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Duke of York pays tribute to his mother the Queen

18 Sep 2022 2 minute read
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. Picture by Carfax2 (CC BY-SA 3.0).

The Duke of York has paid tribute to his mother the Queen, saying: “Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever.”

Andrew hailed the late monarch for her “knowledge and wisdom infinite, with no boundary or containment”, adding: “I will miss your insights, advice and humour”.

He described the Queen as “Mummy, Mother, Your Majesty, three in one” and said it had been an “honour and privilege” to serve her.

Andrew accompanied his words with a black and white photo taken by society photographer Cecil Beaton of his mother holding him as a newborn in March 1960.

Andrew, who stepped down from public life over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2019, said “As our book of experiences closes, another opens”, adding and that he would “tread gladly into the next with you as my guide.”

The Queen’s disgraced second son went on to pay millions to settle a civil sexual assault case to a woman he claimed never to have met.

Virginia Giuffre sued him for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 17 after she was trafficked by Epstein.

Andrew denied the claims.

Legal settlement

In January, ahead of his legal settlement, the Queen stripped him of all of his honorary military roles, including Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and he gave up his HRH style.

The duke said: “Dear Mummy, Mother, Your Majesty, three in one.

“Your Majesty, it has been an honour and privilege to serve you.

“Mother – of the nation, your devotion and personal service to our nation is unique and singular; your people show their love and respect in so many different ways and I know you are looking on honouring their respect.

“Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever.

“I have found your knowledge and wisdom infinite, with no boundary or containment.

“I will miss your insights, advice and humour.

“As our book of experiences closes, another opens, and I will forever hold you close to my heart with my deepest love and gratitude, and I will tread gladly into the next with you as my guide.”

He finished with the words God Save The King – in honour of his brother Charles.


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Richard Worrall
Richard Worrall
8 days ago

Owain glyndwr
A republic
Of Wales .

Gareth
Gareth
8 days ago

N.C , do you really think it appropriate to run articles on this man with his history. He has used cash to avoid a court case, where any ” ordinary citizen ” would be a pariah if they were accused of his ” alleged ” wrong doing and not being able escape scrutiny without the access to this mans millions.

Steve George
Steve George
8 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

They’re quite right to run the story. As journalists, they’d be far more open to criticism if they didn’t run something just because they thought it might be unpopular with their readership.

Also, it gives people the chance to voice their abhorrence at this spoiled, pampered n***e. I bet he’s grateful to his ‘mummy’, not least for £12 mil she bunged him to cover up his nonceness.

Steve George
Steve George
8 days ago
Reply to  Steve George

By the way, the *s were inserted automatically. Perhaps if I Cymraegify it. I used the word nons!

Gareth
Gareth
8 days ago
Reply to  Steve George

To me , he is no better than Gary Glitter, and that perverts records are never played on air since he was found out. I see no difference. Just my view .

Frank
Frank
8 days ago

Careful what you do in future Andy….. your closest and only ally has passed away.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
8 days ago

Andrew has no shame. It makes me sick to see an offender laugh in his victim face. Why? Because he can. What example does this give to those seeking justice when someone can use their privilege, power & position in society to silence the victim.

David Smith
David Smith
5 days ago

Chaars for the bailout mummy!

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