Prince Andrew branded 'entitled plonker' in scathing attack on embattled Duke

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Prince Andrew branded 'entitled plonker' in scathing attack on embattled Duke

Broadcaster Jane Moore pointed to recent claims from former staff that the Duke of York demanded his teddies were carefully laid out on his bed and

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Broadcaster Jane Moore pointed to recent claims from former staff that the Duke of York demanded his teddies were carefully laid out on his bed and the Queen was forced to order Andrew to back down in a row with Prince Charles over a bathroom.

Writing for the Sun, Ms Moore said Andrew can “arguably be judged as an entitled plonker”.

In a scathing attack, she said: “Commonly known as spare-not-heiritis. Prince Harry appears to suffer from it too.”

Moving on to the Duke of Sussex, the Loose Women presenter highlighted his legal action against the Home Office in a row over police protection in the UK.

She quoted a Government source as saying: “Other minor royals manage to function in normal life without armed guards. The Home Office is refusing to blink.”

Ms Moore said: “Minor royals. Ouch.

“That quietly damning throwaway line removes Harry from the inner sanctum of the monarchy and plonks him among the outer echelons who largely fend for themselves. And it must bite.

“But he chose to make his bed in Los Angeles and now he must lie in it.”

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Harry and Meghan Markle are living in California after quitting royal duties in March 2020.

It recently emerged he has filed a claim for a judicial review against the Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection for his family while in the UK.

Harry has said he is unable to bring Meghan, Archie and Lilibet back to Britain because it is too dangerous without police protection.

Meanwhile, Andrew has demanded a trial by jury in the civil sexual assault case brought against him by Virginia Giuffre.

Legal experts had predicted the Duke of York would seek a settlement after the Queen stripped him of his royal patronages and honorary military roles, widely seen as the monarchy distancing itself from any potentially damaging developments.

But Andrew has taken the dramatic decision to face his accuser in court and become the first member of the modern Royal Family to submit to being cross examined over serious allegations.

Ms Giuffre is suing the Duke for damages in the US, claiming she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew’s friend and a convicted sex offender, to have sex with the royal when she was 17, a minor under US law.

Andrew has strenuously denied all allegations.



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