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Prince Andrew’s former maid calls him ‘nasty’ and claims Duke kept ex-wife Sarah Ferguson’s wedding dress

After a judge chose not to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Prince Andrew’s accuser and Queen Elizabeth II stripped him of his titles, the Duke of York is still in the news for reasons which probably make the other members of the royal family cringe.

From his rules over a collection of teddy bears to custody of ex-wife Sarah Ferguson’s wedding dress and personal items to the way he treated his employees, Prince Andrew’s former maid and others talk about working for him.

Prince Andrew standing outside All Saints Chapel Royal after a service to his late father Prince Philip | Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Allegations about how Prince Andrew treated his employees emerge

Andrew’s days as an active member of the royal family or representing the crown again are over, but the royal family cannot completely distance themselves from the disgraced prince or his bad press. Following the conviction of Jeffrey Epstein’s associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, a documentary aired in the UK titled Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the pedophile. It not only explored the prince’s relationship with convicted sex offenders, but also revealed a strict rule regarding his teddy bear collection and demanding manners.

Paul Page, who worked for the Royal Protection Command from 1998 to 2004, recalled that Andrew had teddy bears on his bed in his private palace apartment and was very strict about how the stuffed animals were disposed. According to Page, “There were about 50 or 60 stuffed toys placed on the bed. And, basically, there was a map that the inspector showed us in a drawer, and it was a picture of these bears all in situ on the bed. And the reason for the laminated image was that if those bears weren’t put back in the right order by the right ones, [Andrew] would scream and scream and become verbally abusive.

Former royal chef Darren McGrady previously said Andrew was also very demanding of those working in the kitchen. “Andrew always went straight to the point and told you exactly what he wanted… [he] would bark ‘Where are my mangoes? I want my mangoes! McGrady recalled (per Express).

Andrew’s ex-maid calls Duke ‘bad guy’ who left her in tears

Prince Andrew speaking on stage at the London Global African Investment Summit

Prince Andrew speaking on stage at the London Global African Investment Summit | Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Andrew’s former housekeeper also came forward describing her experience working for him and it was not positive.

Charlotte Briggs worked at Buckingham Palace in the 90s, and when Andrew returned to this royal residence after his split from Sarah Ferguson, she became his maid. Briggs told the Daily Mail that she signed a confidentiality agreement under the Official Secrets Act more than 25 years ago. However, when she heard Page talking about Andrew’s teddy bears in the documentary, she decided to speak out as well and said: “I don’t care how Prince Andrew feels…he’s a horrible man and mean.”

Briggs detailed an opportunity to The sun in which she says Andrew left her in tears claiming, “We were going to pull down her bed, pull out her stuffed animals, do the curtains and hang out her pajamas. But he was a bad apple and behaved like a spoiled brat.

She continued: “He was a bit lazy and he would call from his office and say, ‘Can you send the maid to close the curtains. “” They were literally behind him and massive – from floor to ceiling and as high as a lodge. But he refused to get up and close them himself. I would have to put on my evening dress, run up four flights of stairs and he would be sitting at his desk right next to them. One night I had done everything, I walked back into the hallway and he came out yelling, ‘Can’t you do anything right?’ I had left a small gap where they met but they were extremely heavy. I thought, ‘You want to close your own curtains’ but you can’t say anything. You have to absorb it. »

She insisted that all the other royals she met, including Prince Charles, Prince Edward and Prince Philip, were very nice.

Housekeeper says he kept Sarah Ferguson’s wedding dress and some of the Duchess’s other items

The wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey

Wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey | John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images

Briggs also claimed that despite Andrew’s divorce from the Duchess of York, he still keeps many of his personal items.

“Although she didn’t live there, her makeup was still sitting on a dressing table,” Briggs recalled. “Before, I had to pick up all these eyeliners, mascaras and powders, dust underneath and put them back on every day. But she was never there. She didn’t live there and she certainly wasn’t welcome after what she had done.

Briggs added that Andrew even kept some of Sarah’s clothes, shoes and her wedding dress, telling The Sun: “Her clothes were there, as were her shoes – and even her wedding dress was still hanging in the hanger. “Wardrobe. It was scary. Everything was laid out like she was there. I didn’t understand why I was cleaning all this when she wasn’t coming back. He had gone home and she wasn’t welcome.” I polished the dressing table every day but never saw it.

Sarah and Andrew now live under the same roof at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.

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