Buckingham Palace is being accused of getting “double requirements” for probing bullying allegations levied towards Meghan Markle — however not the sexual-abuse claims involving Prince Andrew.
Palace-watchers known as out “The Agency” on Friday after Queen Elizabeth ordered an investigation into claims that Markle mistreated workers throughout her stint as a senior royal.
“Why is there an investigation into this bullying however there’s not been an investigation into Prince Andrew and the allegations surrounding Jeffrey Epstein?” Carolyn Durand, co-author of a biography on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, requested on Sky Information.
“Why hasn’t he been urged to cooperate with US authorities?” she added of Andrew, a onetime shut pal of rich convicted late pedophile Epstein.
Believed to be the Queen’s favourite son, Andrew, 61, grew to become wrapped up within the Epstein scandal after one of many financier’s victims claimed she was pressured to sleep with the royal when she was 17.
The scandal over Andrew’s friendship with Epstein led the Duke of York to step again from his royal duties in November 2019, after a disastrous BBC interview during which he supplied a slew of weird claims to defend himself towards Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s allegations.
Whereas Andrew was sidelined, Buckingham Palace by no means ordered an investigation into the allegations towards him.
Durand, the co-author of “Discovering Freedom,” additionally famous that Prince Harry was stripped of his three honorary navy titles when he and his spouse stepped down as senior royals final yr to pursue a brand new life in California.
“Why had been Prince Harry’s navy honors stripped however Prince Andrew’s haven’t been?” Durand requested.
She added that “the double requirements” had been one thing Markle had “actually struggled with” throughout her time as a working royal.
Each Markle, 39, and her husband, Prince Harry, 34, have denied the bullying allegations towards the duchess, although they’re reportedly anticipated to be concerned within the investigation.
The couple claims they’re victims of a calculated “smear marketing campaign” from the royal household forward of their hotly anticipated Oprah Winfrey interview.