When the Prince of Wales returned to England from his South Pacific tour, he immediately went to Sandringham to speak with his father. While the official cover story was “they were talking about organic farming,” of course everyone knew that Charles was really there to talk to his dad about Prince Andrew. Charles had already effectively ordered the Queen to fire Andrew from public duties, but many people believed there would be more punishments to come. It was also believed that Charles was perhaps seeking his father’s blessing to completely shut out Andrew. But perhaps Charles met with Philip so that they could get their arguments against Andrew straight, and become a united front when they spoke to Andrew together. That’s apparently what happened:
Prince Philip reportedly ordered Andrew to step down for the sake of the monarchy during a Sandringham showdown with Charles amid the worsening Jeffrey Epstein crisis. The Duke of Edinburgh told the disgraced prince to cease royal duties amid a backlash over the Duke of York’s friendship with the billionaire paedophile. An insider at the royal estate told the Daily Telegraph: ‘It was a tense meeting and Philip told his son that he had to take his punishment.’
Prince Charles also ‘read the riot act’ to his under-fire brother, a source claimed yesterday. The Prince of Wales is said to have dragged his younger sibling to the royal estate for a crunch summit where he effectively retired the duke from his public duties. Charles told his embattled brother there was ‘no way back into the family in the near future’ after the public outcry that followed his disastrous Newsnight interview last month.
Prince Philip also joined his sons for the light lunch, which took place shortly before the BBC interview with Andrew’s accuser Virginia Roberts aired on Monday. Andrew has repeatedly claimed that he did not have sex with Virginia Roberts and says that he couldn’t remember meeting her. The royal source told The Sun: ‘It was all very civilised and calm but Charles calmly read him the riot act and told him there was no way back for him in the near future. Andrew thought he was being treated harshly as nothing has yet been proved against him, but he accepted the decision. He really had little choice.’
Charles was also said to be concerned with the prospect of Andrew going to the US to clear his name, amid fears that such a move could ‘remove the mystery’ surrounding the royal family.
The source added: ‘Philip regrets Andrew doesn’t know how to lead a simple life. He thinks he’s been too extravagant.’
“…Amid fears that such a move could ‘remove the mystery’ surrounding the royal family…” THAT is the concern here? Not that Andrew participated in a human trafficking scheme and abused trafficked girls himself? Not that submitting to an FBI interview would end up with Andrew being criminally charged or under investigation? No, it’s all about the MYSTERY! The mystique must be rescued and protected? We can’t have any grubby, dull, stupid, non-sweating, Pizza Express-alibi-ing rapists ruining the mystery of royalty. Anyway, this checks out? I bet Philip and Charles were united in telling Andrew to GTFO and STFU. I wonder what the Queen will say though? Because clearly, the Queen is still trying to protect her favorite.
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