- More backlash against Prince Andrew
- A portrait of him was stolen at a new event
- The disgraced royal recently settled his sex case
There's been yet another strange Prince Andrew incident. Since the royal settled his sex case last month, he has been creeping back into public life.
But Prince Andrew has faced backlash as he appeared with the Queen and returned to social media. Now, in another act of protest, someone stole a portrait of Prince Andrew from an auction and won't give it back.
More backlash: Prince Andrew portrait is stolen
For some reason, a portrait of Prince Andrew was part of a charity auction in London — just weeks after he paid out reported millions to avoid a trial on claims he raped a victim of child sex trafficking.
Prince Andrew always denied the allegations, but the settlement failed to clear his name. Nevertheless, the Daily Mail reports his portrait fetched £210 ($275), but that it was stolen before the buyer could get it.
The British newspaper says a woman was "so angry" that she snatched the portrait off the wall and has refused to return it. She is said to have been "offended" by it. The Prince Andrew portrait in question is a black-and-white photograph from 2000.
Prince Andrew settled his sexual assault lawsuit in February and paid accuser Virginia Giuffre her reported £12 million ($15 million) deal last month.
Since then, the disgraced royal been inching his way back into public life, but has caused an uproar each time he has done so.
Add the portrait theft to the growing list of opposition to a Prince Andrew comeback.