King Charles III can change the royal titles of several family members now that he is at the helm of the monarchy after the d*ath of Queen Elizabeth II last month at the age of 96.
Her Majesty, born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, was the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She served the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth countries for 70 years until she died on 8 September. She had four children with the late Prince Philip Mountbatten, including the new King Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and the disgraced Prince Andrew.
The Duke of York is now eighth in line to the throne, but his controversial friendship with convicted s*x offender Jeffrey Epstein, along with allegations of s*xual harassment, forced the palace to strip Andrew of his military affiliation and royal patronage in January.
And King Charles may continue to erase any trace of belonging to the dynasty after the prince “embarrassed” the family with his actions.
“Unfortunately for Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, their father’s behavior has had a rather unfavorable and in fact disastrous effect on their royal future,” said royal expert Hilary Fordwich. Fox News Digital.
“The princesses are most likely to become Lady Beatrice and Lady Eugenie as the s*xual abuse scandal of their father, Prince Andrew, allegedly robbed them of their chances of becoming acting members of the royal family.”
Beatrice, 34, and Eugenia, 32, are the daughters of Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. The couple went through a highly publicized divorce in 1996, but remained relatively amicable over the years.
“The retention of their titles is highly questionable because the decision regarding their titles is to be made by the new reign of their uncle, King Charles III,” Fordwich said. “Now that King Charles III is making decisions about the British monarchy, Charles is predicted to make the use of titles more restrictive.”
She added: “It was not only their father’s behavior, but he deliberately and voluntarily embarrassed the entire royal family, not only by his friendship, but also by agreeing to his diabolical interview with News Evening. His refusal to assist the FBI in investigating the aforementioned exacerbated all his other errors of judgment.”
In 2019, Andrew first came out and attempted to discuss his relationship with Epstein and allegations of s*xual abuse against then 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre in an interview that proved disastrous for the BBC.
Just a few days later, after intense public scrutiny, the Duke of York announced that he was relinquishing his public duties “for the foreseeable future”.
“We know that Prince Andrew certainly went to the carpet for his daughters to keep their titles and of course keep all the trappings of royal life despite not being full-time members of the royal family.” Fordwich said. “This goes back to the reign of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
“There was and continues to be speculation about ‘accomplices’ regarding the titles when Princess Eugenie visited Prince Harry (her exiled cousin) in California back in February, where they made a highly publicized visit to attend the Super Bowl.”
Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle stepped down from top royal duties and moved to the United States in 2020 over what they called British media interference and racist behavior towards their family.
“King Charles III certainly does not have the same weakness as his mother had towards his wayward brother,” Fordwich added.
Andrew, who was stripped of his royal titles and patronage in 2022, has also been banned from using HRH (Her/Her Royal Highness) titles.
Peacock announced Prince Andrew: Exiled explores the “turbulent and complex” life of the British royal family, as well as his ties to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, in a new documentary series that will air on October 5.
Palace insiders, journalists, the royal press secretary, members of Andrew’s social circle, and a team of lawyers were interviewed to make the film, bringing the shocking allegations against the fallen prince to life.
“When you’re a queen’s son, no one ever tells you the truth” – Tina Brown, magazine editor and book author Palace documentssays the trailer.
“Prince Andrew thought he was more than a member of the royal family,” another reporter said. “He thought he was a celebrity. At dinner parties, they said he couldn’t keep his trousers buttoned up.”
This story originally appeared on Fox News and reproduced with permission
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