Queen Elizabeth just dropped the hammer on her scandal-plagued son Prince Andrew as the fallout from the Jeffrey Epstein debacle continues.
Prince Andrew will surely not be the last big name to fall from grace after all of Epstein’s perversions get revealed.
Many others still are walking on eggshells and will have to hope for the best during the next round of lawsuits.
From The New York Post:
Prince Andrew didn’t step down from royal duties — he was fired by his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, according to reports in the UK.
“The Queen summoned the Duke to Buckingham Palace to tell him her decision,” one of Andrew’s friends told The Sun of the Duke of York’s downfall that royal experts have called “monumental.”
“It was a devastating moment for both of them. His reputation is in tatters,” the source said, referring to the overwhelming backlash to his BBC interview discussing his ties to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
“It is unlikely he will ever perform royal duties again. He is disgraced,” the source told the paper.
The Queen, 93, made her decision to fire her “favorite son” Wednesday after heavy pressure from her other eldest son, Prince Charles, who also had crisis talks with his scandal-hit brother, several UK papers stated.
From The Daily Mail:
Prince Andrew is back at Buckingham Palace today to see the Queen for the first time since she sacked him as it was revealed Prince Charles demanded his brother lost his royal duties and perks because of his toxic friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The solemn-looking Duke of York is expected to discuss losing his £249,000 taxpayer-funded salary and how his future will be limited to smaller family events in more crisis talks with his mother this afternoon.
Andrew will also ask how he can continue his Dragons’ Den-inspired charity [email protected] without any royal patronage – away from the palace – as a slew of big businesses pulled their sponsorship to avoid being associated with him.
Earlier the duke had smiled and waved as he left his grace-and-favour Windsor home driving his £170,000 Bentley Flying Spur sports car as calls for him to give evidence to the FBI under oath reached fever pitch.