It has become quiet around Prince Andrew. The Queen’s former favorite son leads his hermit’s life on the grounds of Windsor Castle. He doesn’t seem happy.
Windsor – As long as his mother Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022) was still alive, she held a protective hand over her disgraced son Prince Andrew (62). With Charles III (73) at the head of the monarchy, the Duke of York has nothing to smile about, especially since one scandal follows the next. In February 2022, the prince managed to settle the abuse scandal that had accompanied him for years by paying large sums of money, but his reputation was ruined.
If there is any news from Prince Andrew, it has not been good in recent years
In recent years, Andrew’s name has almost only been mentioned in connection with the convicted sex offender and multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein (66, † 2019) and his dubious relationship with his confidante Ghislaine Maxwell (60). According to The Telegraph , Andrew is currently living a reclusive life in front of the television and only occasionally appears on a horseback with a frustrated expression on his face.
No wonder: scandal follows scandal: Barely a month after the settlement, Duke is said to have accepted gifts of money. A recent NBC documentary, Prince Andrew: Banished, puts him in the limelight with a lot of negative press. In September, Andrew has to cope with the death of his mother. He had a special relationship with her.
Insiders are now drawing a purified picture of the fallen Prince Andrew
There were times when Andrew seemed to be so obsessed with Queen Elizabeth II that Charles – who avowedly isn’t a fan of his brother – urged Prince William, 40, and Kate, 40, to move to Windsor, ostensibly to get a little more control over the relationship. Ex-wife Sarah Ferguson (63) still lives with Andrew under the roof of the Royal Lodge in the park of Windsor Castle, but is busy with her book project and also takes care of the Queen’s corgis.
While he’s not exactly a “changed man,” insiders now describe the father of two as “confident” after three years of “intense self-reflection.” Rumors of counseling or psychotherapy have never been confirmed, but Andrew would have spent a lot of time examining “every aspect of his life” to better understand where it all went so disastrously wrong – and why.” At least these are better voices than those of former press spokesman Dickie Arbiters (82), who bluntly called the Duke an “idiot”. Sources used: thetelegraph.co.uk, pagesix.com, nypost.com