Veteran journalist Michael Cole told an outlet, "The king was never a great admirer of Andrew, even in the palmy days. At one stage, the King wanted him to move out to the lesser Frogmore Cottage."
"[Prince Andrew] made it plain that he had gone to New York for five days and stayed in Jeffrey Epstein's fabulous villa," Cole said to a broadcaster, "to tell Jeffrey Epstein to his face that he could no longer be his friend. Now it has emerged that Andrew was having other discussions with the late Epstein, so it is quite clear there wasn't a severance [of friendship] that there should have been earlier, even in 2010."
As The Royal Observer previously reported, it seems the fifth in line to the British throne has more to hide about his continued dealings with the deceased pedophile. Court emails from well into 2011 clearly show that he lied to BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis in the notorious 2019 interview when he said he cut off all contact with the financier after December 2010.
The Duke was stripped of his military honors by the late Queen Elizabeth II, which was a major move since it was long rumored that Andrew was her favorite of all her children. This was in response to the fallout from the interview and Virginia Roberts' sexual assault allegations against him. Andrew made a financial settlement with his accuser in early 2022.
With King Charles III now in command, his relationship with his brother has allegedly become even more strained than it already was. It has been speculated that Charles III always butted heads with the Duke over the decades, especially in the early to mid-1980s, when Andrew's various relationships became media fodder for years, giving him the nickname "Randy Andy."
He eventually married Sarah Ferguson in 1986, and the then-Duke and Duchess of York were characterized as "royal buffoons" before a sex scandal attached to Ferguson emerged in 1992 that led to their 1996 divorce.
Sky News Australia interviewed Cole.