The man who insulted Prince Andrew at the funeral of Elizabeth II will not be prosecuted

Prince Andrew, who is embroiled in the Epstein network sex abuse scandal, was attacked by a protester as the Queen’s hearse passed through Edinburgh in September.

The man who was arrested on September 12 after insulting Prince Andrew during the passage of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will not be tried, announced the British media this Tuesday evening.

“After careful and full consideration of all the facts and circumstances, the case has been dealt with in such a way as to provide an alternative to prosecution,” the Crown Office said. The prosecution, however, did not specify which alternative had been chosen.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with a public order incident on the Royal Mile after shouting “Andrew, you’re a sick old man” and “disgusting “(“disgusting”) to the attention of the son of Elizabeth II.

The young man had explained his gesture: “Powerful men should not be allowed to commit sex crimes and get away with it.” Prince Andrew is embroiled in sex abuse scandal linked to the Epstein network.

Dismissal of Andrew

Prince Andrew has been accused of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 years old. The case caused a scandal in the United Kingdom. The prince’s popularity rating plummeted. Many Britons have called for Andrew to be sidelined.

All his military titles have been stripped from him, which is why he does not appear in uniform at his mother’s funeral, and his public appearances – especially during the jubilee – have been very limited.

In February 2022, Virginia Giuffre and the prince sealed an amicable agreement after a long legal battle. If Andrew escaped a civil trial in the United States, he had to pay the victim 12 million pounds, about 14 million euros.

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