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Thrown under the royal bus… January 13, 2022

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

The day started with thoughts about whether the inhabitant of Number 10 Downing Street might be facing the prospect of being thrown out of office. It ends with news of a fixture of the British establishment facing… well… here it is:

The Queen has sought to distance the monarchy from the Duke of York by stripping him of his military affiliations and royal patronages as the fallout from his sexual assault case continues.

In a devastating blow to Prince Andrew, who was born His Royal Highness, Buckingham Palace also said he would no longer use the HRH royal style in any official capacity.

The move means Andrew has been completely removed from official royal life as he prepares to fight a civil lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre after a US judge rejected his attempt to have the case against him dismissed.

Norman Baker, a commentator on royal matters and a former government minister, said the prince had been “well and truly been chucked under the royal bus”, but the royal family “could not escape the immense damage” the case would do.


1. Tomboktu - January 13, 2022


2. benmadigan - January 13, 2022

For the series “sauve qui peut”


3. Wes Ferry - January 13, 2022

Apparently, while Prince Andrew retains the style of ‘His Royal Highness’, “he will no longer use it in a public capacity” (so he will still be able to bump his way ahead of waiting queues at Pizza Express).

His military titles included until today:-
* Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Irish Regiment (including the Ulster Defence Regiment); and
* Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps.

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell must have been so thrilled.

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roddy - January 14, 2022

No wonder the UDR were known as “(yo) u’ll do rightly”.

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4. tomasoflatharta - January 14, 2022
5. NFB - January 14, 2022

Nothing quite so embarrassing as Royals wearing those uniforms and medals for units, campaigns and merits that were just handed to them by their mother/grandmother/aunt/cousin. How anyone in Britain alone can see that and not feel revulsion is beyond me.

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