PRINCE William “should look no further than Prince Andrew” to prove to the public that he is “value for money”, a documentary claims.
In BBC “The Problem Princes” released in 2009, it is revealed how some of Prince Andrew’s rather less “glorious ventures” hold the real lesson for second in line to the throne, Prince William. Times are changing and “William will have to prove to the public that he will be value for money”, the narrator stated in the documentary, questioning: “How can he do that?” One suggestion provided by the documentary is that William should be more frugal as the Royal Family repeatedly comes under fire for their cost to British taxpayer – notebly his uncle Prince Andrew.
The narrator continued: “William should look no further than the previous pair to the heir, his uncle Andrew.”
Prince Andrew and Prince William do share common interests, they both had a military career, with Andrew’s Falklands experience helped brand the Queen’s second son a “hero”.
After Andrew left the Navy in July 2001, the plan was to do some royal duties and become an unpaid special representative for UK trade and investment, and live on an income provided by the Queen.
However, the documentary reveals this “began to quickly go wrong
The press branded him the “Playboy Prince” and “Air Miles Andy”, which as Robert Hazell, from the UCL Constitution Unit claims, “resulted in Andrew being at the centre of public outrage and a request for more scrutiny of the royal finances which are looked at by the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons”.
Mr Hazell said: “I think the next civil list will be scrutinised by Parliament possibly a little more closely than has been done in the past.”
The documentary’s narrator also raised the “concerns about Andrew’s travel costs led in 2005 to a report by Parliament’s National Audit Office”.
However, the Audit Office “cleared him [Andrew] of wrongdoing”.
According to the documentary: “Andrew since kept his travel arrangements out of the news.
SOURCE: EXPRES CO UK