Prince Andrew, who is also known as the Duke of York and is the fifth in line to the throne, has been stopped by the police in the grounds of Buckingham Palace gardens, in the evening last week, and asked to confirm his identity by two armed policemen. The funniest part of it is that Scotland Yard clarified later that ‘no force was used’ and ‘no weapons were drawn’, neither by the Duke or the cops. Although it is assumed that the policemen told the Prince to get down on the ground and spread his arms and legs, like the arrest procedure of suspicious individuals envisages. People, who say they know things, report that the Duke was ‘livid’ after the incident and stamped his feet and screamed with anger on his return home.
The Queen, who is staying at Balmoral, was informed about the incident and had a jolly laugh about it, along with Prince Philip, all the servants and even the Corgis. It’s a known fact that Prince Andrew is considered an eccentric in the Royal Family, considering that he married that undesirable common woman, then divorced her but is now contemplating marrying her again. (Although after Prince William married another commoner the Duke of York is no longer seen as the only loose cannon in the family.)
But several questions arise, with no offence intended to the Prince, on the back of this extraordinary event. What the hell was the Duke of York doing, wondering after 6 pm in the Palace gardens, all by himself. He said he had just returned from a public engagement that involved promoting British businesses in Piccadilly Street. So why did he wonder into the garden using the side entrance?
Was Prince Andrew wearing a disguise that evening, say women’s clothes by any chance? Because it’s very difficult to imagine cops guarding the Palace not recognising him, with his distinct features and that charming smile of his. But if he was strolling down the path in some skimpy skirt, black stockings and high heels, wearing loads of make-up and a wig, then it might have confused the policemen slightly. Even though it is known that a lot of hanky panky is going on in the Palace gardens when the Queen is away, like she is now, with lots of people using it as a pick up point and the staff throwing orgies.
The incident with Prince Andrew comes on the heels of the arrest of two supposed ‘burglars’, who’ve been caught on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Again no word is yet available who these two men were and whether they were there for a quickie or to meet people for friendship and more. The idea that they were actually planning to burgle the place that has security systems installed everywhere somehow looks doubtful. They were most probably two innocent men with kinky tastes, who’ve heard all sorts of wonderful stories about the goings on in the Palace grounds. So they wondered in and got busted as burglars. Sad really, sad and very funny.
It remains to be seen whether the grounds of Buckingham Palace will be sealed off to adventurous people looking for some action. Which would add pressure to Clapham Common and Hampstead Heath, two famous spots for total strangers to meet and have it off, with no strings attached.