Queen Elizabeth news – Monarch 'to stay at Sandringham for few weeks' amid calls for Prince Andrew to be investigated

THE Queen arrived at Sandringham on Sunday for her first extended stay since Prince Philip's death, as she travelled from Windsor Castle to the Norfolk estate by helicopter.

The Queen is expected to stay at Sandringham "for a few weeks" on a poignant special pilgrimage.

The Queen has travelled at least twice to Sandringham since Philip's death last April but this is her first extended stay.

Meanwhile, an ex royal cop has said that Prince Andrew should be probed by Buckingham Palace over claims he bullied Palace staff – just like Meghan Markle.

The Duke of York faced bullying allegations this week, with former royal aides speaking out about their unpleasant experiences working for him.

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest news and updates…

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    "A few unbelievable comments”

    PRINCE Andrew shocked a pregnant woman with a “completely inappropriate” remark before laughing “like a schoolboy”, it’s reported.

    The embattled royal faces fresh humiliation after a report claiming he’s a “t*ts and a bum man” resurfaced.

    The article from 2015 quotes an acquaintance of Andrew’s, who alleged he’d heard the Duke make “a few unbelievable comments”.

    “He made some completely inappropriate comment to someone who was pregnant and had massive boobs,” the pal told New Zealand paper Waikato Times.

    “You just think, ‘Oh yikes – schoolboy stuff’.

    “And he would roar with laughter and think it was hilarious, while said victim looked ashen-faced.”

    The report was published the day after ex-wife Sarah Ferguson famously defended Andrew as “a great man, the best man in the world”.

    It caps off a mortifying few days for the royal.

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Andrew security 'next thing to be addressed'

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Andrew’s security, which is funded by the taxpayer, will be the “next thing to be addressed” following the loss of his military titles and royal patronages.

    Chris Ship asked on the Royal Rota podcast: “Why is it that Harry doesn’t have UK funded security but his uncle does?”

    Lizzie Robinson added: “You have to question whether security might be the next thing to be addressed.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry faces 'final nail in coffin of royal life'

    According to a royal expert, Prince Harry's crucial royal role could be nearing its end following his decision to move to the US, and being removed would be the "final nail in the coffin" for the Duke.

    Being removed as a Counsellor of State would require an Act of Parliament, and royal expert Daniela Elser claims this would be the “final nail in the coffin” for Harry after quitting royal life.

    In a column for the New Zealand Herald, she said: “Being removed, by Parliament no less, as a Counsellor of State would really be the nail in Harry's coffin of his former life as a frontline member of the Royal Family."

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meghan show

    THE Royal Family fear Philip’s memorial will be turned into ‘the Harry & Meghan show’ an expert has claimed – as they remain undecided over a UK return

    Officials and the Queen are preparing to honour Prince Philip, who died last April, in a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in the spring.

    But it is understood Harry, 37, is not prepared to fly here with Meghan, 40, Archie, two, and seven-month-old Lilibet without armed guards.

    Ingrid Seward said: “I think if they choose not to come then everyone will breathe a sigh of relief. It is thanks-giving for Prince Philip and we don’t want it turning into the Harry and Meghan show.”

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they do not feel safe coming to the UK as they are no longer entitled to Met guards since quitting royal duties.

  • Milica Cosic

    Andrew slammed for ‘betraying Queen & country’

    A TOP lawyer for victims of Jeffrey Epstein has slammed Prince Andrew for “betraying Queen and country” by associating with the late pedo financier.

    Los Angeles-based Gloria Allred said of the Duke of York’s relationship with Epstein: “If you get down in the mud with pigs you are going to get mud on you.”

    The veteran attorney – who has worked with 20 Epstein victims – also gave a scathing view of Andrew’s defence.

    In comments to The Sun she said:  “There are so many unanswered questions.

    “To attend residencies and obviously see so many underage girls there – it is not just Virginia, there were others.

    “I represented 20 accusers of Epstein – a number of who were underage.

    “This is not the life that a member of the Royal Family should be choosing if they care about their duties to the country.”

    Read more here.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meat Loaf told Prince Andrew ‘I don’t give a s**t who you are’

    MEAT Loaf claimed he once grabbed Prince Andrew and raged “I don’t give a s**t who you are” after the Royal allegedly tried to push him into a moat.

    The late legendary singer boasted he throttled the Duke of York while they were filming the It’s a Royal Knockout TV show together back in 1987.

    Meat claimed that The Queen “hated” him after the physical showdown which was sparked by Andrew thinking Fergie was flirting with him.

    The power ballad icon said he thought Andrew became “jealous” and tried to shove him into the set’s water filled moat.

    Furious about the push, Meat confronted and grabbed him – to which Andrew allegedly responded: “You can’t touch me. I’m royal”.

    Meat replied: “I don’t give a sh*t who you are”

  • Milica Cosic

    Royal news you may have missed

    • The Queen arrives at Sandringham for her first extended stay since Prince Philip's death
    • The Home Office is reportedly refusing to back down over Prince Harry's legal bid for police protection
    • But there's more hopeful news for Harry as he enjoys talks with her father ahead of the Jubilee
    • Meanwhile, Prince Andrew may lose his 24-hour security detail after being effectively banished from royal life, it's claimed
    • And Prince William has told an 11-year-old boy who lost his mum: "It gets easier"

    Meg & Harry 'keep changing their direction'

    Angela Levin, who spent a year working with Harry for an authorised biography, says it appears the couple "just keep changing their direction".

    "I'm surprised they're not dizzy. Every week they want to do something different," she said.

    "Last week it was politics, this week it's entertainment, the week before last it was making documentaries, before that it was a book. It's just chop-change."

    She warned any move into entertainment may prove challenging for the royals.

    "It might well be difficult for the Royal Family," she said.

    "I think the royals have given up on them.

    "They do want them to come back for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, but I don't think Meghan or the children will."

    Harry & Meghan building showbiz empire

    A leading royal commentator says the couple "want to earn loads more money" after they filed 11 companies in tax haven Delaware – seven of which are linked to showbiz ventures.

    Now Angela Levin, who spent a year working with Harry for an authorised biography, says she believes the couple may be planning a talk show.

    "This all seems to be a big turnaround from their philanthropic and non-profit work to just pure entertainment," she told Sun Online.

    "It suggests they want to earn loads more money."

    Highlighting Harry's appearance on James Corden's show last February, and Meghan's on Ellen's back in November, Ms Levin said there are "rumours" the pair will hit Hollywood.

    "Meghan feels that she wants to be a star in every way she can, and perhaps philanthropic work isn't giving them enough of that celebrity," she said.

    "Harry was reportedly going to take over from James Corden on The Late Late Show as a presenter when his book comes out.

    "It's been claimed he plans to do this for a couple of weeks to promote this memoir of his, which will no doubt feature some attacks the Royal Family.

    "Nonetheless, he still wants to do something comic. That's what's been rumoured.

    "It's said – and that could well be tongue in cheek – that he wants to take over the job from James Corden. They are good pals.

    "And Meghan very much liked being interviewed by Ellen and apparently said afterwards she'd love to have her own programme, just like that."

    • Milica Cosic

      Several of the victims who gave evidence at trial did not come forward 

      Several of the victims who gave evidence at the trial did not come forward with the allegation until decades after the abuse and three only agreed to testify under pseudonyms to protect their identity.

      Carolyn Andriano, 35, has now waived her right to anonymity to share her full knowledge of Virginia's alleged encounter.

      The 35-year-old told the Daily Mail she spoke out as she “wanted people to know these terrible things have happened to me and that I am a survivor.”

      Last month, 60-year-old Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and grooming girls for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.

      The jury of six women and six men convicted her on five out of six counts as she was found not guilty of enticing a minor to engage in an illegal sex act after more than 40 hours of deliberation.

    • Milica Cosic

      Ghislaine Maxwell victim may NOT testify if retrial is granted

      A VICTIM of Ghislaine Maxwell may not testify if the socialite is granted a retrial as she cannot "go through it again."

      It comes as earlier this week Maxwell's lawyers filed for a retrial just weeks after she was convicted.

      It has emerged if Maxwell is granted a second hearing, prosecutions will be forced to put on a new case without one of their four witnesses, or find other alleged victims, as a source told the Telegraph a woman "could not go through it again."

      The source said: “A lot of the trauma resurfaced for her and all these women. It took so much for them to do it the first time, I think reliving it would be too much to bear.

      “The whole situation is just very unfortunate.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Inside Prince Andrew Thailand holiday with Jeffrey Epstein 

      The pair stayed at the luxury Amanpuri hotel on the party island of Phuket, where the Duke stayed in a £4,000-a-night private villa featuring a red-and-gold bedroom and private black-tiled swimming pool.

      Lana, a Canadian journalist based in Phuket, told The Sun Online: "The Amanpuri is an ultra-exclusive resort – it's kind of the go-to place for celebrities and people needing a high level of luxury and privacy."

      In a bizarre coincidence, this was the same hotel where the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson first jetted to with her financial advisor John Barry while still married to Andrew, before the picture of him sucking her toes in St Tropez emerged.

      It was on this trip that the infamous pictures of Andrew onboard the hotel's yacht surrounded by topless women emerged.

      And in the evenings, the Duke and Epstein went out in the notorious resort of Patong, about an hour's drive south of the hotel, reportedly visiting the town's local red-light district.

      Read more here.

    • Milica Cosic

      Prince Andrew ‘partied with Jeffrey Epstein on hol in Thailand’

      PRINCE Andrew went on a wild holiday with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell on which he reportedly visited red light district clubs and partied with topless women.

      The Duke of York, who was 40 years old at the time with two young children, was infamously pictured partying with topless women on a yacht in Phuket, Thailand.

      Andrew and Epstein were reportedly spotted in bars around Patong resort town on the island, including one staffed by semi-naked go-go dancers.

      The sleazy holiday offers a window into the relationship between Andrew and the paedophile couple.

      He is said to have become increasingly close to them around this time, which was just months before he allegedly sexually abused Virginia Roberts.

      The Duke denies any improper behaviour over his relationship with Epstein and Maxwell – and denies ever meeting Virginia.

    • Milica Cosic

      Platinum Jubilee 50p coin to enter circulation next month

      A 50p coin marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be released via the Post Office next month by the Royal Mint.

      The design features the number 70 on the tails side of the coin and is the first 50p to enter circulation in commemoration of a royal event.

      The first of up to 5,000,070 coins will be released via post offices around the UK on 7 February.

      They will be available to customers making transactions at the Post Office and cannot be swapped for other coins.

      The new 50p coin by the Royal Mint, part of the Platinum Jubilee coin collection.Credit: PA
    • Milica Cosic

      ‘Andrew forced me to shut his curtains even though he was next to them

      PRINCE Andrew forced a maid to run up four flights of stairs to close­ his curtains — as he sat next to them.

      Former Buckingham Palace worker Charlotte Briggs was left in tears by the “demanding and entitled” Duke of York’s foul-mouthed rants.

      Lazy Prince Andrew blew his top at a tiny gap in his curtains and yelled at his maid: “Can’t you f***ing do anything right?”

      Charlotte, 47, said she was left in tears and ended up hiding behind curtains to avoid the bad-tempered and “entitled” royal.

      Charlotte recalled one evening, saying: “One night I’d done it all, I walked back into the corridor and he came out screaming, ‘Can’t you f***ing do anything right?’ I’d left a little gap where they met but they were extremely heavy.

      “I was thinking, ‘You want to shut your own curtains’ but you can’t say anything. You have to absorb it.

      “It was awful and he brought me to tears. I was only 21 and had little life experience.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Sussexes ‘unhappiness’ as members of the Royal Firm

      Meghan Markle and Prince Charles are said to have bonded over their shared interest for art, culture and history.

      However, since quitting royal duties last year, Harry has openly slammed his father’s parenting skills, insisting he moved to California to “break the cycle” of pain for Meghan and their kids.

      And the Sussexes have not shied away from detailing how unhappy they were as members of the Royal Firm either – something which would cast an awkward shadow over any family.

    • Milica Cosic

      Harry & Meghan alleged list of ’11 of firms in tax havens’

      The 11 companies are said to be named:

      • Peca Publishing, LLC 
      • Orinoco Publishing, LLC 
      • Cobblestone Lane, LLC 
      • IPHW, LLC 
      • Archewell Audio, LLC 
      • Archewell Productions, LLC
      • Baobab Holdings, LLC 
      • Bridgemount, LLC 
      • Hampshire, LLC 
      • Nemawashi Holdings, LLC 
      • RPV Holdings, LLC

      Harry & Meghan ‘setting up 11 firms in tax haven’ for ‘million-dollar memoir’ & other deals

      The couple opted to set up the firms in domestic tax haven Delaware – rather than in California where they live and conduct business.

      Two of the companies are publishing firms, set up by attorney Richard Genow, who has worked with Meghan for Years, and the duchess’s business manager, money guru Andrew Meyer, reports Mail Online.

      The first – Peca Publishing LLC – was used by Meghan to hold the rights for her children’s book The Bench.

      The second – Orinoco Publishing LLC – is thought to have been set up to hold the rights for Harry’s in his bombshell memoir – due to be published later this year.

      Other companies set up by the Sussexes include Cobblestone Lane LLC – which was set up in February 2020 and holds the Archewell logo.

      Two others manage the royal’s netflix and Spotify deals – Archewell Audio LLC and Archewell Productions LLC.

      Two more “entertainment” companies were created a year later – Bridgemont LLC and Hampshire LLC.

      It’s thought the names of these firms could be a nod to the couple’s holiday to Hampshire in the last few weeks of Meghan’s pregnancy in Spring 2019.

      Meanwhile Baobab Holdings, set up in February 2021 – is said to deal with “investments”.

      Baobab, is a type of tree from Africa and Australia, also known as the “upside down tree”.

      Another firm, Nemawashi Holdings LLC, is described as a “holding company”.

      The Royals are 'expecting Harry to return soon'

      The Royals are expecting Harry to return from his California home for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, but it could be without Meghan, Archie and Lilibet. 

      Prince Harry says the family is "unable to return" because it is too dangerous after they were stripped of round-the-clock police protection.

      Harry considers himself a security risk for life because he is sixth in line to the throne, and a target from extremist threats because of his two tours of combat in Afghanistan.

      Meanwhile, the Queen, 95, has told Harry she will not intervene as security is a government matter.

      Prince Charles has also reportedly invited the Sussexes to stay with him when they are next in the UK and has told Prince Harry he'd love to see his grandchildren but according to an expert Meghan is unlikely to accept the invitation as it will be "awkward."

      Home Office ‘won’t back down’ over Harry & Meg’s security protection

      THE Home Office won't back down over Harry and Meghan's demand for police protection when they visit the UK, it has been claimed.

      Harry has been told the Met Police are not “guns for hire” and cannot be treated as a private force for the rich and famous.

      And now a security source told the Mail Online that the Home Office is not planning to back down.

      The source said: "When Harry left The Firm the terms of his divorce were clear.

      "Like other members of the public, he and his wife are not able to hire armed cops at will – no matter how much they offer to pay."

      The source said that protective security was "based on role and risk", and the security in the US could not be replicated in the UK because, "we don't allow people to wonder the street with guns here", adding that "other minor Royals manage to function in normal life without armed guards. The Home Office is refusing to blink".

      Prince Andrew news you may have missed

      • An ex cop told an ITV documentary this week Andrew would “shout and scream” if maids messed up his collection of toy bears on his bed.
      • It prompted the duke's former maid Charlotte Briggs, 47, to come forward with other cringeworthy stories.
        She claims Andrew forced her to run up four flights of stairs to close­ his curtains — even though he sat right next to them.
      • She also said the duke laughed when his dog bit her on the leg and reduced her to tears with his "demanding and entitled" rants.
      • If that wasn't enough, the petulant prince allegedly made staff arrange his huge teddy bear collection for an hour each day to ensure they were in size order every morning.
      • And he would allegedly scream and shout if his bears were not put back in the right order.
      • Milica Cosic

        'Andrew should be probed over bullying claims just like Meghan'

        PRINCE Andrew should be probed by Buckingham Palace over claims he bullied Palace staff – just like Meghan Markle, an ex royal cop has said.

        Paul Page, who worked in the Royal Protection Command from 1998 until 2004, alleges he complained to palace officials himself himself on three separate occasions.

        And he claims he knows of “at least a dozen” other reports made by colleagues, The Mirror reports.

        Mr Page, whose revelations this week sparked a string of complaints about the prince, told the publication: “Buckingham Palace launched a bullying investigation against Meghan last year after she was accused of wrongdoing.

        “If it’s a fair organisation that looks after its staff, an investigation should be started to confirm whether or not Andrew is guilty of being a bully and of intimidating staff.”

      • Milica Cosic

        ‘A sigh of relief’ for the Royals

        MEMBERS of the Royal Family will “breathe a sigh of relief” if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry don’t make it to Prince Philip’s memorial, a royal expert has said.

        Ingrid Seward, Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, said the Sussexes’ absence would prevent the spring tribute from turning into the “Harry and Meghan show”.

        Ingrid Seward said: “I think if they choose not to come then everyone will breathe a sigh of relief.

        “It is thanks-giving for Prince Philip and we don’t want it turning into the Harry and Meghan show.”

      • Milica Cosic

        Prince Andrew’s ‘wish list’

        One glamourous ginger, the US swimwear model and actress Angie Everhart, claimed she was on a “wish list” of redheads the Duke wanted to meet.

        Angie, who first met Andrew in 2003, was romanticly linked to him but was coy about the nature of their friendship in an interview with Mail Online.

        The two met through her former father-in-law George Hamilton, who asked if she wanted to go for dinner with the prince while he was in Los Angeles.

        She said George told her: “He likes redheads and he has a wish list of girls he’d like to meet while he’s in town – and you’re on it.”

        Angie, who also dated Sly Stallone and Kevin Costner, described Andrew as “one of my favourite people in the world. I truly love him”.

      • Milica Cosic

        Royals news you don’t want to miss

        • It’s feared the Queen may never meet Lilibet if Harry and Meghan decide not to return for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
        • An ex cop says the couple won’t get police protection because the risk to the family is so low
        • And another former officer says the Sussexes would never be put at risk – and Harry is ‘creating scenarios that don’t exist’
        • Sun columnist Piers Morgan has blasted the Duke as a ‘woefully entitled hypocrite’
        • But Harry says the UK is home – and he feels ‘unsafe’ after a ‘security breach’ at an event last summer

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