CAUSE Andrew has been expelled from the Royal Family and will face a sexual abuse case as a private citizen, the Queen revealed in a brief statement.
A tightly written 42-word letter from His Majesty would likely result in the Duke of York fading from public life forever.
He was stripped of his title and royal patronage and banned from using the title “His Royal Highness”.
Many will wonder what will happen next for the 61-year-old man like Speculation raged that he was facing financial difficulties – and sources claim he’s already planning a path back to public life.
Here are five possibilities for his future.
Andrew is said to be plotting to reinvent himself – and believes he can still live a life of community service.
The Duke has previously been a patron of dozens of charities, including hospitals, schools, sports clubs and scholarship funds.
However, after his car accident Last night’s interview back in 2019, most cut ties with him.
The Queen’s decision earlier this week means all of his patronage rights have been removed. They will be given to other family members in his stead.
Even so, royal expert Phil Dampier says there could still be a way back for Andrew through philanthropy.
He told Sun Online: “I think the immediate priority is to settle the case once and for all.
“Only then can he start rebuilding his life.
“For now, he’s done his job as a royal.
“He plays golf, goes horseback riding, he’s been promoted to grandpa twice – that’s how he spends his time and will spend it from now on.
“In the long run, the only source of redemption would be to join a charity he’s never been involved with before, such as a non-military cause.
“He needs a reason he wasn’t linked before, and he’s going to try to work his way back into the same.
“But I don’t understand how he can be a working member of the family again.”
Mr Dampier said “the dust will settle in time” – but only when it is discovered that Andrew was not sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre. He vehemently denies any wrongdoing.
“If he is found by a court to have done these things, people will of course be reluctant to associate with him, but if he wins or settles and is not blamed, there is no real reason why. he can’t do. some form of return,” the expert said.
As a result of the royal ruling, Andrew has lost his royal leave of absence (HRH) – despite retaining his Duke of York title.
There is a lot of criticism about that, with Lib Dem and Labor politicians in York arguing he should also give up his dukedom.
However, any decision to remove that title must be made by an Act of Parliament, not the Queen or any other member of the family.
The Titles Act 1917 was enacted during World War I to strip the “enemy royalty” of the right to retain their rank in Britain.
Royal commentator and biographer Christopher Warwick told Sky News he believes it is “very unlikely” that Andrew will be forced to give up that particular title.
“Andrew is not an enemy of England, so the Titles Act will not come into force,” he said.
Andrew has served in the Royal Navy for 22 years and has been forced to relinquish roles including deputy colonel general manager of the Royal Lancers, colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers and colonel of the Grenadier Guards – which can come as a particularly bitter blow.
Separation from Charles and William
The princes were said to have been particularly instrumental in the decision to force Andrew aside.
Charles has long talked about his plans for a “miniature” monarchy, and in 2019, it was assumed he wanted Andrew to go.
Meanwhile, William is said to have helped his grandmother realize Andrew’s location as the “grave”.
The men were “absolutely angry” after Andrew “crossed the red line”, The Sun reported exclusively and held an hour-long summit meeting with the Queen at Windsor before Andrew was informed of the decision.
They are also said to have furious at the suggestion that the Queen be forced to pay Andrew’s legal fees.
One source said both future kings wanted him to “solve his own mess”.
Now it is even claimed that they got together over Christmas to plan the expulsion of Andrew from the family after deciding he was “out of the way”.
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The Queen agreed – although reportedly deeply saddened by the decision, it was one of the hardest things she’s done during her 70-year reign.
But Mr Dampier said the situation may not be as serious in private as it appears publicly.
“Apparently, as has been widely reported, Charles and William spoke to the Queen privately,” he said.
“Princess Anne and Edward are said to have traveled all over the world to see him.
“The whole family was united in telling him his days as a working royal were over.
“They are protecting the organization and that will continue to happen, even after the Queen is gone.
“You can see the reasoning of Charles and William in that action.
“Obviously, in private they will support him and sympathize – Charles himself has been involved in scandals – but publicly they have to distance themselves.”
Monument to Prince Philip
For now, it seems that Andrew has no way out, and he may never again stand beside his family on the balcony of the Palace for public events.
A Royal source made clear this week that the move is permanent – and said of Andrew’s titles and patronage: “They will not be returning to the Duke of York.”
In practice, it is difficult to predict what this will mean in the future.
This year is the Queen’s Platinum Year, with a series of events planned for the royals.
For example, under normal circumstances, Andrew would join his mother in the famous Trooping the Color parades during her birthday.
But now he may not even get the chance to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day.
A memorial service for Father Philip is also planned this year.
But it is likely that Andrew will not attend such a public memorial service.
A Palace spokesman said today: “We will not comment on that speculation.”
His family is on his side
Andrew will defend your sexual abuse case with Virginia Giuffre as a “private citizen.”
This could be a particularly painful blow for Andrew, who has enjoyed the privilege of being a prince – and all the benefits that come with it – since birth.
The Queen is said to have paid his legal fees since he appointed a solicitor for the first time last February following his disastrous Newsnight interview.
But it looks like Andrew will no longer be able to rely on those income streams – and, if he chooses to settle, he will shoulder the cost alone.
It is also suggested that he will evicted from his 31-bed Georgian mansion, the Royal Lodge, and possibly lose his 24-hour police guard unless he pays for it himself.
Even so, his ex-wife and daughters will be on his side, Mr. Dampier said.
“I don’t think he and Fergie will remarry – she’s been very loyal and supportive, but they’re no longer in a relationship and I don’t think they ever were,” he said.
“Obviously, however, she is a shoulder to cry on.”
Fergie lives in a Royal Lodge apartment, despite the divorce of the former couple.
She also openly supports Andrew.
While their daughters Eugenie and Beatrice have made no public statements about their father, it is understood that – while deeply shaken by the allegations against him – they are also supportive.
And Mr Dampier said he did not believe Andrew would be forced from his home.
“I don’t think he’s going to be left out,” he said.
“At the end of the day, he is still the Queen’s son and what has happened has been quite humiliating.
“I didn’t think they would go that far.”
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