At Odds: Queen Elizabeth II 'Irritated' With Prince Charles' Take On Prince Andrew Attending Philip's Memorial
Showing whose boss. Queen Elizabeth II apparently wasn't interested in Prince Charles' opinion on Prince Andrew showing his face at his late father Prince Philip's memorial.
The 73-year-old, who is the heir to the throne, "disagreed" with his mother, 95, about whether her controversial son should attend the event for the Duke of Edinburgh last month after settling his sexual assault lawsuit, but according to an insider, the monarch didn't want nor need the Prince of Wales' input on the matter.
"Elizabeth is irritated with Prince Charles for giving his opinion where it’s not wanted," an insider squealed to Us Weekly after Charles made it known he was "against" his younger brother joining the rest of the family at the Service of Thanksgiving. Her Majesty didn't need the future king "directing her on how to handle" the scandal.
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Not only was Andrew in attendance to pay tribute to his dad on Tuesday, March 29, but he even escorted his ailing mother from Windsor Castle to Westminster Abbey, where the service took place.
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Along with Charles and Andrew, 62, the queen shares Princess Anne, 71, and Prince Edward, 58, with her late husband, who died in April 2021 at 99 years old.
Andrew's attendance certainly came as a shock to many, considering his recent fall from grace in light of his apparent friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his sexual assault lawsuit, in which accuser Virgina Giuffre claimed she was trafficked by the late financer and forced to have sex with the embattled royal on three occasions when she was only a minor.
And while the case was settled in February, with the parties reaching a "settlement in principle" and paying an estimated $16 million settlement, Andrew still has a long way to go when it comes to getting back into the royal family's good graces.
Despite his hope of getting back some of his royal duties after his mother stripped of his royal patronages and military titles amid the scandal, it seems senior members are going out of their way to block that from happening.
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OK! reported Prince William and Kate Middleton are planning on moving to Windsor with their children: George, 8, Charlotte, 6 and Louis, 3, as fears of the Queen and Andrew growing too close continue to mount.
"The need to move to Windsor is growing more and more," an insider dished of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as "Andrew spends a lot of time with the Queen."
Added the source, "He lives next door and is always there for her."