This weekend, fresh off his “strong-arming” of the Queen at Prince Philip’s memorial service, when he escorted his mother to her seat at Westminster Abbey, thereby ensuring that EVERYONE would see him, Prince Andrew decided to offer his precious insight into the war on Ukraine by paying tribute to himself and his military experience on his ex-wife’s Instagram account.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York has shared a series of Instagram posts written by Prince Andrew reflecting on the 40th anniversary of him leaving to serve in the Falkland War with the Royal Navy. After seeing active combat, he writes, Andrew â€œreturned a changed manâ€. pic.twitter.com/YuaB9dDT4O— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 2, 2022
Originally the post was signed “HRH The Duke of York”. As we all know, he’s not supposed to “HRH” himself now because he was sued for rape and, well, there’s his friendship with the dead rapist pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his friendship with convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. Was anyone sitting around waiting to hear from the Andrew formerly known as HRH for comment on Ukraine?! Evidently he and Fergie thought so because in their now-legendary wisdom, buoyed by his moment of glory back at the Queen’s side last week, they decided to share his profound thoughts on the matter, along with the forbidden “HRH”. Which was then deleted. And then, later, the entire post was deleted.
Because, well, Andrew went rogue and was promptly thrashed for it – both by the public, who collectively threw up a WTF at his ego and presumably also by the palace, as they’ve been trying to right the Jubilee ship for weeks now, given that was supposed to be a momentous year for the monarchy has only yielded disaster after disaster. And now the person they thought they’d hidden away is now fighting to get back out.
But the “HRH” and his essay weren’t the only issues. That Instagram post happened just as Andrew was embroiled in yet another money scandal – you can read about it here, but in short:
Andrew and Fergie were paid collectively over a million pounds back in 2019 but a Turkish millionaire, Nebahat Evyap Isbilen, claiming that she was advised to do so by a financier, Selman Turk, in exchange for help with a passport application. In addition, that financier’s start-up was awarded by Andrew’s [email protected] program. As if all of that wasn’t shady AF, their daughters have now been implicated because money was also deposited into their bank accounts.
Princess Eugenie has now had to release a statement clarifying that she knew nothing about whatever the f-ck her parents were messing around in – via PEOPLE:
"On 31 March 2022 I received a letter from solicitors Peters & Peters representing their client Nebahat Evyap Isbilen in her claim against a Mr Selman Turk, and various companies. I know neither Mrs Isbilen nor Mr Turk (nor any other details of the claim) and I was surprised to receive this letter, which asked me to explain two payments made to my bank account in October 2019, which I understood to be gifts from a long-standing family friend to assist with the cost of a surprise party for my mother, Sarah, Duchess of York's sixtieth birthday.
"In early October 2019 I had received a call from our family friend saying that he wanted to make a financial contribution towards my mother's birthday party to assist with the catering costs. I suggested that any contribution could be made directly to the caterers, but in the event provided my account details to which two payments were made totalling £25,000, which I then transferred on to the company organising my mother's party.
"I am now consulting with my lawyers who I have asked to respond to Peters & Peters on my behalf to assist in their inquiries."
Andrew and Fergie apparently paid back the money about a year and a half after it was deposited and, officially, there is no suggestion of wrongdoing on their part but… I mean… you know.
Money deals and favours, it’s not the first time they’ve been accused of this kind of f-cksh-t. Andrew had to step down as UK trade envoy in 2011 because of inappropriate behaviour. The financial stink is always following him around and now he’s dragging their daughters down with him.
So Andrew continues to be a problem for the British royal family and probably a major headache for Prince Charles and William who are trying to put the glow back on the Jubilee and they just can’t find the shine. Between Andrew, and Will and Kate’s fail of a tour, and Andrew’s troubles, again, and again, the year is definitely NOT going the way they want it to. And it’s still unclear what kind of pressure the Queen is putting on them to involve Andrew in Jubilee events. Because he so desperately, desperately wants to be back in the spotlight. And where he and the Queen are concerned, what Andrew wants… Andrew gets?