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Ranvir Singh sympathises with Queen ‘as a mother’ over Prince Andrew


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Ranvir Singh has revealed the sympathy that she feels for the Queen as Prince Andrew is stripped of his titles as he faces a sex abuse case, saying that she feels for the monarch ‘as a mother’.

This week, it was announced that the Duke of York has had all of his military titles and royal patronages taken away and will reportedly no longer be referred to as ‘His Royal Highness’.

He is currently defending a civil sex abuse lawsuit in the US, after Virginia Giuffre alleged that he sexually abused her on three occasions when she was 17 years old, with it being confirmed that he would continue to do so as a ‘private citizen’.

On Friday’s edition of Lorraine, having temporarily taken Lorraine Kelly’s place as host, Ranvir speculated on how Queen Elizabeth II might be feeling.

‘Of course she is his mother, but really we know, don’t we, that her first duty is to protect the monarchy and to protect the crown,’ the presenter said.

‘I can’t imagine as a mother how this must be feeling for her,’ she added.

‘Her first duty is to protect the monarchy,’ the presenter said (Picture: ITV)
His titles were taken away with the Queen’s ‘approval and agreement’ (Picture: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Ranvir shares a son, Tushaan, with Ranjeet Singh Dehal, who she married in 2012 and announced her separation from in 2020.

She is also fronting a documentary titled Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile, which is due to air on ITV on Tuesday next week.

After speaking about Prince Andrew, Ranvir also brought up the recent controversy over the Downing Street parties that were allegedly held at No 10 on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral.

The following day, heartbreaking images of the Queen sitting alone at her late husband’s funeral circulated around the globe, as the 95-year-old did not sit with others at the socially-distanced ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Piers Morgan recently slammed Boris Johnson for making the Queen ‘sit alone at her husband’s funeral’, following a leaked email over a claimed ‘Bring Your Own Booze’ party in the garden of Downing Street in May 2020.

In a post shared on social media, the former Good Morning Britain host wrote: ‘REMINDER: Boris Johnson made the Queen sit alone at her husband’s funeral, just as he separated so many families in their darkest moments in this pandemic. Yet all the time he and his staff were brazenly ignoring their own rules with endless illegal parties at No10.’

He continued: ‘Just outrageous hypocrisy and a disgusting slap in the teeth to everyone, like Her Majesty, who followed the rules at often great personal sacrifice.’

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.

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