Prince Andrew resigned from his royal duties at the end of last month, at the request of the Queen. Now, the Palace has indicated that the Duke of York will make his next public appearance at Sandringham with the rest of the Royal Family at the traditional church visit on Christmas Day. However, last week, Sandringham was the scene of a “showdown” between the Duke and his brother Prince Charles, as the Prince of Wales went straight to see Prince Philip, who now lives on the private royal estate, after touching down from his latest royal tour.
Podcast Pod Save The Queen is hosted by Ann Gripper and features the Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers.
In the latest episode, Mr Myers detailed the “crisis lunch” that Prince Andrew was summoned to last Monday, driving 140 miles from Windsor to Sandringham at the behest of his brother.
Mr Myers said: “[Charles] obviously rushed straight to Sandringham to see his father, to seek his counsel on this crisis that is still ongoing.
“William had done an investiture and went to go see the Queen, then William and Charles no doubt came together to discuss what had been said by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
The Prince of Wales and Duke of York (Image: Getty)
The Royal Family at last month's Festoval of Remembrance (Image: Getty)
“And now, it appears, Charles summoned Andrew to Sandringham.
“They have had this ‘showdown’ that was widely reported [to be coming] the week before last when Charles was still away on his tour.
“Some of the aides were frantically suggesting that that wasn’t going to happen.
“And, lo and behold, it has happened, as we were rightly saying.
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Prince Andrew and Prince Philip chat at Sandringham at Christmas 2017 (Image: Getty)
“So, Charles was obviously furious that his brother had made this decision, dragged not only his name, but