His decision about Andrew’s fate came at Christmas
It was only on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth had her second son Prince Andrew stripped of all military ranks and royal patronage. The driving forces behind it were Prince Charles and Prince William. Above all, the heir to the throne gave the final impetus.
The fateful decision is said to have been made by Prince Charles, 73, at Christmas, as reported by The Sun. From now on, his younger brother Prince Andrew, 61, is no longer considered a full member of the royal family. A hard decision, of all things for the celebration of love. But the Duke of York, who is now no longer “Royal Highness”, faces a civil suit for triple abuse in the United States. With this stigma, he is no longer acceptable to the British Royals.
Prince Charles: With Prince William helping out, he convinced Queen Elizabeth
Charles is said to have had his own thoughts before consulting his eldest son Prince William, 39, about his brother’s fate. Queen Elizabeth, 95, had the last word.
The father-son duo have made it clear to the Queen that Andrew must leave no later than January 2022 following his New York sex abuse hearing, sources told The Sun. The queen was “of the same mind,” although it was “with a heavy heart,” the insider said.
The heir to the throne is celebrating his 73rd birthday
Royal experts are of the opinion that Charles’ consistent actions show that after the death of his father Prince Philip, † 99, he apparently feels called to “flex his muscles” to help his mother.
Princess Anne and Prince Edward warned Andrew
After Andrew’s fate was decided, his siblings Princess Anne, 71, and Prince Edward, 57, are said to have immediately visited him at the Royal Lodge – presumably to warn him. On January 13, 2022, his disgrace became official: “With the Queen’s consent, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronage have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue to hold no public duties and is defending this case as a private individual ‘ Buckingham Palace said in an official statement.
It had just been 24 hours since a US judge ruled to allow Virginia Giuffre, 38, to sue the royal. According to the British media, the trial in New York is scheduled to take place as early as September. “The collective view was that Andrew was hurting the whole family,” said a source close to the royals. Another source added, “Charles first decided that Andrew had to go.”
For the festival of love, Andrew was stuck in the cauldron
Charles spent the Christmas holidays with his mother and around 20 family members at Windsor Castle. Prince Andrew is said to have been among them. His case was “widely discussed” on this occasion. A few days later there was a conversation with William, who spent the holidays together with Duchess Catherine, 40, and the children at Amner Hall in Norfolk.
Andrew, meanwhile, spent the years preparing for his hearing at the Royal Lodge. It must have been nerve-wracking days for the crosshaired royal. But the Queen’s alleged favorite son will probably face many difficult moments in 2022.
Source used: thesun.co.uk