How the Queen’s children met to tackle ‘the Andrew problem’: Charles, Anne and Edward paved the way for Her Majesty to exile the Duke of York over his sex abuse lawsuit
A series of meetings involving Prince Andrew‘s siblings paved the way for the Queen to exile him from official Royal duties.
A source said: ‘The three siblings held several meetings, one of which included Prince Andrew.
Prince Charles (pictured with Andrew in 2012) canvassed the opinions of his sister Princess Anne and brother Prince Edward after calling them together to discuss ‘the Andrew problem’
It comes after the Duke of York was last week stripped of all his Royal and military titles by the Queen (both pictured in June 2019)
‘They were all in agreement, which took the pressure off their mother, but it is the Queen, ultimately, who still has the power here.
‘Charles and Andrew are not particularly close, so it was important that any meetings were held with Anne and Edward present.
‘The Duke of Cambridge has been informed and agreed with his father and grandmother but his role has been somewhat overplayed in all this.’
Prince Edward has long been seen as a bridge between Charles and Andrew, but he has recently stopped horse-riding at Windsor Great Park where the Duke of York now takes daily rides.
While painful for the Queen, insiders said the decision to make Andrew an outcast was inevitable after his bid to dismiss sex claims in a US court failed.
Andrew continues to vehemently deny any wrongdoing.