Queen Elizabeth II had hoped that her embattled son Prince Andrew might salvage his broken popularity by endeavor charity work.
The Duke of York, 62, was kicked out of Buckingham Palace final month and took a step again from royal duties in 2019 following the publicization of his affiliation with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. A girl named Virginia Giuffre claimed that Epstein and the now-jailed Ghislaine Maxwell compelled her to have intercourse with Prince Andrew when she was simply 17.
The late queen — who died in September 2022 — prompt that Andrew spend his power serving to others to assist distance himself from the intercourse offender, a supply informed the Independent not too long ago.
The insider additionally famous that “other members of the family agreed and saw it as his only way to rehabilitation.”
However, one other supply informed the Daily Beast that Andrew’s brother King Charles III is not going to assist the rebrand.
“Charles has made it clear there is no way back to public life for Andrew. If he wants to go and do charitable work that will be up to him,” they stated.
Attorney Spencer Kuvin — who defended 9 of Epstein’s victims — informed the Mirror that “there’s a PR campaign at work” concerning Andrew’s charitable actions and known as the transfer “unbelievable.”
Andrew, a father of two, was additionally stripped of his navy titles and royal patronages by the queen final 12 months following a sexual assault lawsuit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Andrew reached a $12 million settlement with Giuffre on the time.
The Daily Mail reported on the time that Charles, 74, and his son Prince William desired that Andrew be exiled with a view to make sure the “survival” of the royal household.
“This is about the survival of the institution at all costs. Always has been and always will be,” a senior palace insider informed the publication.
“The removal of titles and patronages means the institution can now legitimately say it is not involved,” the insider added. “It was a ruthless and swift decision which will have been recommended by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge and sanctioned by the Queen.”
Since Andrew’s scandals surfaced, he reportedly not often leaves his dwelling and watches TV for many of his day.
Insiders disclosed to the Telegraph final October: “These days, he barely goes out at all. He rarely goes out socially in the evening — where would he go? The only times he used to go out were to visit the queen at the castle and now he can’t even do that.”
The former helicopter pilot was additionally not allowed to put on his navy uniform to his mom’s funeral final fall.