As part of a new documentary probing his connection with Jeffrey Epstein, a number of royal specialists have called Prince Andrew “an idiot,” a “spoiled brat,” and a “narcissist.” As a result, the prince is preparing for a fresh PR nightmare.
The bombshell documentary “Prince Andrew: Banished,” which will premiere on US channel Peacock this evening, also refers to the Duke of York, 62, as “the runt of a litter” who “couldn’t keep his pants zipped.”
The book will go into detail on how Andrews’ “antics” as a prince “brought shame and disgrace” upon his family and the “luxury, envy, want, and greed” that drove him to form ties with pedophile financier Epstein and his sidekick Ghislaine Maxwell.
Several former royal servants and journalists, notably ex-press secretary Dickie Arbiter, are interviewed for the documentary.
The guy is an idiot, he says to the documentary, which is the issue. Andrew was the litter’s runt, as there usually is.
He’s never smoked, used drugs, or drank alcohol, but his one major thing is sex, says Royal author Phil Dampier.
He couldn’t keep his pants up was the topic of conversation at dinner parties, according to writer Helen Kirwan-Taylor.
After being forced to pay millions of pounds in an out-of-court settlement to his sex assault accuser Virginia Giuffre earlier this year, Andrew’s royal career came to an end in shame.
Although Andrew has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, she said he sexually assaulted her three times in 2001 when she was 17 and had been trafficked by Epstein.
The Queen’s allegedly favorite son had his royal patronages and honorary military titles revoked as part of the settlement, which did not constitute an admission of wrongdoing.
Reporter Annette Witheridge said in the program that the situation was “a lifetime in the making” and that the “entire affair comes down to sex and money.”
According to the summary of the documentary, Prince Andrew: Banished “unpacks the turbulent narrative of how Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who was once thought of as the handsome, adored, and distinguished naval commander, brought controversy and dishonor to the 1200 year history of the British Royal Family.”
The documentary “takes a deep dive into the world of privilege, jealousy, desire, and greed that pushed Andrew; first, into the orbit of notorious sex offenders Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, and then into a sordid sex trafficking scandal that threatens to bring down the House of Windsor” through new interviews with palace insiders, journalists, members of Andrew’s social circle, and the legal team that brought the allegations to light.
A disgruntled former royal security officer claims in the documentary that Andrew was “a nasty bully” who often invited ladies into his rooms at Buckingham Palace.
Paul Page, who served in the security capacity from 1998 to 2004 before being imprisoned for a real estate fraud, said that Andrew is “simply a disgusting guy” and that protection officers were startled by the amount of ladies who would visit his private quarters at the palace.
According to Mr. Page, we used to joke that he ought to have a rotating door in his bedroom.
There were so many ladies coming in and out of there that it seemed like someone would visit him every other day, a new woman each time.
Additionally, Mr. Page alleges that the now-disgraced Andrew once called a colleague a “fat, lardy-a**e c**t” when guards turned away a woman who wanted to visit him at the palace. As confirmation that she was coming to see the duke, the woman then volunteered to phone him.
We could hear the dialogue, he said. Nevertheless, he commanded: “Put one of the officers on.” My coworker picked up the phone.
He yelled, “You listen to me, you big, lardy-a**e c**t,” at the top of his lungs. I’m going to go down there if you don’t allow my visitor in.”
You’d think a member of the royal family would show some decency and respect for the people who are employed to care after and protect them.
“There’s simply none, just none [with Andrew]. He’s simply a very awful guy. He bullies others.
In the video, Mr. Page also describes how he found between 50 and 60 teddy bears on Andrew’s bed, along with a laminated drawing in an adjacent drawer that showed palace personnel how he like them to be set up.
The former royal security officer was cruelly defrauding a number of unsuspecting investors in a multi-million pound property scam when he was sentenced to six years in prison in 2009.
In a “breathtakingly dishonest” £3 million swindle, he allegedly used “lies and manipulation” to defraud a number of friends and coworkers out of their life savings.
When confronted, he proceeded to make a series of outrageous assertions about life as a member of the royalty security team in an effort to discredit the reputations of his fellow officers.
During the time of sadness after his mother’s passing, Andrew returned to public life despite losing his royal honors and being restrained from performing royal tasks.
According to a representative of Epstein’s victims, Andrew’s public appearances in the Queen’s honor were “disrespectful” and “insulting” to those affected.
Following the passing of the Queen, he has been accused of attempting to “rehabilitate” his public image.
The prince, after King Charles granted him permission to do so, donned his military uniform at a vigil held at Westminster Hall for the Queen while she was still alive.
Ten minutes of silence were observed by the King, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward as they stood guard over their mother’s casket.
Along with other senior royals, he attended the Vigil of the Princes at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and marched in the parade from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall with his siblings.
We have reached out to Prince Andrew’s officials for comment.