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Spoiled Prince Andrew made me run up four flights of stairs to close the blinds while he sat next to them, says former maid

PRINCIPLE Andrew made a maid run up four flights of stairs to close the curtains for him – when he sat next to them.

Former Buckingham Palace worker Charlotte Briggs was moved to tears by the Duke of York’s foul rebukes of “demanding and entitled”.

The Duke of York's former servant Charlotte Briggs has told how she suffered the oaths from Prince Andrew

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The Duke of York’s former servant Charlotte Briggs has told how she suffered the oaths from Prince AndrewCredit: nb press ltd
Charlotte, 47, said she was in tears and ended up having to hide behind curtains to avoid mean people and'have the right' to be royal

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Charlotte, 47, said she was in tears and ended up having to hide behind curtains to avoid mean people and ‘have the right’ to be royalCredit: Getty

Lazy Prince Andrew blew his head off in a small gap in his curtains and shouted to his maid: “Can’t you do anything right?”

The Duke of York’s former servant Charlotte Briggs suffered from his outbursts as she ran up and down the stairs to deal with the thick curtains from where he was sitting.

Charlotte, 47, said she was in tears and ended up having to hide behind curtains to avoid mean people and “entitled” the royal family.

She added: “This man fought for his country in the Falklands but couldn’t stand up to close his own blinds.

“It’s completely ridiculous but says a lot about him.

“Andrew definitely made things worse. He thinks he’s above everyone else.” In contrast, Charlotte said other royals, including Princes Charles and Edward, were “wonderful”.

She was 21 years old when she started working at Buckingham Palace in January 1996. Within six months she got the job “no one wanted” – working as Andrew’s maid shortly after his divorce from Sarah Ferguson.

The grumpy Duke, who was 36 years old at the time and a veteran of the Falklands War, frequently flew out of his grip and wished things would be done for him.

Charlotte broke her silence after he was stripped of his military title between a sexual assault lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre in America.

Charlotte tells how his pillows are embroidered with Royal Crest, which should be centered on his four-person poster with his pajamas and clothes laid out carefully.

The mother-of-two from Halifax, West Yorks, added: “I was there for six months when Andrew’s job as a maid started. “He moved back to the Palace after his divorce from Fergie.

“No one wants the job because of his reputation for his temper tantrums and vanity.

“It doesn’t bother me. I thought, ‘Go to sleep, I’ll make it’. “I moved from Yorkshire to Buckingham Palace and wanted to take on the challenge, taking care of the royal family.

“The first few months, I didn’t meet many royals. Most of my time is spent in the office.

“I met Edward on my first day. He opened the door for me to empty some bins and was lovely. “But this is my chance to do what I came to London to do.

“I wasn’t there long – not long enough to take care of a royal – but I thought I would and I got the job done.”

Andrew built the house on the “kindergarten floor” where he, Prince Charles, Edward and Anne played as children.

But despite being a grown man with a military background, he refuses to do anything for himself, Charlotte said.

She added: “There were two of us and we worked on the rota from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and then into the evening.

“We would go back to his bed, take off his old clothes, curtains and put on his pajamas. But he’s a bad apple and behaves like a spoiled child.

‘IT’S TOO BAD’

“You don’t really want to be seen, you just sneak in and do stuff.

“But he was a bit lazy and he would call down from his office and say, ‘Can you get the maid to close the curtains’.

“They were really behind him and massive – floor to ceiling and as tall as a house. But he refused to get up and closed them himself.

“I had to put on my evening gown, run up four flights of stairs and he would be sitting there at the desk right next to them.

“One night, I was done with it all, I was walking back down the hallway and he came out screaming, ‘Can’t you do anything right?’ I left a small gap where they meet but they are heavy.

“I thought, ‘You want to close your own curtains,’ but you couldn’t say anything. You have to absorb it.

“It was horrible and he brought me to tears. I am only 21 years old and have very little life experience”.

Charlotte added: “In Yorkshire, if a boy comes home and asks someone else to draw the curtain, he gets a clip around his ear.

“He’s not going to get away with it up here. That’s what folk do. They get on their feet and get on with it.

“I am a young woman, much younger than him, and I have not yet served in the Navy.

“And yet he sat at the table and asked someone else to draw the curtains. I would be very embarrassed.

“I took care of the women who were waiting and they just did everything on their own. They are very lovely.

“But Andrew is extremely demanding. Everything had to be perfect and he threw his weight around. I usually try to hide.

‘Mr RUN MY TIME AT PALACE’

“I would see him come out and hide behind the curtain and think, ‘Okay, he’s gone’.

“I used to call him Sir, but not His Highness. I don’t think he deserves it. He ruined my time at the Palace and made it miserable.

“The others are lovely. Especially Charles and Edward. They don’t look like Andrew.

“I ran into the Duke of Edinburgh in the hallway and he was so kind and polite.

“I was even hugged by Nelson Mandela. Andrew is a world away from him. You cannot get a greater contrast.

“Nelson Mandela appreciates all he has and never underestimates the enormous responsibility he has as a human being. Andrew just enjoy. ”

Charlotte added: “Everybody knew he was horrible. I have worked with all the other royals and they are really good.

“Prince Andrew is my main man but I also worked at Sandringham for Prince Charles shortly before Princess Diana died.

“Charles is very nice and caring. He shows empathy and kindness.

“But Andrew is just arrogant and it’s a pity that could have spoiled my experience.

“Perhaps if I hadn’t worked for him I would have stayed longer to work for the royal family.

“If I had worked for someone else, like Charles or Edward, I think I would have enjoyed it much more.”

‘THAT’S BETWEEN I FEEL Apologetic’

Charlotte, who lives in the Palace and is paid £600 a month, is pictured on the royal balcony before the Festival of Colors in 1996.

She left shortly before Diana’s death in August 1997 after becoming lonely and returning to her parents in Yorkshire. She continued to work in hotels but is now a full-time married mother.

Father-of-two Andrew is said to be in turmoil after the Queen stripped him of his royal title as he faces a sex abuse trial.

The details of his outbursts of anger could further confound him as he prepares to give sworn testimony against Ms Giuffre’s claims. She accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17 – something he vehemently denies.

Andrew currently lives with his ex-wife Fergie at the Royal Lodge in Windsor near the Castle.

But he is now facing calls for deportation after he abandoned his royal duties in 2019 amid links to deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Charlotte added: “It’s the Queen that I feel sorry for. It must be difficult for her.”
Buckingham Palace and a spokesman for Prince Andrew declined to comment last night.

Charlotte was 21 when she started working at Buckingham Palace in January 1996 - seen here in the middle

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Charlotte was 21 when she started working at Buckingham Palace in January 1996 – seen here in the middleCredit: nb press ltd
Within six months, Charlotte got the job'no one wanted' - as Andrew's maid shortly after his divorce from Sarah Ferguson

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Within six months, Charlotte got the job ‘no one wanted’ – as Andrew’s maid shortly after his divorce from Sarah FergusonCredit: nb press ltd
Andrew has moved back to the Palace after his divorce from Fergie

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Andrew has moved back to the Palace after his divorce from FergieCredit: Getty – Contributor
Charlotte left Buckingham Palace shortly before Diana's death in August 1997 after becoming lonely and returning to her parents in Yorkshire

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Charlotte left Buckingham Palace shortly before Diana’s death in August 1997 after becoming lonely and returning to her parents in YorkshireCredit: Getty
The moment a reporter asked Prince William if he supported his uncle Prince Andrew, Duke of York

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