Prince Andrew's Settlement News Has Meghan And Harry's Supporters Up In Arms

Prince Andrew made headlines after he was accused of sexual assault by a woman named Virginia Giuffre. Giuffre says that the royal forced her into sexual situations on three occasions back in 2001 when she was 17 years old. Giuffre, who now lives in Australia, filed the lawsuit in August 2021 in New York City. Through it all, Andrew has maintained his innocence in the situation. However, in February 2022, the Duke of York officially settled the sexual assault case (via The Mirror).

The settlement ensures that Andrew won't have to go through a potentially devastating civil trial, which would drag the royal family through the mud even further. It's rumored that Andrew opted to settle the case out of court so that his legal troubles didn't overshadow his mother Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Now, fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are speaking out about the situation and calling out the firm for hypocrisy for their treatment of Andrew during this time.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

Fans call out monarchy for hypocrisy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been targeted in the media from the start of their relationship, and things got even more intense when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their exit from the royal family in early 2020. Since that time, the Sussexes have left the UK and moved to California, where they reside with their two children Archie and Lilibet. However, the messiness of Prince Andrew's sexual assault claims and settlement have led some fans to speak out about the way Meghan and Harry were treated by the public and the press compared to the mild treatment Andrew appears to have faced, per The Independent.

"Your regular reminder that Harry and Meghan got excommunicated from the royal family for eating avocados and asking politely not to be racially abused," one person tweeted of the situation," one person tweeted about the situation. "I'm still waiting for the media to give Prince Andrew the same energy they give Meghan and Harry," another stated.

According to Woman and Home, Andrew was stripped of one of his titles and military honors following his scandal. However, royal family sources have stayed mostly quiet about the situation. "Amazing isn't it. Buckingham Palace 'insiders' so very silent over Prince Andrew," a third social media user tweeted. "All 'sources' very quiet. And yet they were so vocal about Harry and Meghan. This won't go away."

Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry have stayed mum on the situation.