Piers Morgan, 56, has often spoken out about how he feels for the Queen and all she's been through over the past few years; marred with alleged scandals, racism claims and the stripping of former titles.
And in wake of Andrew losing his status as HRH, the ex Good Morning Britain star penned a sorrowful message about the highly-respected lady caught in the middle of it all.Taking to Twitter on Thursday after Buckingham Palace announced The Duke of York's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Piers admitted: "I feel so sorry for the Queen."In the last year she’s lost the love of her life, endured the Monarchy she heads being repeatedly trashed by the Sussex clowns, & suffered what must be any mother’s nightmare over Andrew’s deplorable conduct."She's 95, and deserves so much better."It comes after the statement by the palace read: "With the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen."The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."The Jeffrey Epstein sexual abuse case has made headlines around the world, with many calling for Andrew to be held accountable for the claims made against him.He has strongly denied the allegations and his representatives say that fighting the case is a "marathon and not a sprint".But the Royal Family have now firmly distanced themselves from the toxic fall-out from the allegations.The Duke will now have to defend himself against his alleged victim Virginia Giuffre, as a private citizen.But Piers had another bee in his bonnet when it came to defending the Queen.At Prince Philip's funeral service in April, she was.Read more on express.co.uk