Prince Andrew has been out of the spotlight since his horrible 2019 BBC interview. Still, Queen Elizabeth II’s second son enjoyed many of the perks of being a royal family member. But after attempts to get the U.S. civil lawsuit against him dropped failed, Andrew now faces the case alone.
Prince Charles and Prince William were supposedly “instrumental” in the queen’s decision to force Andrew out, per the Daily Mail. A senior palace source told the outlet, “This is about the survival of the institution at all costs. Always has been and always will be.” The Mail reported a second “well-placed palace source” said, “It was a ruthless and swift decision which will have been recommended by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge and sanctioned by the Queen.”
Prince William has reportedly been growing anxious about the Andrew scandal for some time. The Mirror reported a royal source claiming William and Prince Charles were “increasingly concerned about the effect all of this turmoil could have on the Queen.” Royal expert Angela Levin claims William and Charles are “incredibly angry” that Andrew has let the court case come to the trial stage. A friend of the Duke of Cambridge told The Sunday Times (via Insider) that William is not a fan of Andrew and considers his uncle to be “a risk” and a “threat to the family.” The friend of William said Andrew’s “ungracious and ungrateful” attitude towards his royal position upsets the future king.
Source: Nicki Swift