AND WOOTTON: Andrew prepared to risk Queen's reputation for a comeback

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手形の高騰を止められますか アンドルー王子 really so cretinous and conniving that he would allow his mother to risk her impeccable reputation to aid his delusional fantasies of a comeback?

悲しいことに, the answer is, 絶対に, without any doubt.

昨日, in front of the world’s media, the disgraced Duke of York used a frail 95-year-old to return to the public stage where he is convinced he belongs – and I wasn’t even slightly surprised.

結局, in the days after his father フィリップ王子‘s death a year ago, I revealed how he immediately began plotting to use the tragedy to take the spotlight and then did appear in front of the TV cameras, ignoring the wishes of his relatives and royal courtiers.

It takes a uniquely twisted individual to use the bereavement of a parent to plot a resurgence.

Is Prince Andrew really so cretinous and conniving that he would allow his mother to risk her impeccable reputation to aid his delusional fantasies of a comeback? 悲しいことに, the answer is, 絶対に, without any doubt. 写真: The Duke of York walks The Queen into Westminster Abbey yesterday

Is Prince Andrew really so cretinous and conniving that he would allow his mother to risk her impeccable reputation to aid his delusional fantasies of a comeback? 悲しいことに, the answer is, 絶対に, without any doubt. 写真: The Duke of York walks The Queen into Westminster Abbey yesterday

But sadly I knew a desperate Andrew posed a risk for the Queen, physically ailing in her twilight years and looking to her favourite son and next-door neighbour for support.

That’s why just six weeks ago, following his settlement with Virginia Giuffre that finished off any hopes of a respectable return to public life, 私 wrote a column for MailOnline warning that the Queen ‘must resist any attempt from Andrew to worm his way back’.

‘Do not put it past Andrew, 入浴よりも出産したい, to try and manipulate his mother,’ I added ominously.

And look at what’s happened less than two months later.

道路上のみんな: I disagree with the Queen’s decision to place Andrew centre stage at what was an otherwise pitch perfect service for the late Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey, but I do not blame her for putting loyalty to her family first.

The Queen has earned trust and respect over her seven decades of service.

My impeccably placed royal sources insist the Queen made the decision for Andrew to be her ‘walkerand intends for him to play the same role at other similar private events in the futurealthough crucially not at state occasions.

Just six weeks ago, following his settlement with Virginia Giuffre that finished off any hopes of a respectable return to public life, I wrote a column for MailOnline warning that the Queen 'must resist any attempt from Andrew to worm his way back. 写真: Andrew with Virginia Roberts-Giuffre in a photo believed to have been taken at Ghislaine Maxwell's London home

Just six weeks ago, following his settlement with Virginia Giuffre that finished off any hopes of a respectable return to public life, I wrote a column for MailOnline warning that the Queen ‘must resist any attempt from Andrew to worm his way back. 写真: Andrew with Virginia Roberts-Giuffre in a photo believed to have been taken at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London home

A royal insider explained: ‘The Queen demonstrated her stubbornness with the decision to travel with Andrew but as a Christian woman she has a strong belief that if she showed forgiveness then maybe other people will follow.

‘She still loves Andrew and realises he is a broken man. There was also the practical matter of the fact that by walking in the side door of the Abbey with her, he could avoid the bank of photographers.

I’ve been told Andrew still harbours hopes of being part of at least some of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

Now that he’s played such a central role in the memorial service with the Queen’s overwhelming approval, Andrew knows there’s at least a chance he could still return to the Buckingham Palace balcony if his mum gives him the nod.

The royal source added: ‘The Queen certainly wants Andrew by her side at private events, possibly even the Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot as her walker, but not at formal state occasions. And when you get a request from the Queen, you can’t say no.

But I disagree.

If Andrew had a single shred of decency left he would have said no, knowing full well that riding in the same car as the Queen to the service and walking her to her seat for such an anticipated event would lead to unnecessary criticism of the monarch.

‘I’m sorry mummy, but for your sake, I’m going to travel alone and sit next to my daughters at the service, and let Charles or Edward help you to your seat,’ he should have told her.








But Andrew cannot be trusted to look out for anyone other than himself – we know that much now.

He’s used his proximity to the Queen to manipulate her.

Like the day after his car crash Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis that effectively finished him off as a senior royal, where he attended church with Her Majesty and assured her it had been ‘a great success’.

So the blame lies with the royal courtiers and senior members – notably Prince Charles and Prince William – who shrugged off the decision for Andrew to travel with the Queen to the service and ludicrously believed he would do the decent thing and allow a member of the clergy to guide the Queen to her seatas if!

You only have to look at Andrew’s recent track record to know there was more chance of him doing the decent thing than Harry and Meghan choosing duty over Hollywood big bucks.

Charles and William have proven that when they stage a genuine intervention with the Queen – and do so with some purpose – she will listen.

That’s how they convinced her that Prince Andrew must step down as a senior royal in the first place.

After the unfairly negative global headlines about Prince William’s tour of the Caribbean last week, he should have been acutely aware how much optics matter.

And the optics of this event have made it obvious that Andrew cannot and will not simply be erased from royal life because he won’t allow that to happen.

In the days after his father Prince Philip's death a year ago, I revealed how he immediately began plotting to use the tragedy to take the spotlight and then did appear in front of the TV cameras, ignoring the wishes of his relatives and royal courtiers

In the days after his father Prince Philip’s death a year ago, I revealed how he immediately began plotting to use the tragedy to take the spotlight and then did appear in front of the TV cameras, ignoring the wishes of his relatives and royal courtiers








My royal source said: ‘Prince Charles and William were not happy with the arrangements. William in particular did not think it should happen and Charles thought they needed to protect Andrew from himself.

‘But they both accepted it was the Queen’s decision to make.

「今、, でも, after the last 24 hours of negative headlines, the knives are out for Andrew in a way you can’t believe, especially among the men in grey suits at the Palace.

The time has come for Prince Charleswho is in many ways already starting to implement his vision of a slimmed down monarchyand Prince William to play the role of enforcers when it comes to Andrew, before he does the Queen any more damage.

今, Charles may well believe his brother’s denials regarding Giuffre. I understand that her story is full of holes and Andrew has never been found guilty.

But he had multiple opportunities to clear his name – by cooperating with the FBI or facing down his Australian accuser in court – and he failed to take the chance.

By making that decision, he threw away his opportunity for public redemption.

Charles and William know that and so, while they might choose to maintain a positive private relationship, their job is to shore up the shaky foundations of the Royal Family as it prepares to exit the second great Elizabethan era.

It’s time for them to speed up their plans by bringing forward moves to banish Andrew.

たった今, the British monarchy is scoring too many own goals ­– Andrew as the Queen’s walker simply cannot be countenanced.