Prince Andrew has revealed that he plans to dress up as the Child Catcher for Halloween this year.
The Child Catcher is a fictional menace to children, as seen in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”; while Prince Andrew is an actual menace to children, as seen on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island.
The similarities between the pair could be why Prince Andrew says he has long held a fascination with the character.
“The idea of this hero that patrols the streets and captures children who don’t know when to keep their mouths shut has always fascinated me. The Child Catcher was always a man of integrity, even when things weren’t going his way.
“Most importantly, he didn’t sweat the small stuff,” said Prince Andrew.
The news that Prince Andrew would be greeting trick or treaters as the Child Catcher has come as a surprise to some people.
“It feels a little on the nose,” one person told us.
While another said: “I don’t know why Prince Andrew would dress up as the Child Catcher when he could just dress as Prince Andrew. That’d be a far more scary sight for any child.”