Prince Charles told Prince Andrew there's 'no way back into royal family in the near future' during dramatic showdown: Sources

Prince Charles told Prince Andrew there's 'no way back into royal family in the near future' during dramatic showdown: Sources
Prince Andrew and Prince Charles (Source : Getty Images)

Prince Charles "read the riot act" to his embattled younger brother Prince Andrew during a showdown at Sandringham and effectively told him that there was no way back into the royal family for him, sources have claimed.

MEAWW previously reported that the Queen stripped the Duke of York from his royal duties late in November following the fallout from his catastrophic interview with the BBC about his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his sex-trafficking scandal.

Prince Andrew was also stripped of his annual £249,000 (approx $322,000) Sovereign Grant allowance, though it now looks like the royal family is engaging in further damage control. Prince Charles reportedly demanded that his brother give up all duties for "the foreseeable future" during a meeting which their father Prince Phillip also attended, according to the Sun.

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The meeting is said to have taken place at Sandringham House, the private home of Queen Elizabeth II, just before a Panorama interview with Virginia Giuffre (formerly known as Virginia Roberts) -- who has alleged that she was Epstein's "sex slave" and was forced to sleep with Prince Andrew  -- aired this past Monday, December 2.

"It was all very civilized and calm but Charles calmly read him the riot act and told him there was no way back for him in the near future," a royal source said about the meeting.

"Andrew thought he was being treated harshly as nothing has yet been proved against him, but he accepted the decision," the source added. "He really had little choice."

After the meeting, Andrew left and did not stay to watch Giuffre's interview, the source said, while his brother returned to London for the NATO reception at Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales is also said to be worried about the impact of the scandal on the monarchy and feels that the only way Andrew can clear his name is if he flies to the US to speak to the FBI. However, that move could pose problems of its own. 

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"By doing that [speaking to the FBI], Andrew would remove the mystery around the royal ­family. It’s a difficult predicament," the royal source explained. "Philip regrets Andrew doesn’t know how to lead a simple life. He thinks he’s been too extravagant."

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