22-Year-Old Protestor Charged After Calling Out Prince Andrew: 'Sick Old Man'

Taylor Sakellis
: King Charles III, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Forfar arrive at St Giles Cathedral on September 12, 2022
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On Monday, police arrested a 22-year-old man in Edinburgh after he heckled Prince Andrew. While the disgraced Prince walked behind the Queen's coffin alongside his three siblings (King Charles III, Prince Edward, and Princess Anne) a young man yelled from the crowd and called Andrew a "sick old man."

The man was then thrown to the ground, arrested, and charged.

On Monday, a young protestor named Rory shouted at Prince Andrew as he walked behind Queen Elizabeth II's coffin.

While the controversial Prince, who has been accused of several sex crimes involving underaged girls, walked behind his mother's coffin alongside his three siblings, Rory took the silence as an opportunity to express his anger.

As the coffin passed, Rory yelled: "Andrew, you're a sick old man!"

Royalists soon tried to cover up the protestor by yelling "God save the King!" before Rory was knocked to the ground by fellow attendees who were upset at the disgraced Prince being called out.

As you will recall, Queen Elizabeth stripped her son of his royal patronages and military titles in January following Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit against him. In it, the woman alleged Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was just 17.

Andrew and Virginia reached an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed amount in February 2022, and the disgraced Royal has stayed out of the public eye since.

Footage taken directly after Rory shouted shows a fight almost breaking out before the young man was taken away by police.

To those arguing it wasn't the "time and place" — when is it the time to call out a man who has been accused of paying for sex with women under the age of 18 and having a friendship with alleged human traffickers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell?

When asked why he did it, the 22-year-old gave a calm and justifiable answer.

"Powerful men shouldn't be allowed to commit sexual crimes and get away with it," he said while sitting with the police.

Twitter is praising the brave young man, who has been charged following his arrest.

A Police Scotland spokesperson told Insider that "a 22-year old man was arrested in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile."