Prince Andrew ‘lobbied very arduous’ to forestall Charles turning into King, an explosive new e-book claims.
The Duke of York is claimed to have plotted with Princess Diana and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson to push his older brother apart.
Beneath his purported plan, William would take the throne – with Andrew as Regent if the Queen died sooner than the teenage prince became 18.
In a brand new biography of Queen Consort Camilla, serialised in The Telegraph, royal knowledgeable Angela Levin quotes a ‘senior insider’ at Buckingham Palace who claims the disgraced duke – 2nd within the line of succession till his nephew’s delivery – sought after to ‘rule the rustic come what may’.
The ‘insider’ is claimed to have instructed her: ‘When Diana was once alive, thru her friendship with Andrew’s spouse Sarah, [Duchess of York] she plotted with Andrew to check out to push Prince Charles apart so Prince Andrew may just turn into Regent to Prince William, who was once then a young person.’
They went on: ‘Andrew lobbied very arduous with the hope that Charles would no longer turn into king when his mom died, and that William would put on the crown.
‘His behaviour was once very, very destructive and very ugly to Queen [Elizabeth], who disagreed. I used to be instructed it was once some of the uncommon events he didn’t get his means.
‘Nevertheless, he was once it appears very indignant that he couldn’t rule the rustic come what may.’
Ms Levin writes that Andrew ‘didn’t need Camilla round’ again then and quotes the ‘insider’ as pronouncing he ‘attempted to steer the Queen to dam Charles from marrying Camilla through being relatively toxic, imply, unhelpful and really nasty about’ her.
The ones claims are mentioned to have incorporated that she was once insufficiently aristocratic and that she was once to not be relied on.
There was once no remark from the Duke of York’s representatives. Metro.co.united kingdom has additionally contacted Buckingham Palace.
Andrew stepped down from public lifestyles after the furore over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
He went directly to pay hundreds of thousands to settle a civil sexual attack case to a lady he claimed by no means to have met.
In January, forward of his prison agreement, the Queen stripped him of all of his honorary army roles, together with Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and he gave up his HRH taste.
He gave the impression in civilian get dressed at Her Majesty’s state funeral and maximum different ceremonial occasions however was once allowed to put on his army uniform on the Queen’s vigil as a ‘particular mark of recognize’.
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