Matthew Steeples asks if rumours are true that Prince Andrew might be penning his memoirs to pay for a £1 million façade paintjob for his ritzy Royal Lodge residence
Impudence and effrontery are ‘qualities’ that the non-sweaty Duke of York are known for and now, illustrating he’s got more front than Pamela Anderson, Brighton, Harrods and Barbara Windsor combined, this rotten ratbag royal is supposedly asking for the astounding sum of £1 million ($1.2 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.5 million) to paint the front façade of Royal Lodge, Windsor. Goodness only knows what a Dulux job for the rest of said building would cost in addition.
Whilst rumours abound that the prince and his grifting ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York might still yet be forced to leave the £30 million ($36.7 million, €34.1 million or درهم134.7 million) mansion and could end up in Frogmore Cottage instead after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex having conducted ‘#FROGXIT,’ it appears that Jeffrey Epstein’s former ‘bestie’ still doesn’t want to move yet.
Instead of accepting that he really doesn’t need a Jeffry Wyatt designed, 30-room mansion in 98 acres at the age of 63 when his two children have long since quit the crib, Catherine Meyer-Funnell for the Express recently reported that “Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson [are] lobbying [the] King for more money through leaks.” She added that the Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer had stated: “There are ‘deals that can be done’ to make sure Andrew gets the support he needs.”
Turning to how the alleged ex-lover of Ghislaine Maxwell might be able to fund a continued residence at Royal Lodge, both The Sun on Sunday and Mail on Sunday covered allegations that the prince is “in talks with US authors to write a tell-all autobiography” this morning.
Citing the “success” of Prince Harry’s tittle-tattling tome Spare, the papers both termed Prince Andrew’s book to be Spare 2.0 in the making. They also referenced the likely ‘author’ to be Daphne Barak – a pugnacious PR peddler who recently conducted interviews for them with her chum of 30 years Ghislaine Maxwell and a woman who has also had a long association with Hillary Clinton.
Speaking to The Sun, “a source” – as usual unnamed – claimed:
“Andrew was the original spare and there’s plenty of material. Compared to Harry, he has a far greater depth of history to draw from.”
“Writing a book would give him the opportunity to fully explain his association with Jeffrey Epstein and the resulting fall-out. But it would also be a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the royals and their relationships. But mainly he wants to set the record straight. If he doesn’t change the narrative, no one else will.”
Given, after we asked: “In comparing her tawdry bonkbuster books to Sherlock Holmes, has grifter Sarah, Duchess of York shown herself to be beyond bonkers?” yesterday, 55.9% decided her to be “offer her merry rocker” and 40% argued her to “just £££ grabber,” the prospects of the dimwitted dunce Prince Andrew reaching the dizzy literary heights of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle seem equally grim. Instead, the Duke of York might do better to ask one of his few remaining chums, the awaiting a £400 million fraud trial dwarf Bernie Ecclestone, to bail him and ‘Freeloader Fergie’ out one more time.
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