Prince Andrew’s siblings have decided he should not be allowed to return to public life due to the scandal he has caused the Royal Family while Prince William sees him as a threat to the monarchy
Prince Andrew faces no way back to public life with his siblings having ruled it out in a get-together while Prince William sees him as a “danger” to the monarchy, royal sources have claimed.
A meeting was held last January where Charles, Anne and Edward were in agreement that their brother should never be allowed to return to public life, an insider has claimed.
The source said: “Nine months ago Charles, Anne and Edward had a meeting, a summit, and agreed there was no way back for him.”
It comes as the scandal hit Duke of York is also deemed to be a threat for the Royal Family by William who allegedly thinks he is “ungracious and ungrateful,” said a Sunday Times source.
Andrew, 61, is facing a sex abuse lawsuit in the United States and stepped back from public life after a disastrous interview for him on the BBC’s Newsnight nearly two years ago.
The bad publicity that the saga has given the royals means that he will never be allowed back it is claimed by the Sunday Times insider.
They said: “There is no way in the world he’s ever coming back, the family will never let it happen.”
The source also claimed that William is annoyed about Andrew’s attitude since the scandal has emerged, saying it’s what “really gets” to him.
They continued: “Any suggestion there isn’t gratitude for the institution, anything that could lead the public to think that senior members of the family aren’t grateful for their position, (William thinks) is really dangerous.”
While Andrew’s image has been tarnished, it does appear that he feels he can put the scandal behind him especially with the way he took a leading role at the funeral of Prince Philip this year in speaking to the media.
He talked to television crews outside All Saints Chapel, Windsor Lodge, two days after the Duke of Edinburgh died to express the feelings of the Royal Family.
A friend of Charles told The Sunday Times that Andrew seized the opportunity “to be in front of a camera and was making it clear to the households that he was going to be in front of a camera ASAP.”
But a Sunday Times source said that while Charles “loves” his brother he feels that the sex abuse writ served by his accuser Virginia Giuffre is causing “unwelcome reputational damage to the institution”.
Adding: “a way back for the Duke is not possible, because the spectre of this accusation raises its head with hideous regularity”.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment. Kensington Palace was contacted for comment.