Queen Elizabeth news: Prince William WARNED monarch that Andrew attending Garter Day would make him uncomfortable | The Sun

PRINCE William warned the Queen he would feel "uncomfortable" if Andrew attended the Order of the Garter service, sources claim.

The Prince of Wales also made an intervention amid fears the public would “backlash” if the Duke of York was seen.

The royal pair shared their concerns with each other before taking them to the Monarch on Sunday.

As a result, Her Majesty told Andrew that he could not appear in public at the event “for his own good.”

“He does not want to do anything that would embarrass the Queen or make things difficult,” one source said.

Instead, the disgraced Duke joined the Queen and rest of his family for the private investiture in the castle’s Garter throne room.

He also took part in the traditional lunch in the Waterloo Chamber – with both events happening behind closed doors.

The move prevented him from being photographed alongside other royals in the Order’s velvet robes and plumed hats.

Read our Royal Family blog below for the latest updates…

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    PM in row with Prince Charles over Rwanda

    Boris Johnson has backpedalled in a row with Prince Charles over the Rwanda migrant scheme. The Prime Minister has now said he has “nothing but respect and admiration” for the Prince of Wales.

    The scheme will see asylum seekers deported to Rwanda for processing – and has been reportedly slammed as ‘appalling’ by the future king.

    Earlier this week, when Mr Johnson was asked whether he thinks the Prince of Wales was “wrong” to make the comments, he responded: “What I don’t think we should support is continued activity by criminal gangs.”

    Mr Johnson added: I do think that it’s the job of Government to stop people breaking the law and to support people who are doing the right thing; that’s what we are doing.”

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    Kate & William's royal future 'assured'

    A royal expert has slapped down questions of whether or not Prince William and Kate Middleton's future in the Royal Family was certain.

    Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams insisted that the royal couple's time ahead in the Firm was "assured".

    Mr Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: "It has been a very tough period for the monarchy.

    "The Jubilee was a triumph, but no one can deny that Andrew was a disaster and as far as the Sussexes were concerned that was serious.

    "The Jubilee celebrations will definitely have given the royals a boost."

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    Mike Tindall on the time he tricked the Queen

    THE Queen is well known for her good sense of humor and was left with a fit of the giggles after Mike Tindall’s gag at Ascot back in 2019.

    The Rugby star, who is married to the monarch’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, was seen laughing as he showed her the contents of his hat.

    In a video Mike was seen showing the Queen what appeared to be a miniature top hat, which was made entirely of chocolate.

    Speaking to the Telegraph at the time, the dad-of-two said: “It is a chocolate hat that I am taking home for my daughter Mia.

    “I was given it at lunch but it is really annoying to store in a pocket so I decided to put it in my top hat instead.”

    Asked whether the Queen had found the gesture funny, he said, “They are your words, not mine!"

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    All you need to know about Queen Elizabeth…

    The Queen has reigned for more than 70 years, becoming the longest-serving British monarch. But what else do we know about her?

    • How old is The Queen?
    • Who are The Queen's grandchildren?
    • Who are The Queen's great grandchildren?
    • Why was Queen Elizabeth called Lilibet?
    • Who was The Queen's father George VI?
    • What properties does The Queen own?
    • What does ER stand for in the Queen's signature?

    Meghan & Harry named second and third least-popular royals

    While Harry & Meghan may not be too popular, even they don’t compare to Prince Andrew

    The disgraced duke is not well loved by Brits, due to his reported exploits with Jeffery Epstein, according to the survey by OnePoll for GB News.

    27% of Brits called him the worst royal, he was followed by Meghan Markle who shared 18% of the vote.

    Commentator Nile Gardiner, a former Margaret Thatcher aide, tweeted: “Meghan Markle is now the second most unpopular member of the Royal Family with the British public, after Prince Andrew.

    Prince Harry is in third place.

    “A spectacular decline and fall for Meghan.”

    However, some have claimed it is is unfair to paint Meghan with same brush as Andrew, who has brought serious controversy to the royal family.

    Will The Queen be at the Royal Ascot today?

    As it stands, no-one is quite sure if Her Majesty will make an appearance.

    The recent Jubilee celebrations showed her ability to take in events has become limited.

    A keen racegoer throughout the entirety of her life, you can bet she will do everything in her power to be there in the flesh.

    Hopefully we'll get a glimpse of the Queen on one of the five days.

    Bookies also claim they would love to see a Royal winner this week.

    But they are saying it through gritted teeth as patriotic punters plunge on the Queen’s horses.

    The Monarch could have as many as TEN runners across the five days. They are:

    • King’s Lynn trained by Andrew Balding
    • Perfect Alibi is an 11-1 chance for the Queen’s Vase on Wednesday
    • Reach For The Moon
    • Just Fine
    • Naval College
    • Saga
    • Kiteflyer
    • Tactical
    • Discretion
    • Spring Is Sprung

    Read more here.

    Could Prince Andrew become the Colonel of the Grenadier Guards once again?

    The Duke of York has reportedly asked the Queen if he could make a return to his Royal duties.

    This comes amid the rumours that Virginia Giuffre had sexually abused a woman in 2001.

    He has been pushing for his daughters, Princess Eugenie and Beatrice to become working Royals.

    Prince Andrew as to wait for the Queen to agree that he can make a return to Royal duties, but it is unclear yet what she will decide to do.

    He was been banned from joining in at the Order of the Garter yesterday.

    Prince Harry and Meghan were hoping to make amends with Prince Charles during their Jubilee visit

    Christopher Anderson told Royally US that the two hoped to patch things up with Prince Charles, but failed.

    He claims a “curtain went down” during a reported private meeting and the rift has been exacerbated further.

    Anderson said: “One of the things I think is so sad about this is Diana, where she alive today, would be heartbroken by this.”

    The journalist also believes that she would have wanted Harry to move to California and “make his own life.”

    Where the Queen’s nickname ‘Lilibet’ comes from

    The Queen’s grandparents picked up the name after she struggled to pronounce Elizabeth when the Queen was a little girl.

    Her father, George VI once said: “Lilibet is my pride, Margaret is my joy,” about his beloved daughters.

    She was often referred to as Lilibet by her late husband Prince Philip, and even wrote a note to him at his funeral last year and signed off with her nickname.

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      Kate & William making their new residence ‘special to them’

      A friend of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge says the royal couple are planning to make their new residence “so special to them” when their children grow up.

      Prince William and Kate Middleton have been tipped to get a new home in Windsor Castle over the summer.

      Their children would therefore schools in Berkshire.

      A close friend claimed relocating to Windsor would provide their children more freedom.

      The friend told the Sunday Times: “The reality is they are quite confined in what they can do in London.

      “The kids can’t go into the park and kick a football with friends.

      Their plan is to be there for the next ten to 15 years and then move to Anmer, which is so special to them.”

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      Former Prime Minister draped in finery as he was spotted leaving St George’s Chapel

      He was accompanied by his wife Cherie, as they were all smiles while departing from the Order of the Garter.

      The former labour PM was appointed as part of the Queen’s highest chivalry order.

      Blair is now a knight at the Queen’s very own digression.

      He looked very pleased as the ceremony concluded, as wife Cherie beamed over at him.

      Some Brits were not happy about the Queen’s decision to award Blair with such a high regard, and protested outside Windsor Castle. This didn’t seem to dampen his day.

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      Prince Andrew BANNED from Order of the Garter

      The Queen’s third eldest son was speculated to appear at yesterday’s traditional event, amid talks of having his duties reinstated.

      He was kept out of the way “for his own good” and was thought to have even challenged the ban on his appearance.

      The statement that he would not be attending was released earlier today, with the Royal’s saying it was a “family decision.”

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      Order of the Garter: Duchess of Cornwall appointed Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter

      Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was been granted the highest order by the Queen yesterday at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

      More than 4,500 people went to catch a glimpse of the Royals for the most esteemed procession at Windsor.

      The Queen didn’t participate in the procession but did attend lunch and the investiture ceremony.

      This most prestigious event is one of the oldest ceremonies undertaken by the Royal family since its inception in the 1300s by Edward III in 1348.

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      Princess Royal looked very regal as she attended the Garter ceremony yesterday

      Princess Anne joined the most senior Royal event of the year, and arrived in a horse drawn carriage.

      She wore the traditional mantle of dark blue velvet lined with white satin and is supplied by the royal robe makers, Ede and Ravenscroft.

      It has been worn since the 15th century, with a Tudor bonnet with a plume of white ostrich feather.

      Princess Anne became a Lady Companion in 1994.

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      Prince Harry and Meghan were hoping to make amends with Prince Charles during their Jubilee visit

      Christopher Anderson told Royally US that the two hoped to patch things up with Prince Charles, but failed.

      He claims a “curtain went down” during a reported private meeting and the rift has been exacerbated further.

      Anderson said: “One of the things I think is so sad about this is Diana, where she alive today, would be heartbroken by this.”

      The journalist also believes that she would have wanted Harry to move to California and “make his own life.

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      Meghan & Harry caught in Netflix 'mess'

      A royal expert has claimed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Netflix plans were dismantled during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend. This is when palace aides stopped them from taking photos with the Monarch.

      Speaking to TODAY, Russell Myers claimed: "The Queen did get to meet her great-granddaughter Lilibet. There was no official photography being placed but the reports were that Harry and Meghan did want their friend Misan Harriman to come and have a picture with the Queen.

      "Of course that would have been a nice family moment but the palace were absolutely adamant that it couldn't take place.

      "You can't blame them because Harry and Meghan are still rumoured to be doing this fly on the wall documentary with Netflix. It's all getting quite messy."

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