Denise Welch has once again rekindled her feud with Prince Andrew, citing ‘disgusting’ comments she made about Princess Diana just weeks after her death.
In a vocal rant on Friday’s Loose Woman, the 63-year-old actress said she was ‘horrified’ by the Duke of York’s comments at an event when he was stripped of his military titles by The Queen.
The Duke of York is set to face a trial in New York this autumn after being accused of sexual assault by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a Buckingham Palace statement said was a “private citizen”. As will defend the artists.
Outspoken: Denise Welch once again rekindled her feud with Prince Andrew, citing ‘disgusting’ comments about Princess Diana just weeks after her death
Speaking to his fellow panelists, Dennis claimed that because of his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew is ‘guilty by association’.
She said: ‘I have a personal beef with Andrew. The way he talked about his late sister-in-law in front of people with such contempt, which he didn’t know with a bar of soap, it really bothered me.
‘I was intimidated by it because it wasn’t after a really long time’ [she died], I had no skin in the game other than someone who loved Diana from afar, but I was horrified.
Fury: The actress said she was ‘horrified’ by the Duke of York’s comments at an event when he was stripped of his military titles by The Queen (pictured in 2015)
Explanation: Welch said she was upset by Andrew’s comments about Diana (pictured in 1995)
Scene: Speaking to fellow panelists, Dennis claims Prince Andrew is ‘guilty by association’, because of his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
‘I never liked him’ [as a person] And then we had a few more opportunities … so I think he is guilty by association. Once he went to visit Jeffrey Epstein, when he was a convicted pedophile, that game was over.’
In September 2019, Denise claimed for the first time that she heard Prince Andrew make ‘derogatory remarks’ towards Diana.
Welch made the revelation in a segment discussing the royal’s relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who died by suicide a month earlier, in what he called a “huge mistake.”
The broadcaster said she attended the dinner with her ex-husband Tim Healy and several others, including an unnamed actress and a cricketer.
Recalling how he and the cricketer had agreed that it would be insensitive to talk about Diana, the panelists began doing the same to Prince Andrew.
Furious: ‘The way he talked about his late sister-in-law in front of people with such disdain, it really bothered me,’ she added
She said on the show: ‘Prince Andrew was so eager to talk about her and he started saying things that really bothered me and was so insulting to me that he shouldn’t have shared this information. ‘
Welch said it made her “very, very cross” and told Andrew how she felt.
She continued: ‘I enjoyed a vodka or two that day… By the time he got up to leave, he put his hand on my husband’s shoulder and said ‘instead of me you sir’.
On Friday, Palace sources said the “brutal and swift” decision was “widely discussed” within the royal family after Andrew’s failed bid to persuade a judge to dismiss the civil suit, including He is accused of having sex with a trafficking victim.
‘It is about survival of the institution at all costs. A senior palace source said, “There has always been and always will be.” In its statement the palace declared: ‘With the Queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronage have been returned to the Queen.
Anger: In September 2019, Denise claims for the first time that she overheard Prince Andrew making ‘derogatory remarks’ towards Diana
‘The Duke of York will not perform any public duty and is defending the matter as a private citizen.’
Andrew was called to Windsor Castle yesterday for a 90-minute meeting with his mother – and was accompanied by his personal lawyer, Gary Bloxsom, who had moved in with him from their nearby home, the Royal Lodge.
But Mr Bloxsom, who was appointed by the prince to back his fight against Virginia Roberts’ rape and sexual assault allegations, was unable to enter the royal residence and was left sitting in the car, palace insiders revealed. Did.
Andrew’s decision to remove the remaining titles and prevent him from using his HRH title represents his complete expulsion from official royal life and is seen as an attempt to remove the monarchy from its legal woes once and for all. will be seen.
OVER: It comes after The Queen was stripped of her military titles from the Duke of York, with news announced in a statement from Buckingham Palace
The Duke now faces a jury trial in the autumn on Miss Roberts’ claims, which he has consistently denied.
It is believed that discussions between family members had been going on for several weeks as attempts to derail Andrew’s case were repeatedly foiled.
A reputable palace source said the Queen and her advisers had decided to follow “the same model” of effective exile with Andrew as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The 61-year-old Rajkumar wanted to make it clear that his fight to erase his name and restore his reputation was not over.
Drama: The Duke of York will face a trial in New York this autumn, after being accused of sexual assault by Virginia Roberts Giuffre (pictured in 2018).
A source close to Duke said his legal team was “surprised” by the judge’s decision not to drop the sex case following a painful hearing in New York last week, during which he sought to dismiss the suit. His argument was openly rejected.
He added: ‘This is a marathon not a sprint and Duke will continue to defend itself against these claims.’
Following his disastrous newsnight interview in 2019, Andrew was forced to step down from official duties by the Queen, Charles and William.
But he was allowed to hold a dozen military affiliations, including colonel of the Grenadier Guards – a position inherited from his father, the Duke of Edinburgh – and dozens of charitable patronage ‘postponed’ while he tried to clear his name. Work done.
On Thursday, the royal’s lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic were locked in crisis talks after his proposal to dismiss the civil suit brought by Virginia Roberts was ‘rejected in all respects’, meaning That case is now moving to an integrated trial in the autumn. ,
Anger: In September 2019, Denise claimed for the first time that she heard Prince Andrew make ‘derogatory remarks’ towards Diana (pictured at the time)