Prince William Was 'Adamant' On Prince Andrew Not Attending Order Of The Garter, Insider Says, Dad-Of-Three Would Have Not Gone
Prince Andrew might think he's making a comeback, but Prince William will not let that happen! The dad-of-two was supposed to attend the Order of the Garter this week, but his nephew made sure that was not an option.
"The Duke of Cambridge was adamant. If York insisted on taking part publicly, he would withdraw," an insider said.
"William hasn’t worked out that with hereditary monarchy you either stand together or hang separately," another source added.
QUEEN LETIZIA & KING FELIPE VI HAND OUT MEDALS & DIPLOMAS AT THE 16TH ANNUAL GALA OF THE SPANISH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE — PICS
But Andrew is determined to find his way back into the spotlight.
“The colonelcy of the Grenadier Guards was his most coveted title and he wants it back. Having remained a Counsellor of State, he also believes he should be included at royal and state events," an insider told The Telegraph. “Most importantly for him is his status as an HRH and ‘Prince of the Blood’ and he feels that should be reinstated and his position recognized and respected.”
Prince Andrew attended Prince Philip's service in March, which did not go over well with the public. Despite the backlash, he still wanted to make an appearance at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
“Prince Andrew does want to participate in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations and to be present at the St Paul’s Cathedral service of thanksgiving and to pay tribute to the Queen’s magnificent 70 years of public service," a royal insider told The Express. “The Prince and Queen do have a close bond. The Queen knows exactly what she is doing. She’s very much in charge."
Since Andrew contracted COVID-19, he was not able to attend the festivities. "After undertaking a routine test, The Duke has tested positive for Covid and with regret will no longer be attending tomorrow's service," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said at the time.