Ever since Prince Andrew's scandal unfolded — he is being sued by Virginia Roberts for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old — "Charles wants Andrew out of the line of sight and out of the picture," an insider told The Sun.
"He has been warned to keep his head down. Charles does not want Andrew to be photographed every other day looking happy and waving as he is driven to the castle," the source claimed. "Eventually Andrew will be made to leave Windsor and could get several million pounds from the royal family. But he has made it clear that he will hang on for dear life."
Earlier this year, Prince Andrew's HRH title was stripped, in addition to his royal patronages — a move that Prince Charles was apparently in on.
“It is Prince Charles who has led what is effectively a royal crisis management team formed to limit the reputational damage caused by Andrew’s disastrous association with Jeffrey Epstein,” a courtier claimed. “While the Queen has given her views on the matter she is naturally protective and sensitive to Andrew, who is acknowledged to be her favorite son."
"Whereas Charles has taken a consistently harder line with Andrew and is not exactly sympathetic to the position of his brother, who he considers to be up to his neck in a dreadful mess of his own making," they continued.
Expert Angela Levin claimed Prince Philip and the Queen's eldest son has had it with Andrew.
"I think that Prince Charles and Prince William will both be incredibly angry with him," she said. "They've been angry already but the fact that his case has been thrown out means that actually, he can't win in any way really, and certainly not in the public opinion, which is very important to the royals at the moment."
She continued, "Because there's all this dodginess with him and dodginess with Prince Harry and Prince Harry's book, a memoir, will be coming out at the same time, and would no doubt attack the royal family. Because it's all going to be about Diana and his getting millions for it, so there will be attacks there. So there's, it's very, very difficult for them to do their duty I imagine."