Prince Andrew had 'verbally abusive' tantrums over his teddy bear collection

Prince Andrew "verbally abusive" tantrums
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Prince Andrew is said to have had tantrums over his teddy bear collection that would result in him being 'verbally abusive' to his staff. 

Prince Andrew used to get "verbally abusive" if his large teddy bear collection was rearranged, a new documentary has claimed.

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is yet to be sentenced on charges of recruiting and trafficking girls for the deceased Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, but an ITV documentary has chronicled the story of the disgraced pair via exclusive interviews with friends of the financier, survivors and staff.

And in the documentary entitled Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile, presented by Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh, unsavoury new revelations of their relationship with Prince Andrew surfaced.

Former royal protection officer Paul Page also lifted the lid on Prince Andrew's private apartment, claiming that he had strict rules about his collection of stuffed toys.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Prince Andrew, Duke of York, attends a commemoration service at Manchester Cathedral marking the 100th anniversary since the start of the Battle of the Somme. July 1, 2016 in Manchester, England. Services are being held across Britain and the world to remember those who died in the Battle of the Somme which began 100 years ago on July 1st 1916. Armies of British and French soldiers fought against the German Empire leading to over one million lives being lost. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Paul said, “It had about 50 or 60 stuffed toys positioned on the bed. And, basically, there was a card the inspector showed us in a drawer, and it was a picture of these bears all in situ on the bed.

“And the reason for the laminated picture was that, if those bears weren’t put back in the right order by the maids, he would shout and scream and become verbally abusive.”

Last week, the Queen confirmed that Prince Andrew had been stripped of his royal titles and military honours following the news that his bid to have Virginia Giuffre's civil case against him scrapped was denied.

Virginia claims that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, when she was just 17.

EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew, Duke of York watch the racing as they attend Derby Day of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse on June 1, 2013 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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The duke, who denies the allegations, is also said to have been snubbed of a special honour by the Queen ahead of her Platinum Jubilee this year.

Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend, was convicted on December 29 of procuring teenage girls for Epstein and will be sentenced this summer.

Epstein was found dead in his cell at a federal jail in Manhattan in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex-trafficking charges. The death was ruled a suicide.

Prince Andrew who is father to Princess Beatrice and Eugenie is said to have left them 'devastated' by 'ruining their chance of royal promotion'.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)