Queen Elizabeth has always had a soft spot for her son Prince Andrew, and now that he was slapped with a lawsuit from Virginia Roberts, the 95-year-old is trying to defend him as much as she can.
“It's always said that Prince Andrew is the Queen's favorite child. I've always thought that the Queen was far too sensible, loving, responsible, and delightful to have such a thing as favorite child," TV commentator Vanessa Feltz claimed on This Morning. “So, just imagine what she must be having to go through to carry on sustaining a loving family atmosphere, relationships, with Fergus there in the background."
“It must be terribly difficult. I think lots of families have some kind of understanding of what it's like when one of your children goes slightly wrong or the picture isn’t as beautiful as you’d like it to be," she continued. “But you are frantically peddling below the seas to make it all seem all right.”
Earlier this week, Roberts explained why she sued Andrew. "Today my attorney filed suit against Prince Andrew for sexual abuse under the Child Victims Act. As the suit lays out in detail, I was trafficked to him and sexually abused by him," she began in a statement.
"I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me," the statement continued. "The powerful and rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but to reclaim one's life by speaking out and demanding justice."
Andrew has denied any wrongdoing over the years, and on Tuesday, August 10, he was spotted going to the Queen's house in Balmoral with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
Despite Andrew being embroiled in a scandal, Ferguson has made it clear that she is on his side.
"Whatever challenges he has, I will stand firm to the co-parenters we are together. I believe he's a kind, good man, and he's been a fabulous father to [Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie]," she declared.