Prince Andrew was “tearful” after being instructed by King Charles that he won’t ever return to royal duties.
The Duke of York stepped away from royal duties and public life earlier this yr resulting from his intercourse case with Virginia Giuffre and affiliation with the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and new particulars have emerged about how his hopes of returning have been led to a gathering at Charles’s Birkhall property in Scotland simply days earlier than the dying of his mom Queen Elizabeth.
No different royals have been current for the talks between the brothers, which have been described as “emotional and fraught”.
A supply instructed the Mail on Sunday newspaper: “Andrew was completely blindsided. He all the time believed there was a approach again.”
Andrew – who paid a monetary settlement to accuser Giuffre in February – tried to debate a return to the royal fold with the late Queen on a number of events however to no avail.
The supply stated: “Andrew was extraordinarily near the Queen and tried to lift the problem of his return to public life many occasions together with her.
“On some events she would say mildly conciliatory issues however more often than not she would change the topic instantly.”
The insider added: “Naive as it could sound, he all the time had hopes of regaining his place as a senior royal.
“On the assembly Charles instructed him that he can go off and have an excellent life, a pleasant life, however that his public life as a royal is at an finish.
“He was instructed: ‘It’s a must to settle for this.'”
Andrew, 62, has misplaced all of his army titles and royal patronages and will likely be absent from subsequent week’s Remembrance Sunday service on the Cenotaph as he now not has a task to play.