Disgraced, Epstein-Linked Prince Andrew Gets Royal Snub…On His Birthday

(Right Country) – While the British government normally flies flags on royal birthdays, local authorities are now no longer required to raise the Union Jack for Prince Andrew, the Queen’s reportedly favorite son who has stepped back from official royal duties after his cozy relationship with the deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein got a little too much publicity last year.

The Guardian reports:

Officials earlier said they were considering how the policy applied “in changing circumstances, such as when members of the royal family step back from their duties”, according to a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The British government has changed the policy of flying flags on royal birthdays, with local authorities no longer required to raise the Union Flag for Prince Andrew.

Officials earlier said they were considering how the policy applied “in changing circumstances, such as when members of the royal family step back from their duties”, according to a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The government later said it would be advising councils “that there is no requirement to fly flags on the 19th February following the decision by the Duke of York to step back from public duties for the foreseeable future”.

The Sun newspaper had published a leaked email sent to local authorities reminding them to fly the British flag for Andrew’s 60th birthday on 19 February.

Labour MP Wes Streeting told The Sun that to fly flags on government buildings in his honor “would be wholly inappropriate.”

Typically, the UK government flies the flag on birthdays of the Queen and her husband Prince Phillip, as well as their anniversary and the birthdays of their four children, Prince William, and his wife, Kate.

Prince Andrew has emphatically, however unconvincingly, denied claims that he had sex with then-17-year-old Virginia Giuffre, one of the underage women that Epstein used as a sex slave.

His attempts to defend himself for his connection to the financier have not gone over well with the British public and he remains shuttered away from royal duties:

But there was a public outcry after the prince gave a BBC interview in November, where he failed to adequately explain why he did not cut off ties with his friend earlier, or express much empathy with Epstein’s alleged victims.

A US prosecutor said last month Andrew had provided “zero co-operation” to the investigation into Epstein’s activities.

On Thursday Buckingham Palace said the Duke of York had asked to defer a military promotion to Admiral until he is able to fully resume royal duties.

“By convention, the Duke of York would be in line for military promotion on his 60th birthday,” the spokeswoman said.

“Following the decision by His Royal Highness to step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, the Duke of York has asked the Ministry of Defence if this promotion might be deferred until such time that His Royal Highness returns to public duty.”

A spokeswoman for Westminster Abbey said the Duke’s birthday would still be marked by the traditional ringing of bells. “There are no plans to change these arrangements,” she said.

1 COMMENT

  1. Wild Bill has got mud all over him too. He is just as guilty and a pervert. Yet the female electorate fall all over him. Billy is a big turd and HRC abets him.

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