Prince Andrew’s family is scrambling to ship last-minute invitations to his 60th birthday on Wednesday — as a result of he’s being “shunned” by so many former mates, in accordance to a report.
The scandal-scarred royal is celebrating hitting the milestone age Wednesday with a non-public dinner at Royal Lodge, the Windsor residence he shares with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
It’s already a downscaled celebration after his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, scrapped a lavish celebration within the aftermath of his disastrous makes an attempt to justify his friendship with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Now they’re struggling to even fill the smaller celebration as a result of so many individuals are saying they’re “unavailable,” in accordance to the Every day Mail.
To save lots of embarrassment, last-minute invitations are being despatched to “second-tier visitors” to make up the numbers, in accordance to the UK paper, which says it highlights Andrew’s “dizzying fall from grace.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are believed to be amongst those that have snubbed the celebration, and are as an alternative sending a present and a video message to be performed there, in accordance to the Solar.
The invitations are being despatched by Fergie’s assistant, Jane Clarke, on behalf of the Duchess of York and her daughters with Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Mail stated.
Columnist Sebastian Shakespeare famous it was a “far cry” from Andrew’s 50th birthday, which was held over a weekend at St. James’s Palace.
A current coverage change additionally means there may be “no requirement” for native councils to fly flags to mark the event, as had beforehand been the case, as a result of Andrew is not performing royal duties.