Prince Andrew was asked by his mother, the Queen, to settle the royal family to save him from further embarrassment from his beloved son, a former royal security official has made a sensational claim.
In a shocking turn of events, the lawyers representing Prince Andrew and the accusing Virginia Roberts announced today that the Duke of York had agreed to a settlement, just weeks before he was sentenced to two days in prison. Had to face
The prince has agreed to pay “enough” to Roberts’ charity, although the exact amount has not been disclosed.
In the letter, Andrew lamented his past relationship with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein and said Roberts had been unfairly slandered.
Speaking to The Sun Online, former Royal Protection Officer Paul Page, who had previously spoken out against Prince Andrew’s behavior with staff and police, claimed that Andrew’s mother made the dramatic U-turn. Would have decided, not his own.
He said it was not his decision, it was the queen’s.
He added that Andrew had been “f **** d” from the moment he defended himself, which Paul called a “packet of lies”.
Andrew suffered a two-day grilling at the hands of Virginia Roberts’ top legal team, including Attorney David Boyce, a factor Paul claimed would affect the decision of the prince’s lawyers. ۔
He said Andrew would “convict himself if American lawyers got their hands on him.”
Paul said Andrew’s story was “full of holes” and that Duke would be “slaughtered” in his statement.
It also called for an investigation into “threatening allegations” against Andrew.
“I wouldn’t like to be a teddy bear on Prince Andrew’s bed tonight,” he joked, referring to his previous revelations about Duke in an ITV documentary.
Speaking to Ranveer Singh, Paul claimed that Andrew had more than 50 teddy bears, and would shout if he mishandled the servants.
Andrew’s lawyers had called for a jury trial last month, and many embarrassing details about Duke’s life were to come.
A spokesman for Prince Andrew declined to comment. A Buckingham Palace spokesman told The Sun Online: “This is not something we will comment on.”
Royal expert Richard FitzWilliams claimed the settlement decision was in the palace’s best interests, as it aims to draw a line under a difficult past year and look forward to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
It was not her decision, it was the queen’s.
“I think the palace must be breathing a sigh of relief,” he told The Sun Online.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“His position in the family will not change. But this is important. The civil case would certainly be very damaging, as far as the jubilee is concerned, at least it has been settled.
“He would have been under tremendous pressure from the senior members of the royal family to settle.
Paul had earlier called for an investigation into allegations of hooliganism against Prince Andrew, as did Meghan Markle.
He cited numerous examples of Andrew’s alleged rudeness or indecency, including ordering Royal Protection Officers to retrieve their stray golf balls while practicing in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
However, he claimed that if he had asked them to take his golf balls, they would have knocked out Andrew.
He also recounted a memorable occasion when the Duke of York asked him to “f *** off” when the prince created security fears in the palace.
“It was night time, and we were checking the CCTV in the control room when we saw a man walking down the aisle in the Queen’s private quarters,” he told The Sun Online.
“His Majesty was not at Buckingham Palace at the time, so it was a major security threat.
A sergeant, I, and two other police officers went to his apartment for questioning.
“We came close to both ends of the aisle to surround a possible intruder. But when we got there we found out it was Prince Andrew.”
Page added: “He looked grumpy and was wearing a track suit.
I apologized and said, “I’m sorry, Your Highness, we went to investigate a possible intruder in the lady’s apartment.”
Andrew replied, “This is my house, I go wherever I want, now closed.”
Paul called the Duke a “bully.” The former top police officer, who was Andrew’s protection officer between 1998 and 2004, committed fraud after the m 3m scandal and lost his job in 2009.