Royal Family News: Prince Andrew Attempts to Recreate War Hero Image in New Bid for Relevance
In a new bid for relevance, Prince Andrew commandeered Fergie’s Instagram account to try and recreate his “great war hero” image from his time in the Falklands War.
According to Newsweek, in the wake of his exclusion from public life, the Duke of York momentarily hijacked his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson’s Instagram account to try and recreate his war hero image. Continue reading and we’ll give you the low down.
Royal Family News: Andrew Claims to Have Had a ‘Full Weep’ Over Ukraine
As the duke’s exclusion from public life continues following his recent settlement of the Virginia Guiffre sex abuse case, he’s now apparently trying to push himself back into the limelight. In a since-deleted Instagram post on his ex-wife’s social media account the prince referenced the Ukraine War adding that it gave him a “full weep.”
This comes as the Duke of York has been excluded from public life and it’s being viewed by many as an attempt to push back against his exile from public life. In the now-deleted post, the prince intimated that he returned from the Falklands War involving Britain and Argentina, “a changed man.”
Royal Family News: Duke Tries to Recapture ‘War Hero’ Image
This gambit came just days after the Duke of York shocked many by appearing as Queen Elizabeth II’s escort to his father, Prince Phillip’s memorial service on Tuesday, March 29. Royal Biographer Nigel Cawthorne, author of Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell and the Palace, told Newsweek the prince is trying to rejuvenate “the war hero of the Falkland’s War image” he once enjoyed.
The royal expert noted that, despite the “image” being propaganda at the time, the prince never received any sort of “distinguished silverware” but the standard campaign medal for his time in the Falklands War.
“He’s trying to cast people’s minds back to the time he was seen as a bit of a hero. If he wants to do that he should be on the front line in Ukraine.”
Royal Family News: Prince Still Wants to be Seen and Heard
Royal biographer Omid Scobie tweeted: “Andrew was forced to shut down his social media accounts in January after the palace announced he would lose his honorary military titles and no longer use his HRH,” adding “but, despite efforts to keep him in the background, it is clear that this prince still wants to be seen and heard.”
He added: “Less than two hours after posting, the three posts have now been deleted.” Be sure and return here often for more Royal Family News, spoilers, and updates.