Carol Vorderman admits she’s glad Prince Andrew was booed by crowds at King Charles III’s coronation

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The crowds booed the disgraced royal as he arrived at the celebratory event on Saturday

Carol Vorderman has praised the crowds at King Charles’ coronation who chose to boo Prince Andrew. The disgraced Prince was joined at the coronation by his daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

Whilst some commentators on social media said that it was not the appropriate time to air their dislike for Prince Andrew, Carol, 60, disagreed. She tweeted: “Andrew ‘I’m so honourable I had to go to New York to tell Epstein I didn’t want to be friends with him, after he became a convicted paedophile’ was booed by crowds as he arrived at Coronation," She then added her personal opinion tweeting: "Good for the crowds......"

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Carol Vorderman stunned after Pete Wicks asks to be ‘special friend’ (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)Carol Vorderman stunned after Pete Wicks asks to be ‘special friend’ (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Carol Vorderman stunned after Pete Wicks asks to be ‘special friend’ (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The Duke of York was not given a formal role at King Charles’ coronation on Saturday, having been forced to step down from his royal duties back in 2019. Much controversy has surrounded the disgraced Prince after his dubious friendship with paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein, came to light. In January 2022, he was stripped of his HRH title after he was accused of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre, a victim of Epstein. He continues to deny these claims and has largely stayed out of the spotlight.

Following Carol’s tweet, many agreed with the ‘I’m A Celebrity South Africa’ star.One tweeted: “Prince Harry is getting all the abuse for apparently ‘leaving early’ but Prince Andrew was there??? Make it make sense."

Another echoed her view saying: “"Shocked and sickened that he was even there. What is the world coming to? It’s actually frightening,"

Carol also was dismayed by the attitude of the police during the momentous occasion after many were arrested for peacefully protesting against the Coronation. She tweeted: “Whether you’re pro/anti monarchy, this is hugely concerning. Sunak backed arrests of people for non-violent protest who had had meetings with ⁦⁦@metpoliceuk ⁩ beforehand & their demo approved. Now the Met ‘regrets’ their arrests and has apologised”.

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Among the group’s members who felt "targeted" and silenced were nine people that held up signs reading: "Not my King" at the Mall, moments before the procession left Buckingham Palace. Although not arrested, officers surrounded them and exchanged words before rifling through their pockets.

Carol, who is known for being outspoken on social media, is currently starring in ‘I’m A Celebrity South Africa’ which was filmed last year. The lineup includes Shaun Ryder, Amir Khan, Jordan Banjo and Phil Tufnell. Countdown legend, Carol, has made a habit of heading over to her Instagram once the episodes have finished to give a rundown of what happened.

I’m A Celebrity… South Africa continues tonight (9 May) at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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