Britain’s Prince Andrew won’t face police investigation
Britain’s Prince Andrew will not be investigated after he allegedly “rammed open” a gate to avoid a one mile detour.
The 56-year-old royal was reported to the police by Graham Smith, the chief executive of anti-monarchy organisation Republic, after the Prince allegedly damaged a set of electric gates in Windsor Great Park.
A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “An alleged criminal damage was reported this morning but the caller had no details of the alleged incident other than it was in Windsor on Sunday.
“The caller was advised that a person involved in the alleged incident or someone acting on their behalf would need to report this. Police are not usually contacted about damage-only road traffic collisions.”
The incident is said to have happened earlier this week when the Prince was forced to stop at a set of gates when its sensors didn’t work. He then allegedly smashed his £80,000 Range Rover into the gates to force them open.
A park worker said: “It was a crazy thing to do and we are jokingly calling it ‘ParkGate’. But seriously, he has a bit of a reputation for roaring around like Toad of Toad Hall and he seems to think he can do what he likes.
“The gate stops deer roaming and the Prince uses it as a short cut. For some reason the sensors didn’t work. Instead of going a mile out of his way, he just decided to ram it open.”