Queen Elizabeth faces criticism for allegedly having a soft corner in her heart for Prince Andrew, as he is still wearing his royal titles even being sued by a woman on rape charges.
A royal expert accused the queen of not applying the “same standard” to the Duke of York as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex agreed to stop wearing their HRH titles after resigning as senior royals in March 2020. Royal commentator Daniela Elser highlighted how Megxit saw the couple stop wearing their HRH styles. He also noted that they lost their royal patronages and Harry’s beloved honorary military titles.
But Ms Elser claimed that the “same standard” has not been applied to Prince Andrew, who stepped down from his public duties in the wake of his disastrous Newsnight interview in November 2019 about his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Writing for The New Zealand Herald, the royal commentator criticized the monarch’s “inaction” on Andrew and even called it a “stain on his legacy.”
Ms Elser claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were “forced to pay a high price” for leaving royal life. However, that same standard has not been applied to Prince Andrew. “