Prince Andrew Heckled As ‘Sick Old Man’ While Walking Behind Queen’s Coffin – Heckler Promptly Arrested
While walking behind the coffin of her mother, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Andrew was heckled as a "sick old man."
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, was humiliated this week as he was heckled while walking behind the coffin of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, in Edinburgh. The heckler was then immediately tackled to the ground and arrested.
Andrew Gets Heckled
Check out the moment for yourself below.
Somebody yells out, “Andrew, you’re a sick old man” to Prince Andrew, who is walking behind Queen Elizabeth’s coffin pic.twitter.com/M6DsyuPLXR
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 12, 2022
Daily Mail reported that the heckler shouted “Andrew, you’re a sick old man” as the disgraced third child of the late Queen, who passed away last week at the age of 96, walked behind her coffin. Video shows the heckler being tackled to the ground by other mourners seconds later, with some shouting “God Save the King!”
Prince Andrew heckled as the Queen's coffin passes pic.twitter.com/85m9jUgszF
— Christopher Marshall (@chrismarshll) September 12, 2022
Police officers intervened and pulled the young man up while others in the crowd kept pushing him. As he was dragged away, the heckler yelled “disgusting” and justified his behavior, claiming, “I’ve done nothing wrong.” Meanwhile, Andrew continued walking behind the coffin with his siblings: King Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward.
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According to Police Service of Scotland, the man who heckled Prince Andrew had been accused of “breach of the peace” on the Royal Mile. “A 22-year old man was arrested and charged in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile around 2.50pm on Monday,” a Police Scotland spokesperson declared.
Spoke to the protestor who was arrested on the Royal Mile today for shouting abuse at Prince Andrew during the Queen’s procession – his name is Rory, here’s what he had to say: pic.twitter.com/8GTwnVGLF7
— Joseph Anderson (@janderson_news) September 12, 2022
Andrew Can’t Wear Military Clothing
Andrew, 62, has fallen into disgrace because of his alleged ties to the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. For this reason, he was not allowed to wear military dress while walking behind his mother’s coffin, wearing a morning suit instead.
The prince will be forced to wear civilian clothes for all other events surrounding the Queen’s death, but an exception is being made at the final vigil in Westminster Hall as a special mark of respect for the Queen. Meghan Markle’s friend and journalist Omid Scobie claimed that Prince Harry was banned from wearing his uniform despite serving two Afghanistan tours.
“I understand that, unlike Prince Andrew, Prince Harry will NOT be allowed to wear uniform at the final vigil in Westminster Hall,” Scobie claimed on Twitter. “No doubt a huge blow for the Duke of Sussex, who served for 10 years and this morning spoke of the Queen being his ‘commander-in-chief.'”
Sussex spokesperson: “[Prince Harry] will wear a morning suit throughout events honouring his grandmother. His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 13, 2022
Andrew, Harry, And Meghan Stripped Of Royal Titles
Because of his connection to Epstein, Prince Andrew lost his military titles and had to stop using his status of His Royal Highness when Virginia Giuffre accused the Duke of York of sexually assaulting her when she was only 17 years old. Andrew has repeatedly denied these allegations, but he’s nevertheless taken a step back from royal life.
Harry and Meghan were also stripped of their royal titles when they stepped down as senior royals and moved across the world to settle in California, where they have signed lucrative entertainment deals and repeatedly bashed the royal family.
After the procession in which Andrew was heckled, the Queen’s coffin ended up at St. Giles’ Cathedral, where Reverend Calum MacLeod began the service by welcoming the royal family, “representatives of our nation’s life” and “people whose lives were touched by the Queen in so many unforgettable ways.”
“And so we gather to bid Scotland’s farewell to our late monarch, whose life of service to the nation and the world we celebrate. And whose love for Scotland was legendary,” he continued.
— Adrian Hilton (@Adrian_Hilton) September 12, 2022
The Queen died “peacefully” last Thursday at her estate Balmoral in Scotland. It’s unfortunate that she had to spend her final years dealing with Andrew’s scandal while also grappling with attacks from Harry and Meghan.