Friday, September 17, 2021

Are You Being Served?

As Prince Andrew is served with legal papers by Virginia Giuffre, we remind the rotten royal that worse could deservedly still come

“Just a Prince Who Can’t Say No!” was a song performed on the second episode of Spitting Image in 1984 and now it seems that the rotten royal that it pilloried hasn’t been able to say such to process servers of legal papers for Virginia Giuffre.

 

Supposedly presented with documents on 27th August, ‘Randy Andy’ is now supposedly claiming the documents were not correctly presented and is allegedly going to seek to have the civil case against him – due to begin on Monday – thrown out on the basis of various technicalities.

 

However, as much as he may try, the decidedly deviant, non-sweating Duke – a man known also for having taken all sorts of incentives from dictators and despots – now likely faces worse to come. Considered a “person of interest” by investigators in the Ghislaine Maxwell criminal case in America, Prince Andrew’s strategy is clearly not working, but is that surprising?

 

Stuck in the hapless hands of such people as the pugancious PR peddler James Henderson – whose former firm, Bell Pottinger, was ultimately bankrupted over a scandal over its definitely dubious unethical, racist campaign in South Africa – courtesy of his dumber-than-dumb live-in ex-wife, Jeffrey Epstein’s one-time bestie needs to today do the right thing.

 

‘Randy Andy’ simply now needs to man-up and head to America and answer the very questions he’s so long sought to avoid. Unless he does such, all he will do continue to bring shame on his mother – a lady of stature whose dignity undoubtedly still goes without question.

 

Prince Andrew and Fergie
Prince Andrew and his wack job wastrel ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York cannot help but make any situation they inveigle themselves in worse. This grubby duo would do better simply to disappear.

Prince Andrew’s most ridiculous remarks

“I could have worse tags than ‘Airmiles Andy’ – although I don’t know what they are.”

 

“People say to me: ‘Would you like to swap your life with me for 24 hours? Your life must be very strange.’ But, of course, I have not experienced any other life. It’s not strange to me.”

 

“There’s a slight problem with the sweating because I have a peculiar medical condition which is that I don’t sweat or I didn’t sweat at the time and that was… was it… yes, I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenalin in the Falkland’s War when I was shot at and I simply… it was almost impossible for me to sweat. And it’s only because I have done a number of things in the recent past that I am starting to be able to do that again. So, I’m afraid to say that there’s a medical condition that says that I didn’t do it so therefore…”

 

“We can’t be certain as to whether or not that’s my hand on her whatever it is, left… left side … [of the photograph with Virginia Roberts] Nobody can prove whether or not that photograph has been doctored but I don’t recollect that photograph ever being taken.”

 

“I went [to Jeffrey Epstein’s house] with the sole purpose of saying to him that because he had been convicted, it was inappropriate for us to be seen together. And I had a number of people counsel me in both directions, either to go and see him or not to go and see him and I took the judgement call that because this was serious and I felt that doing it over the telephone was the chicken’s way of doing it. I had to go and see him and talk to him.”

 

“[Jeffrey Epstein’s house] was a convenient place to stay. I mean I’ve gone through this in my mind so many times. At the end of the day, with a benefit of all the hindsight that one can have, it was definitely the wrong thing to do. But at the time I felt it was the honorable and right thing to do and I admit fully that my judgment was probably colored by my tendency to be too honorable but that’s just the way it is.”

 

“I’ve always been told I was extremely well behaved as a kid.”

 

“If you’re a man it is a positive act to have sex with somebody. You have to … take some sort of positive action and so therefore if you try to forget it’s very difficult to try and forget a positive action and I do not remember anything.”

 

“It’s slightly complicated for people to grasp the idea of a head of state in human form.”

 

And finally, stating the bloody obvious: “Today is reality. Yesterday is history.”

 

Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.

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