Prince Andrew was the favorite of Queen Elizabeth II and she sought his advice around the time Charles married Camilla
LONDON, ENGLAND – In a shocking claim, Prince Andrew is said to have “lobbied hard” to prevent Charles from becoming king, a new book has revealed. The 62-year-old was in the public spotlight after the Queen’s death on September 8.
The Duke of York was allowed to wear his military uniform during a vigil at Westminster Hall when the late monarch lay in state. The decision was made by his brother, King Charles, although he was prevented from wearing it during the Queen’s state funeral procession on Monday September 19.
In January, Andrew was hit with a civil sexual assault case by Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17. As a result, he had to give up his HRH title, which distinguishes a person as “royal” over others. Andrew was also forced to relinquish his patronage and honorary military roles. The case was settled for an undisclosed sum.
According to The Mirror, a new biography has spilled the beans on how Camilla, the Queen Consort, won over senior royals and how Andrew didn’t want Charles to be king. The outlet reports that the two brothers did not have a warm relationship, except for a brief time when they were both married, and Camilla caused obvious rifts in the family.
King Charles and Andrew’s relationship was difficult considering they were first and second in line at one point. It was the exact “heir and replacement” equation that pursued Prince William and Prince Harry. According to reports, both are said to have very different personalities, values and attitudes towards life and do not always have the same point of view.
Prince Andrew was Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite and she sought his advice when Charles married Camilla. An abridged excerpt from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: From Outcast to Queen Consort shared by The Telegraph reveals how a senior insider told author Angela Levin.
The insider said the Duke of York tried to convince the Queen to stop Charles from marrying Camilla by being “quite toxic, mean, unhelpful and very angry with Camilla.” The same royal source added that during her lifetime, Princess Diana, through her friendship with Andrew’s wife Sarah, “planned with Andrew to push Prince Charles aside” so that Andrew could become regent to Prince William, who was then a teenager. Andrew’s behavior was said to have been “very, very negative and extremely uncomfortable” for the Queen, who contradicted him.