If Prince Charles and William get their way, Prince Andrew won't be involved in any future events a leading royal expert suggests.
Fellow royals are accusing the Duke of York of forcing his way back into the limelight by manipulating his position, sources have claimed.
This comes after his centre-stage appearance on Tuesday as he accompanied the Queen to Prince Philip’s memorial service after he was expected to keep a low profile.
The Duke clung to the arm of his 95-year-old mother and escorted her to her chair at Westminster Abbey, reports the Mirror.
Andrew reportedly paid off his accuser Virginia Giuffre £12million in a settlement that was not an admission of guilt just three weeks ago. The Duke has always strenuously denied Ms Giuffre's allegations.
Critics saw the move as a brazen attempt by the 62-year-old Duke to slide back into the spotlight following the sex scandal.
It has been suggested that her so-called favourite son tested the water and saw it as a 'springboard' to be given the green light to appear at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this summer.
That will not happen, according to respected royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams.
In fact, he says there is just no way Prince Charles and William would accept Andrew playing any part in the celebrations.
He told the Mirror: "In terms of royal events, I don't expect we will see Prince Andrew appear in the near future – if ever again.
"He won't play any kind of a role in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, of that I think we can be quite sure.
"Prince Charles and William will be totally apposed to it, it's a non-starter.
"I do believe what we saw at Westminster Abbey was the Queen allowing him to physically supporting her after she supported him.
"It was an event he was always going to attend – let's not forget, he has lost his father."
Andrew being embroiled in the scandal is likely to kill off any chance of seeing his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie serve as full-time working royals, the expert says.
While the royal family will be slimmed down once Charles takes to the throne, there is a 'gap' – but that won't be filled by the pair, he claims.
Beatrice has previously been employed by the Foreign Office and Sony Pictures. She later took on a role as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships within software company Afiniti.
Her younger sister Eugenie, meanwhile, is associate director of London art gallery Hauser & Wirth.
Both women also work privately with charitable organisations, which including the Teenage Cancer Trust and Anti-Slavery International.
Mr Fitzwilliams said: "We hear talk of the slimmed down monarchy but there are tremendous advantages – especially for royals involved with charity.
"Would they want to? I'm not sure they would. They are both happy, have families and also have a good work/life balance.
"I think, regardless, their names are automatically linked to their father. It's unavoidable."
The Daily Star has approached the representatives of Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Andrew for comment.
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