Prince Charles is said to have decided that Andrew should be removed from the royal family as he was harming her image, and then arranged for William’s support.
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Prince Charles is said to be planning to hack his brother Andrew for Christmas, they claim.
The Prince of Wales decided that Andrew had to leave the royal group as he “ran out of roads” before he got William’s support.
The royal family on Thursday removed Andrew’s military connections and royal patronage, saying he would no longer be known as “his royal highness”.
Charles was supposed to consult with William before they met the queen, and it was decided that Andrew should be removed, as he was detrimental to the image of the royal family.
Charles came to the conclusion at Christmas that this was the right move, sources said The sun and then they spoke with William to the Queen after Andrew’s sexual abuse treatment this month, where he hoped the case would be dismissed.
The Queen accepted that she was “of the same opinion”, albeit with a “heavy heart”, before other royal members consulted and agreed.
Princess Anne and Prince Edward then broke the news to Andrew at his Royal Lodge last weekend.
A source told The Sun: “The collective opinion was that Andrew was harming the whole family.”
Another said: “He felt he had just run out of roads. So he discussed this with William in the days between Christmas and New Year and his son totally agreed with him. William and Charles then informed the Queen that they were of the same opinion. In the end, it was the Queen’s final decision, but she told them she shared their position. The Queen and Andrew had their last talks on the matter on Thursday.
A similar opinion was shared by another source who says William felt Andrew was misbehaving with the situation.
Andrew’s removal from the king’s life raised the question of whether the queen’s son would pay his security for him.
The taxpayer’s bill for Andrew’s annual security is said to be £ 2 million, and retired chief superintendent Dai Davis said he is likely to have a higher threat level for now, as he is often in the news.
The Daily mail reports that he said: “Whether (or not) he continues to use his titles, he remains the Queen’s son. Whether he is still provided with specialized protection will be based entirely on how serious will be the level of threat to intelligence. ”
Davies said internal affairs advisers, the Queen’s private security and an expert committee will decide what the level of threat is.