Prince Andrew ‘had discussions with the Queen about what he can do with his life’

This November will be the three-year anniversary of Prince Andrew’s BBC interview. Days after the interview aired, Prince Charles finally convinced the Queen that Andrew’s interview was completely terrible for the monarchy. The Queen didn’t understand that, she had to be convinced. So the Queen forced Andrew out of public life. The forced retirement didn’t stick, as Andrew was plotting his comeback within a few months. Then Virginia Giuffre sued him for raping her when she was a teenager. Andrew fought the lawsuit, victim-blaming Virginia for being trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. The American courts weren’t buying it and they set a trial date, after which Andrew quickly settled with Virginia and then resigned from public life yet again. That was January of this year. Andrew still holds some royal patronages, he’s still a Knight of the Garter, he’s still an HRH and he still has his royal protection. And now guess what? He’s in Balmoral, trying to convince mummy to let him come back.

Prince Andrew was locked in “intense talks” with the Queen about his future after spending several days alone with his mother on her summer break. The Duke of York, 62, was the Queen’s first and only family visitor as she started her break at ­Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands. The disgraced Duke — whose bid to get his royal roles reinstated was rejected by the Queen earlier this summer — wants a new position to see out his days. He was stripped of all his patronages and military titles because of his multi-million pound payout to sex abuse accuser ­Virginia Giuffre.

Andrew spent three days with the Queen at Balmoral this month, The Sun on Sunday understands. His daughters and their families, Prince Edward, wife Sophie and their two children, and Prince Charles and Camilla have since joined the Queen and Andrew in Scotland.

A friend of Andy’s said: “He is a 62-year-old man and knows that he can’t spend the rest of his days ­sitting around at Royal Lodge in Windsor, walking his dogs and ­riding horses. He’s thinking about what he can do. He has had discussions with the Queen about what he can do with his life. But there are also wider family discussions.”

Another source said: “He knows he let his mother down badly but he hasn’t been convicted of a crime. He wants to try to establish a route back. He’s hoping the Queen can influence Prince Charles and Prince William, who see no way back for him. He wanted a few days alone with his mother to talk about his future.”

A spokesman for Andrew did not want to comment.

[From The Sun]

This has been happening for three years. Longer, actually, because the Queen covered up Andrew’s crimes for decades. But this particular storyline of “Andrew voluntarily gave up royal life, but now he wants back in” has been happening for three years. It’s always the same pattern – Andrew spends time alone with the Queen, Andrew talks the Queen into some scheme, Charles finds out and eventually puts a stop to it. How many times is this going to happen? How many times will this happen before people question the Queen’s poor judgment? I can’t wait to see what scheme Andrew has cooked up with the Queen this time. She’ll probably give him a fancy new title and arrange for some kind of paid position to keep him in luxury.

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  1. Eurydice says:

    I guess it’s getting a bit weird, wearing his fancy admiral’s hat when walking the dogs, but a route back to what? It’s not like he was a useful member of society before his public disgrace.

  2. Flower says:

    Go to Prison Andrew.

    Do your time and pay up to the girls you abused.

  3. BUBS says:

    Betty is not innocent…she’s an enabler!

  4. lunchcoma says:

    Prince Andrew is 62 years old. He could just decide he’s now “retired.” I’m sure he knows some unemployed aristocrats who are wealthy but not that wealthy who have fussy, stodgy hobbies.

    It’s bizarre to me that we keep trying to talk about finding something for Andrew to do when he hasn’t had anything resembling a normal job for over 20 years and is now approaching the age where regular people start wishing they could afford to retire.

    • Dutch says:

      It’s probably not as much that he’s looking for something to “do” but more that he’s looking for something “to get paid to do.”

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s it. They’ve halted his conduit to money. Pitch at the Palace was a pure money grab for him. He’s never actually worked, outside of whatever he did when on active duty in the Navy. He’s been retired his whole life.

  5. C-Shell says:

    Every time Paedrew makes a public appearance there’s strong backlash. Charles will never let him hold a public-facing role. Hard to imagine what’s left. Curating all the priceless art at Windsor? LOL

    I’m not even sure he and Fergie could be sent away a la Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson because he’s got no clout to leverage and that’s the only reason he/they had any “friends.” Where could they go and not cause a diplomatic incident or trigger extradition?

    • BeanieBean says:

      Oh, there ya go, he & Katie Keen (the ‘expert’ due to her art history degree, dontcha know) can ‘curate’ the art at Windsor. I’m fairly certain they already have professional curators at Windsor, and with these two in charge? Things would go missing….

  6. Levans says:

    He’s a 62 year old man with limited job experience, who did f@!k all (outside his military service) during his prime work years and NOW he wants to think about his life purpose. Sir, just walk your dogs daily, live in mummy’s shadow, and maybe keep an eye on your ex-wife’s schemes. Total eyeroll.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Seriously, walking your dog daily & horseback riding whenever you want? Sounds pretty sweet to me.

  7. A says:

    Dig a hole and fall in it, Andrew

  8. Southern Fried says:

    I bet his family are worried about what he’ll spill if he gets really angry and sets himself up another interview. Let’s watch and see how the royal family tries to satisfy him. They are all trash for enabling the sex abuser for what, his entire life?

  9. Lizzie says:

    There is plenty of road between having nothing to do and being a working royal. In the last three years has he spent a day at a soup kitchen? If he need a path for his future that is what I would suggest try feeling sorry for someone besides himself, work were the local needs are and for goodness sake do not invite the rr.

  10. Mslove says:

    PA needs to start planning his future without Mummy. Maybe that’s what these talks are for, his protection against King Chuck.

  11. Robin Samuels says:

    So Andrew can’t visit his mother unless it’s to convince her that he should continue to be an active member of the Royal family? Imagine living in a world where you can’t visit your mother without it culminating into a story when all you want to do is check on her health and well-being. They don’t have any privacy. Does anyone remember what Andrew was doing before the Virginia allegations? Performative military drills, dipping in and out of the Middle East, are all I can recall. His wife allegedly purchased the property in London. Perhaps they can take classes in property management (smile) and start a real estate business. Sadly, few of the Windsors have adopted a concept or belief they deem worthy of putting their heart and soul into supporting. It’s a new world, and they don’t know how to navigate it.

  12. lanne says:

    Hey, at least he didn’t do the worst possible thing: marry a black wife and expect that she be protected from racism. Pedo Andy is the gift that keeps on giving to the royal family. If it weren’t for Harry and Meghan, I have no doubt that the dummy would still be HRHing all over the place, dressing out in fancy uniforms, and puffing his chest out like a peacock on the Buckingham Palace balcony next to Mummy. It’s pretty obvious that the royal institution looks at Andrew more favorably than Harry, but they can’t openly embrace Andrew while hating on Harry and Meghan. Especially when Harry and Meghan do things like…support charitable organizations and bring recognition to important causes. (Has Andrew EVER done that?)

  13. FeedMeChips says:

    Didn’t you know? It’s only a crime when the thing you did resulted in a conviction.

  14. Zen says:

    Harry cannot get 15 minutes to speak to his grandmother but Andrew gets 3 days?! Where are the courtiers gatekeeping her precious time now?

  15. LAR says:

    I know the point is that he’s trying to figure out his new strategy to finance his lavish lifestyle, but the wording is so funny, like he’s trying to decide if he wants to go back to school and become a CPA. Boy, I’d love to retire to to a luxury estate with some dogs.

  16. Athena says:

    I’m sure I’ve said this before, if this was a normal family this is the child who would check on mom regularly, who would take her food shopping, to her doctors appointments and make sure her bills are paid and checkbook is balanced. He seems to have always been the one to spend more time with his mother. On this, I give Andrew a pass.

    If BP courtiers are reading comments on Celebitchy, here is my suggestion. Put Andrew in charge of “managing” the Windsor estate, his father’s old job. It would give him something to do, it would provide him with a salary and a reason for staying on at Royal lodge.

    I can’t believe that three years later they still haven’t figured out what to do with Andrew. They seem incapable of thinking out of the box. Took them years to figure out what to do with Phillip. They never figured out what to do with Diana, and even less what to do with Meghan. I’ve been watching a lot of a YouTube channel about aristos who inherit estates which are in serious need of repair and funds to maintain, there seems to be a lot of ignore the problem as long as possible, wishful thinking and unrealistic expectations. We see the same thing here.

  17. Margaret says:

    Begging to keep his home, with the lames asking to kick him out. Just saying.

  18. Jaded says:

    What REALLY pisses me off is this dolt referring to Virginia as “sex abuse ACCUSER ­Virginia Giuffre”. She is a rape SURVIVOR. Honestly, the way the BM continues to portray her as some gold-digger and play down what was literally a trafficked teenager who got raped by Prince F*cking Andrew makes me rage.

    • SuzieQ says:

      I pointed this out a while ago. It’s disgusting. The term accuser puts the onus on the survivor instead of on the perp, where it belongs.