In an ‘internal scrap,’ Prince Andrew is’resisting’ Charles and William’s plans for the Royal Family.
According to a royal commentator, Prince Andrew has found himself at odds with his brother, Prince Charles, and nephew, Prince William, over the monarchy’s future.
Prince Charles, the longest-serving Prince of Wales, is said to want to stamp his mark on the monarchy when he takes the throne.
The Prince of Wales’ desire for a “slimmed down” monarchy is well known, with royal journalist Camilla Tominey predicting that he will want a more active, but smaller, core unit of senior royals.
“There’s this sense that he wants a slimmed-down monarchy to ensure that everyone is contributing and that there are no so-called hangers-on,” she said.
She went on to say that he will work to keep the monarchy’s cultural relevance and popularity, as well as forge a public-facing Royal Family “fit for the future.”
Prince Andrew has long resented the plans of the heir apparent and second-in-line to cut off the branches of royal bloodlines, according to Nigel Cawthorne, author of “Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell, and the Palace.”
For “quite some time,” he said, a slimming down of the monarchy appeared to be in the works for Charles and William.
“Andrew has resisted it,” he claimed.
He stressed how important it is for the Duke of York’s daughters, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, to keep their royal titles and the protections that come with them.
“There was a bit of a squabble within the Royal Family about this matter,” he added.
When Prince Charles announced a decade ago that he would pursue a more streamlined model of monarchy, his relationship with his brother deteriorated.
It had caused significant “tensions” within the senior royal households, according to royal expert Katie Nicholls, who told This website in July last year.
“It was a big issue for Prince Andrew when Charles made his vision for a streamlined monarch very clear around the time of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations,” she said.
“His view was that because they had HRH titles and were blood Princesses, they should be full-time working royals,” she continued.
“It didn’t work out that way, and there were definitely tensions between the royal brothers as a result.”
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice both work full-time jobs outside of the Royal Family.
Several of their cousins are in stark contrast to them.
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