Prince Andrew seemingly wanted to get all of the attention from his parents and the royal staff when he was much younger.

And things got even worse after Prince Philip beat him to the ground with a large stick. At that time, the Duke of York was just 5 years old.

In the book “My Husband and I: The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage,” author Ingrid Seward revealed that the dad of two wandered out of his dad’s sight and he went straight to the Windsor Royal Mews stables.

While there, Prince Andrew aimed sly kicks at the dogs, and he also taunted the guardsmen. At one point, he also took a sideways swipe at the legs of the horses at the stables.

The horses at the Royal Mews stables, as well as the royal dogs, are very precious in the eyes of Queen Elizabeth. So, the staff decided to finally take action against the young royal.

“ When he refused to stop, two grooms picked him up, threw him into the dung heap and shoveled manure all over him. The Prince was too shocked to cry, but the impact of his humiliation hit him and, when he managed to extract himself from the foul-smelling mess, he ran as fast as he could up the hill to the castle saying: ‘I’ll tell my mummy,’” Seward said.

Until today, no one knows if Prince Andrew really told the Queen about what happened to him. But the royal staff never faced any repercussions for trying to straighten Prince Andrew’s attitude.

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew is reportedly the Queen and Prince Philip’s favorite child. But even though this may be the case, the Duke wasn’t ecstatic when he found out that his wife was pregnant with Prince Andrew.

In the book “Sarah: HRH The Duchess of York,” Seward said that there were rumors suggesting that Her Majesty and Prince Philip were at odds with each other when they found out that they will have another child.

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Pictured: Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew watch the flypast over The Mall of British and US World War II aircraft from the Buckingham Palace balcony on National Commemoration Day July 10, 2005 in London. Getty Images/Daniel Berehulak