Buckingham Palace is accused of having “double the standard” in an investigation into the allegations of bullying against Meghan Markle – but not claims of sexual assault involving Prince Andrew.
Palace observers called on “The Firm” on Friday after Queen Elizabeth ordered an investigation into claims that Markle assaulted officers during her imprisonment as a senior royal.
“Why is this bullying investigated? But there is no investigation of Prince Andrew and the allegations surrounding Jeffrey Epstein, ”said Carolyn Durand, co-author of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex biographies, asked on Sky News.
“Why was he not urged to cooperate with the US authorities?”;, She added of Andrew, a close friend of the late Epstein, convicted of sex offenses.
Believed to be Queen Andrew’s favorite son, 61, became Epstein’s scandal after a victim of a financier claimed she was forced to sleep with the royal family when she was 17.
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While Andrew was deprived, Buckingham Palace never ordered an investigation into the allegations against him.
Durand, co-author of “Finding Freedom” also noted that Prince Harry was stripped of the honorary third place when he and his wife stepped down from the royal family, senior last year, to a new life in California.
“Why military honors Prince Harry was relieved. But Prince Andrew is not yet, ”Durand asked.
She added that “double standards” was something that Markle “really struggled with” during her royal career.
Both Markle, aged 39, and her husband, Prince Harry, 34, denied libel Duchess, although there are reports that they were involved in the investigation.
The couple claimed that they were the victims of The “smear campaign” calculated from the royal family prior to the anticipated Oprah Winfrey interview was hot