It occurred Monday during a funeral procession in Edinburgh, Scotland, the place Andrew and his two brothers, King Charles III and Prince Edward, and his sister, Princess Anne, walked behind a hearse holding the queen’s flag-draped coffin.
Because the royal procession handed the gang, one man may very well be heard yelling, “Andrew, you’re a sick previous man,” to the prince, in response to a tweet from Reuters.
The person was shortly grabbed and yanked out of the gang whereas others shouted, “God save the King!” according to the Independent.
Prince Andrew has been scrutinized for his connection to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. The royal reached a settlement earlier this yr with Virginia Giuffre, who had accused him of sexually assaulting and abusing her when she was a minor within the early 2000s.
The protester, later recognized solely as “Rory,” informed Holyrood Daily journalist Joseph Anderson he heckled the prince so folks would know that “highly effective males shouldn’t be allowed to commit sexual crimes and get away with it.”
There was at the least one different arrest of an individual making anti-monarchy statements, Holyrood Each day reported, and that angered one British group that desires to do away with the royal household.
Graham Smith, a spokesman for the anti-monarchy group Republic, launched an announcement saying the group was “deeply involved to see folks being arrested for peaceable protest.”
“The police, media and politicians all want to know that the accession is a contentious occasion and other people have the suitable to talk up and be heard,” the assertion learn partially.