Breaking recent tradition, the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge have not publicly wished Prince Andrew a happy birthday, days after the £12m sex abuse case was resolved. decide.
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Senior royals including the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge did not publicly celebrate the Duke of York’s birthday yesterday.
Prince Andrew was shunned when the three most senior royals broke convention recently, choosing not to use social media to send their best to him.
This comes days after Andrew settled a civil sexual assault case brought by Virginia Giuffre.
The Duke of York denies any charges against him – claiming to have never met her.
He paid her a reported £12m payout.
She claims that she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times by Epstein, claiming he continued to deny it even after paying the settlement.
Andrew is believed to have marked his 62nd birthday at the Royal Lodge, his home in Windsor.
Since 2019, when he retired from Royal duties, Andrew has not had the honor of flying the flag to mark his birthday.
Andrew has had 30 days to settle the payment to Giuffre, but The Mail on Sunday reported that the sale of his Swiss ski chalet is not yet available.
They reported that he was able to request a short-term loan to settle his debt.
On top of that, there are questions about whether he can afford the Class II listed Royal Lodge maintenance and meet the £260,000 annual ‘pepper rent’.
A source told The Sunday Mail: ‘Parts of the Royal Lodge really need an update and he clearly doesn’t have the money for repairs, so there are questions about whether he should be. permission to stay there if he cannot review. after location. ”
Prince Andrew is expected to attend the memorial service for his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, next month, but will not take part in any role in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/senior-royals-united-silence-snub-26279851 Senior royals unite in silence to celebrate Prince Andrew's 62nd birthday