THE QUEEN told Prince Charles and Prince William it was her ‘final decision’ to walk with shamed Andrew at her late husband’s memorial service despite warning her.
The Monarch overruled both her heirs to let her disgraced son Andrew have a special role at the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service, The Mirror exclusively revealed.
She was apparently warned of such a move “on more than one occasion”, as both future kings were “absolutely united” against Andrew having a role in the memorial service on Tuesday.
Other members of the Royal household were reportedly also left furious of the move.
A source told the Mirror: “There is definitely a hand being played.
“He (Andrew) was straight out the blocks in front of the cameras when the Duke of Edinburgh died, which was seen within the family as being completely inappropriate.
“Now this situation has unfolded, a fair few hold the view that he (Andrew) is manipulating his position for his own gains.
“The Duke of York’s reputation precedes him and he’s made no secret that he’s not ready to fade away into the background, as much as everyone may want him to.”
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