So I’ve got a few friends who are well placed professionally by virtue of our career choices and during a lunch outing whilst visiting my in laws in London it transpired that the nobility is abuzz with a rumour that our favourite naughty royal may have known the former alliterate actress and had a go himself prior to marriage.
Twitter Is Enraged as Meghan Markle-Bashing Media Defends Prince Andrew
It’s been a pretty shocking week for Queen Elizabeth II’s son Prince Andrew — but from looking at the news, you wouldn’t necessarily know it. Twitter would be a better bet, as Twitter is raging over media ignoring Prince Andrew allegations and slamming Meghan Markle for inane “missteps” in the same breath. The allegations in question come from legal documents pertaining to the criminal case against late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. One of these documents, unsealed on August 9, contains allegations against Andrew. But the royal family and UK media alike seem far more interested in sweeping those allegations under the rug while continuing to criticize Meghan for eating açai or editing an issue of Vogue.
The allegations against Andrew come from Johanna Sjoberg’s deposition in a 2015 lawsuit against Epstein. Sjoberg accuses Andrew of having groped her at Epstein’s New York City residence when she was 21. Andrew has also previously been accused of being involved in Epstein’s trafficking of underage girls, with Virginia Roberts claiming Epstein paid her to have sex with the royal multiple times. Andrew has denied any sexual relations with Roberts.
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— julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) August 13, 2019
When media outlets reached out for comment, Buckingham Palace released the following statement: “This relates to proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.” That isn’t the only way the Palace has supported Andrew: his mother, Queen Elizabeth, was seen going to church with Andrew on Sunday, which many are taking as a sign of solidarity. For some on Twitter, this alone was enough to raise eyebrows. “Buckingham Palace statement defending Prince Andrew’s connection to the [#Epstein] sex scandal w/ minors makes me sick,” one tweet reads. And why couldn’t @RoyalFamily make a statement in defending Duchess Meghan against lies & racism.” – Source