I came across this story after clicking another link (I think the Melbourne man on fire story above) and don't usually scan Metro for anything but yikes. This kind of crap is astonishing. It's clearly just fed from the palace to try and engender some sort of sympathy. It shows how far removed from reality they are that they think this will work, although with the flag shaggers it probably will.
Prince Andrew consoled his ‘very upset’ daughters with daily Skype calls after he decided not to join them on a ski trip, according to reports.
The Duke of York stayed home while Beatrice and Eugenie went to Switzerland as he was advised it would be ‘inappropriate’ to go on holiday while the civil court case against him is pending.
The family had hoped Andrew could take his first trip with his new grandchildren August, 10 months, and three-month-old granddaughter Sienna.
Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson was also on the two-week break in their £17million chalet in Verbier, which could soon be sold to pay for the prince’s legal costs.
But Andrew’s team reportedly advised him against going as it coincided with the latest court hearings in the sexual abuse case brought by Virginia Giuffre.
Ms Giuffre, 38, is suing the Queen’s son for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. She is seeking unspecified damages, but there is speculation the sum could be millions of dollars.
Andrew’s former friend, Ghislaine Maxwell, was also found guilty of sex trafficking during the period the prince would have been away.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: ‘Beatrice and Eugenie were both very upset because they were hoping their children would be able to spend their first ski holiday with their grandad and the entire family.
The source told the Mirror that his family ‘don’t believe Andrew deserves what’s happening to him.’
They said: ‘Beatrice and Eugenie fully support their father and are a very close family unit, which includes Sarah.
‘It’s more about them being there for him and supporting him as opposed to questioning him about the case. That’s not what the family is focused on – it’s about survival, protecting the family name and getting through it in one piece.
‘The girls feel their father’s name is continually dragged through the mud unnecessarily, when really he is a good egg.’
Hmmmm. What sort of source would end up by saying "...really he is a good egg"? This stuff is so transparent. Even the Mail hasn't stooped to this kind of cack (as far as I know and I'm not going to check!). The Express probably did mind you.