King Charles left 'in tears' over concern for Prince Andrew's mental health - 'He was afraid'

King Charles and Prince Andrew

Scobie claims King Charles was 'in tears' about Prince Andrew's mental health

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 24/11/2023

- 08:37

Updated: 24/11/2023

- 08:42

The Duke of York stepped down from royal duties in 2019

King Charles was left "in tears" at the thought of Prince Andrew's mental health, Meghan and Harry's biographer Omid Scobie has claimed.

The royal author's book Endgame is due to be released on Tuesday, which has been described as "a penetrating investigation into the current state of the British monarchy".

However, the French magazine Paris Match has serialised sections of the upcoming royal book.

One section, translated from French, describes how Prince William was "colder" in his treatment of Prince Andrew, as opposed to Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles.

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Scobie wrote: “[King Charles] was in tears because he was afraid for Andrew's mental health.

"Charles leads with his head and his heart. William is colder.

"He wants the job done and he has no problem with casualties along the way."

The royal author suggested that the current Prince of Wales was the person who was able to convince his late grandmother to punish her "favourite son", that is, the Duke of York.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew no longer performs royal duties


Whereas, King Charles, 75, was unable to punish his younger brother.

Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and Archewell have refused to comment on these claims.

In November 2019, Prince Andrew sat down for a BBC Newsnight interview to discuss his former alleged friendship with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The duke also spoke about a US civil case, where the royal was accused by Virginia Giuffre of sexually abusing her on three occasions when she was 17 years old.

Prince William

Prince William was 'colder' with Prince Andrew, Scobie claims


During the interview, Andrew repeatedly denied the allegations and stressed that he had no recollection of ever meeting Giuffre.

Giuffre and the duke reached an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed amount in February 2022, including no admission of guilt on the claims against the Duke of York.

Prince Andrew lives a private life in Royal Lodge in Windsor and no longer carries out royal duties.

He stepped down from royal duties after the Newsnight interview aired in 2019.

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