SCANDAL-TARRED Prince Andrew’s disgrace is complete — pedophile sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s party pal was the invisible man at daughter Beatrice’s secret wedding, where he was shunned and “erased” from family photos, royal insiders dish.
Bea, 31, and Italian moneybags beau Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37, tied the knot at a tiny, hush-hush July 17 ceremony in the Royal Chapel of All Saints at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
While the prince, 60, was allowed to walk his daughter down the aisle, he was shunned by most of the 20 guests, who included his mom and dad, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Bea’s sister, Eugenie, her mom, Sarah Ferguson, and Edoardo’s family also attended the quickie wedding, which insiders say was held in secret to avoid the gruesome spotlight cast by Andrew.
It was a total humiliation for the Duke of York,” says an insider. Every time he tried to insert himself in a conversation, the guests — even his parents — stiffened as if he carried the plague.
It was like he was invisible, with everyone trying to distance themselves. He was a ghost drifting unnoticed through the wedding party.
The final slap came when he was excluded from the royal family photos.
Bea was beaming when she was snapped with her grandparents the queen and Prince Philip,” the insider notes.
When Andrew tried to step up to take a photo with Bea, the photographer — who apparently was given instructions beforehand — put his camera down, said he was taking a break and walked away!
It appears that Andrew is being erased from the royal history after being forced into retirement and removed from all official duties.
The couple were supposed to get hitched in May at a 150-guest ceremony in the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace in London that was canceled after Prince Andrew’s involvement in the Epstein sex scandal exploded.
While the official royal news is the sudden secret knot-tie was small because of the pandemic, the insiders insists “the real reason is Andrew is being wiped from the family.
Andrew partied for a dozen years with the convicted pedophile and stayed at his homes in Paris, Manhattan, New Mexico and the Virgin Islands. He denies knowing the billionaire was raping the underage girls on his staff.
The duke also denies knowing Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was a member of Epstein’s harem and was forced to bed Andrew, then 41, when she was 17, in 2001. He insists her charges are false. But so far, he hasn’t really played ball with investigators probing Epstein, who was found dead last year in a New York prison under suspicious circumstances. He’s also good friends with Epstein’s accused madam, Ghislaine Maxwell.
“American authorities want to question Andrew and he’s playing hardball,” says the insider. No wonder his family treats him as the invisible man!