A royal source suggested one option for Prince Andrew could be to rebuild his life in Scotland after the civil sexual assault case against him is settled
The Queen has reportedly held secret talks with Prince Andrew and senior royals to discuss the Duke of York’s future.
Prince Andrew stepped down from royal duties and was stripped of his military titles and HRH status earlier this year following a sex scandal.
He denied the allegations against him and later settled out of court with his accuser. The settlement is not an admission of guilt.
The Duke missed the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations after contracting Covid but is expected to attend the annual Order of the Garter ceremony on Monday.
A senior palace source said meetings were being held behind the scenes to find a role for Prince Andrew away from the public spotlight Daily Mail reports.
The Queen has held family reunions to discuss a role her second son could fulfill without public backlash.
The source said: “Sometime in the near future, some thought will clearly need to be given to how to support the Duke as he tries, away from the public eye, to slowly rebuild his life in a different direction.”
Andrew is reportedly keen on keeping his residence at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park amid speculation he could move to Scotland.
The Palace source added: “There is of course a real awareness and sensitivity to the feelings of the public.
“It is also recognized that the task of supporting him as he begins to rebuild his life will be the first step on a long journey and should not be played in the public spotlight every day.”
A Buckingham Palace spokesman told the Mirror that members of the Royal Family who will attend the Most Noble Order of the Garter ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle will be confirmed on Monday.
Prince Andrew is expected to attend as a member of the Order.
A statement from the palace said: “Members of the royal family will go in procession to the chapel and after the service will depart in carriages for their return journey to the palace.
“During the service, the Duchess of Cornwall is installed as Royal Lady of the Garter. A companion, the Baroness Amos, and a knight companion, Sir Anthony Blair, are also deployed.”
The Order of the Garter is the oldest and oldest order of chivalry in Britain, founded by King Edward III almost 700 years ago. Founded.
The order includes the Queen, Sovereign of the Garter, several senior members of the royal family and 24 knights or dames chosen in recognition of their work.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-holds-secret-talks-senior-27210176 The Queen is holding secret talks with senior royals to discuss Prince Andrew's future