Prince Andrew used to “shout and scream” and throw a tantrum if maids messed up his collection of 50-60 teddy bears and toys that were piled high on his bed in his private quarters, a royal cop with access to the apartment claims
Prince Andrew would fly into a tantrum and “shout and scream” if his teddy bear collection was knocked out of place by royal servants, a former royal cop claims.
Ex-protection officer Paul Page revealed a heap of intimate anecdotes about the Queen’s second son in an interview with Ranvir Singh for ITV’s “Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile”.
Page worked in Royalty and Specialist Protection Command between 1998 and 2004 and had access to the prince’s private quarters.
In this apartment, the Duke of York had a bed piled high with stuffed animals and toys, Page claims.
He said: “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.
“The reason for the laminated picture was if those bears weren’t put back in the right order by the maids, he would shout and scream.”
One royal writer was introduced to the “strange” collection at Buckingham Palace in 2019.
Elizabeth Day said of the bizarre meeting: “It seemed rather strange that a grown man should be so amused by a stuffed toy.”
The new show – Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile – is being aired on ITV on Tuesday at 9pm.
In the programme, ITV says Singh “unravels the story of how an entitled daughter of a billionaire sank into shame and disgrace through her friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein”.
It will also explore how “Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second son, is now embroiled in the scandal as he faces his own possible civil court case brought by Virginia Giuffre”
Andrew has strenuously denied the allegations made by Ms Giuffre against him.
Page also recalled suspecting that Andrew and pimp Ghislaine were lovers because she would come and go from his quarters “at will”.
Page, who is not without scandal himself after being jailed for a £3million fraud scam in 2009, said Ghislaine and Andrew’s other female friends rarely signed in, The Sun Online reports.
Again, speaking with Singh, Page said: “From the way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace at will, we suspected that she may have had an intimate relationship with Prince Andrew.”
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He continued: “She kept coming in and out, in and out.”
It comes after reports claimed Prince Andrew was tearful when the Queen told him she was stripping him of his honorary military titles.
The Duke of York was said to be utterly devastated by his mother’s bombshell decision.
The move came after a US judge ruled a civil case in New York against Andrew by his sex accuser Ms Giuffre can go ahead. Andrew strenuously denies any wrongdoing.
The prince’s lawyers want to quiz Ms Giuffre’s psychologist to see if his accuser is suffering from “false memories” of meeting him.
It was quickly ridiculed by legal experts who described it as a “typical tactic” used in historic sexual abuse cases, and one Ghislaine Maxwell used at her trial.
But Andrew’s lawyers are determined to grill Ms Giuffre’s therapist Dr Judith Lightfoot on the “theory of false memories” as well as matters discussed during their sessions, notes taken and any prescriptions given.
The lawyers state that the royal “contends that [Ms Giuffre] may suffer from false memories, as evidenced by the fact that her claims regarding her time with Epstein, and the circumstances under which [Prince Andrew] allegedly assaulted her, have repeatedly changed over the years”.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.