Prince Andrew was recently forced to stay out of sight during the Garter Day procession after a ‘family decision’ was made to limit his appearance to a luncheon and a backstage investiture ceremony. As the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and other senior royals toured the grounds of Windsor Castle for a church service commemorating the Order of the Garter, Andrew remained behind closed doors. Royal expert Ingrid Seward said she would be “surprised” if Andrew stayed at the Royal Lodge.
Speaking to True Royalty TV’s Royal Beat, Newsweek royal correspondent Jack Royston said: “When the Queen is gone, Charles won’t have a truck with Andrew attempting a comeback.
“It will be game over for him.
“It may already be game over.”
Royal expert Ingrid Seward added: “He will be supported financially.
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“They’re not going to kick him out because he’ll have a harder time kicking him out and start talking and start giving TV interviews and writing books.
Host Kate Thornton chimed in: “Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?”
Ms Seward continued: ‘They don’t want that anymore so he will be financially secure but I would be very surprised if he kept Royal Lodge.’
The Garter Day occasion has laid bare the problem of the Royal Family – what official role, if any, can Andrew play after his reputation has been badly tarnished by his involvement in a sexual assault case civilian in the United States. Andrew vehemently denied the allegations.
And it also revealed the internal struggle between senior members of the Royal Family and the Duke’s stated desire to be reinstated as a member of the Royal Family.
Charles and his son William are said to have lobbied the Queen over Andrew’s attendance at Garter Day, which includes the church service, an investiture for new members of the order and a luncheon.
One version of the Order of Service for the St George’s Chapel service names Andrew as part of the Knights of the Garter while in another distributed to the public he was omitted.
Joe Little, editor of Majesty Magazine, said: “It was clearly the intention that he was there because he’s on one of the lists, so it’s not a media fabrication that he was going to to be there, until recently that was the intention.
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