Prince Andrew’s Unique Affinity for Teddy Bears Shown in Netflix’s Scoop

Photo of author


The Duke of York has a peculiar love for teddy bears, particularly the way they are meticulously arranged on his bed, as depicted in a scene from the recent Netflix film Scoop.

The thriller, released recently, delves into Prince Andrew’s relationship with disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, along with his infamous interview with Emily Maitlis on Newsnight.

Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell star in SCOOP© Netflix
Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell star in Scoop, out now

In a poignant moment, Andrew, portrayed by Rufus Sewell, is seen witnessing a news report about Epstein’s arrest on federal sex trafficking charges.

He then catches a palace chambermaid, played by Kate Winslet’s daughter Mia Threapleton, arranging his teddy bears on the bed, albeit not to his liking.

The scene can be viewed below.

WATCH: Prince Andrew scolds chambermaid in Netflix drama Scoop

An irritated Duke asks her, “How many times?” repeatedly.

“I’m sorry,” she apologizes.

Pointing to one teddy bear, he condescendingly queries, “Where does he go? Simple question. Where does he go? A clue: He’s a marsupial. ‘Roo’, as in ‘kanga’, put them together, what do you get?”

“Roo-kanga,” she responds after a moment.

An incensed Andrew then yells, “Go away! Go away!”

Rufus Sewell and Gillian Anderson star in SCOOP© Netflix
The Netflix film relives Andrew’s car-crash interview on Newsnight

Interestingly, Andrew’s fascination with teddy bears has roots. As reported by The Sun, Andrew admitted in 2010: “I’ve always collected teddy bears. Everywhere I went in the navy, I used to buy a little teddy bear, so I’ve got a collection from all over the world of one sort or another.”

In 2022, Charlotte Briggs, a former Buckingham Palace maid, revealed that she was tasked with arranging the Duke’s toys by size each morning in the nineties when Andrew, now 64, was in his thirties.

Prince Andrew wearing a charcoal suit © Getty
Prince Andrew is said to own a collection of teddy bears from all over the world

Upon assuming her role, Briggs learned about the teddies and received specific instructions on how he liked them arranged. She reminisced, “It was so peculiar. After all, he was a grown man who had served in the Falklands.

Each teddy had to be meticulously placed. They were traditional teddy bears – the Steiff variety – mostly attired in sailor suits and hats. It took around thirty minutes to organize them.

“At night, I had to remove all the teddies and position them around the room, each having a designated spot. The smaller ones had to be stacked in a disused fireplace, again in order of size, for aesthetic purposes. His two favorite bears occupied thrones on either side of the bed, while the others sat at the bed’s foot.”

## FAQ

### What is the Netflix film Scoop about?
“Scoop” revolves around Prince Andrew’s association with Jeffrey Epstein and his controversial interview on Newsnight.

### Why does Prince Andrew have a fascination with teddy bears?
Prince Andrew has expressed a long-standing interest in collecting teddy bears, originating from his naval travels.

### How did Charlotte Briggs describe her experience arranging Prince Andrew’s teddy bears?
As per Briggs, she underwent training to arrange Andrew’s teddy bears meticulously each morning, highlighting the unique instructions she received for the task.

LISTEN: Inside Princess Kate’s private lunch with King Charles amid shock cancer announcement

A former royal protection officer named Paul Page, who served at Buckingham Palace from 1998 to 2004, shared details in a 2022 ITV documentary called Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile. Page mentioned witnessing around 50 to 60 stuffed toys on the Duke’s bed as part of his daily routine.

According to Page, there was a laminated picture of the bears in a drawer to ensure they were placed back correctly by the maids. If the toys were not arranged in the right order, Prince Andrew would express his displeasure loudly.

After Prince Andrew left his apartment at Buckingham Palace in 2023 following instructions from his brother King Charles, it is believed that his collection of stuffed toys was relocated to his main residence in Windsor, known as the Royal Lodge.

When staying overnight in London, Prince Andrew typically uses St James’s Palace.


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

If you have a passion for all things royal, you’re in the right place. Introducing The HELLO! Royal Club. Join us and immerse yourself in everything royal…

What is it?

The club provides an interactive community with exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content, royal interviews, insights, and an illustrious royal Inner Circle.

Member benefits

  • Two weekly newsletters, including one from Emily Nash
  • Video messages and audio updates from Emily Nash and the HELLO! Royal team
  • Engage with our royal community and interact with club writers and members
  • Participate in polls, comments, and discussions
  • Attend Ask Me Anything sessions with our journalists
  • Receive invitations to virtual and in-person events
  • Digital subscription to HELLO! Magazine (Worth £82 annually)*
  • Access to future ‘Inner Circle’ perks

Join the club!

Join The HELLO! Royal Club here and share the royal excitement with fellow fans. See you there!

Source link


1. What is The HELLO! Royal Club?

The HELLO! Royal Club is an interactive community offering exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content, royal interviews, insights, and an illustrious royal Inner Circle.

2. What are the benefits of being a member?

  • Two weekly newsletters, one from Emily Nash
  • Video messages and audio updates from Emily Nash and the HELLO! Royal team
  • Engagement with the royal community and interaction with club writers and members
  • Participation in polls, comments, and discussions
  • Access to Ask Me Anything sessions with journalists
  • Invitations to virtual and in-person events
  • Digital subscription to HELLO! Magazine (Worth £82 annually)
  • Access to future ‘Inner Circle’ perks

3. How can I join The HELLO! Royal Club?

You can join The HELLO! Royal Club by visiting this link.

Leave a Comment

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Share to...