the articles this weekend mentioned that William fundamentally thought his uncle has his “heart in the right place”. So William is all over the place with PR here.

        The queen is only going to listen to Charles on this, maybe Anne. Only KP pretends that the queen listens to her grandson on matter relating to her favourite son.

      • Meg says:

        No one who pals around with a convicted pedophile has their heart in the right place.

      • Christine says:

        Word, Meg.

    • windyriver says:

      Wouldn’t be surprised if, to the family, William is irrelevant in any substantive discussion, like this one. What knowledge or experience would he have to offer? (And if he did make that comment about “heart in the right place”, holy cow.). The one exception is anything involving Harry. Trying look better than his brother while at the same time damage him and his family as much as possible is the most work he’s devoted to anything. Whether letting him get away with that is with the rest of the family’s full blessing, or actually best serves their purposes, is an open question. Outside of Harry, Will’s personal life is the only thing he’s interested in, probably even clearer to his family than it is to us.

    • Jaded says:

      Agree, it was Charles. He is clearly a *silent* regent now as TQ has basically become invisible. All Willyleaks can do is leak sh*t about himself and how his decision-making is vitally important to the monarchy. What a steaming pile of crap this situation has become.

  6. Haylie says:

    Who decided to yank access to Will and Kate from ABC News if they went ahead exposing Prince Andrew yeas ago?

    Will can save his phony outrage. He was in on the coverup too.

  7. Tessa says:

    William is not a saint himself. By no means.

    • Meg says:

      Of course he is problematic as hell, but nothing he has done rises to the level of raping a trafficked child. Andrew’s actions aren’t just despicable, they’re criminal.

  8. Tessa says:

    Part of the embiggening efforts of W and K publicity. I think Charles made the decision.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    KP would be better off keeping quiet about William’s involvement in this because it’s going to blow up in their faces. BTW, the Times says that William has sympathy for Andrew’s situation so what’s the actual truth here?

  10. Andrew's Nemesis says:

    The Queen ruthlessly made up her mind after ten years of sticking her head in the sand?
    They’re all despicable, in my opinion.

  11. Lady Digby says:

    When is Basher not raging FFS?! Might him and part time piano playing missus be asked to take their fair share of PA’s patronages or just patronise us peasants from a long, way away as usual?!

  12. Lili says:

    LOL, This is not the pat on the back for doing a good job that he thinks it is. It’s been 10 years since the story broke, and PA went back to visit JE a convicted felon, and now his side kick is also convicted. Why not when Ghislaine was sent down did they not act, and get him better legal advice? In all the Royal family’s dealings there is no empathy for the victims,

  13. Vivica says:

    In the past, has William ever referred to her as his Gran before or only since Harry went public?

  14. Dee (2) says:

    @ LaraW LOL his own walking talking self sustained energy source. A regular arc-reactor.

  15. Veda says:

    William’s incandescence, giving light to the Earth, one rage at a time.

  16. LaraW” says:

    I noticed this in particular: “potential £10million settlement.”

    What happened to that we’re only going to offer £3million from a week ago?

    • MissMarirose says:

      They’re just picking numbers at random depending on how it fits their narrative. There probably aren’t any settlement negotiations going on right now so the only person who knows how much they’ll accept is Giuffre.

  17. LJ says:

    Why do I get the sneaking feeling that they are just doing this now so that Virginia’s potential settlement amount will be lower because Andrew can just claim he is broke?

    • RoyalBlue says:

      They start with an inflated amount so when he settles for less they will crow that she got a lot less than she hoped for. They are just disgusting all round.

    • LaraW” says:

      They do NOT want to do that. Andrew cannot attempt to settle with money he doesn’t have. If this were true, every corporation in the world would claim to be in some stage of perpetual bankruptcy in order to avoid paying out class action lawsuits, fines from regulators (google was fined something like €2.4 billion).

  18. Eurydice says:

    I wonder if that 1 hour confab with Gran was more about “stop screwing around, forget the rose garden, or we can skip you and go straight to George.”

  19. equality says:

    So Will made sure “no stone was left unturned”? Does that mean he probed for all the disgusting details or that he questioned everyone else’s competence to deal with the matter but thought he was all that? Either way doesn’t sound good.

  20. e says:

    I genuinely do not understand why even the stories that seem like they’re supposed to be pro-William are always about him being angry. “He’s a good husband because he gets really mad when people are condescending to Kate!” “He’s going to be a good king because he raged at his grandmother about his horrible uncle!”

    Even if he really is always angry all the time, this seems like such obviously bad PR that it’s hard to believe it’s not intentional sabotage.

  21. CJS says:

    A whole hour! 😂 I hope he clocked in.

    • LaraW” says:

      Trying to imagine that court circular entry. What would it even say?? Would it count?

      • MY3CENTS says:

        Abolishing the monarchy?

      • Jay says:

        That’s three engagements: 1. Being briefed on the RF response, decided by Charles 2. Speaking with gran and voicing his groundbreaking opinion that they should consort less with human traffickers, at least openly 3. Send an email briefing the media.

        That’s a good days work!

  22. Harla says:

    William seems desperate to be seen handling “grownup” situations. I would bet that he insisted that his “meeting” with the queen is put into the Court Circular so that it counts towards his engagement totals.

  23. Robin+Samuels says:

    “Incandescent” has become the defining adjective for William, and that’s not good. Restraining from telling the truth about his sociopath behaviors is choking the Rota. The UK monarchy is in crisis. The reigning monarch is fading and no longer in control (if she ever has been), the heir is lugging around a heavy bag of tricks, and the future heir is on the mental health ropes. Lord have mercy on the British taxpayers.

  24. Athena says:

    If the Mirror article is from Russell Myers he’s a mouth piece of KP. The Daily Mail yesterday had an article saying the siblings met a number of time to discuss Andrew and that Andrew was also at one of those meetings. One paragraph read “The Duke of Cambridge has been informed and agreed with his father and grandmother but his role has been somewhat overplayed in all this”. Someone was trying to put William back in his lane.

  25. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    When ISN’T he “incandescent” ???

  26. BothSidesNow says:

    Yes, when is the Bitter Brother not incandescent with rage? These stories are all about giving Incandescent some type of power he doesn’t have! We all know that Baldingham wasn’t able to sit with TQ for an hour and not leaving any stone unturned, that’s purely Baldingham telling the RR’s to write. We all know that Charles was the one that put the squash on PedoAndy, not Incandescent with Rage.

    Get over it Incandescent! You have NO power with regards to TQ or what Charles and the rest of the RF are discussing. TQ knows about your history Billy the Basher and she has your number!! You are the last person she would look to for advise!!

  27. JFerber says:

    What ISN’T William incandescent about? He stubs his toe. Incandescence. Louis drops a plate. Incandescence. Petty tyrants in the home do not make good kings.

  28. Jay says:

    Incandescent? That suggests Andrew’s legal battles and association with sex trafficking were all new, horrifying information, yet he also wants to position himself as an insider, meeting with his gran and making decisions. Pick a lane, TOB!

    I’m picturing William enjoying his tea and toast Friday morning, innocently glancing at the morning papers, when he notices a distressing mention of his uncle Andy. “Ye gads! He was accused of doing WHAT? I’m outraged. Incandescent! Someone get Gran on the telly, she needs to hear about this!”

  29. AnneL says:

    William is a human light bulb. Come to think of it, his head kind of looks like one.

  30. DeluxeDuckling says:

    Seems like they could power the whole of London with a single solar panel next to his incandescent head

  31. India says:

    He had better watch out or he will pop a blood vessel.

  32. Debbie says:

    “William “IS UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE MADE SURE” no stone was left unturned. What?! Oh my God, these people in the BM are carrying the subjunctive form to a back-bending degree. Also, the queen assuring Andrew that he will get to keep his security detail is… precious, because the media has been all over Andrew and his sex scandal. I mean, I’ll bet the comments section are making all kinds of bodily threats against him and his children and grandchildren. If anyone needs security, I’m quite sure it’s Andrew. /s.

  33. Debbie says:

    Pedo Andrew’s “heart being in the right place” is a disturbing remark from William, indeed, but certainly predictable too.

  34. Well Wisher says:

    How many people are needed to screw in a light bulb?

  35. Sunsteinn says:

    This is the comedy drama horror of the decade

  36. MissMarirose says:

    The royal reporters really need a thesaurus.

  37. TarteAuCitron says:

    God, I would love it if the British press just started to call him out properly as a raging, abusive, cheating bully.

    It is disappointing that after such a long reign that Liz hasn’t really done a great job in developing competent successors. Both Charles and Baldingham are too highly strung & vindictive to manage an office never mind Great Britain. You don’t see this trash in the other European monarchies (Well OK, Monaco 😉)