Prince Andrew ‘unable’ to return to royal life as Queen ‘won’t consider it for a second’


PRINCE ANDREW’s return to Royal Family duties will not be considered “for a second” by Queen Elizabeth II according to a royal commentator.

During the Royal Rota, ITV’s Chris Chip and Lizzie Robinson discussed the possibility of the Duke of York returning to royal life. Mr Ship outlined a long-term plan that Prince Andrew must follow in order to regain his royal duties but stressed the timing is currently not right for his return to be considered.

Mr Ship said: “There were some reports last weekend that he was going to make some sort of comeback, which I thought was remarkable.

“I cannot believe for one second that anyone in the Royal Family will be thinking of putting Prince Andrew front and centre of any event any time in the near future until all of this has been decided one way or another.”

Ms Robinson replied: “I found that extraordinary, I had a sort of double-take moment when I saw that story.

“The thought that he wants to return to royal life, to duties.

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Prince Andrew is Queen Elizabeth II’s son (Image: Getty)

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Prince Andrew is eighth in line to the throne (Image: Getty)

“I just think until this has been cleared up and he has spoken to the FBI he is a distraction.

“He would be unable to work, without that hanging over him.”

Mr Ship added: “I get the impression they have got this long-term plan.

“In order for that to happen there would have to be a resolution of the legal process.

“Total exoneration on his part and his side of the story properly given.

“I am sure he will think twice about what kind of interview he will do next time.

“Then a reframing of his duties, I think it is a bit too early for that given that Ghislaine Maxwell still has not had her trial yet.

“Given that Prince Andrew and the FBI as far as we know have not spoken.

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Prince Andrew is the Duke of York (Image: Getty)

“It is perhaps not that right move to make at the moment, to talk about Andrew coming back to royal duties when this thing is still at the centre of the storm.”


The Duke of York has continuously denied any involvement with the “abhorrent” activities of Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew emphatically described allegations of abuse as “baseless” and earlier this year claimed he had offered his help to US authorities.

The Duke has “categorically” denied having any sexual contact with any of the women associated with Epstein.


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