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Prince Andrew lobbied to stop Charles becoming King, new book claims

A brand new e-book claims Prince Andrew labored with Princess Diana to foyer towards then Prince Charles sooner or later turning into King, The Telegraph reported.

In her new e-book Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: From Outcast to Queen Consort, royal biographer Angela Levin claimed the Queen’s second son labored collectively together with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and Charles’ former spouse Princess Diana to cease Charles from sooner or later turning into King Charles III.

Whereas Prince William would have been subsequent in line to the throne, Andrew tried to push his older brother apart to permit him to change into regent (somebody appointed to manipulate a state if the monarch is a minor) to the then-teenaged Prince William.

King Charles III, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York walking behind Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin as it headed to St Giles Cathedral.

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King Charles III, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York strolling behind Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin because it headed to St Giles Cathedral.

The e-book extract, printed on The Telegraph web site at the moment, additionally claimed Andrew lobbied towards the wedding of Charles and Camilla.

“His conduct was very, very adverse and very disagreeable to the Queen [Elizabeth], who disagreed. I used to be informed it was one of many uncommon events he did not get his means,” the supply, who Levin says was a “senior insider” wrote within the e-book.

“Nonetheless, he was apparently very offended that he could not rule the nation indirectly. He remained so hostile to Camilla’s emergence and acceptance that it is uncertain it has ever been forgiven.”

Whereas Andrew has been within the public eye following the loss of life of the Queen, he’s unlikely to renew royal duties underneath King Charles III, it was reported earlier this month.

He stepped down from army and royal duties in 2019 following the controversy surrounding his friendship with convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein. He was stripped of army and royal titles in January 2022 amid his out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre, who had sued the prince in 2021, saying he sexually assaulted her when she was 17.

Following the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II, Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah took custody of the Queen’s corgis Muick and Sandy.

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