Prince Andrew is trying to rebuild his reputation but has been told by his older brother and nephew to avoid high-profile events with the royal family and stay out of the public eye
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Prince Andrew is furious with Charles and William and refuses to get in touch with them because they are trying to keep him out of the public eye, sources claim.
The 62-year-old is trying to rebuild his reputation after settling a civil sexual assault lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre in the US and raising questions about his ties to convicted sex offender billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
But his older brother and nephew prevented him from attending the Knights of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle last week.
And now sources have said the sun He pulled out of attending Royal Ascot because he was so angry with the couple, and there are now concerns that further friction could throw the royal family’s summer reunion in Balmoral into turmoil.
The Queen did not attend Royal Ascot for the first time since her coronation earlier this year due to ongoing mobility issues.
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However, she reportedly told Andrew to stay away from the event to avoid public backlash.
“Andrew is desperate to rebuild his life and wants his titles back,” a source told the newspaper.
“But he’s angry at Charles and William for stopping his plans.
“He doesn’t want to talk to you. Battle lines were drawn and that put a cloud over Balmoral in the summer.”
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Prince Andrew was stripped of his honorary military titles in January and told he could no longer use HRH in an official capacity after being accused by Epstein victim, Ms Giuffre.
He reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with his accuser in February to end the civil case and prevent him from going to court in the US, but he has always vehemently denied the allegation.
It comes after he resigned from public office in 2019 after concerns were raised about his ties to Epstein.
Charles and William reportedly spoke to the Queen about these concerns in December.
Sources say Prince Andrew believes he can regain his titles and return to life as a working king, but he is “blinded”.
He now spends most of his time at the Royal Lodge house, only going to lunch with the Queen or to go horseback riding in Windsor.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/angry-prince-andrew-refusing-socialise-27272358 Angry Prince Andrew refuses to contact Charles and William for blocking his comeback