Prince William Seeks To Isolate Uncle, Prince Andrew, After Sex Scandal
Prince William is slowly revealing his plans for a newly structured monarchy.
As the United Kingdom’s future king, the Duke of Cambridge is campaigning for a more progressive image for the royal family including addressing homelessness and climate change as top priorities.
Prince William recently lobbied his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, to prevent Prince Andrew from attending the Garter Day service.
After allegations of the Duke of York’s connections with Jeffery Epstein surfaced, Prince William began an effort to distance the family from Andrew.
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Reportedly, he gave Queen Elizabeth an ultimatum for Prince Andrew’s removal from the service.
“It’s him or me,” he said.
The Duke of Cambridge asked for Prince Andrew’s absence due to the fear of a public backlash, fearing the crowd would boo Andrew.
In a last-minute decision, Prince Andrew was allowed to attend a private event after the service was over.
According to the order of the Garter guest list, the Duke of York was added to the list for an afternoon ceremony.
Along with removing Prince Andrew from public view, Prince William wrote about advocating for the addressing the homeless crisis in the U.K.
In an article the prince penned in The Big Issue, Prince William reiterated his pledge to urge Parliament to ease homelessness.
“While I may seem like one of the most unlikely advocates for [solving homelessness], I have always believed in using my platform to help tell those stories and to bring attention and action to those who are struggling,” the prince wrote. “I plan to do that now I’m turning 40, even more than I have in the past.”
Prince William also hopes to carry on the legacy of his mother, Princess Diana, through activism.
“So, for my part, I commit to continue doing what I can to shine a spotlight on this solvable issue not just today, but in the months and years to come,” he wrote. “And in the years ahead, I hope to bring George, Charlotte and Louis to see the fantastic organisations doing inspiring work to support those most in need – just as my mother did for me.”
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