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British Royals

Charles, Anne and Edward weigh into the Prince Andrew row

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The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex have held a summit to discuss the future role of their brother, the Duke of York, it has been claimed.

According to the Sun On Sunday, the royal siblings have reached the decision that Prince Andrew should never return to public duties.

A source told The Sun that the trio met in January to discuss the Duke who is embattled in a sex abuse lawsuit in the United States.

A source told the newspaper: “Nine months ago Charles, Anne and Edward had a meeting, a summit, and agreed there was no way back for him.”

Another insider said: “There is no way in the world he’s ever coming back, the family will never let it happen.”

Virginia Giuffre, a victim of the convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has filed a civil case against Prince Andrew, accusing him of rape and sexual assault when she was 17.

The Duke has always vehemently denied the allegations, with his lawyers describing the claims as “baseless.”

Sources close to the Duke of Cambridge have also been briefing the Sunday newspapers on the subject of Prince Andrew.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, a source said that Prince William thinks his Uncle Andrew has an “ungracious and ungrateful” attitude to his position.

The insider said: “Any suggestion there isn’t gratitude for the institution, anything that could lead the public to think that senior members of the family aren’t grateful for their position, is really dangerous.”

Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and the Duke of York did not respond to a request for comment by the media.