Prince Andrew secretly conspired with Princess Diana and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson to try to prevent Charles from becoming king and allow Prince William to take the throne with the Duke of York as regent, an explosive new biography claims today.
Andrew is also alleged to have “pressured” the Queen and campaigned against the marriage between Charles and Camilla, now King and Queen, and told his mother she was not trustworthy.
Angela Levine’s new book on Camilla’s life, serialized in the Telegraph, claims the Duke of York was “very bad” for her and conspired with Princess Diana to prevent the Queen’s eldest son from becoming king.
Under Andrew’s alleged plan, William would line up for the throne with Charles expelled, and make Andrew regent if the queen died before William was 18.
Citing a “chief insider”, Levine wrote that the Duke of York “conspired” with Diana to “put Prince Charles aside”, with the goal of Prince Andrew becoming “Prince William’s guardian”.
“Andrew lobbied hard in the hope that Charles would not become king when his mother died, and that William would wear the crown,” she said.
Ms Levine added that the prince had “pressed hard” to try to prevent his older brother from taking the throne.
Prince Andrew is said to have ‘pressure’ the Queen to try to install himself as Prince William’s regent
The Prince is also said to have opposed King Charles now marrying Camilla
Andrew’s alleged plot would have seen William on the throne if the Queen died – with Andrew as regent
A senior insider in the palace is said to have told Mrs. Levine: “When Diana was alive, through her friendship with Andrew’s wife Sarah, [Duchess of York] She conspired with Andrew to try to push Prince Charles aside so that Prince Andrew would become regent for Prince William, who was a teenager at the time.
They were dark and strange times, where paranoia became a reality, and that was a concern.
The explosive allegations are contained in Angela Levine’s new autobiography, which revolves around Camilla’s life
His behavior was very negative and very unpleasant for Quinn [Elizabeth]who disagreed. I was told it was one of the rare occasions he didn’t work out.
However, it seemed that he was very angry that he could not somehow govern the country. He has remained so hostile to Camilla’s appearance and acceptance that it is doubtful that she was ever pardoned.
Buckingham Palace and representatives of the Duke of York have been contacted for comment.
Levine also wrote about the duke’s hostility to Charles’s marriage to Camilla, claiming that Andrew was “toxic” and “very bad” about her to the late Queen Elizabeth.
The insider said: “He tried to persuade the Queen to prevent Charles from marrying Camilla by being too toxic, mean, unhelpful and too bad about Camilla.”
These claims allegedly implied that Camilla was not sufficiently aristocratic and was not trustworthy.
In 1998, when Charles turned 50, a party was held but the Queen and Prince Philip refused if Camilla was present.
Camilla’s close friend Lucia Santa Cruz said: ‘When Camilla married Andrew Parker Bowles, she used to go with him to Balmoral and join the royal family. They treated her wonderfully…but when the marriage failed and she was with Prince Charles, she was rejected and got all the blame. , which is unfair.
The Duke of York and King Charles’ relationship has reportedly been strained over the years, which has worsened dramatically since Prince Andrew’s relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein came to light.
When Buckingham Palace announced in January that the prince would be stripped of all his military titles and patronage, and would plead the sexual assault case against Virginia Joffrey as a private citizen, it was understood that the monarch was now instrumental in influencing the decision.
The Queen is said to have always had a sweet spot for her second son, the Duke of York
A palace insider told Angela Levine that Prince Andrew was “toxic” and “very bad” about Camilla (pictured after the church’s blessing of their civil wedding ceremony)
It is said that Princess Diana was supportive of her son, Prince William, who ascended the throne before his father
At the time, palace sources said the “harsh and quick” decision was widely discussed within the royal family after Andrew’s failed attempt to persuade the judge to dismiss the civil suit.
It was understood that Prince Charles and his son William were “effective” in moving to force him out of being an active member of the royal family.
Charles was said to have spoken to his mother on the phone to share his thoughts on the decision.
An inside source at the palace said at the time: “It was a hard and quick decision that the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge would have recommended and punished by the Queen.”
It was later reported in February that Charles had asked his brother to stay “out of sight” at official events.
Prince Andrew has since reached a settlement with Mrs. Joffrey, in which he has not admitted any wrongdoing.
Angela Levine has previously published biographies of the royal family, including Prince Harry in 2018 and Prince William and Kate in 2015.
Her latest work, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: From Untouchable to Queen Consort, explores Camilla’s relationship with senior members of the royal family and how it has evolved over time.