Duke of York Allegedly Told Security 'to F**k Off' After Being Mistaken for Intruder in Royal Palace

© REUTERS / Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERSFILE PHOTO: Britain's Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 29.01.2022
Paul Page, who served as a Royal Protection Officer in the early 2000s, claimed that the incident took place in the dead of night and that Prince Andrew did not think twice before using expletives to express his anger after members of a security team approached him.
A former Royal Protection Officer has claimed that Prince Andrew used obscenities when he was briefly mistaken for an intruder on CCTV during a purported incident at Buckingham Palace in the early 2000s.

Paul Page, who was part of the palace's security team between 1998 and 2004, told The Sun that the incident allegedly took place "at night" as officers "were checking CCTV in the control room" and "saw a man walking along the corridor in the Queen's private quarters".

"Her Majesty was not at Buckingham Palace at the time, so this was a major potential security scare. A sergeant, myself, and two other police officers went to her apartments to investigate", Page said.

He claimed that they "approached from either end of the corridor" so that they "could surround the potential intruder" and that when they got there, they "realised it was Prince Andrew", who "looked scruffy and was wearing a tracksuit".

According to Page, he apologised and said, "I'm sorry, your highness, we went to investigate a possible intruder in Her Majesty's apartments. Andrew replies, 'This is my house, I go where I want, now f**k off'".
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Page added that he had "never had any problems with any other members of the Royal Family" in his time at Buckingham Palace, touting Queen Elizabeth II as "a lovely lady".

"But Prince Andrew had this nasty side to him, he treated staff terribly. He got away with it for so long", the ex-Royal Protection Officer asserted, labelling the Duke of York a "f**king a**hole" and a "bully". Neither Andrew's representatives nor Buckingham Palace have commented on Page's claims yet.

The allegations follow former Buckingham Palace maid Janette McGowan claiming in an interview last week with The Sun that in 1999, the Queen had to interfere to stop her sons, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, from fighting over which bathroom they could use at her country mansion of Sandringham.
"When members of the Royal Family travel to Sandringham they are each allocated rooms and a bathroom. But Prince Andrew took the bathroom that was allocated for the Prince of Wales and he wouldn't budge and refused to take his stuff out of it. It turned into a bizarre standoff', McGowan claimed.
She recalled that Prince Andrew "was almost 40 at the time", claiming that "it was very odd behaviour for someone of that age".

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As for Page's claims, they come amid an ongoing sex abuse scandal involving the Queen's second son. He is being sued by 38-year-old Virginia Giuffre, who accuses Prince Andrew of sexually assaulting her when she was 17.
Giuffre claims she was trafficked by the now-late convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew on three occasions when she was still a minor according to US law.
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The Duke of York has vociferously denied the accusations, arguing that Giuffre's 2009 settlement with Epstein shielded the royal from any legal action, an argument rejected by a US court last week. Prince Andrew admitted to his relationship with Epstein during his so-called "car crash" interview with the BBC in 2019.
The Queen decided to strip her second son of his royal titles, military affiliations, and royal patronages over the case earlier this month, in a move hailed by an overwhelming majority of Britons, according to a YouGov poll.
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