Prince Andrew dealt blow as he is 'banned' from another Royal event after being forced out of home


The Royal Family made a grand return to the public eye last week with a united front at the Trooping the Colour. Just two days later, they regrouped for the annual Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle.

Both events are deeply rooted in history and hold significant importance in the Royal calendar. However, one family member was noticeably absent from both occasions.

The Order of the Garter, founded in 1348 by King Edward III, is Britain's oldest and most prestigious order of chivalry. King Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince William are all members, as is Prince Andrew, who has been a Knight of the Garter since 2006.

However, he was conspicuously missing from Monday's procession. Andrew last attended the Garter Day service in 2019.

The event was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, and in 2022, Prince Andrew was absent from the public-facing procession, although he did attend the investiture and the lunch, according to the Mirror, reports OK!.

Reports suggest that his exclusion from the procession came after intervention from his brother Charles and nephew William, who both strongly objected to his presence.

Andrew stepped back from his duties as a working member of the Royal family in 2020 following his ill-fated BBC Newsnight interview where he discussed his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

In January 2022, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Andrew's military titles and Royal patronages had been returned to the late Queen.

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The statement read: "With the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."

Tensions are reportedly high between Andrew and his older brother King Charles, particularly over Andrew's residence at Royal Lodge. It's believed that the 75-year-old monarch is encouraging his scandal-plagued brother to leave the 30-room property in Windsor and relocate to Frogmore Cottage.

Royal author and expert Tom Quinn previously told the Mirror: "For King Charles, forcing Andrew to move to Frogmore solves several problems at once - it sends a message to Harry that, as a private citizen and no longer a working royal, he will never be allowed back to Frogmore.

"It sends [a] message to Andrew that having disgraced himself, he can no longer expect to live in the grand style.It means that a suitably grand residence can be made ready for the royals who really matter - William and Kate. Charles is determined that Royal Lodge is the only residence on the Royal estate at Windsor that is big enough and regal enough for his heir."

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