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BREAKING NEWS: Prince Andrew releases unprecedented statement denying rift between himself and Charles

The Duke of York has released an unprecedented statement categorically denying media reports that he is in the midst of a bitter dispute with his brother, Prince Charles, over the future roles of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

The statement in full:

“Over the past few weeks a number of stories have been run in various newspapers that have no basis of fact and the most recent, relating to my daughters, requires correction to terminate further speculation and innuendo.

“To clarify:

  • It is a complete fabrication to suggest I have asked for any future husbands of the Princesses to have titles.
  • There is no truth to the story that there could be a split between The Prince of Wales and I over my daughters’ participation as members of the Royal Family and any continued speculation is pointless.

“As a father, my wish for my daughters is for them to be modern working young women, who happen to be Members of the Royal Family, and I am delighted to see them building their careers. When they do support the Royal Family in its work this is very much appreciated  by my Family and most importantly by these organisations and to those whom their participation makes such a difference to their lives.

“Whilst I appreciate, as Granddaughters of The Queen, there is considerable interest in my daughters, I cannot continue to stand by and have the media speculate on their futures based on my purported interventions, which are completely made up and an invention.”

The statement, which has many typos, is unprecedented for a member of the Royal Family in such a senior position.


  • Mr. Christian

    As the Duke of York knows, Prince Charles had wanted to downsize the Royal Family, beginning with him. As to why the Queen went along with Prince Charles, I cannot say. But, it was not the media, unless you count Royal Central as media, that first made much of a rift on the question of Prince Andrew’s daughters being left out. I do not know why a seemingly small change in staff turned Royal Central into untrustworthy paparazzi

    • Stuart Tunstead

      We have ONE Head of State, who unfortunately happens to be unelected. Why are we paying for the next generations in the first place, never mind cousins and uncles?

      • Reinaldo Martinez

        “unelected?” Well Stuart Tunstead be thankfull you live, eat, work (do you?) and enjoy liberties,prosperity and health thanks to the “unelected” Royal HIghness. If you believe an “elected” ruler will do better and provide you with more “democracy”, go to the US, fly to North Korea or come to Venezuela. I will take my VCR to document your very first week…

  • Paul

    First time that he doesn’t seems to be a jerk

    • refslady

      The question is does he just want to appear not to be a jerk, or is his statement sincere? Interesting that Fergie just spoke out to say people need to stop bullying her daughters. Has there been a York conclave with the intention of making the daughters appear more sympathetic characters?

      • Reinaldo Martinez

        Another active member form the “Half Empty Glass Club”

  • Dror Jacob Schäfer

    The typos are so unbelievably weird….!

  • Reinaldo Martinez

    Once more Royal Central drops a flop! Its news had to be declared what is was: a downright lie. Is perhaps Mr. Murdoch behind Royal Central Bank Account? It wouldn’t be the first time that something like this could happen: disguise as a neutral Royalty promotor and backtabbing in the shadows.

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