Senior royals united in silence snub Prince Andrew’s 62nd birthday
Breaking with recent tradition, the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge did not publicly wish Prince Andrew a happy birthday, days after his £12million sex abuse case was settled.
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Members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, did not publicly wish the Duke of York a happy birthday yesterday.
Prince Andrew was snubbed as the three oldest royals broke with the recent convention, choosing not to take to social media to send their best to him.
It comes days after Andrew settled a civil sexual assault case brought against him by Virginia Giuffre.
The Duke of York denies all allegations made against him – saying he never met her.
He paid his settlement worth £12million.
She claimed she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times by Epstein, claims he continues to deny even after paying the settlement.
It is believed that Andrew celebrated his 62nd birthday at Royal Lodge, his home in Windsor.
Since 2019, when he stepped down from royal duties, Andrew has not had the honor of flying flags to mark his birthdays.
Andrew was given 30 days to settle the payment to Giuffre, but The Mail on Sunday reported that the sale of his Swiss ski chalet was not yet available.
They reported that he might need a short-term loan to settle his debt.
On top of that, there are questions about whether he can afford to pay for the upkeep of the Grade II listed Royal Lodge and pay the annual ‘pepper rent’ of £260,000.
A source told the Sunday Mail said: ‘Parts of the Royal Lodge really need updating and he obviously doesn’t have the money to carry out the repairs so there are questions as to whether s ‘He should be allowed to stay there if he can’t watch. after the place.
Prince Andrew is due to attend a memorial service for his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, next month, but will play no part in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.