“The grand old Duke of York who had ten thousand men…”
ia an old nursery rhyme.
Buckingham Palace has “emphatically” denied allegations made in a US court case against Prince Andrew which allege the Duke of York once had ten thousand men.
The Queen’s second son, 54, has laid low since shocking allegations emerged made by large numbers of men that they had been regularly forced half-way up a hill by the Prince and then made to go down again and again against their will.
However, a statement from Buckingham Palace has strongly denied the claims, saying the men involved had in fact at the time of the alleged offences been neither up nor down:
“This relates to ongoing civil proceedings in the United States to which the Duke of York is not a party. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestions that the Prince had ten thousand men up when they were up and down when they were down is emphatically and categorically untrue.”
Prince Andrew was named in court documents filed against…
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