Opinion| Mark Sidney| As Shakespeare famously wrote in his epic play, Hamlet: ‘The lady doth protest too much, methinks’
In this case, ‘the lady’, seems to be Prince Andrew, and the entire Royal Family of England.
Ever since Epstein’s alleged ‘suicide’ in a New York jail cell, rumors have swirled as to the facts surrounding, not only Epstein’s death, but also the man’s life.
The usual suspects have been named time and time again. Who are the ‘usual suspects?’ Many people have pointed fingers at the Clintons. Yes, Bill has flown on Jeffrey’s ‘Lolita Express’ a few dozen times, according to reports, but I have not seen any hard evidence that they were involved in … whatever it is happened to Epstein.
The only person that I have seen working overtime to tell the world to ‘move along, there is nothing to see here’, is Prince Andrew.
If you recall, the disgraced Prince did a train wreck of an interview with the BBC following the pedophile sex trafficker’s demise.
Ever since the horrific interview, which, in my view, made the Prince seem way more likely that he, him family, or their IC, had something to do with what happened to our dead prisoner, Andrew has been in a downward spiral.
In fact, the interview went so poorly, that Prince Andrew soon after announced that he was going to step back from his Royal duties.
“It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work,” …
“Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.” Prince Andrew stated in a prepared announcement.
However, the next day the NY Post claimed that “‘Prince Andrew didn’t step back from royal duties – Queen Elizabeth ‘fired’ him’
Well, it seems like the Queen has not gotten over the allegations that her son is a degenerate child rapist, nor the light these revelations have cast on the, already suspect, ‘Royal Family.’
The Gateway Pundit is reporting that ‘Prince Andrew was reportedly “ordered” not to attend the main Christmas services with the rest of the royal family over the scandal stemming from his friendship with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The BBC’s royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell pointed out “if he had attended [the main service] a lot of the coverage would have been around him. He has become… something of an embarrassment currently to the Royal Family.”
Prince Andrew reportedly attended an earlier service than the rest of the family at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.
BBC reports that he “kept a low profile” during the earlier event.
“While most of the family arrived in front of crowds lining the roads, Andrew, accompanied by his brother, arrived earlier at the church and used a different entrance,” BBC reports.
His daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, attended the main service at 11 a.m.
The royal is accused of raping then 17-year-old Virginia Roberts Giuffre. He also visited Epstein’s Manhattan home 18 months after the financier completed a prison sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution. In a disastrous interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew claimed he couldn’t have raped Giuffre on that night in 2001 because he was eating pizza.
Now, you tell me, why on Earth, if these accusations were baseless, would the Prince be trying to hard to convince the world they are not true? Not to be overly vulgar here, but even children understand the idea of ‘whoever smelt it dealt it.’
This sure feels like one of those situations to me … but hey, what do I know, right?