Prince Andrew 'believes his HRH status should be RESTORED' - Daily Mail
prince andrew 'believes his hrh status should be restored'

Prince Andrew ‘believes his HRH status should be RESTORED’ – Daily Mail


Prince Andrew reportedly believes his HRH title should be restored and has been lobbying the Queen to reinstate him as Colonel of Grenadier Guards.

The Duke of York, 62, lost his military titles and royal patronages in January after his family abandoned him to fight his sex abuse lawsuit in America, which he paid £12million to settle.

He allegedly wants to be present at official events alongside other Royal Family members.

Andrew has also asked for his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, to be made working royals and given duties.

A source told The Telegraph: ‘The colonelcy of the Grenadier Guards was his most coveted title and he wants it back. 

‘Having remained a Counsellor of State, he also believes he should be included at royal and state events. 

‘Most importantly for him is his status a HRH and “Prince of the Blood” and he feels that should be reinstated and his position recognised and respected.’

Buckingham Palace has not commented on the claims. 

Prince Andrew reportedly believes his HRH title should be restored and has been lobbying the Queen the reinstate him as Colonel of Grenadier Guards

Prince Andrew is expected to attend a service to mark Garter Day at Windsor Castle on Monday with other members of the Royal Family

He was forced to pull out of the Queen‘s Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London after testing positive for coronavirus

But Andrew is now said to be ‘Covid-free’ and is therefore expected to be at the service at St George’ Chapel in Windsor for members of the Order of the Garter.

The Duke could even walk in procession from Windsor Castle to the chapel with other royals, before returning to the castle in a carriage.

A source close to Andrew told Newsweek that he is ‘still planning to attend’ the service, which will see also Camilla installed as a Royal Lady of the order. 

The monarch’s disgraced second son stepped down from public life after the furore over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

He paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case to a woman he claimed never to have met.

Andrew was cast out of the working monarchy and no longer uses his HRH style after Virginia Giuffre, who was trafficked by Epstein, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17. The Duke denied the claims.

Andrew took a central role in escorting his mother to the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service at Westminster Abbey in March

Andrew took a central role in escorting his mother to the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey in March

Andrew has also asked for his daughters, Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie (right), to be made working royals and given duties

Andrew has also asked for his daughters, Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie (right), to be made working royals and given duties

Andrew took a central role in escorting his mother to the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey in March. 

It came as a surprise change to the planned arrangements – only weeks earlier he had been banished from royal public life and paid to settle his court case. 

The move was taken as a sign of the monarch’s support for her son. 

It was previously reported that The Queen has been holding secret talks with the Duke of York and senior members of the Royal Family about how they can help Prince Andrew rebuild his life ‘away from the public gaze’. 

The Queen has held family meetings at Windsor Castle to establish what role the Duke could fulfil that would be acceptable to the public.

‘Clearly at some point soon, thought will have to be given as to how to support the Duke as, away from the public gaze, he seeks slowly to rebuild his life in a different direction,’ said the senior Palace source.

The Queen’s second son enjoying a horse ride in the sunshine in Windsor

The Queen’s second son enjoying a horse ride in the sunshine in Windsor

While it is understood that Andrew is determined to keep his Royal Lodge estate, one option could be for him to rebuild his life in Scotland.

The Palace source added: ‘There is, of course, a real awareness and sensitivity to public feelings. There is also recognition that the task of starting to support him as he begins to rebuild his life will be the first step on a long road and one that should not be played out every day in the glare of the public spotlight.’

It comes as William and Kate are set to swap the hustle and bustle of London to take up residence in leafy Berkshire, according to reports.

It is claimed that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to move to a house on the Queen’s Windsor estate this summer – leaving behind Kensington Palace as their main residence.

According to The Sunday Times, the couple are set to take their son Prince George, 8, and daughter Princess Charlotte, 7, out of their current prep school in Battersea at the end of the school year.

George and Charlotte will then join their younger brother, Prince Louis, 4, at a new school in Berkshire in September, the paper reports.

William is set to turn 40 this week. The royal is reported to have joked privately that he is finding it ‘so daunting’. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly set to move to a house on the Queen's Windsor estate this summer. According to The Times, the couple are set to take their son Prince George, 8, and daughter Princess Charlotte, 7, out of their current prep school at the end of the school year

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly set to move to a house on the Queen’s Windsor estate this summer. According to The Times, the couple are set to take their son Prince George, 8, and daughter Princess Charlotte, 7, out of their current prep school at the end of the school year

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly set to move to a house on the Queen's Windsor estate (pictured: An aerial view) this summer

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly set to move to a house on the Queen’s Windsor estate (pictured: An aerial view) this summer

William and Kate's main residence is currently Kensington Palace. According to the Sunday Times, the couple will keep the stunning west London home as their main property

William and Kate’s main residence is currently Kensington Palace. According to the Sunday Times, the couple will keep the stunning west London home as their main property

The move will see William and Kate leave Kensington Palace, which has been their main residence since 2017.

The couple moved their from their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, where they had previously spent much of their time.

However, according to The Sunday Times, the pair will retain their property at Kensington Palace as their London home despite moving to Berkshire. Their press team will remain in west London.

The couple will also retain Anmer Hall, which the paper reports they will continue to use ‘regularly’. 

One friend reportedly told the paper that they plan to move there on a more permanent basis after their children are through ‘the school years’. 

‘They absolutely love it up there, it’s their happy place,’ the friend is reported to have said.

George and Charlotte will join their younger brother, Prince Louis (pictured), 4, at a new school in Berkshire in September, the paper reports

George and Charlotte will join their younger brother, Prince Louis (pictured), 4, at a new school in Berkshire in September, the paper reports

The couple will also retain Anmer Hall, which the paper reports they will continue to use 'regularly'

The couple will also retain Anmer Hall, which the paper reports they will continue to use ‘regularly’

The move to Windsor means the Cambridges will be near to the home of the Duchess’s parents, the Middletons, who live 45-minutes away by car in the village of Bucklebury.

It has long been reported that the couple could one day move into Windsor Castle. The Queen has spent much of her time at the Berkshire castle following the death of her beloved Prince Phillip.

However it is understood Prince Charles does not plan to spend as much time there when he becomes king.

It has previously been reported that the Prince of Wales plans to spend much of his time at Buckingham Palace during his reign.

Prince William and Kate were centre stage at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations last weekend, appearing on the royal balcony twice and during Saturday night’s Party at the Palace celebrations.

They were also joined by Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they brought the Platinum Jubilee celebrations to Wales while visiting concert rehearsals at Cardiff Castle. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Cardiff Castle this afternoon

Prince William and Kate Middleton with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Cardiff Castle this afternoon

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with George, eight, and Charlotte, seven, met performers and crew involved in a special Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert at the castl.

William and Kate seemed to encourage their shy-looking children to shake hands and introduce themselves to dignitaries as they arrived in the Welsh capital, though Charlotte was soon beaming. 

It was the young royals’ first official visit to Wales and one of the first times they have greeted and interacted with members of the public. 

Missing was Prince Louis who stole the show when he appeared on Buckingham Palace’s balcony with his family and the Queen after the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Queen, 96, reaches another incredible milestone as she becomes world’s second longest-reigning monarch

The Queen has reached an incredible new milestone after becoming the world’s second longest reigning monarch.

Her Majesty, 96, will overtake Thailand‘s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days between 1946 and 2016, from today.

Earlier this month, the Queen surpassed Johan II of Liechtenstein, who reigned for 70 years and 91 days, until his death in February 1929. 

Louis XIV of France remains the longest-reigning monarch, with a 72-year and 110-day reign from 1643 until 1715, while the Queen’s stint on the throne now stands at 70 years and 126 day, equal to King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s.

The Queen has reached a new milestone today, after becoming the world's second longest reigning monarch with 70 years and 126 days on the throne under her belt

The Queen has reached a new milestone today, after becoming the world’s second longest reigning monarch with 70 years and 126 days on the throne under her belt

Prince Johan II of Liechtenstein, who reigned for 70 years and 91 days, until his death in February 1929

Prince Johan II of Liechtenstein, who reigned for 70 years and 91 days, until his death in February 1929

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thaliand pictured with the Queen during a state visit to the UK in July 1960

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thaliand pictured with the Queen during a state visit to the UK in July 1960 

Louis XIV of France (pictured), known as Louis the Great, became King at the tender age of four following the death of his father Louis XIII, and ruled from 14 May 1643 to 1 September 1715

Louis XIV of France (pictured), known as Louis the Great, became King at the tender age of four following the death of his father Louis XIII, and ruled from 14 May 1643 to 1 September 1715

The milestone comes as Her Majesty celebrated her Platinum Jubilee last week, with four days of parades, street parties, and other events, after officially reaching the milestone on February 6 this year. 

After the success of the jubilee she released a statement thanking the nation saying she had been ‘humbled and deeply touched’ and that ‘this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come’. 

She added in the statement: ‘While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.’

This record joins the Queen’s many other accolades – including her title as the longest-living reigning monarch. 

Four generations of the Royal family appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony: Camilla, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Her Majesty became the longest-reigning British monarch in September 2015, surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.

In March 2020, the Queen surpassed K’inich Janaab Pakal who ruled the Maya city state of Palenque for 68 years and 33 days before his death in 683AD. 

Pakal the Great is thought to have ascended to the throne at the age of 12- years-old and during his rule managed to expand Palenque’s power in the western Maya states.

The Mayan civilisation reached its peak between 250 and 900 AD, when it ruled large swathes of what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.

Louis XIV of France, known as Louis the Great, became King at the tender age of four following the death of his father Louis XIII, and ruled from 14 May 1643 to 1 September 1715. 

The Queen has remained one of the most poised public figures in the world in the course of her 70-year reign, rarely revealing her emotions in public.

Today, however, an insider has revealed that the huge outpouring of thanks from the British public and from around the Commonwealth left her ‘tearful and overwhelmed with emotion’ during the grand finale of the Jubilee celebrations last Sunday.

For many commentators, the high point of the four-day event came when the Queen appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Dressed in a vibrant green Stewart Parvin crepe wool dress and coat with matching hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan, the Queen was seen standing next to a slimmed-down version of the official working members of the Royal Family.

Yet the historic moment nearly didn’t happen at all.

A source said: ‘The Queen only decided that she would go to London about three hours before the balcony appearance.

‘She was not feeling brilliant but the Prince of Wales had called her and told her she really ought to come if she could.

‘He told her there were so many people desperate to see her and he convinced her to come.’

Bound by duty, the Queen travelled from Windsor to London and was astonished by the goodwill shown to her when she arrived.

A source said: ‘The Queen was totally overwhelmed by the number of people waiting to see her – she had tears in her eyes before she stepped out on the balcony.’

Meanwhile, social media users rushed to congratulate the Queen on her milestone today.

One said: ‘Today Her Majesty the Queen is now the second longest reigning monarch, longest-reigning incumbent monarch and the longest-reigning female monarch in history. Congratulations Your Majesty.’ 

Another wrote on Twitter: ‘She keeps racking up these historical events. Congratulations.’

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