Prince Andrew 'mistake' explained by Charles Rae after Duke spotted 'leading royals'

Prince Andrew 'mistake' explained by Charles Rae after Duke spotted 'leading royals'

Prince Andrew ‘leading royals out’ at events explained by Charles Rae

GB News
Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 04/04/2024

- 11:47

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A royal commentator has claimed that "people are mistaken" when they think that Prince Andrew is "leading the Royal Family" at recent public events.

The Duke of York is no longer a working member of the Royal Family and faced backlash when he led them at King Constantine's Memorial in the absence of the King while he undergoes treatment for cancer.

Speaking to GBN America, royal expert Charles Rae said: "To be perfectly honest he's no longer a prominent member of the Royal Family.

"He is not a working royal. He's had everything stripped that can be stripped from him.


Andrew is "not leading" the royals


"People make a big mistake when they see him at family events like we've seen recently at Windsor and they think that they see him leading the royals out.

"To be perfectly honest, the only reason he's leading them out is because he was first out of the door to get to the church.

"Normally, what happens is the monarch and the queen consort would always be last. It's always been the tradition that the monarch is last into any event."

The monarch not carrying out his frontline duties further compounded an already stretched Firm, with Princess Kate not expected to return to duties until after Easter due to own cancer diagnosis.

The King was recently hospitalised for a "benign enlarged prostate", where he underwent a "corrective procedure".

The Queen has since described the King as doing “extremely well under the circumstances” following his cancer diagnosis.

However, neither Kensington Palace nor Buckingham Palace have been able to confirm when they expect Kate and Charles to return to their respective public duties.

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Royal author Tina Brown said the monarchy was looking very lean indeed, putting "unmanageable pressure" on William and Kate.

"Catherine is the most popular member of the royal family after William," she wrote in the New York Times this week. "The future of the monarchy hangs by a thread, and that thread is her."

Andrew was taken off active duty due to ties to the convicted sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Prince shared a close friendship with Epstein and his associate Ghislaine Maxwell but denied having had sex with an underage woman in his now infamous BBC Newsnight interview. The sit down proved a PR disaster for the Prince ahead of his removal.

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