Prince Andrew laughed when his dog bit maid, leaving her 'bleeding'

Prince Andrew laughed when his dog bit a maid who worked for the royal family, leaving her badly injured—'He wasn’t bothered'

Prince Andrew, Duke of York watches play on day one of the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at the Prince's Golf Club on September 9, 2015 in Sandwich, Kent.
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Prince Andrew laughed when his dog bit a maid who worked for the royal family. The former staff member openly discussed the incident and what she believes it indicates about his character.


Prince Andrew is alleged to have laughed when one of his staff members was bitten by his dog. Only days after reports emerged alleging that Prince Andrew was 'verbally abusive' to maids over his teddy bear collection.

According to Charlotte Briggs, the maid in question, the incident happened back in 1996 when, aged-22, she worked for the royal family. Charlotte says the dog attacked her owing to being 'spooked' by the vacuum cleaner.

Speaking to The Sun about what happened she said, “My leg was bleeding and my tights ripped.”

After it happened the nine-year-old Norfolk terrier, named Bendicks after the Duchess of York's favorite chocolates, was banned from Buckingham Palace.

Bendicks wasn't the only one left out in the cold. On top of being sent to Prince Andrew's personal doctor in order to get a tetanus shot, a butler told Charlotte that, "they just laughed."

“He wasn’t bothered," she said. "Even when I was limping and my leg was purple he never apologized. It’s those little things that tell a lot about people and their character."

The Duchess Of York With Her Jack Russell Puppy Called Bendicks Arriving In Her Jaguar Xjs Convertible Sports Car To Watch A Charity Polo Match In Aid Of The Anastasia Trust For The Deaf At Smiths Lawn, Windsor.

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These reports are sure to be another blow to the Royal Family, only days after the Queen informed Prince Andrew of stripped royal privileges in ‘90-minute meeting.' The move was made by Her Majesty following allegations, which he vehemently denies, of sexual assault made by Virginia Giuffre.

Despite accounts like this indicating otherwise, Sarah Ferguson says her relationship with Prince Andrew is a 'fairytale' and is standing by him during his ongoing legal woes. 

cIn the run-up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, it was also revealed that Sarah Ferguson will keep her Duchess title, despite her ex-husband Prince Andrew losing his royal patronages.

Aoife Hanna
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