Prince Andrew has been caught in a whirlwind of serious scandals due to his heavy involvement with convicted sex offenders Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. 

Royal Family Accused of "Double Standards" 

Vague accusations were made recently by former Royal aides of bullying from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry allegedly trying to cover it up. The accusations spurred Buckingham Palace to announce that an investigation into the allegations is taking place.

The statement mentioned, "We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex." Prince Harry and Meghan Markle responded to The Times' accusations with a statement of their own: "The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma."

Now that Meghan is being aggressively scrutinized countless are pointing out the "double standards" of the treatment of Meghan compared to the treatment of Prince Andrew by the Palace. Royal biographer Carolyn Durand spoke to Sky News about Buckingham Palace's statement. She asked, "Why is there an investigation into this bullying but there's not been an investigation into Prince Andrew and the allegations surrounding Jeffrey Epstein and the women who have made the allegations?"

Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts, and Ghislaine Maxwell in Filthy Rich.

"Why hasn't he been urged to cooperate with U.S. authorities? Why were Prince Harry's military honors stripped but Prince Andrew's haven't been?"

The Finding Freedom co-author detailed, "It was devastating to her to be attacked in many respects and also with her mother being attacked." Carolyn reminded Sky News of one of the many cruel Daily Mail headlines describing Meghan Markle as "(Almost) Straight Outta Compton." "We can't overstate how much that must have been hurtful to her."

"There's been a lot of double standards that we're talking about." Prince Andrew admitted to spending much time on Jeffrey Epstein's private island, his private airplanes, his and Ghislaine Maxwell's homes, and even throwing the pair a birthday party at the palace where Ghislaine had photos taken of her in Queen Elizabeth's Royal throne.

Prince Andrew's intertwined relationship with the convicted sex offenders and sex traffickers and the accusations of sexual assault by Andrew himself has brought negative attention to the Crown. His BBC interview was even more damaging and shortly after Buckingham Palace and Andrew announced he would be stepping back from his public duties.

He may have stepped back from the public eye but he retained all of his honors and military titles and Buckingham Palace ordered no investigation into the allegations even as countless protests mounted outside their doors.

Now that the Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to air in a few days there has been a press frenzy aiming to discredit the pair. "Oprah With Meghan and Harry" airs Sunday, March 7th on CBS.