THE Queen has been inducted into the racing Hall of Fame for her ‘lifelong commitment’ to the sport – amid family meetings over Andrew’s desperate desire to return to public life.
The new honour comes on the back of her best year on the track, with more than £535,000 in earnings from her 33 wins on the Flat to date.
She is a regular at Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby – with a trip with other members of the Royal Family already confirmed for next year.
But the honour has come at the end of another “annus horribilis” for Her Majesty following the death of her beloved husband Philip and the continued legal woes of her reported favourite son Andrew.
The prince has reportedly become “isolated” from the rest of the family as he is the “only person in the world clinging” on to the idea he can return to public life.
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The Royal Family “may never see Prince George become King”.
Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn’t make a “pretty picture” for its future.
Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen’s reign ends, she said: “When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.
“It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival.”
Prince Andrew is never likely to become king.
He is currently NINTH in line to the throne behind Lilibeth – who was born in June – who is the granddaughter of future king Charles.
But for 20 years between his birth and the birth of Prince William he was second in line. He was the first child born to a reigning monarch in over a century as Prince Charles and Princess Anne were born before Elizabeth came to the throne.
Due to a law in place at the time where boys had precedence over girls Andrew pushed down his big sister Anne who had previously been second in line. That law was abolished in 2013 with Princess Charlotte being the first daughter not to be displaced by the birth of her little brother.
Prince Andrew was banned from a lavish banquet with Charles and senior royals in a fresh snub.
The duke secretly attended a conference with Army colonels but was banished from dinner.
Palace insiders confirmed Andrew was not allowed to represent the Grenadier Guards and asked to leave… Brinkwire Brief News.