Royal Family News: Prince Andrew Solicits Queen ‘To Have Royal Status Reinstated’
Prince Andrew is reportedly pushing harder than ever for Queen Elizabeth II to return him to his former Royal glory. According to the Independent, the Duke of York is also pushing to have his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, granted status as working royals. Continue reading and we’ll tell you the rest of the story.
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A Royal source for the Telegraph reported that the duke’s Grenadier Guard title was his most coveted and it’s the one he most wants returned to him. The Telegraph also reported that the prince should also be included at Royal and state events as he has retained his Counsellor of the State designation. “Most importantly for him is his status as an HRH and ‘Prince of the Blood’ and he feels that should be reinstated and his position recognized and respected,” a source said.
Since being stripped of all his official Royal duties, the duke has stepped back from public life save for an appearance alongside the Queen at Prince Phillip’s memorial service in March. Though Andrew was expected to appear publicly at the Order of the Garter Ceremony on Monday, it was later reported that he had been banned from appearing there publicly as well. The Duke of York missed the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations after testing positive for COVID-19.
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The prince lost his coveted role in Grenadier Guards, along with other military titles and royal patronages in January after settling out of court with his sex abuse accuser, Virginia Guiffre, reportedly for a sum greater than $15 million.
For his part, though, the Duke of York maintained his innocence throughout the legal battle, claiming that he had never met Virginia Guiffre before. Though the duke is a Garter Knight, it was expected that he would appear at the Order of the Garter Ceremony Monday but, apparently, Prince Charles and Prince William both implored that Queen to avoid it, with some senior Royals fearing the backlash.
Of course, it was the Monarch who made the final decision and though Buckingham Palace officials and a representative for Prince Andrew have been contacted for comment, they have yet to respond. Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal family News and return here often for more news and updates.