For a graphic illustration of the extent and power of the bond between Queen Elizabeth and her disgraced son Prince Andrew, it’s instructive to have a look at his actions final week, when a civil lawsuit was filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who alleged that she had been trafficked to and raped by Prince Andrew thrice when she was 17.
Andrew bolted for Balmoral, the 1856 gothic fantasy of a fortress in Scotland, the place the queen historically retreats for all the month of August (and some weeks both facet for good measure) to unwind.
Andrew’s flight to Scotland speaks eloquently to his mom’s indulgence of the person usually described as her favourite son. Certainly, the queen went above and past the necessities of maternal obligation, ordering her solicitors to warn British media shops to not take or publish pictures of any royals or their visitors on the fortress, as The Daily Beast exclusively revealed this week.
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