‘Has to be Queen and mother’ royal expert says hard decisions follow Prince Andrew scandal

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THE Queen has the tough job of being both “mother and Queen” as she navigates the chaos of Prince Andrew’s latest scandal involving Virginia Giuffre, royal expert Angela Levin has stated.

Speaking to GB News on Saturday, the royal biographer and journalist commented that the Queen is playing a juggling act with her second youngest son Prince Andrew, the Duke of York following the civil case brought forward by Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Ms Levin explained how the issue is “very very difficult” for the Queen to address as both a monarch and a mother especially at the age of 95. Her comments come as Ms Giuffre, 38, filed a lawsuit against Prince Andrew in a New York court on Monday. She alleges that she was “trafficked to him” by the late pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein and accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell and “sexually abused” aged-17 by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York in a flat in London in 2001. Prince Andrew categorically denies all of the allegations.

Ms [email protected]of her life has been taken up with that and the family have managed much more on their own.”

But Ms Levin added how Andrew’s case is a multi-faceted issue which cuts a deeper sore with the Queen.

In a sobering moment, she said: “This is one of example where she has to be a Queen and also a mother and I think it is very, very difficult for her.”Prince Andew and the Queen

The Queen is said to see Andrew as her “favourite son” (Image: Getty Images)

The Queen and Prince Andrew

The Queen has a “very very difficult” situation as both mother and Queen to Prince Andrew (Image: Getty Images)

Ms Levin claimed that the Queen has apparently “offered to pay” any legal fees if the case “goes against” Andrew.

The royal biographer went on to say how the public will have to have to wait “five years” before the case is heard and a “decision made”.

The Queen will be 100-years-old in five years’ time with Ms Levin adding how this fact adds to the “haziness” of the issue at stake with Prince Andrew.

She suggested the reason the Queen has offered to pay Prince Andrew’s legal fees is because his “financial backing” is “actually quite low” as he receives only around “£20,000” a year as a military pension according to Levin.

Angela Levin

Angela Levin explained the close tie the Queen has to Andrew (Image: GB News)

But Ms Levin claimed “no-one knows” where the Prince gets his money to survive and maintain his lifestyle which involves “playing golf”.

Ms Levin added: “She adores him, he is alleged to be her favourite time, he came at a very important time in her and Philip’s relationship when things weren’t so good.

“So he has got that aura about him for her – perhaps even more so now that Prince Philip has passed away.”

Ms Giuffre is suing Prince Andrew under the Child Victims Act which was passed in 2018 by the state of New York to help victims of historical sexual abuse to seek redress.

Angela Levin

Angela Levin spoke with GB News on Satuday (Image: GB News)

Ms Giuffre filed a lawsuit against Prince Andrew in a New York court on Monday August 9. She alleges that she was “trafficked to him” by the late pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein and accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell and “sexually abused” aged-17 by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York in a flat in London in 2001.

Ms Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to the eight-count indictment which concerns her alleged efforts to find and groom underage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004. She could face up to 80-years in prison if found guilty.

Ms Giuffre is suing Prince Andrew under the Child Victims Act which was passed in 2018 by the state of New York to help victims of historical sexual abuse to seek redress.

In 2019, following the Prince’s bombshell BBC interview where he discussed his relationship with Mr Epstein, Buckingham Palace released a statement to say: “The Duke of York unequivocally regrets his ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein’s suicide left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims. The Duke deeply sympathises with those affected who want some form of closure.

“The Duke has already stated that he did not see, witness, or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest and conviction. He deplores the exploitation of any human being and would not condone, participate in, or encourage any such behaviour.”

The Duke ardently denies all of the allegations against him adding how he does not know and has never met Ms Giuffre.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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