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Queen 'won't overrule' Prince Charles' efforts to keep Prince Andrew out of the public eye

9Honey logo 9Honey 2 days ago Madhurima Haque

Queen Elizabeth won't overrule Prince Charles' decision to keep his brother, Prince Andrew, out of the public eye following sexual assault allegations, according to royal biographer Angela Levin.

Speaking to TalkRadio today, the author confirmed the Queen "did say (last time) that he couldn't be" back on public royal duties.

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York wearing a suit and tie: Prince Andrew is yet to return to public life after stepping back in 2019. © British Athletics via Getty Imag Prince Andrew is yet to return to public life after stepping back in 2019.

In 2019, the Duke of York retreated from public life and was removed from his royal patronages amid backlash over his friendship with late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Andrew is yet to return to public royal duties, and it's believed Prince Charles hopes this will continue.

Levin said while Her Majesty "adores" her third child, she "won't overrule what Charles says and the rest of the royals who won't want him to [return to public life]."

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Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, Duke of York wearing a hat: Queen Elizabeth 'won't overrule' Prince Charles' decision to keep Prince Andrew out of the public eye. © Getty Queen Elizabeth 'won't overrule' Prince Charles' decision to keep Prince Andrew out of the public eye.

She also claimed Andrew recently said he was "waiting for it to all blow over, which shows how naive and arrogant he is because it's not going to blow over".


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"You can tell that a mile off; and that he will return to public duties before the Platinum Jubilee next year.

"It's come back that no one thinks that's going to happen at all. I think the Queen is very susceptible not to micromanage and to bring people in."

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Charles are posing for a picture: Prince Andrew and Prince Charles in 2012. © Getty Prince Andrew and Prince Charles in 2012.

Her comments come after Andrew's legal team yesterday claimed to a New York judge that the lawsuit brought against him by alleged sexual assault victim Virginia Giuffre in the US was "baseless, non-viable and potentially unlawful."

Lawyer Andrew Brettler also claimed the prince had not been properly served with a copy of a new lawsuit filed by Giuffre, intending to challenge the jurisdiction in the case.

Prince Andrew has continuously denied his involvement with Giuffre, who claims that at age 17 she had travelled to London with Epstein, who arranged for her to have sexual encounters with the royal.

Despite Andrew's lawyer's claims, US Judge Lewis Kaplan intends to "cut out all the technicalities and get to the substance" of the case.

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