No cake for Prince Andrew this year, as he will be celebrating his birthday alone this year. There will be no gala, as the Queen has put the brakes on any revelries for now, amid Prince Andrew’s controversy with underage girls.
Instead, the monarch is said to be arranging a small family dinner for the Duke, according to The Sunday Times. His birthday is on February 19.
The news comes just days after the Queen effectively sacked him from his royal duties at the behest of her eldest son in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
It has also emerged that Andrew’s bungled BBC Newsnight interview was not sanctioned in advance by the Queen.
‘Andrew had a son-to-mother conversation, letting her know that he was planning to address the controversy, but without going into any details… What should have happened was the full palace process,’ a royal source told the Sunday Times.
Meanwhile, royal author Penny Junor said to the paper: ‘He’s absolutely finished. If Andrew is no longer representing or supporting the monarch in any capacity, or doing good charitably, what’s the point of him?’-dailymail.co.uk