He had it all. The people's respect. His mother's love. And a big popularity.
But queen Elizabeth's favourite son – prince Andrew – who was once the second in the succession of the king, seems to have thrown it all on the floor. The scandals pouring down over him. And the hole look only seems to become deeper and deeper.
"When you think of prince Andrew, so thinking one of three things... His loyal service in the falklands war, his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, which was a disaster as a royal, and now of course the connection to Epstein."
How says the royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams to CNN.
the Comment comes after prince Andrew on Sunday took part in a very attention-grabbing interview on the BBC about his relationship to the deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of human trafficking and sex with minors.
the Interview should really have saved the prince of trouble even, but the prince's dismissive style and lack of empathy with the Epsteins victims has instead dug the hole deeper.
A british expert in the image have called it ’disastrous’.
In the interview was the prince among other things, asked for the sexanklager, as the woman, Virginia Giuffre cuisine against him.
She claimed that she as a 17-year-old was held as a sexslave by Epstein, and he had forced her to sexual intercourse, among others, prince Andrew.
Giuffre alleges that she first danced with the prince, where he perspired much, which, according to the prince could not be done.
"I could not sweat at the time," came the dismissive from the prince, which explained his lack of ability to sweat with an overdose of adrenaline during his time in the falklands war.
the Epstein scandal is just the latest of the scandals surrounding the once celebrated british prince.
When prince Andrew came to the world in 1960, it was otherwise in a very good time.
His two older siblings – prince Charles and princess Anne – were, respectively, 10 and 12 years older than he, and his busy mother – the queen – had much more time to her third child than she had had for her first two.
When the british tronfølgelov back then in the 60's favoured male heirs over women, it meant also, that the queen's third child was number two to the throne.
It led overall to prince Andrew quickly became the queen's lieblingskinder.
"She had the opportunity to give him more attention, and Andrew Kalebet was, as she had a special connection to," explains Richard Fitzwilliams to CNN.
As an adult reported from prince Andrew to the fleet.
And when he a few years after took part in the falklands war and returned home as a war hero, would the popularity no end.
Perhaps it is, therefore, that both the british and the queen has been so relatively forgiving of yndlingsprinsens escapades and scandals. For them, there has been a part of.
for years had prince Andrew's reputation as a festprins even got nicknames such as 'Randy Andy' and 'Air Miles Andy'.
the Latter came in 2009 due to the prince's penchant to fly by helicopter rather than take the car – which is costing the taxpayer dearly.
The biggest scandal – until the Epstein scandal – has probably been the choice of his wife, the peers Sarah Ferguson.
Even though the queen Elizabeth probably have been happy that her slightly wild son calmed down, when he in 1986 married the red-haired Sarah Ferguson, so it was soon clear that the marriage was a very gaudy one of its kind.
Prince Andrew had been a celebrated bachelor in the british on the mississippi, and the two together loved the attention.
the Couple had daughters, the princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, but after a few years it became clear that the marriage was falling apart.
Six years after the wedding was the couple separated in 1992.
the Page was the relationship between prince Andrews parents and Sarah Ferguson icy.
And it was certainly not better, as she in 2011, drew prince Andrew into a scandal about money under the table, when it was revealed that she took advantage of her royal connection to prince to receive large amount of money from people who wanted to meet him.
Despite the many scandals and divorce, Sarah Ferguson and prince Andrew kept a good relationship with each other.
And Ferguson, then, also her ex-husband to the rescue in the Epstein scandal.
'It is time for Andrew to stand firm, and he has done that, and I'm with him every step of the way, and it is an honour for me,' she writes on Instagram.Date Of Update: 22 November 2019, 22:02