Here he ignores awkward questions about his brother Andrew
Prince Charles is not amused: his brother Prince Andrew is threatened with civil proceedings. High time to pull the ripcord and strip him of all military titles and patronage. But what does the heir to the throne say about his brother’s scandals?
On January 13, 2022, Queen Elizabeth, 95, had to make one of her toughest decisions and strip her one-time favorite son Prince Andrew, 61, of all military titles and patronage. The driving forces behind this bang are said to have been Prince William, 39, and Prince Charles, 73, as palace insiders claim. The latter made a public appointment just a day after his mother’s headline-grabbing announcement – and tried to ignore the drama surrounding his brother as much as possible.
Prince Charles looks tired
While visiting Haddo Country Park in Ellon, Scotland, the heir to the throne is approached by Sky News correspondent James Matthews. “May I ask your opinion on your brother’s situation?” calls the reporter and approaches Prince Charles. But he ignores the curious journalist and continues his conversation. For a brief moment, however, Charles looks straight into the camera, looking tired. Seems like the events of the last few days have taken a toll on him. Within seconds, the royal recovered and greeted the others present in a friendly manner. True to his mother’s motto: “Never complain, never explain”. The official statement has already said it all – the Royal Family no longer wants to be associated with the allegations. Prince Andrew is now solely responsible for himself as a “private citizen”.
Prince Andrew will ‘continue to defend himself against these claims’
Prince Andrew faces a civil lawsuit in the United States. Virginia Giuffre, 38, accuses the royal of sexually abusing her when she was 17. Andrew denies the allegations, but a court approved Giuffre’s lawsuit a few days ago. However, as Andrew’s lawyers are implying, the prince will do whatever it takes to further prevent the trial. “This is a marathon, not a sprint, and the Duke will continue to defend himself against these claims,” a source close to the 61-year-old said.
Sources used: twitter.com, dailymail.co.uk