The Queen will not ‘overrule’ Prince Charles‘ hopes of keeping Prince Andrew away from public duties even though she ‘adores the Duke and enjoys his company’, Prince Harry‘s royal biographer has claimed.
Royal expert and author Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Biography of a Prince, appeared on TalkRadio today alongside host Julia Hartley-Brewer where they discussed Prince Andrew, 61.
Virginia Guiffre, an alleged victim of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, filed a lawsuit against the Queen’s son in federal court in Manhattan on August 9. She claims she was forced to have sex with the royal three times when she was 17 – under the age of consent in the US.
When asked whether she thinks the Queen still wants Prince Andrew back on public duties, Angela Levin claimed: ‘I think last time she did say that he couldn’t be.
The Queen will not ‘overrule’ Prince Charles’ hopes of keeping Prince Andrew away from public duties, Prince Harry’s royal biographer Angela Levin has claimed. Pictured, the Queen at the gates at Balmoral on August 9, 2021
Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 5, 2012 in London
‘He said a couple of days ago he was waiting for it to all blow over which shows how naive and arrogant he is because it’s not going to blow over.
‘You can tell that a mile off; and that he will return to public duties before the Platinum Jubilee next year.
‘It’s come back that no one thinks that’s going to happen at all. I think the Queen is very susceptible not to micromanage and to bring people in.
‘She adores Andrew and enjoys his company and I think that she won’t overrule what Charles says and the rest of the royals who won’t want him to do that.’
Andrew, Virginia Roberts, aged 17, and Ghislaine Maxwell at Maxwell’s townhouse in London
Royal expert and author Angela Levin (pictured), who wrote Harry: Biography of a Prince, appeared on TalkRadio today alongside host Julia Hartley-Brewer where they discussed Prince Andrew, 61
The lawsuit claimed that Andrew was one of the ‘powerful men’ to whom Epstein loaned Ms Guiffre, then Ms Roberts, out to for sex and accused the duke of ‘publicly feigning ignorance about the scope of Epstein’s sex-trafficking operation and sympathy for Epstein’s victims’.
Ms Guiffre alleges the first time with the royal was at the London townhouse of Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s alleged madam. The second time, in 2001, was at Epstein’s New York mansion, and the third time was on Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean. The formal allegations against the duke are battery and infliction of emotional distress.
Andrew has long denied the allegations and has not been charged with any crime. In a car-crash 2019 interview with the BBC, he claimed he had no memory of ever meeting Ms Roberts, now a 38-year-old mother-of-three who lives in Australia and goes by her married name.
A now-notorious photo, apparently taken inside the London townhouse of Maxwell shows Andrew smiling for the camera with his arm around Ms Roberts’ waist while Maxwell stands in the background.
Source: Daily Mail UK