Will ‘Randy Andy’ the Duke of York erupt in anger with the outing of the depositions of Ghislaine Maxwell this morning? Could this be the non-sweater’s last stand?
The Duke of York will no doubt be glued to his computer screen at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (2pm Greenwich Mean Time) today as this is the hour that the bombshell depositions mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell tried to keep secret will be released to the public.
Like Gordon Brown, ‘Randy Andy’ might erupt in fury and chuck a coffee cup at his device when the transcripts appear and according to author Nigel Cawthorne, this could be the latest “severe blow” that will forever stop this notoriously temperamental golf loving sort’s attempts to return to conducting royal duties.
In comments yesterday to the Express, Cawthorne remarked:
“The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Second Circuit to deny Prince Andrew’s close friend Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to keep the remaining unpublished depositions under seal has dealt a severe blow to the prince’s return to the frontline of the royal family.”
“The detailed questions to Maxwell regarding any involvement in Epstein’s sex ring and her answers will once again cast the spotlight on the promise the prince made almost a year ago on BBC Newsnight to assist the FBI with its investigations into Epstein’s associates.”
With this outing, could this be Randy Andy’s last stand? In spite of Richard Kay declaring his “fall” to be “complete” in July, we think not (quite yet), but it most certainly will be another body blow for this non-sweating Pizza Express fan.
Pictured top: Prince Andrew turning to look back at Ghislaine Maxwell at the wedding of Aurelia Cecil and Rupert Stephenson in 2000. The pair may well have to look at one another one day in a court room… Stranger things have indeed happened.