Queen Elizabeth news: Prince Andrew CUT from key public ceremony today – but disgraced Duke to STILL attend investiture


PRINCE ANDREW has asked the Queen to be reinstated as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards as he pushed for a return to royal duties, it has been reported.

The Duke of York has been lobbying the monarch for his status as a blood prince to be restored, the Telegraph reported.

A source said: “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 as an HRH and ‘Prince of the Blood’ and he feels that should be reinstated and his position recognised and respected.”

Meanwhile, it is understood that Prince Charles and Prince William have reportedly lobbied the Queen to prevent the Duke from appearing in public during today’s Order of the Garter ceremony.

He was expected to attend the event as a member of the Order.

However, the Queen apparently told him to stay out of sight “for his own good” after Charles and William raised fears of a public backlash.

As a result the Duke, 62, is likely to only attend private aspects of the ceremony in Windsor.

He will attend a private lunch and ceremony investing new members of the Order of the Garter.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Duke of York will attend the investiture and lunch today but will not be part of the procession or service.”

Read our Royal Family blog below for the latest updates…

  • Where the Queen’s nickname ‘Lilibet’ comes from

    The Queen’s grandparents picked up the name after she struggled to pronounce Elizabeth when the Queen was a little girl.

    Her father, George VI once said: “Lilibet is my pride, Margaret is my joy,” about his beloved daughters.

    She was often referred to as Lilibet by her late husband Prince Philip, and even wrote a note to him at his funeral last year and signed off with her nickname.

  • Brits snapped mocking Queen’s decision to give Tony Blair the highest order

    A protester has been pictured criticising the former Labour PM just outside Windsor Castle today.

    The Queen has chosen Tony Blair to receive a highest order at the Garter ceremony today in Windsor.

    Not everyone is impressed, with Brits brandishing Blair a war criminal.

    During his time as Prime Minister in the 2000s, he sent British military out to war five times.

    This included Iraq in both 1998 and 2003, Kosovo in 1999, Sierra Leone in 2000 and Afghanistan in 2001.

    A protester demonstrate outside of Windsor Castle opposing the knighthood of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
    A protester demonstrate outside of Windsor Castle opposing the knighthood of former British Prime Minister Tony BlairCredit: Reuters
  • Prince Harry and Meghan were hoping to make amends with Prince Charles during their Jubilee visit

    Christopher Anderson told Royally US that the two hoped to patch things up with Prince Charles, but failed.

    He claims a “curtain went down” during a reported private meeting and the rift has been exacerbated further.

    Anderson said: “One of the things I think is so sad about this is Diana, where she alive today, would be heartbroken by this.”

    The journalist also believes that she would have wanted Harry to move to California and “make his own life.”

  • Brits call Tony Blair’s receival of the Queen’s highest honour an ‘absolute national scandal’

    The Order of the Garter is an honour granted by the Queen, and she decides exactly who will receive such a highly regarded award.

    Sir Tony Blair today became a knight companion but some Brits were fuming and called for it to be taken away.

    Presenter Angus Scott even made a Change.org petition to have Blair’s knighthood removed.

    Mr Scott said: “He [Blair] was personally responsible for causing the death of countless innocent, civillian lives and servicemen in various conflicts.”

    He believes instead Blair should be held responsible for “war crimes.”

  • Adorable! Pooch was so happy to meet Prince Charles

    The lucky pooch gave the Prince a lick during their visit to Cornwall

    Prince Charles and Camilla headed to north Cornwall for the Royal Show in Wadebridge.

    The show has returned after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic.

    It started on Thursday 9 June and ended Saturday 11, where local’s brought the best food, drinks and products Cornwall has to offer.

    Prince Charles being licked by a happy dog at the Royal Cornwall Show which takes place in Wadebridge in north Cornwall
    Prince Charles being licked by a happy dog at the Royal Cornwall Show which takes place in Wadebridge in north CornwallCredit: Ben Rook / Animal News Agency
  • Could Prince Andrew become the Colonel of the Grenadier Guards once again?

    The Duke of York has reportedly asked the Queen if he could make a return to his Royal duties.

    This comes amid the rumours that Virginia Giuffre had sexually abused a woman in 2001.

    He has been pushing for his daughters, Princess Eugenie and Beatrice to become working Royals.

    Prince Andrew as to wait for the Queen to agree that he can make a return to Royal duties, but it is unclear yet what she will decide to do.

    So far, he has been banned from joining in at the Order of the Garter today.

  • Prince Andrew BANNED from Order of the Garter

    The Queen’s third eldest son was speculated to appear at today’s traditional event, amid talks of having his duties reinstated.

    He was kept out of the way “for his own good” and was thought to have even challenged the ban on his appearance.

    The statement that he would not be attending was released earlier today, with the Royal’s saying it was a “family decision.”

  • Will The Queen be at the Royal Ascot tomorrow?

    As it stands, no-one is quite sure if Her Majesty will make an appearance.

    The recent Jubilee celebrations showed her ability to take in events has become limited.

    A keen racegoer throughout the entirety of her life, you can bet she will do everything in her power to be there in the flesh.

    Hopefully we’ll get a glimpse of the Queen on one of the five days.

    Bookies also claim they would love to see a Royal winner this week.

    But they are saying it through gritted teeth as patriotic punters plunge on the Queen’s horses.

    The Monarch could have as many as TEN runners across the five days. They are:

    • King’s Lynn trained by Andrew Balding
    • Perfect Alibi is an 11-1 chance for the Queen’s Vase on Wednesday
    • Reach For The Moon
    • Just Fine
    • Naval College
    • Saga
    • Kiteflyer
    • Tactical
    • Discretion
    • Spring Is Sprung

    Read more here.

  • Kate & William making their new residence ‘special to them’

    A friend of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge says the royal couple are planning to make their new residence “so special to them” when their children grow up.

    Prince William and Kate Middleton have been tipped to get a new home in Windsor Castle over the summer.

    Their children would therefore schools in Berkshire.

    A close friend claimed relocating to Windsor would provide their children more freedom.

    The friend told the Sunday Times: “The reality is they are quite confined in what they can do in London.

    “The kids can’t go into the park and kick a football with friends.

    Their plan is to be there for the next ten to 15 years and then move to Anmer, which is so special to them.”

  • Harry ‘very gracious’ in supporting Meghan

    A body language expert has claimed that Prince Harry showed support to Meghan Markle with “subtle’ gestures during their UK return for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    Speaking to Royally US, Etiquette expert Elaine Swann said the Duke of Sussex is “so gracious, so attentive to his wife”.

    Ms Swann continued: “”You can tell, there were gestures and holding their hand, giving her little glances to let her know that he’s there for one another and they certainly had this united front with one another”.

  • Will & Charles lobbied Queen over Andrew

    It has been claimed that Prince William and Prince Charles held a showdown with the Queen over Prince Andrew returning – raising fears over a public “backlash”.

    It was reported that The Duke was looking to return to today’s Order of the Garter ceremony, and recover some of his royal military titles despite having them removed in January of this year. 

    However, William and Charles lobbied the Queen to ban Prince Andrew from appearing.

    A source said: “It was a decision taken by the household for the best interests of the family but also the best interests of the Duke of York.”

  • All you need to know about Queen Elizabeth…

    The Queen has reigned for more than 70 years, becoming the longest-serving British monarch. But what else do we know about her?

    Get all the latest news on Queen Elizabeth II right here

  • Mike Tindall on the time he tricked the Queen

    THE Queen is well known for her good sense of humor and was left with a fit of the giggles after Mike Tindall’s gag at Ascot back in 2019.

    The Rugby star, who is married to the monarch’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, was seen laughing as he showed her the contents of his hat.

    In a video Mike was seen showing the Queen what appeared to be a miniature top hat, which was made entirely of chocolate.

    Speaking to the Telegraph at the time, the dad-of-two said: “It is a chocolate hat that I am taking home for my daughter Mia.

    “I was given it at lunch but it is really annoying to store in a pocket so I decided to put it in my top hat instead.”

    Asked whether the Queen had found the gesture funny, he said, “They are your words, not mine!”

  • Meghan & Harry named second and third least-popular royals

    While Harry & Meghan may not be too popular, even they don’t compare to Prince Andrew

    The disgraced duke is not well loved by Brits, due to his reported exploits with Jeffery Epstein, according to the survey by OnePoll for GB News.

    27% of Brits called him the worst royal, he was followed by Meghan Markle who shared 18% of the vote.

    Commentator Nile Gardiner, a former Margaret Thatcher aide, tweeted: “Meghan Markle is now the second most unpopular member of the Royal Family with the British public, after Prince Andrew.

    Prince Harry is in third place.

    “A spectacular decline and fall for Meghan.”

    However, some have claimed it is is unfair to paint Meghan with same brush as Andrew, who has brought serious controversy to the royal family.

  • Kate & William’s royal future ‘assured’

    A royal expert has slapped down questions of whether or not Prince William and Kate Middleton’s future in the Royal Family was certain.

    Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams insisted that the royal couple’s time ahead in the Firm was “assured”.

    Mr Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “It has been a very tough period for the monarchy.

    “The Jubilee was a triumph, but no one can deny that Andrew was a disaster and as far as the Sussexes were concerned that was serious.

    “The Jubilee celebrations will definitely have given the royals a boost.”

  • Meghan and Harry ‘sidelined’ by ‘callous’ Firm

    A royal expert has claimed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were “sidelined and marginalised” during the Queen’s platinum Jubilee celebrations in a “meticulously choreographed” plan.

    In an interview with the Royally Us podcast, Royal author Christopher Anderson, said the royals were “callous” towards the couple.

    Anderson said: “The whole world was watching and waiting to see if fences would be mended, if the Sussexes got back together with the rest of the family.

    “From that standpoint, it was an unmitigated disaster. It’s hard to see how the Royal Family could’ve been any more callous towards the Sussexes.

    “They were meticulously choreographed in every instant to be sidelined and marginalised.

    “If Harry went to London’s Jubilee celebrations hoping to mend fences, that didn’t happen.”

  • William ‘still deeply upset’ about Harry & Meg quitting

    PRINCE William is still “deeply upset” about Harry and Meghan quitting the Royal Family, a friend of the future King has said.

    The Duke of Cambridge reportedly spent “no time” with his brother during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations last week.

    Harry and Meghan’s exit from royal life is still said to be raw for William.

    A friend told The Times: “He’s still deeply upset about it and feels let down, but he’s moved on.”

    A pal acknowledged Wills had been tense before the jubilee and was particularly worried for the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral – the only event the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended publicly.

    They said this was “because he was incredibly worried about having all the family there, and what everyone was going to say.”

    The friend added: “He was so relieved that most of the media made it all about the Queen, Prince Charles and the children — they are the key people — and he was really pleased about that.”

    It’s believed the Cambridge kids did not meet their cousins Archie, three, and one-year-old Lilibet last week.

  • Andrew blocked from return to duties

    PRINCE ANDREW has asked the Queen to be reinstated as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards as he pushes for a return to royal duties, it has been reported.

    The Duke of York has been lobbying the monarch for his status as a blood prince to be restored, the Telegraph reported.

    A source said: “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 as an HRH and ‘Prince of the Blood’ and he feels that should be reinstated and his position recognised and respected.”

    Meanwhile, it is understood that Prince Charles and Prince William have reportedly lobbied the Queen to prevent the Duke from appearing in public during today’s Order of the Garter ceremony.

    He was expected to attend the event as a member of the Order.

    However, the Queen apparently told him to stay out of sight “for his own good” after Charles and William raised fears of a public backlash.

    As a result the Duke, 62, is likely to only attend private aspects of the ceremony in Windsor.

  • Royal fans rave over how Lilibet is the spitting image of mum Meghan Markle

    EAGLED-EYED royal fans have spotted how Lilibet looks just like her mum, Meghan Markle at the same age.

    One fan on Twitter shared a side-by-side photo of the youngster, who turned one during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and her mum at the same age.

    The two pictures show that Lilibet has definitely taken after her mum, Meghan Markle, with her adorable up-turned nose and big brown eyes she looks the spitting image of her mum at the same age.

    Of course, Lilibet has also taken after her royal dad, Harry, with her bright red hair.

    The royal fan who pointed out the uncanny resemblance between mother and daughter wrote: “MEGHAN & LILI when they were one year old.”

    And royal fans couldn’t help but gush at how cute the photos were.

  • The truth behind Harry & William’s distance at Jubilee celebrations

    Prior to Prince Harry’s return to the UK, reports had suggested that him and his brother had worked through many of their disagreements as they set about mending relations.

    However, throughout the Jubilee celebrations, neither Harry or William were seen together for more than a moment.

    Royal biographer Angela Levin has explained why this might be the case.

    Angela says: “The barriers to a reconciliation between Prince William and his brother are a lack of trust in Harry and his unwillingness to fit into William’s increasingly full diary of royal work,” adding: “The Royal Family are also waiting for the publication of Harry’s memoirs before deciding whether to improve relations with him.”

    She continued: “What is the point of repairing the damage if Harry is going to tear it all apart again with more attacks on William and Charles?”

    Ms Levin also said: “I think Harry and Meghan expected a very warm welcome and that everyone would drop everything for them.

    “In reality the Royals were rushed off their feet during the four day Platinum Jubilee.”

    She finished: “I am sure if all the children had got together for Lilibet’s birthday, that would have broken the ice.

    “But this estrangement won’t end until Harry apologises for saying that William is trapped.”

    Read the article in full here.

  • William and Kate ‘will move family to Windsor in summer’ after Queen plans future of Royal family

    In a meeting during the Jubilee, Her Majesty outlined the future of the firm.

    These plans will see Will and Kate move their family into Windsor Castle, as Andrew is forced to move to lessen his public presence.

    The Cambridges will retain their current residence until their children are done with school.

    Despite these meetings taking place, Harry and Meghan only got a meagre 15 minute meeting with the Monarch.

  • Meghan & Harry named second and third least-popular royals

    While Harry & Meghan may not be too popular, even they don’t compare to Prince Andrew

    The disgraced duke is not well loved by Brits, due to his reported exploits with Jeffery Epstein, according to the survey by OnePoll for GB News.

    27% of Brits called him the worst royal, he was followed by Meghan Markle who shared 18% of the vote.

    Commentator Nile Gardiner, a former Margaret Thatcher aide, tweeted: “Meghan Markle is now the second most unpopular member of the Royal Family with the British public, after Prince Andrew.

    Prince Harry is in third place.

    “A spectacular decline and fall for Meghan.”

    However, some have claimed it is is unfair to paint Meghan with same brush as Andrew, who has brought serious controversy to the royal family.

  • In pictures: Charles meets adorable fan in Cornwall

    The Prince of Wales has met what is possibly the cutest royals fan.

    While attending a meeting in Cornwall, Charles interacted with the public, meeting this extremely cute canine.

    While some may see this puppy’s attempts to lick the Prince as improper, it is easy to forgive such a lovable face.

  • Queen forbids photos with Lilibet, despite being ‘desperate’ to meet her

    Her Majesty was reportedly ‘desperate’ to meet her granddaughter this week, as Harry & Meghan returned to the UK for the first time since Lilibet’s birth.

    However, according to the Daily Star, she refused to have a photo taken with her.

    An insider told The Sun: “Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen.

    “But they were told no chance. It was a private family meeting.”

  • Queen spent just 15 minutes with Sussexes during Jubilee celebrations

    The Royal couple made the long journey from California for this short meeting, bringing their children, Archie and Lilibet.

    However, sources claim that the pair were unable to spend much time with the Queen, as she wished to keep meetings formal.

    A source said: “It was a quick in and out job. It was all quite formal.”

    It remains to be seen when next Harry will be back to see his grandmother.





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