May 27, 2022

Prince Andrew faces a crucial 62nd birthday this weekend with no official royal ceremony and no bells ringing at Westminster Abbey.

The famous party-loving prince is likely to be overlooked in the wake of a humiliating m 12m settlement with Virginia Roberts, who has been accused of sexual offenses.


Prince Andrew is celebrating a less important birthday this year.Credit: Getty – Contributor
Andrew is celebrating his 41st birthday with a skiing holiday.


Andrew is celebrating his 41st birthday with a skiing holiday.Credit: Getty – Contributor

This comes at a time when Andrew faces life as a royal parody, his titles are snatched away, and Virginia Roberts faces a £ 12m settlement.

This week, the Duke of York agreed to a major settlement with his accuser, instead of facing the humiliation of a lawsuit filed during his mother’s Platinum Jubilee year.

The Queen, Charles and Prince William are believed to have forced the Duke to withdraw from public life almost completely.

His reputation is in jeopardy, and royal experts warn that his chances of returning to public life are slim.

This year’s event will not feature any of the previous events and events in which Andrew’s birthday was celebrated.

This is far from the Duke’s own birthday party and previous celebrations by both Fergie, Beatrice and Eugenie.

Traditionally, bells are rung at Westminster Abbey on the birthdays of all senior royals.

But this year the famous shells will not be heard, Andrew is expecting a much more blocked case.

Officials insist the decision not to ring the bell on Andrew’s birthday has nothing to do with the Duke of York’s recent legal troubles.

A spokesman for Westminster Abbey told The Sun Online: “Abbey’s bells can be heard ringing before services and during church festivities.

The bells are also traditionally rung on the birthdays of senior members of the royal family.

“Because of the financial challenges Abby faces with the COVID-19 epidemic, and in consultation with Buckingham Palace, the bells will now follow the tradition of the royal gun salute and will only ring 21 on HM The Queen’s birthday. ۔st In April, June, Ms.’s official birthday, and HRH the Prince of Wales’s 14th birthday.Th November

In recent years, the royal family has moved forward with time and has tried to send sweet birthday messages to senior members of the royal family on social media.

On the occasion of Andrew’s 60th birthday in 2020, the official Royal Family Instagram page shared two photos of the Duke of York, one of them as a child, a current photo.

It was accompanied by a caption: “On this day in 1960, Prince Andrew was born in Buckingham Palace, the first child born to a king who ruled for 103 years.”

The message was controversial to some, just two months after the Prince’s car crash Newsnight interview, in which he told the BBC’s Emily Mattles he could not break a sweat and with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein. He has refused to apologize for his involvement.

Last year’s birthday message was a more connected affair, with the Queen only sharing one message on Twitter, not Instagram, and ending her use of the official title, Duke of York.

Also, instead of wishing her favorite son a happy birthday, the tweet read: “#OnThisDay in 1960 the Queen gave birth safely to a son, the first child born to a king since 1857 ۔

I doubt that any celebration will be held quietly and privately.

Jonathan CesardottiRoyal expert

“Prince Andrew is pictured in his majesty on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 1961, with the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, and the Queen Mother.”

There was a picture of Buckingham Palace, as well as a picture of the official announcement of Andrew’s birth.

However, the tone of the message seemed to indicate that Andrew’s mother had effectively fired him.

This year, it is suspected that Andrew’s birthday may not be marked by the royal family at all.

Royal commentator Jonathan Cesardotti told The Sun Online: “This is a problem for the royal family because they do not want to be seen rioting and paying too much attention when they are out of court. In the light of attention

“I doubt any celebrations will be held quietly and privately. The family may want to celebrate his birthday, but when it comes to Prince Andrew, the general mood of the nation is certainly not one of celebration.”

A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to confirm or deny whether he would officially mark the 62nd Duke of York.

Sacerdoti said: “The Queen has already refrained from removing him from public royal life and it is rumored that Prince Charles put his foot down and insisted on settling Andrew soon.

“Personally, they can personally wish him a happy birthday, but I don’t think he would want to do anything in public.

“For example, any public statement on social media should be minimal and minimal so that the royal family does not feel insensitive to issues related to sexual exploitation.”

Andrew gave a grand party for his daughter Princess Beatrice's 18th birthday.


Andrew gave a grand party for his daughter Princess Beatrice’s 18th birthday.Credit: Camera Press
Last year's birthday message was a suppressed affair.


Last year’s birthday message was a suppressed affair.Credit: Twitter

Royal expert Phil Dampier told The Sun Online: “It would be amazing if he did a great job this year, especially after handing over at least £ 10 million.

“Of course her expenses will be reduced with her celebrations. But Fergie is likely to stay with her.

“When he reaches his 70th birthday, his next historic birthday, it may be that he has redeemed himself enough to have a wider affair, but it still feels far away. . “

Mr Cesardotti added: “I think it will be very difficult for him to come back.

He has always denied the allegations against him, but has not ruled in his favor.

“People have made up their minds about the allegations, which are so serious that it can be difficult to get rid of them. I doubt he will have a lower profile now.”

Earlier, Royal, known as the Playboy Prince, was photographed at several parties, despite later claiming to Emily Metals that he “did not party much”.

Her 40th birthday was celebrated with a grand ceremony at Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen, dubbed the “Party of the Decade”.

It was a joint celebration of Andrew’s 40th birthday, Princess Royal’s 50th, Queen Mother’s 100th and Princess Margaret’s 50th.

In 2010, another big party was held on Andrew’s 50th birthday, which later spread to Annabelle’s nightclub in Mayfair.

Although it is not clear if the birthday boy appeared, his daughters Beatrice and Eugene were both out of the party until 3 a.m., while Andrew’s close friend, glamorous Kazakh socialite Goga Ashkenazi, was also spotted at Annabelle. ۔

It came as MPs demanded cash from Prince Andrew’s settlement, while Tory MP Jack Berry demanded that the Royals guarantee that “no money” had come from the public purse. ۔

A few weeks after the jury insisted on a trial to fight the sex trafficking allegations, Andrew’s settlement calls for an investigation into the cash, and the cause of his sudden U-turn.

Prince Andrew’s “billionaire lifestyle” has long been a mystery, as he receives only £ 300k a year in royalties from the Queen and the Navy.

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