‘Have to accept!’ Royals may be forced to create new Andrew role as he demands ‘comeback’


THE Royal Family could be forced to create a new role for disgraced Prince Andrew, it has been claimed.

But Mr Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “Andrew is in the background, though he is trying to arrange a comeback and it is getting him nowhere.

“Indeed there is even more adverse publicity but public support is near zero.

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Prince Andrew could be handed another royal role created by the Firm (Image: GETTY )

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The Queen has shown her support for her son (Image: GETTY )

“He has to accept that, at 62, he has no future public role. The Royal Family have to create one for him, such as managing the royal estates.”

This week’s Garter Day was beset by an internal struggle after the disgraced Duke of York was forced to remain out of sight during the procession after a “family decision” was taken to limit his appearance to the lunch and investiture ceremony.

Prince Charles and his son the Duke of Cambridge are understood to have lobbied the Queen about Andrew’s participation in Garter Day, which featured a church service, an investiture for new members of the order and a lunch.

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The Royals could create a new role for Andrew (Image: GETTY )

Andrew stepped down from public life after the furore over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case against a woman he claimed never to have met.

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Prince Andrew has been keen to make a royal comeback (Image: GETTY )

The Duke was cast out of the working monarchy and no longer uses his HRH style after Ms Giuffre, who was trafficked by Epstein, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17.

The Duke denied the claims and he later reached a multimillion-pound out-of-court settlement in a civil sexual assault case, which was not an admission of guilt.

The Queen signalled her support for Andrew – rumoured to be her favourite child – by arriving with him for Prince Philip’s memorial service in March.

He is now calling for his daughter Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to become working members of the Royal Family, according to the Telegraph.


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