It is reported that Prince William and Prince Charles have both lobbied the Queen to prevent Andrew from attending the Order of the Garter ceremony this week, although he still attends some private events
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Although Prince William is not yet the next in line to the throne, according to some royal commentators, he has “punched his weight more” when it comes to the ongoing Andrew crisis.
William was reportedly “so alarmed” at the prospect of Andrew attending the Order of the Garter ceremony that he made it clear he would retire unless the Duke of York was barred from attending the public.
That The Daily Mail Richard Eden says the prince’s new approach is an example of how he “throws his weight around more”.
Mr Eden said: “This was an example of him saying ‘enough is enough’, no way will I be there.
“It would have been an awful look, it’s good, it’s reassuring that William knows that and he knows how damaging that is.”
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The royals made a “family decision” to limit the disgraced Andrew’s Garter Day appearance to a backstage lunch and investiture ceremony.
As a result, Andrew was not seen in public during the event, one of the most colorful on the royal calendar, after Prince Charles and William reportedly pitched the Queen his attendance.
According to The Mail on Sunday’s Kate Mansey, the Prince Andrew crisis is more serious than the Megxit.
Speaking of Palace Confidential Show, p He said: “This is the modernization of monarchy in real time because here you have your birthright, but for the first time you don’t just have to be born into your HRH, it’s a whole new thing, that you have to keep earning it.
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“It hurts Andrew a lot.”
She continued: “The Palace, the Queen, other senior royals, Charles and William are stepping in to protect the monarchy and saying, ‘No, no, the monarchy isn’t something you’re born into anymore, this is a privilege one has to deserve'”.
Prince Andrew stepped down from royal duties 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.
In January, ahead of his court settlement in the case, the Queen stripped Andrew of his honorary military posts, including colonel in the Grenadier Guards, and he abandoned his HRH style.
On Sunday, the Telegraph quoted an unnamed source as saying: “Colonel in the Grenadier Guards was his most coveted title and he wants it back. Having remained Councilor of State, he also believes he should be present at royal and state events.
“Most important to him is his status as HRH and Prince of the Blood, and he believes it should be restored and his position recognized and respected.”
The Order of the Garter ceremony has not been held since 2019 due to Covid and Andrew remains a Knight of the Order despite having stepped down from royal duties.
Andrew’s older brother Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly agreed that the Duke of York should miss the public-facing elements of the event yesterday amid fears of tarnishing the royals’ reputation after a successful anniversary weekend.
The Queen is said to have made the final decision on the matter.
A source said: “It was a decision by the household in the best interests of the family but also in the best interests of the Duke of York.”
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