What happened most of all feared by the family and friends of Princess Beatrice. The future spouses decided to cancel all the same party in honor of their engagement because of the princess's father, Prince Andrew, who is involved in a sex scandal. Today, the girl herself announced the cancellation of the event and explained the reason.
The event, which was planned to be held in honor of the engagement of the young, was scheduled for December 18. All members of the royal family and a large number of celebrities have already been invited, but the celebration will not take place. Beatrice explained that she and her future husband had been thinking about holding the holiday for a long time, but at the moment they are afraid that many journalists and paparazzi will gather near the entrance to the hotel (the venue of the party), which will make guests feel uncomfortable. They are confident that the press will look for Prince Andrew among the invitees, and this will only spoil the whole mood for them and the people invited.
However, the cancellation does not mean that the event will not take place at all. The newlyweds admitted that the engagement will take place, it will just happen later, when the hard times for their family are over, the scandal around the bride's father will subside and everything will fall into place.
It is worth recalling that the sex scandal with the middle son of Elizabeth II arose in August 2019. The case is connected with the American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in one of the US prisons. He was accused of forcing underage girls into prostitution. However, the trial did not wait and committed suicide in a prison cell.
After that, a US federal court released a document that listed a list of people who used Epstein's services. Prince Andrew is also on this list. In a recent interview, one of the victims of sexual abuse, Jeffrey Virginia, told the press that she had been in slavery since she was 16, and that Prince Andrew was one of her main clients.
After a certain time, the middle son of Elizabeth II completely relinquished all royal duties and abdicated the throne. Buckingham Palace commented on the whole relationship to the sex scandal associated with Prince Andrew.