Prince Andrew was included in King Charles’s ‘scaled-back’ Easter guest list

Buckingham Palace made a very big deal about this weekend as “Easter Lite,” meaning there were special arrangements made to limit King Charles’s exposure to crowds and to scale back the guest list to only a handful of family members. In Easters past, the whole Windsor clan – including royal cousins and royal-adjacents – were all invited to the Easter service in Windsor, and after church, there would be a lunch at Windsor Castle. Not so much this year – Charles kept the guest list tight, just his siblings and their spouses, and there was no lunch, apparently. Since Prince William and Kate weren’t there, Charles didn’t want any of his nieces or nephews there either (only one nephew came). He apparently sat somewhat isolated from the rest of his family in church too.

You would think with this lean and mean guest list, it would have been the perfect opportunity to NOT invite Prince Andrew. You would be wrong. Prince Andrew was there, as was Sarah Ferguson. Their daughters were not there. I hope Eugenie and Beatrice spent Easter far away from their parents, honestly. Princess Anne was there with her husband Tim. Prince Edward and the Duchess of Edinburgh were also there and they brought their son James (the new Earl of Wessex). James is the youngest of all the king’s nieces and nephews – I guess they didn’t want the optics of purposefully excluding a 16-year-old.

Yeah, again… this would have been the perfect moment to say “Andrew is not welcome.” I’m sure Charles’s rationale is the same as always, which is that Andrew is welcome at family events but not state events (except the coronation, whoopsie). But when the family is making such a major, visible effort to include a credibly accused rapist and trafficker in their exclusive-guest-list events, it speaks volumes.

Also: the dress code for women seemed to be “dress in shades of green.” So it’s weird that Sophie was the only one in purple. She also looked like a 1970s stewardess.

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  1. Kristen from MA says:

    Disgusted to see Andrew’s smarmy face. Fergie looked like her usually messy self. Someone really ought to tell her to go up a size.

    • HannahB says:

      2 sizes. No idea why she keeps squeezing herself into her clothes. It has to be extremely uncomfortable, especially as she’s wearing these clothes with so many eyes on her.

      • Krista says:

        Right? Fergie, don’t look at the size number – it’s just a number. Squeezing into a smaller number size doesn’t make you look smaller. Get clothes that fit, because well-fitting clothes make you look so much better.

      • molly says:

        And you know she’s wearing all the shapewear in the world just to get things zipped and buttoned. I can’t imagine how miserable that must be to try and sit in a wooden church pew when you’re that compressed.

      • Cessily says:

        Between her and that English woman I don’t know who is worse, their poor seams are doing double duty. That’s my petty comment of the day😉

      • Pajala says:

        Sophie: “Would you like a packet of complimentary peanuts or pretzels?” 😀

      • DaniM says:

        How is she SQUEEZED into that dress? It’s not pulling across her chest, arms, or shoulders; you can’t see multiple rolls through the dress. All we’ve got is her tummy. I can’t believe I’m in here defending this woman but y’all really need to stop.

      • BeanieBean says:

        @DaniM: do you really not see how tight it is from bust to waist? Here’s a link to photos showing her from the side–you can see every back roll on her. It’s too tight & I’m willing to bet too uncomfortable:

      • Debbie says:

        All I can say is that if one of Fergie’s heroically straining buttons ever lets go when she sits down, somebody’s going to lose an eye.

      • Princessk says:

        I think it’s because she has put on a little weight and can’t afford or doesn’t think it necessary to keep buying new clothes and so she dips into her existing wardrobe. At her age and my age we have enough clothes to last a lifetime. Why be wasteful. Leave Fergie alone.

    • Carmen says:

      She looks like a stuffed cabbage in that dress.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Wasn’t it mere days ago that BP was pushing the narrative that Workshy was a PR disaster for the king?

      Spoiler alert, Chucklehead the Third: your support of your disgraceful brother is the bigger PR disaster.

      Of course, everyone knows *why* Chuck continues to support and promote him. He doesn’t dare do otherwise, because what Andy knows about Chuck & his proclivities, were he to speak about them, would bring down the monarchy.

      • Robert Phillips says:

        Yeah but if he speaks then wouldn’t that also cut off Andrew himself. He might be able to write one good book that would make him some money. But we all know how fast he goes through money. What Charles needs to do is put someone in Charge of Andrew at these types of functions. Inside the church Andrew could mingle with the crowd. But outside he is brought in and taken out a side or back door. And can’t be photographed with the others. I know the King doesn’t have any power over the government anymore. But good grief. He should have enough power to control Andrew.

    • Debbie says:

      To me, Fergie always looks like five pounds of sausage squeezed into a pound casing. It’s a wonder she can manage to breathe.

  2. Tessa says:

    Of course Andrew was front and center. Now some on social media call Sarah Ferguson a,royal. And there’s a lot of victim shaming of Virginia . So sickening.

  3. Tessa says:

    James was there but apparently not louise

  4. Barbara says:

    How does Fergie always manage to look so bad? She never gets her hosiery/footwear or hat/whatever right.

  5. Seraphina says:

    I find it sad that the head of the Church of England is not close to his son (Harry), admitted to cheating on his wife and then married his mistress – oh wait and attending church with his brother who is a knee deep in shit.
    On a completely different note, Sophie should have chosen a different hat. She looks like she’s wearing a mushroom cap on her head. And not a fan of how Ann styled her color palette. But I do love both coats on their own. Both look better than Cams. And Fergie always looks disheveled.

    • Tessa says:

      Oh and he takes away the UK residence of harry and Meghan and their two small children. Charles even treats his two youngest grandchildren badly

  6. Tessa says:

    Odd that Sarah did not share the holiday with her children. Some act like she is Andrews wife. They are long divorced and were not true to each other. What a farce

    • molly says:

      The only thing Fergie loves more than her kids and grandkids is being royally adjacent.

      (I mean, I hope her daughters were away on holiday and she’s didn’t actually opt to hang around Andrew instead, but COME ONE, FERGIE. Andrew still? Really?!)

      • CatMum says:

        she knows which side of the bread’s got the butter on it. she has always known what time it is.

        I actually think she looks pretty good here. the green is great on her. her coat could use a little ease and the belt isn’t helping, but I’m sure she knows how she looks and just doesn’t care. her hair looks great! well done, Fergie’s colorist. well done.

  7. seaflower says:

    Unbelievable they can’t see how bad the optics of having Prince Nonce there.

  8. bisynaptic says:

    He could do so much to normalize wearing masks. It’s so sad that the weight of public opinion has been moved so hard,, that the monarch of a country still can’t feel free to adequately protect himself from aerosolized infectious diseases.

    • BeyondTheFringe says:

      Honestly all this mess with Covid and masks has made an entire group of people act like *all* masks are ineffective.

      I get that the CDC guidance on masks was muddled at best from the get go but that doesn’t stop years of germ theory and masking from being true.

      Slap an N95 or, better yet, N100 on and be safe, Charles.

      I swear that if (God forbid) there is another pandemic with an even higher mortality rate, this ridiculous politically-based mask debate will be the end of us.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        I’m a rideshare driver who still follows Covid protocols. That means I still disinfect my car and I wear a mask anytime I’m doing a driving shift or even just going to be around humans in public.

        I’m firmly Team Mask probably for the rest of my life. I hate being sick and masks really help prevent me from being sick.

        Anyhoo, every month or so some dumbass magatrumpernaziwhatever gets in my car and brings up my mask. The mask that is not affecting them. The mask that they are not required to wear. The mask that is protecting my less than healthy lungs (minor issues).

        I used to try to change the topic but now I go into the grossest detail about why I wear a mask in my job. By the time I get to explaining mucus plugs in the lungs they usually tap out and change the subject themselves.

        Rideshare cars are rolling petri dishes and 99.9% of drivers barely clean their car much less disinfect it. I do my best to keep my car clean and disinfected simply for my sake but I’m glad it helps my riders, as well.

        Back to Charles…there is no reason why he and Camilla can’t wear masks. Now would be a great time for them to wear masks to help normalize wearing them during periods of medical vulnerability.

  9. Tessa says:

    Charles can’t remove harry s titles and let Andrew keep his without an uproar. Charles let’s his arrogant brother get away with it or maybe Andrew knows too much. Ferg ie rushing to be with her ex husband seems very desperate. She probably wants to remarry despite the bad optics of it all.

    • Karmaflower says:

      Fergie & Pedo have lived together for decades. She was never allowed to attend functions publicly bc QEII wouldn’t allow it.

  10. Jais says:

    Aside from the burgundy brigade moment, Kate often wore a color that was different than the rest, one that would really stand out from the crowd. Maybe that’s what Sophie is doing with the purple? Or the rest of them didn’t tell her the color of the day was green, which would be kind of mean actually. Or maybe it was just a coincidence so many wore green.

  11. Eurydice says:

    Poor Sophie – it’s the hat that reads Groovy Air Hostess. The rest are an awfully dull bunch. I think I miss Kate.

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      I don’t mind Sophie’s coat but the shoes are a snooze. How much better would that look with teal heels? More spring-like too and would have taken attention away from the hat which is not great.

  12. Amy Bee says:

    People just have to accept that Andrew is welcome at royal events and that the Windsors, including William don’t believe he did anything wrong.

    • Tessa says:

      Of course. And their ardent media fans give Andrew free passes or never mention him at all

      • Just Jade says:

        Well why wouldn’t Andrew participate in the family affair he didn’t commit the crime of marrying a biracial woman he was simply accused and associated with one of the most vile human trafficker in modern history and paid 12 million dollars to one of his victims.

    • Princessk says:

      The royal family have lots of unpleasant secrets. Charles knows that it is best to keep Andrew an Fergie, especially Fergie in the fold. She could become a multi multi millionaire if she chose to spill all the beans.

  13. Steph says:

    Did y’all see on Twitter that someone couldn’t upload a pic of Andrew? They couldn’t DM it either. They had to text it to an American to get it up? I really want to know what that’s about. And why Twitter is agreeing to this.
    Anywho, they all looked fine. Nothing spectacular and nothing bad. Besides the pedo, that is.

    Poor James. He looks he really hates the camera.

  14. ShazBot says:

    Whether Charles was intentionally keeping it small (shaking hands with the public defeats this purpose) or just wanted to show he has his siblings and William doesn’t – for whatever reason, this was boring as hell. Even the rota couldn’t do much with it.

    • Debbie says:

      Really? The rota couldn’t do much with those Easer photo? Hm, let’s see, they have Charles and his illness at his age. The missing WanKses and the drama going on with that. Then, we have Andrew-for-God’s-sake, and his EX-wife being made more welcome than a current wife we all know. If the BM couldn’t make something out of any of that, then they should just turn in their journalistic licenses. I mean, they made more of a meal out of the lushness of the Sussex’s lawn, or Meghan’s dark nail polish, or anything Sussex-related.

  15. Why isn’t the future head of the church there to pray for his sick wife on such a holy day?

  16. The Other Katherine says:

    I can’t help wondering if the reason BP is working on rehabbing Andrew’s image is that he is the next adult in the line of succession after Harry. If William abdicates, which I am beginning to think is actually possible, and Harry continues to reside in the US (as it appears he will), Andrew will end up acting as regent for George, unless there is a change in the law or he declines to serve and the duty passes to Anne. Let’s hope the latter happens.

    • equality says:

      Actually Bea is next in line after Andrew. Then Eugenie, then Ed and his children.

      • Fwiw says:

        When Charles dies, let William drop out & Parliament appoint Anne as George’s Regent. She will benefit from people’s affection for her mom. She & Tim will clean up the family’s act for George. Harry and Meghan will be welcomed in the UK any time and with full security.

        And then King George can ask Parliament to abolish the monarchy.

      • The Other Katherine says:

        Ah, of course you are correct. I’m ill at the moment and clearly it’s addled my brain!

      • JT says:

        Anne was the one who told Charles to evict H&M. In some scenario where she’d be regent, I doubt that H&M would be welcomed with open arms and security. I think she would maintain the status quo because she’s just as racist as everyone else in that family.

  17. Lady Digby says:

    Isn’t the TV version of how THAT 2019 interview about to be screened and so KC is keen to show his support and make it clear he is still part of the family? Bad mistake but maybe KC feels he can do no wrong at the moment?

    • Heather says:

      Yes! Friday on Netflix “Scoop,” which stars Gillian Anderson as the interviewer and covers Pedrew’s interview 🤣

  18. Brassy Rebel says:

    Such a weird family. Edward is either striding like his father or Groucho Marx. 🤔

  19. Patty says:

    Unreal , Britain has a peadofile on display , promoting their cherished monarchy.
    Time does not heal all wounds there are women and children these sick people hurt .
    The brain washing that the English government has turned a blind to is not acceptable.
    Is there no one in England that can see that the BRF are criminals.

  20. Mary Pester says:

    Look at them. The most disgusting lot of inbreds in the UK. It’s just a pity that a bolt of lightening didn’t hit the pair of them. Charlie and Andrew are both stains on the monarchy and the country, and no amount of paid bots and trolls can rehabilitate Andrew
    They used Harry for Camillas, but there is no one left to try and use

  21. Lili says:

    Rehab 2.0 pedo
    Rehab 1.0 adulterer
    Heaven only know what Rehab 3.0 is going to be.

  22. ChattyCath says:

    James the new Earl of Wessex always looks embarrassed by the whole thing. Maybe it’s his age. Maybe.

  23. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Of course he was. It’s obvious he has major dirt on Charles and will be protected as long as Charles lives.

  24. Thena says:

    I was just talking to my sister yesterday about the differences between how the British and Spanish royal families handle their PR crises. Charles has his pedophile brother and the brother’s ex-wife front and center at these events. Meanwhile in Spain, King Felipe stripped his sister Christina and her felon husband of their ducal titles, had Christina relocate outside of Spain, and sent his scandalous father into exile in the Persian Gulf. When his eldest nephew started making headlines starting bar fights, the nephew ended up being sent to live with ex-King Juan Carlos. None of these people get pictured with King Felipe at Easter.

  25. CC says:

    If you haven’t watched season 3 of Girls5Eva on Netflix, one of the characters has a perfect reaction to hearing the name Prince Andrew.

  26. QuiteContrary says:

    Andrew is a pig.