Royal fans skeptical of Prince Andrew’s ‘comfortable’ Covid: ‘I call cops – t’

Prince Andrew will miss the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations after contracting COVID-19 – but not everyone is convinced the diagnosis is legitimate.

The disgraced king – who was stripped of his military and royal titles back in January after being accused of sexual assault – is said to have tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

A spokesman then released a statement saying Andrew, 62, would not attend a public service scheduled for Friday where members of the royal family will gather to pay tribute to the Queen.

“Following a routine test, the Duke has tested positive for Covid and it is with regret that he will no longer attend tomorrow’s service,” the statement said.

Andrew was photographed riding in Windsor on Wednesday and appeared fit and healthy.

He did not appear at Thursday’s Trooping of the Color event, with a balcony photo opportunity reserved for senior working members of the royal family. The prince is not currently performing any public duties.

Royal observers have been skeptical of Andrew’s COVID diagnosis, with several saying it was a “convenient” way to remove the controversial king from celebrations.

Britain's Prince Andrew horseback riding at the Royal Estate in Windsor, Britain on June 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Andrew was photographed riding in Windsor on Wednesday. He is said to have tested positive for COVID on Thursday.
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“Covid?? I call Bulls-t on this one,” one Twitter user bluntly said about Andrew’s illness.

“The definition of comfort. Prince Andrew tests positive for Covid and will have to miss all of the anniversary weekend celebrations. another tweeted.

“Further proof that they think we’re as thick as two short boards.” a third person interfered.

Meanwhile, another social media pundit claimed that being diagnosed with Covid was the perfect way for the royals to deal with the situation.

“The institution knew it would be terrible PR to have him there, but if he chose not to go it would seem like an admission of guilt.” they theorized.

The prince’s problems relate to his past friendship with convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in prison in 2019 while awaiting trial.

The Queen stripped Andrew of his military and royal titles back in January after he was accused of sexual assault.  He is pictured with the Queen in March.
The Queen stripped Andrew of his military and royal titles back in January after he was accused of sexual assault. He is pictured with the Queen in March.
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Andrew – who was famously photographed by The Post walking with the pedophile in 2011 after Epstein’s initial release from prison – has denied knowing anything about Epstein’s illegal conduct.

However, one of Epstein’s alleged sex slaves, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, has claimed he made her have “disgusting” sex with Andrew three times, beginning in 2001 when she was just 17.

Andrew's lawyers say he
Andrew’s lawyers say he “clearly denies Giuffre’s false allegations against him.” He was never prosecuted.
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Back in January, Queen Elizabeth stripped the prince of his titles after a Manhattan judge allowed a sexual assault lawsuit filed by Giuffre.

However, the following month, Andrew and Giuffre reached a settlement on the case.

The amount of the settlement will not be disclosed publicly, but a source told the Post that the estimated total is $12 million.

Andrew’s lawyers say he “clearly denies Giuffre’s false allegations against him.” He was never prosecuted.

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