Even though Prince Andrew said he would help out authorities after he was accused of raping Virginia Roberts, it seems like he has done anything but that.
Ever since Roberts slapped the royal with a lawsuit, he has been staying at Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral estate, where he has been laying low.
"It's quite extraordinary the level of that man's hubris," royal historian Dr. Tessa Dunlop said. "One of the main criticisms of his trial by media is that dreadful car crash Newsnight interview, his absolute inability to show any empathy for the victims."
"Remember it was all about his pain, injury done to him, and by saying you're cheerful when these women are currently going through the trial that is bringing something to court, resurfacing their real pain," she continued. "It just looks so uncaring, he hasn't got it — how can he have two daughters and not get it? Let the penny drop."
Dunlop is shocked that Andrew hasn't said a word since he was sued a couple of weeks ago.
"It's interesting because he's born in an era when women who complain about inappropriate behavior are sidelined and shuttled off, but there's been a revolution in thinking and behaviors over the last 10 years, it's like he's still living in the Dark Ages," she noted. "Don't you get it, this is really serious. They just make for the most appalling headlines, the most appalling story. The longer he doesn't do what he'd said he'd do which was fully cooperate, the drips are becoming great puddles, and it's a huge problem for the royal family."
Despite the sticky situation, it seems like Andrew is doing just fine.
“He has been cheerful and relaxed at Balmoral," a source told The Sun about the dad-of-two. "His legal team always expected this and have prepared. They advised the Duke to keep calm and carry on and he is taking their advice.”