CAUSE Andrew was weighed in before the court of public opinion and was found to want.
The verdict against Ghislaine Maxwell suffices to see that.
He is now considered a one-time best friend with not only a pedophile but also a convicted sex trafficker.
I think the public was shocked by the obvious revelations of the girls giving evidence against Maxwell during the trial.
They were also shocked to see pictures taken by Andrew of his mother’s private property – especially a photo of Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein relaxing at her log cabin on the Balmoral estate.
It shows an extraordinary lack of consciousness and judgment and is one of the reasons it takes its toll on the Royal Family.
It is believed to be the final nail in the so-called coffin for Andrew.
And it’s pretty sad because there are two faces to Andrew.
There’s the arrogant, royal face and then the loyal, kind face.
And he is not an unkind person. His stupidity knows no bounds.
It is almost related to the arrogance of the old-fashioned aristocracy who think they are above the law.
The Queen is limited in what she can do for him. She can support him financially, but cannot be seen as doing so in public.
When all of this came out initially, there were pictures of her riding with Andrew, but she shunned her publicly.
In reality, however, he was always on the castle, talking to her ears.
Despite everything, Andrew still earns loyalty from his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
I think the Queen really appreciates her, because Fergie really held that family together.
If Maxwell started throwing names to reduce her punishment, that could be damned.
During his interview with Newsnight, Andrew repeatedly referred to Maxwell as his “friend”, almost using her as an escape card.
So her guilty verdict must have come as a shock to him.
And it makes things much worse because he always maintains his friendship with her, more so with Epstein.
When it comes to Andrew’s future, it doesn’t look like he has one.
He won’t be able to make any of his military appointments. He won’t be able to head any charity. He will not be able to start a business.
His name is mud.
Maxwell and Epstein ended his life – and Epstein continues to do so from the grave.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4369520/prince-andrews-stupidity-befriending-epstein-maxwells-conviction/ Ghislaine Maxwell’s guilty verdict is the final nail in the coffin for Prince Andrew