Queen Just Took Away Prince Andrew’s Birthday

Royal will now only get a 'small family dinner' for his 60th birthday
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2019 7:45 AM CST
Queen Just Took Away Prince Andrew’s Birthday
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives at the Royal institute of International Affairs in Chatham House, London, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.   (Eddie Mulholland, Pool via AP)

(Newser) – "What're you gonna do, take away my birthday?" is the defiant taunt of many a child, and in the instance of Britain's Prince Andrew in the fallout over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, the answer is well, yes. On the heels of kicking her third child out of his private office in Buckingham Palace and scaling back his public duties, Queen Elizabeth is basically canceling his 60th birthday in February, reports the Sunday Times. Instead of the gala the queen had planned to host, the disgraced Duke of York will now be feted only with a "small family dinner," probably with mystery casserole. For comparison, Elizabeth invited 400 of Prince Charles' closest friends for a dinner and concert for his 60th birthday, complete with a 61-gun salute at the Tower of London. (Read more Prince Andrew stories.)

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