Prince Andrew Will Not Reprise Royal Duties Despite Spending More Time With the Family

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Andrew was publicly stripped of his HRH status in 2022.

Sep. 1 2023, Published 5:44 p.m. ET

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Prince Andrew was stripped of his HRH status in 2022 after his sexual assault accusations and connections to Jeffrey Epstein were made public.

Since then, Andrew was forced to take a step back from his royal and public life, but rumors recently began to circulate that the Duke of York would return to the firm.

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Andrew's image hasn't recovered from his scandals.

Despite the whispers, Robert Jobson made it clear there's no possibility of Andrew regaining his HRH status — even though he visited Balmoral this summer alongside his relatives.

"The reality is when, at Christmas, Andrew and Sarah [Ferguson] were very much part of the family, they were round the table for the dinner," the journalist said during his recent The Royal Beat appearance.

"That was a private, family occasion. Now Sandringham is one thing, Balmoral is another private, family occasion," he added.

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Andrew continues to spend time with his family despite not working for the firm.

Jobson addressed the ongoing assumptions that being included in the brood's gatherings could mean Andrew may reprise his royal duties — but that isn't the case.

"The fact is that all this talk about 'it means that William has been ticked off and that Andrew could be back working in the royal family' is nonsense," he explained. "It’s not going to happen. He’s in deep freeze."

"He's there at a family occasion, but he’s not going to be coming back as a working royal. That’s not going to happen," he added.

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There's little to no possibility of the British people embracing Andrew.

Arthur Edwards later noted that Andrew's lack of popularity doesn't change that he and King Charles are siblings.

"He’s still the King’s brother and he’s not going to distance himself from him. [But] he’s taken away everything he possibly can," he added.

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The Royal Observer previously reported that both Andrew and Prince Harry's positions outside of the firm are permanent.

"In terms of public life, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry find themselves in a similar situation in that there is no road back for them in the royal family," commentator Esther Krakue shared in an interview.

Kraukue said the two ousted royals' appearance at Charles' crowning was "just a nod" because it was "the most important event."

"[King Charles] clearly understands the public and knows the public has no appetite for the likes of the Sussexes or Prince Andrew," she explained. "It would be completely ridiculous if they returned to the royal family — most people want their titles removed."

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