Prince Andrew seems to be a magnet for bad publicity.
Among the royals, who are normally well behaved, he stands always on the edge of a precipice. His latest spat with the police when they mistook him for an intruder in the gardens of Buckingham Palace is not out of character. His arrogance and general behaviour is appalling and invariably brings shame on all the Royal family. And yet no one dares question his boorish conduct, which he carries out with impunity.
If one were to chronicle his unspeakable use of the F-word when displeased one would conclude that he’s a spoilt oaf, unworthy of his status and the respect the nation pays him. His coterie of friends, who are of dubious reputation, rarely endears him to those who expect him to toe the line in view of his position, and to choose the company he keeps with greater scrutiny.
His excessive love of travelling in style at the taxpayers’ expense has been a scandalous abuse for many years past and no one to this day is willing to put a stop to it; they talk about it every so often and yet somehow sweep it under the carpet. Those in power keep farting around the issue but have no balls to confront the subject and put it to bed once and for all.
For Scotland Yard to have to apologise to the prince, when the police were only doing their duty and, as a result, were faced with a scurrilous tirade is unacceptable – especially from someone who is supposed to be Britain’s goodwill business ambassador. Why is the prince being constantly cocooned by the Establishment when his hide should bear the brunt of his actions?
Britain needs to wake up and banish unearned privileges. We have had enough hypocrisy for so long and it is time to reform our system, where double standards are practised to shield the undeserving few.
The Royal family, who’ve had its ups and downs over the years, now enjoys great popularity and looks more solid than ever before. However, Prince Andrew must be bridled before he inflicts permanent harm on the Firm.
My own view is that the less we see of him, the better. And, unless he acquaints himself with the old saying that ‘birth is much but breeding is more’, the omens are ominous.