The former Good Morning Britain host dedicated his most recent column to Prince Phillip who passed away on April 11 at the age of 99.
Speaking in his piece for MailOnline, the 56-year-old praised The Queen for being “astoundingly stoic and selfless” while mourning the loss of her husband of 73 years.
Piers then turned his attention to Prince Andrew when discussing the family attending a retirement ceremony for a trusted aide, the former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel.
At the event, Prince Andrew addressed reporters on the loss of his dad Philip, in what Piers says was a “suspiciously pre-meditated and calculated” move.
Andrew was speaking in public for the first time since his disastrous appearance on BBC Newsnight in November 2019, where his relationship with convicted sex offender Epstein was fully exposed.
And after seeing footage of Andrew speaking, Piers penned how he has “no wish to criticise a son’s feelings on the loss of his father” but that Andrew’s words “stank of someone trying to deflect public attention from his own shameful situation”.
He also urged the Duke of York to speak to the FBI following reports that he is yet to offer them a statement in relation to his friendship with Epstein.
Piers wrote: “Frankly, for Andrew to try to garner the nation’s sympathy, using the pandemic as a tool to do so, stank of someone trying to deflect public attention from his own shameful situation.”
Speaking to reporters and well-wishers at The Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, Andrew, 61, said: “My father said to me on the telephone a few months ago, we’re all in the same boat and we must always remember that but occasionally we, in the family, are asked to stand up and show compassion and leadership.
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“And unfortunately with my father’s death, it has brought it home to me not just our loss but the loss that everybody else has felt for so many people who have died and lost loved ones during the pandemic, and so we are all in the same boat, slightly different circumstances because he didn’t die from Covid, but we are all feeling a great sense of loss.
“But at the same time the tributes have been absolutely amazing, that I have seen and the messages that I am getting have been absolutely outstanding and I just want to say how grateful I am, we are, for these tributes.
“He was a remarkable man, I loved him as a father. He was so calm.
“If you had a problem he would think about it and that’s the great thing I always think about, he was always somebody you could go to and he would always listen, so it’s a great loss.
“I think the way I would put it is we have almost lost the grandfather of the nation and I feel very sorry and supportive of my mother who is feeling it, probably more than everybody else.”
The Duke of York added: “I know there is a huge amount of support not just for her (the Queen) but for everybody as we go through this enormous change.”
It follows claims that Andrew has not spoken to the FBI after the organisation asked him to help them with the investigation into Epstein’s criminal behaviour with underage girls.
Last year, Audrey Strauss said her office would welcome the input of Prince Andrew.
The Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York said: “We would welcome Prince Andrew coming in to speak to us and giving us an opportunity to hear his statement.”
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