Prince Andrew ‘Would Shout and Scream’ Strange Demands About Stuffed Animals at His Housekeepers, Former Protection Officer Reveals
Prince Andrew‘s name has been in the news recently after an unsuccessful bid by his lawyers to have a civil sexual assault lawsuit against him tossed. Following that, he made headlines when Queen Elizabeth II stripped him of his military titles and the palace made it clear that Andrew “is defending [the] case as a private citizen.”
Now, a new documentary has examined several aspects of the Duke of York‘s life including his association with convicted sex offenders Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, and a strict rule about his teddy bear collection.
Bizarre rule Prince Andrew had for housekeepers about the teddy bears on his bed
It’s not really a secret that the queen’s second-oldest son has a teddy bear collection, he even admitted it in a previous interview with the Guardian.
“I’ve always collected teddy bears,” Prince Andrew told the publication. “And everywhere I went in the navy I used to buy a little teddy bear, so I’ve got a teddy bear collection from all over the world of one sort or another.”
In the documentary titled Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile Paul Page, who worked for the Royal Protection Command from 1998 to 2004, spoke about stuffed bears on the duke’s bed in his private palace apartment. Page claimed: “It had about 50 or 60 stuffed toys positioned on the bed. And, basically, there was a card the inspector showed us in a drawer, and it was a picture of these bears all in situ on the bed. And the reason for the laminated picture was that, if those bears weren’t put back in the right order by the maids, [Andrew] would shout and scream and become verbally abusive.”
Biographer calls the claim ‘hugely embarrassing’
Royal biographer Angela Levin weighed in after what Page said about Andrew’s demands in the documentary, telling The Sun: “The fact they (the teddies) have to be in certain positions is almost like he has given them orders. It is hugely embarrassing as here is a man who flew helicopters in the Falklands War and was in the Royal Navy for more than 20 years and the country was very proud of him.”
Levin opined that there “is an incredible insecurity as he needs to have his teddies by his side. Perhaps he is very lonely.”
It should be noted that the documentary did not confirm Andrew’s exact age when he reportedly made the teddy bear demands, and the palace has not commented on the program.
Some believe that Andrew and Maxwell had an intimate relationship
Also discussed in the documentary is the relationship between Maxwell and the prince. Maxwell was reportedly Epstein’s girlfriend but some believe that she had a romantic relationship with Andrew too at one point.
Page first met Maxwell in 2001 and recalled: “From the way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace, go in and out, we thought she was having an intimate relationship with Prince Andrew.” He added: “A colleague of mine remembers her coming in four times in one day, from the morning till the evening — in and out, in and out.”
Euan Rellie, who socialized with Maxwell, said: “I got the sense that Prince Andrew and Ghislaine had probably been boyfriend and girlfriend in the past. They had an easy warmth around each other.”
Prince Andrew has denied the sex assault allegations against him.