Royal FEUD: How Prince Andrew STOLE Prince Charles’s thunder with his dashing good looks
Prince Andrew “wounded Prince Charles’ vanity” with his “Robert Redford looks”, according to a tell-all book.
To his younger brothers, Andrew and Edward, Prince Charles was seen as the “playful, occasionally patronising”, companion. As Charles approached 30, Andrew was growing to manhood. He was twelve years younger than Charles, and was free from the restraints of heirdom. In “Charles, Prince of Wales”, it is revealed Prince Charles often “lost his temper” over his younger brother, Andrew.
According to the author, Anthony Holden, “Prince Andrew’s dashing good looks began to steal some of Charles’ thunder, wounding his vanity and causing a few acid remarks”.
“Ah, the one with the Robert Redford looks?”, Charles would say when asked about Andrew’s progress.
An incident occurred that made Charles lose his temper and slapped Andrew down for familiarity in front of outsiders.
During a parachute training exercise in 1978, Charles and Andrew teamed up together when Andrew teased him gently about his age: “You’re getting on a bit for this sort of thing, aren’t you?”
According to several reports, jealousy plagues the Royal Family, especially between Prince Charles and Prince Andrew.
As Prince Charles is the future king, he has a lot of important Royal duties to oversee.
In addition, Charles receives a lot of attention from his family and the media.
According to The Daily Beast, the Duke of York is jealous of his older brother’s destiny.
As the first-born son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles is the heir apparent and will become the King of England when his mother passes away.
Prince Charles believes those who wish to participate in important family events should commit to full-time royalty.
Since Andrew and his daughters are not technically full-time Royals, Charles would not allow them to stand on the Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
On several occasions, he allegedly expressed concern that Prince Charles’ sons and their wives overshadow his daughters.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK