Prince Andrew humiliated: Kate touted to replace ‘unfit’ Duke in role after secret meeting


PRINCE ANDREW could soon be stripped of yet another role after one of the clubs he chairs picked Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge as his successor following his forced temporary retirement from royal duty.

According to French Magazine Gala, members of the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London held a secret meeting last week to select Kate as their new Commodore.

A source close to the club suggested Prince Andrew had shown to be an “unfit” representative for the organization: “It’s a family club and Andrew is not in line with that.”

They added: “We feel a strong desire to replace him with Kate.

“She is an accomplished sailor and would be a huge asset as the club’s first female commodore.”

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Kate could take over from Prince Andrew as Commodore of the club (Image: GETTY)

Kate has shown her love for boating on several occasions since joining the Royal Family in 2011 and she has repeatedly challenged Prince William to a race on official outings near the water.

The Duchess of Cambridge would also be joining Prince Philip and Prince Charles as one of the highest-ranking members of the club, as both the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales are club officers.

But while the prospect of nomination could be seen as a sign of Kate’s success in establishing her role as a royal, the move could spark a domino effect among other patronages Prince Andrew holds.

The insider said: “At the palace, they persist because they want to avoid more embarrassment to Andrew.

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Prince Andrew has come under fire about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (Image: GETTY)

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Prince Andrew has been hoping to resume his public duties for the Royal Family (Image: GETTY)

“If the Royal Thames Yacht Club ousts him, other similar organisations will too.”

Prince Andrew was said to be hoping to resume his duties once speculation about Jeffrey Epstein subsided but experts had already warned he would struggle to return to public life.

And with the departure of the Duke of York, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s, the Royal Family will try to plug in the holes these senior royals left to help the Queen carry out her duties.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shown their commitment to the Crown by stepping up during the lockdown and moving the majority of their operations online.

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge has a renowned passion for sailing (Image: GETTY)

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge pictures boat racing in Cowes last year (Image: GETTY)

And as restrictions began to be lifted, they took on several outings to thanks British organisations and activists for their hard work to help others during the pandemic.

Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex have also been recommended for additional duties in support of Her Majesty.

Despite his COVID-19 diagnosis earlier in the year, Prince Charles was among the first royals to resume public duties and he and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall have already undertaken over 20 engagements across the UK.


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