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  • Our experts discuss Prince William’s role in preventing his uncle Prince Andrew from appearing in public this week
  • Daily Mail newspaper editor Richard Eden says it was an example of how he’s ‘throwing his weight more’
  • The crisis around Prince Andrew’s royal role is more serious than Megxit claims The Mail on Sunday’s Kate Mansey

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Prince William’s role in preventing his uncle Prince Andrew from appearing in public this week has grabbed headlines.

Daily Mail newspaper editor Richard Eden said it was an example of how he was ‘throwing his weight further’, by refusing to stand for the Order of the Garter procession at the alongside her disgraced uncle, Prince Andrew.

“It was an example of him saying ‘enough’, I wouldn’t be there,” he told our Palace Confidential programme. “It would have been a terrible look, it’s good, it’s reassuring that William knows that and he knows how damaging it is.”

The current crisis over Prince Andrew’s royal role is more serious than Megxit claims Mail on Sunday deputy editor Kate Mansey. She feels the situation is “even more interesting and important” because Andrew’s demotion was “forced upon” her.

Prince William’s role in preventing his uncle Prince Andrew from appearing in public this week has grabbed headlines. Pictured, The Duke of Cambridge attends the Order of the Garter service at St George’s Chapel on June 13 in Windsor

Daily Mail newspaper editor Richard Eden (pictured) said it was an example of how he is 'throwing his weight further', by refusing to turn up for the Order of the Garter alongside her disgraced uncle, Prince Andrew.

Daily Mail newspaper editor Richard Eden (pictured) said it was an example of how he is ‘throwing his weight further’, by refusing to turn up for the Order of the Garter alongside her disgraced uncle, Prince Andrew.

‘It’s the modernization of the monarchy in real time because here you have your birthright, but for the first time you don’t just have to be born in your HRH, it’s a totally new thing, that you have to keep going to deserve it,” she says. “Andrew feels terrible about this.”

“The Palace, the Queen, other royals, Charles and William step in to protect the monarchy, saying ‘no no, the monarchy is no longer something you were born into, it’s a privilege and you have to earn it,'” she adds.

This problem isn’t going away particularly quickly, claims the Daily Mail’s royal editor, Rebecca English, who points out that although he didn’t take part in the Order of the Garter’s public parade, he did attend the private events. This stubborn attitude will mean that she will remain a “recurring plague” for the royal family.

“Even though he was persuaded to step back from the Ledge and not attend public events, he attended the private luncheon and investiture at Windsor Castle,” she told the programme.

“And I think that’s really indicative of his state of mind, he’s being dragged and shouted and kicked to really take a step back. That’s why I think it’s going to be a recurring plague for the family certainly for the foreseeable future.

The current crisis over the royal role of Prince Andrew (pictured) is more serious than Megxit, claims Mail on Sunday deputy editor Kate Mansey  She thinks the situation is

The current crisis over the royal role of Prince Andrew (pictured) is more serious than Megxit, claims Mail on Sunday deputy editor Kate Mansey She thinks the situation is ‘even more interesting and more important’ because Andrew’s demotion was ‘forced’ on her

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