Prince Andrew sparks 'personal beef' with Loose Women's Denise Welch over Diana comment

Loose Women’s Denise Welch has told her ITV colleagues she has “personal beef” with Prince Andrew.

Her confession comes as the prince was stripped of his royal titles as he faces civil court proceedings in the US.

It was confirmed on Thursday night that the Duke of York will no longer use his HRH title as the Queen took away military honors roles and royal patronage.

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The Queen’s actions became a big talking point on Friday’s Loose Women. Chronicle Live reported.

Actress Denise said: “I’ve spoken about this before, having had personal altercations with Prince Andrew on a number of occasions.

“He really, really pissed me off once when he was talking about his sister-in-law Diana.

“He spoke to her in front of a group of people, including me, whom he didn’t know from a bar of soap, with such contempt and I was horrified by it as it wasn’t long after.

“I had no skin in it other than the fact that I loved Diana from afar but I was just horrified by it and I never liked him and then we had a few more opportunities.”

Denise first opened up about her encounter with Prince Andrew, who she met at a dinner party with her ex-husband Tim Healy, on Loose Women in 2019 when she explained, “He started saying things that really, really got to me upset. Things that to me was very disrespectful to someone he shouldn’t have shared this information with.

“I used to like a vodka or two. All I can say is that he got up to leave, walked to the top of the table, put his hand around my then-husband’s shoulder and said, ‘Rather you than me, sir’.”

Virginia Giuffre sues Prince Andrew is suing the Duke in the US for allegedly sexually assaulting her as a teenager.

She claims she was trafficked by Epstein to have sex with Andrew when she was 17 and a minor under US law.

The Duke has vehemently denied the allegations.

Denise continued her discussion of Loose Women on Friday, adding: “I think when he visited Jeffrey Epstein, when Jeffrey Epstein was a convicted pedophile, it was game over.

“However, some would say, and I’m a bit of the devil’s advocate, he is still innocent in the eyes of the law until proven guilty and I think how would I feel, God forbid, if someone in mine family would have been accused of something so heinous.”

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