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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Order of the Garter service at St George’s Chapel on June 13, 2022 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is Britain’s oldest and oldest order of chivalry, created by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago. Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage
Vanity Fair royal correspondent Katie Nicholl claimed it was Andrew’s brother Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, who cut short his planned public appearance.
“During the service, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was inducted as Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter, the highest honor the Queen can bestow on a female member of the family,” she said. written for the media. “It is, according to friends of Camilla, the only title the Duchess has secretly wanted and was delighted to receive.”
“Prince Charles was keen that his wife’s big moment would not be overshadowed by his brother, and Vanity Fair has learned that he is particularly reluctant to have his brother attend the service and does not want Andrew to return to official commitments,” continued Nicholl. “The situation with the disgraced Duke has caused tension behind the scenes as Andrew is reportedly keen to return to public duties now that he believes he has cleared his name.”
Nicholl asserted that
Charles and his son Williamwho is second in line, is adamant that Andrew cannot resume any public role as he continues to fiercely protect the monarchy.
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“There are tensions because the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge want Andrew to be kept out of any public engagement,” a palace source told Nicholl. “They don’t want him back in public life, period. [Platinum] Jubilee was such a hit and they were all impressed with how well everything turned out. They want to ride that wave of goodwill, not have Andrew and his scandals overshadow the good work the rest of the family is doing.”
A source also told People magazine that Andrew’s withdrawal from the ceremony was a “personal decision” made in consultation with the family.
In March this year, Andrew reached a multi-million pound settlement with a woman who accused him of sexual exploitation. He was stripped of his honorary military titles
amid the scandal caused by the allegations.
He did not appear on the palace balcony during Trooping the Colour, which took place during the Platinum Jubilee, marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also did not appear as they stepped back as senior royals in 2020.