Prince Andrew makes a turn after daughter Beatrice’s wedding – while the FBI continues to question him
Prince Andrew was left his home in Windsor this morning, just days after he was turned down from the official photos of his daughter Princess Beatrice’s secret wedding.
The embarrassed royal, seen driving his black Land Rover accompanied by a security guard, has only been seen three times since his daughter’s wedding last Friday.
Beatrice married Italian real estate developer Edo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday in a surprise ceremony at the All Saints Chapel, and later released photos alongside the Queen and Prince Philip.
Prince Andrew left his home in Windsor this morning just days after he was turned down from the official photos of his daughter Princess Beatrice’s secret wedding
However, her father, the Duke of York, was notably absent after being criticized for his ties to disgraced pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who was arrested for her role in acquiring young girls for the financier .
Andrew was spotted this afternoon driving himself out of the Royal Lodge just days after Beatrice, 31, and Edo, 37, tied the knot.
He was noticeably missing from a series of wedding photos released by the happy couple in the days following the ceremony.
The embarrassed royal, seen driving his black Land Rover accompanied by a security guard, has only been seen three times since his daughter’s wedding last Friday
The Duke is currently being called to assist the FBI in their investigation of Ghislaine Maxwell.
His six-month distance with the FBI increased after Maxwell was detained for allegedly helping to lure underage girls who were then sexually abused by Epstein.
Her arrest in Bradford, New Hampshire sparked a more intense appeal to Andrew to be questioned about any involvement he had, despite denying wrongdoing.
He has also denied claims by Virginia Roberts, Epstein’s sex slave, that he slept with her multiple times.
The king put his legal troubles aside for the wedding, as a source revealed that daughter Beatrice had been “isolated” from her family for “some time” so that her father could lead her down the aisle.
Princess Beatrice tied the knot to Italian real estate developer Edo Mapelli Mozzi in a surprise ceremony on Friday and posted photos on Saturday with the Queen and Prince Philip – but the embarrassed Duke of York was notably absent
The couple chose to hold a small ceremony with about 20 people in accordance with the social distance guidelines, and to protect the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, who fall into the vulnerable category.
Beautiful photos show Beatrice and Edo posing in the flower-decorated arch of the Royal Chapel of All Saints, on the grounds of the home of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, after the ceremony.
However, the Duke is not in the photos, with the Queen and Prince Philip at a suitable social distance from the happy couple in another photo.
The clandestine nature of the hastily arranged wedding meant that the queen’s beleaguered son was spared in public.
Prince Andrew, in particular, is not in the photos, with the Queen and Prince Philip at a suitable social distance from the happy couple in another photo. The queen looked gorgeous in a turquoise costume dress and matching hat, wearing her beloved pearl necklace for the occasion.
Family friends insisted that the mysterious nature of the wedding was not due to Andrew’s troubles over the Epstein scandal.
Andrew was also seen driving away from Royal Lodge the day after his daughter’s wedding.
He wore a rugby-style jersey bearing the motto of the Order of the Garter: Honi soit qui maly pense – meaning ‘May he be ashamed of thinking badly’
It comes as it was alleged that Andrew discussed the Queen Mother during a massage on the island where his pedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein lived.
Princess Beatrice has been ‘isolated for some time’ with Prince Andrew and her family at their home in Windsor Park’s Great Lodge, ‘insider claims
According to Heidi Windel, an adult masseuse hired in 1999 to give him the treatment while staying in Little St James in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the prince said he and his grandmother both had the “gift of scabies.”
Ms. Windel also claims that Andrew joked with her that he had been bitten on the back by a mosquito.
The masseuse, who is now 75, told Air Mail, a newsletter written by former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, that Ghislaine Maxwell had asked her to set up a massage table in one of the cottages on the 75-acre island.
Mrs. Windel recalls, “I went to the door to let Lady Maxwell know I was ready, and a man with outstretched hand comes in and says,” Hi, I’m Andrew. ‘
“When the massage was over, he became very talkative and let me down about the wandering mosquito that had escaped from its net the night before and bit its’ ‘royal a ** e'”. “
Heidi Windel, now 75, claimed to have given several non-sexual massages to the Duke of York while working on Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean island (above)
Ms. Windel said that Prince Andrew then told her that “he and his grandmother both had the gift of chatting” before thanking her for a “crushing” massage. However, the masseuse said she disliked Maxwell, who was bailed last week by a New York court denying sex trafficking and perjury crimes.
“She had a superior attitude, she was in charge, was freezing,” said Ms Windel.
She added, “The staff were really subordinate to her: it was always ‘Yes, ma’am, yes, ma’am’ – never any discussion.”
Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims, claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times, including on Little St James in 2001.
The Prince has vehemently and repeatedly denied her allegations and misconduct.
Epstein’s home in Palm Beach, Florida, where the US billionaire financier abused a series of teenage girls, has been the target of protesters who have “ disappeared but not forgiven ” scribbled on the gates with red paint.