The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge counselled the Queen that drastic action was needed after a US judge’s decision that Andrew’s civil trial over sex abuse allegations must proceed, with him determined to fight the allegations.
It was made clear to the Queen that as far as Charles and Will iam were concerned, the royal family could not permit its association with Andrew, inset, to damage the institution that they are obliged to serve and protect. A senior royal household source told the Standard: “It is up to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge to do their duty, no matter how painful personally, for the good of the institution of monarchy that they both serve and will one day lead.”
The move came after Andrew, 61, made it clear that he intended to fight to clear his name. He continues to strenuously deny the claims of abuse made by Virginia Giuffre.
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