Buckingham Boot: Andrew Is Kicked Out of His Office
Buckingham Boot: Andrew Is Kicked Out of His Office
Just days after Prince Andrew announced that he was “stepping away” from his official duties, he has officially been booted out of his office in Buckingham Palace.
Of course, Prince Andrew would not do anything “so abhorrent” as to associate with Jeffrey Epstein. And of course, this move has nothing to do with what he supposedly didn’t see in the company of Jeffrey Epstein.
Rumors swirled about the prince’s association with Jeffrey Epstein. There was the a video depicting him seeing a young woman off from Epstein’s home in New York. Then there was the photo of him with (then 17 year-old), Virginia Roberts Giuffre, whom he claimed to have “never met”.
It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work and the valuable work going on in the many organisations and charities that I am proud to support.Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.”-Prince Andrew in a Twitter statement on Wednesday November 20.
Now, sources claim, as of yesterday, that Andrew was moved out of his offices at Buckingham. We, however, think that this was not off the Andrew’s own volition. The Queen holds the purse strings and we all know that a pedophilia scandal is worse than any other scandal in the Royal Family, right? I mean, we’re not talking a scandal that a PR rep can fix easily. We’re talking pearl-clutching, drop your duties and get the hell OUT of Buckingham Palace type of scandal.
But wait a second-is it pedophilia or child prostitution? Where are the prince’s friends when we need them?And…was that his hand on Virginia’s waist or someone else’s? Was it Photoshopped? We forget…
— Kristi Hoss Schiller (@kkschiller) November 22, 2019
On Thursday, the Queen also fired Andrew’s longtime private secretary Amanda Thirsk after she pressed the prince to undergo the now-infamous BBC interview.
Despite being canned and booted out of Buckingham, the Queen and Andrew, Duke of York, went riding on the grounds of Windsor Castle yesterday. After all, the Queen supports her son. she just doesn’t support him enough to have him continue on in his current capacity or house an office inside of Buckingham Palace. Should we put a wager on ol’ Andrew and whether or not he got a good lashing along with that ride? Not quite the party he is used to, I am sure:
…I’ve never really felt the need to go and party and certainly going to Jeffrey’s was not about partying, absolutely not.”-Prince Andrew, “Car Crash” Interview
As we unpack this, Prince Andrew just happened upon the acquaintance of a young woman who was hanging out and “kicking it” at Jeff’s place and he was just casually putting his arm around her waist in a photo because…? Even though Prince Andrew can say that it may not have been his hand and never “categorically” happened, we say the proof is in the Yorkshire pudding.
— Phillip Hughes #FBPE (@HEW5Y) November 17, 2019
And there we have it. A rich and powerful man who basically was born into privilege (yes, I said it) is being kicked out of his Mum’s house and relieved of his duties but will still suffer no real-world consequences of hardship. He’ll fade into the background for a while.
…when I was staying in his houses in the United States, there was no indication, absolutely no indication. And if there was, you have to remember that at the time I was patron of the NSPCC’s Full Stop campaign so I was close up with what was going on in those time about getting rid of abuse to children so I knew what the things were to look for but I never saw them.”-Prince Andrew
More like, you ignored them, Andrew. Prince Andrew says he saw nothing. He saw nothing on Epstein’s private plane. He saw nothing on Epstein’s island. He saw nothing at Epstein’s home in Palm Beach, Florida. He saw nothing at the New York mansion. He knows nothing about having sex with Virginia Roberts in Belgravia in a house belonging to Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s “girlfriend” who “pimped” Virginia out to the prince. No indication that something was weird there. Nothing at all. What will be done about Prince Andrew’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein besides a move away from duties and the palace? Sadly, probably nothing. This is the world we live in. Perhaps there will be some real-world consequences in the form of the prince’s support for this entrepreneurial effort, Pitch@Palace. Pitch has since lost the backing of Barclay’s, KPMG and Standard Chartered.
All this ado about nothing. Prince Andrew was relieved of his duties and booted out of Buckingham. No paychecks from the Sovereign Grant, either. The prince may want to start by looking for a “convenient place to stay” and pitching his tent (ahem) there. Closing time at Buckingham Palace. The Queen says, you don’t have to go home, Andy, but you can’t stay here.
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