Prince Andrew has been ‘comfort eating’ to cope with all of the Royal Lodge drama

The photos in this post are from April of this year – Prince Andrew out riding a horse in Windsor on 4/13 and driving around Windsor on 4/29. They’re some of the most recent photos of Andrew we have, although the Mail has published some more recent pics, especially these horse-riding pics from one week ago, right after Buckingham Palace leaked a bunch of sh-t about how King Charles is going to cut off Andrew’s funding if he doesn’t move out of Royal Lodge. It’s pretty clear that King Charles is still attacking Andrew in the press and drawing attention to the Andrew situation, likely as a deflection from some of the bigger issues facing the monarchy. Well, things have devolved to the point where the British media is now writing pieces about how Andrew has gained a lot of weight and he’s “comfort eating” because of the Royal Lodge issue.

Prince Andrew has piled on weight amidst his brother King Charles’ attempts to kick him out of his home, after giving up a diet which was making him miserable and grumpy, it was reported Monday.

A report in British tabloid the Sun said that Andrew’s weight is now approaching 15 stone. The paper says he has been “comfort eating” to cope with his ongoing argument with his brother, who wants him to vacate his home, the palatial Royal Lodge. The Sun says Andrew’s weight gain has been shown during recent horse riding trips.

Royal author, biographer and historian Andrew Lownie, who is writing a new book about Andrew, whose favorite food is said to be steamed syrup pudding, told the paper: “He often diets, a bit like Fergie, who has been a regular dieter. He can go up and down between 13 and 15 stone.”

Royal biographer Margaret Holder said: “He was quite chubby as a child but then so were Charles and Anne at times if you look back at the pictures… I think he is a comfort eater basically.”

[From The Daily Beast]

Is this another shot from Buckingham Palace? Their threats to defund Andrew fell flat, so now they’re telling people that Andrew’s ass is chunky. This is why I made a point of using the most recent photos we have of Andrew – while I think he’s gained some weight in recent years, he honestly doesn’t seem to have drastically piled on the pounds in the past few months. He’s been “portly” for a few decades though. This feels like some palace scheme to humiliate Andrew, right? Why the hell would it matter if he’s gained some weight? If we’re talking about weight, Camilla also looks like she’s been comfort-eating (and comfort-boozing).

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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44 Responses to “Prince Andrew has been ‘comfort eating’ to cope with all of the Royal Lodge drama”

  1. blueberry says:

    I have no sympathy for Andrew however it looks like they’re using The Spare to deflect here.

  2. Barbara says:

    That’s a really unfortunate picture of him on the horse. Unfortunate because it made me look at his crotchal area. 😂

  3. Nanea says:

    If I were a member of the BaRF’s (comms) team, I wouldn’t be worried about Paedrew putting on weight. That’s between him, his health and his doctor.

    They need to be a lot more worried about the paperwork in the Epstein case that will be unsealed soon — and about the York family’s still existing contacts to the Middle East, see Bea and Eugenie going there for no particular reason.

    • ML says:

      Right?!? Paedrew was involved in trafficking. He’s been accused of rape and molestation. He sold his shady mansion to a shady businessman. He’s been involved in a questionable real estate transaction in Switzerland. He’s allowed creepy people access to the crown…all of these reasons are excellent reasons for going after Andrew!

      What do they choose? His weight. First off, this is tone-deaf nowadays because you don’t attack people’s bodies. Next, there might be reasons why he (and others) gain weight, but it’s not a moral failing. And all of the criminal (adjacent) issues, which are a huge moral failing, are just ignored.

      This is so stupid.

      • Agnes says:

        Stupid is SOP for all things connected to the BRF, right? Those people are a blot on the escutcheon of humanity.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        @ML: I think you nailed it. As usual, their priorities are way off.

      • Belinda says:

        Unfortunately though, the people who are running the government (only at the moment lol!), the Royals, and millions who support them are totally stupid imo.

        I was trying to discuss the situation re: Gaza with someone recently. I attempted to give the background to the conflict, and explain the situation during the British Mandate etc, and they looked at me and said “Isreal is in the far east, isn’t it?”. They then changed the subject after saying their little piece of how it could be solved, in their opinion, with no understanding of any of the conflict issues, and then changed the subject to shopping for new furnishings for their home, which they attacked with gusto.

        They support Trump, Nigel Farage, the Conservatives, and the royals. They can’t even name members of the Cabinet, but still mourn Boris not being Prime Minister, as he was the best ever! They can’t give a valid reason to support their uninformed views on any of this, it’s actually frightening.

        Their husband has a trust fund and they are firmly upper middle class.

        This is the problem. Stupidity, arrogance, lack of compassion, and a good old dose of “The Queen god bless her” whilst taking their offspring to their private schools, and then perpetuating said ignorance on to the next generation, who will carry on with it.

        You just can’t get them to question anything, and they never will.

        You just want to knock your head against a brick wall.

        Thank god for all you amazing posters here, it keeps me sane!

  4. A says:

    I hate to say it but this whole Andrew thing is going to utimeley backfire! For two main reasons

    1. First They have been holding this man up for the last 2-3 years as a shiny example of what happens when you’re loyal to the family. To suddenly change course and declare yea we’re coming after you now makes the family ( ironically) look not very reliable.

    2. Second the supposed catalyst for this is that Mr. (I care deeply about homelessness) William wants Andrews house. The same william who had to move out of his 20 bedroom home at Kensington palace to have more privacy. The same will whom just inherited thousands of acres of land across the Uk and could build a house anywhere.

  5. Lolo86lf says:

    He does look like he put some weight on but as mentioned here it is not like he is severely obese and why would anyone care anyway? It’s not like he is male model or something. Talking about steamed/boiled English puddings, I have been watching English Heritage videos namely Ms. Crocum and she does steam boils lots of puddings. I ask: Why doesn’t she just bakes the pudding not boil them?

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      Texture.

    • Wagiman says:

      Steamed puddings are delicious, when done properly. I grew up on them. It was the only way we had puddings. And boiled Christmas pudding especially yum.

    • FlamingHotCheetos2021 says:

      Those steamed and boiled puddings long pre-date the days where anyone other than the very wealthy had an oven in their own household. They come from the days when ovens were community property and were generally reserved for baking the bread that made up at minimum 40% of their daily diet.

      Heck, they long pre-date the type of oven where the firebox is separate from the cooking compartment! You lit a wood fire inside the oven, waited a few hours for it to heat the stone or brick sufficiently, swept out the still burning embers and ashes, shoved the stuff you’re baking inside where the fire was, close the door, and wait a few hours. Soooo much easier to just wrap the thing up in cloth and boil or steam it in a pot for an hour or so.

      Why would the people of the UK not update the recipe to reflect the changing kitchen technology available? Tradition. Possibly laziness? But also, they just want it to be the same as it was when they grew up. Multiply this by 1000 when dealing with a Victorian era country Baron, as the Mrs. Crocombe videos are.

  6. Hypocrisy says:

    So they have gotten to the new low of calling each other “fattie, fattie, 2×4 can’t get out the kitchen door”🤣🥴🫣 this is the family Britain is proud to have?🙄🤦🏻‍♀️

    (Being petty, Camilla looks like she had expanders added on the sides of some of her previous worn dresses. I have noticed her very obvious weight gain.. Christmas weigh ins must not be a thing anymore 🤷🏻‍♀️)

  7. rosa mwemaid says:

    Oh! the poor diddums.

  8. Amy Bee says:

    The Palace thinks that letting the press attack Andrew would make him move out of Royal Lodge but that’s not going to work.

    • Josephine says:

      Exactly. When the world is already calling you a pedo I don’t think calling him fat is going to do much good. The man has shown that he has no shame and cares about nothing but himself and his grifting ex.

  9. The Hench says:

    I sullied myself and went to the DM website to read the comments and take the temperature. Not one single comment was positive, either about Charles or Andrew. When a story you keep hyping is getting even DM readers lambasting both you and your brother’s venality, laziness and entitlement, it’s time to STFU.

    Along with the Daily Beast’s clap back on Charles’ ‘poor grandfather’ routine, the RF are really hitting the PR heights right now, aren’t they?

  10. Tessa says:

    He was called a couch potato watching sports and ferg ie got bored with him during their marriage.

  11. CC says:

    It’s not fat, it’s all the sweat that’s been trapped inside his body since the Falklands.

  12. TOTORO says:

    That chunky horse photo😆…

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
    All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
    Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again

  13. Lorelei says:

    I dislike having anything in common— even something as inconsequential as a habit of stress-eating— in common with Prince Andrew :/

  14. Lindsay says:

    The imagined vision of this stuffy hoarder comfort eating is vom inducing, indeed.

  15. bisynaptic says:

    “[S]teamed syrup pudding”?? What in god’s name…? 😩🥴

    • Eurydice says:

      It’s kind of like an upside-down cake – syrup at the bottom, sponge cake batter over it, steamed instead of baked and then inverted onto the dish.

  16. Tursitops says:

    Good news there – if he’s paying for company or it’s “gifted” to him then it won’t be a problem because those women (who are we kidding – girls) don’t get a choice in the matter.

    However, alll this chunky chat combined with his fiscal failings could scare off the aristos, many of whom choose partners solely on the basis of this kind of £, not this kind 🏋🏻‍♀️.

  17. Lau says:

    No sympathy for Andrew but wow fat-shaming was NOT on my bingo card. I guess they’ll try anything and see what sticks.

  18. Rnot says:

    Odd. So his weight fluctuates between 180 and 210? He’s not too fat to ride a horse. He’s over 60 and retired from public life. Who cares? Who’s telling this story? Who’s it aimed at?

  19. Beverley says:

    Let me get this straight:
    Sexually exploiting trafficked teenagers is no big deal, but gaining a little weight earns you criticism and derision?

    Make it make sense!

  20. Sue says:

    Wow. This is sad. And an example of the kind of story that would be running endlessly if the rota didn’t have Harry and Meghan to pick on. I am pretty confident in saying that no one actually cares how much Andrew weighs. Or why. I mean they ignore the one big story (where is Kate) and run stories like this? What next? Prince Edward listens to Abba when driving in the car?

  21. JFerber says:

    Good. I hope he gets so fat he explodes. The only punishment he will get is self-inflicted.

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