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Prince Andrew, here in front of the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park, Great Britain, on April 11, 2021.
UK – “Andrew, you are an old pervert! » Prince Andrew was heckled on Monday, September 12, by a Scotsman who came to follow Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession to St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. An altercation in connection with the accusations of sexual assault which weigh on the duke of York.
The man was quickly arrested by the police after shouting at the prince. What did not stop the demonstrator, who continued to launch invectives: ” Disgusting ! » he shouted again. According to information from the BBC, the Scottish police eventually arrested him (see the video below).
NEW – Prince Andrew heckled by someone shouting “you’re a sick old man” as the Queen’s coffin travels down the Roya… https://t.co/NJKS13grDk
— Dr. Kilcoɱ, PHD. Biology, Genndor Disrespectoor (@kilcom7)
Named Rory, the 22-year-old also reportedly told a reporter about Holyrood Magazine that “powerful men shouldn’t be allowed to commit sex crimes and get away with it”.
Spoke to the protestor who was arrested on the Royal Mile today for shouting abuse at Prince Andrew during the Quee… https://t.co/gwB9tMssow
—Joseph Anderson (@janderson_news)
Banned from military uniform
The second son of the late queen is indeed involved in the sexual abuse scandal linked to the network of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. In August 2021, an American woman, Virgine Giuffre, accused him of sexual assault when she was only 17 years old. As soon as this testimony was revealed, the case shocked the United Kingdom and many Britons have since been demanding his exclusion from the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth II decided in January 2022 to strip him of his royal titles and military affiliations. This is also why the Duke of York was dressed differently during the procession. He was indeed not allowed to wear a military uniform, opting for a black suit.
The prince will have to appear in civilian clothes at all other public events held to mourn his mother, although an exception will be made as a mark of respect for the Queen at the final vigil at Westminster Hall.
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