As you can see, the caption for the shared tweet below says, ‘On this day in 1960, Prince Andrew was born at Buckingham Palace, the first child born to a reigning monarch for 103 years. Happy birthday to The Duke of York.’
The part of the caption that actually addresses Prince Andrew lacks his HRH title, PRINCE. I mean the Queen herself does not sit at her home, Buckingham Palace, crafting these tweets out of boredom.
On this day in 1960, Prince Andrew was born at Buckingham Palace, the first child born to a reigning monarch for 103 years.
Happy Birthday to The Duke of York. pic.twitter.com/zoZErBHQbG
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 19, 2020
Someone else obviously manages the Twitter account. So, this could just be a mistake that has absolutely nothing to do with the Queen taking away Prince Andrew’s HRH title.
BUT IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE.
Back on November 20, 2019, there was another tweet with a message from the Duke of York. The image is below, but to summarize, it seems as if Prince Andrew was asked to step down (or offered to step down) as a result of his former association with Jeffrey Epstein.
A statement by His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG. pic.twitter.com/LfMFwMyhcb
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 20, 2019
The statement goes on to detail how ‘circumstances relating to’ his ‘former association’ with Epstein were interfering with his family’s work. The statement says that Prince Andrew ‘asked’ to step down from his royal duties for ‘the foreseeable future,’ but he goes on to offer to aid law enforcement ‘if necessary.’
This may make one wonder if Prince Andrew asked to step down because he would have been forced to step down had he not offered. It is kind of like when you resign from a job because you know if you don’t your boss is going to fire you.
School bus stunt urges Prince Andrew to talk to FBI about Jeffrey Epstein https://t.co/nqFTKp0Da7
— julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) February 21, 2020
One then could wonder what exactly Prince Andrew has to hide.
Recent and past news reports make it seem like he does, in fact, have a lot to hide. Stepping down from his royal duties suddenly with an official statement like that only sparks even more questions. According to an article on The New York Post’s website on February 16, 2020:
“‘An employee told me that he saw Prince Andrew on a balcony out at Little St. James groping girls right out in the open,’ Denise George, the top prosecutor for the US Virgin Islands, told Vanity Fair’.”
— New York Post (@nypost) February 16, 2020
A former royal police officer is even challenging Prince Andrew’s alibi (that he was at a pizza restaurant, then at home all night on the night Virginia said everything all started in 2001) in the Virginia Roberts Giuffre sex scandal. In a February 23 article published on The New York Post’s website, it states that the officer is even launching a legal fight to prove that Prince Andrew’s alibi is false.
The same Virginia Roberts that is accusing Prince Andrew of these things was also seen on Jeffrey Epstein’s island. Prince Andrew was also seen there groping her.
According to the article, “Andrew and Buckingham Palace have vehemently denied the accusations against him. He went as far as to call her (Virginia Roberts) a ‘very sick girl’ to a friend in 2011 after he was first linked to Epstein’s pedophile scandal.”
So to sum it up, there is a woman, Virginia Roberts, that is accusing Prince Andrew of forcing her to have sex with him multiple times. He denies it ever happened, even though they were seen on Jeffery Epstein’s island together. There is even a photo of Virginia Roberts and Prince Andrew standing beside each other on the day Virginia said the assault first occurred.
So, we may not know right now if the Queen intentionally wanted the tweet written without Prince Andrew’s HRH title. If she did mean for it to happen, well, she’s in the right.