“Prince Andrew’s happiness for his new grandchild will not cover sordid sexual allegations” – Robert Jobson
The reputation of besieged Prince Andrew has already been shredded in the court of public opinion – not even the arrival of his new granddaughter can save her, claims royal expert Robert Jobson
Prince Andrew is reportedly traveling to London to see his daughter Beatrice and his new baby girl.
Finally, it is happy news for the besieged “Papa York”, as his daughters call him.
Indeed, it was perhaps the imminent birth of his new grandchild that focused his attention on the civil sex offenses case against him.
Until now, the Queen’s second son has lurked behind high gates at his home at the Royal Lodge in Windsor and at his mum’s estate in Scotland, Balmoral, where representatives of her fierce pursuer, Virginia Giuffre, waited to pounce. with pesky court papers to force him into the case.
His game of hide and seek, or rather “hide and seek” with the lawyers of Mme Giuffre – the woman he “does not remember” having ever met – has never been so ridiculous.
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Finally, fed up with hunting down the illusory Duke, they left crucial court documents with a police guard at his Windsor home ahead of a hearing on October 13.
Andrew’s failure to engage in the legal process has seen his reputation shattered in the court of public opinion.
After the intervention of the High Court of London, this side now seems resolved, after a change of strategy.
For my part, I am happy to hear it. After all, can you imagine the fury if his pursuers had finally caught up with him at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where Beatrice gave birth to her baby girl on Saturday?
Mom and dad, the dashing Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, delayed the announcement for a day, possibly giving Andrew time to get to the hospital undetected.
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Now, finally, Andrew – who has had “serious concerns” about how his legal team has handled his case, is ready to take a stronger stand.
Andrew would be concerned about the bad “no-engagement” strategy.
He categorically denies the sordid allegations made against him, which many figures in the Royal Household fear will undermine not only his reputation, but that of the monarchy as well.
It is said that courtiers, friends – even family want more decisive action from the former Falklands War helicopter hero.
If he’s as innocent as he says he is … ‘show it’, seems to be the chorus ringing in his ears.
Andrew was absent from the released snaps of Beatrice’s low-key wedding.
Will it be the same for his first photos of him and the new baby?
The baby has yet to be named.
Fergie’s love for Queen Victoria, Andrew’s great-great-great-grandmother, may suggest a royal nickname.
I’m pretty sure Virginia – although that name may be a name on the minds of everyone in the York family – is not up for it.
Only time will tell if the same is true of the civil case against Andrew.