He wants a leaner monarchy, and there’s no place in it for troublemakers who cast a shadow over the rest of the family. It was started by the newly minted British King Charles III. very fast. According to the latest news from Buckingham Palace, he mercilessly dispatched his brother Andrew, who is embroiled in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, abolished his office and banned him from using the royal residence as a correspondence address.
Queen Elizabeth II fulfilled the logical obligation to strip Prince Andrew of his military titles and royal patronages in January this year. But she did not resort to any other restrictions towards her son, because it is an open secret that she had a great weakness for him.
That Charles III. he got into it sharply. British media reports that he decided not only to dissolve the younger brother’s office in Buckingham Palace, but also banned him from using the main royal residence as a correspondence address. In short, he showed him that he was no longer welcome.
“Any presence he has in the palace is officially over. The king made it clear. He is no longer a working member of the royal family, he is alone,” a source told The Sun website.
Only a few months ago, Prince Andrew agreed to an out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of having sex with her as a minor, paying her twelve million pounds. But that is damn far from clearing the name he promised so much.
According to sources close to the royal family, the Duke of York is currently recruiting experts for a communications team tasked with saving what’s left of his reputation. This team will no longer have a base in Buckingham Palace. On the contrary, Andrew’s employees, who he kept in the office even after withdrawing from public life, will have to look for new jobs.
It is not the only signal that King Charles no longer counts on his brother in the royal family. Only a few days ago his Queen Consort Camilla took over from Andrew as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
The Duke of York was understandably a no-show at the Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey hosted by Kate, Princess of Wales. In addition to members of the royal family, including Andrew’s daughters Eugenie and Beatrice, several celebrities attended.