The royal family is staying mum when it comes to Prince Andrew, who was sued by Virginia Roberts in 2021 for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old.
Last week, Prince Charles was asked about his younger brother while out and about. "Your Royal Highness, can I ask your view on your brother's position, Prince Andrew? How do you view it?" Sky News reporter James Matthews asked Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's eldest child, but he didn't respond to the inquiry.
"He didn't have anything to say, he barely looked up and continued on with his journey," Matthews noted. "The second question would have been about the Downing Street apology, news of that was breaking as Prince Charles arrived here at the estate."
After Prince Andrew tried to get his court case dismissed, Queen Elizabeth stripped Andrew of his HRH title and royal patronages.
"With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."
As The Royal Observer reported, Prince William and Charles are infuriated with Andrew and the mess he's gotten himself into.
"I think that Prince Charles and Prince William will both be incredibly angry with him," expert Angela Levin claimed. "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."