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Prince Harry and Prince Andrew face further changes to their roles as the House of Lords debates a motion that would ban their roles as Secretaries of State

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew face further changes to their roles as the House of Lords debates a motion that would ban their roles as Secretaries of State.

The amendment to the State Counselor Tomorrow Bill will seek to exclude members of the Royal Family who ‘have not regularly held royal office for the previous two years’.

A Cabinet source insisted it was neither the government nor Buckingham Palace’s position that the plan would remove either prince from the post of State Councillor, reports The Telegraph.

His Labor counterpart, Viscount Stansgate, told the House of Lords that now was the time to discuss a ‘sense amendment’ with the King.

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew face further changes to their roles as the House of Lords debates a motion that would ban their roles as Secretaries of State

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew face further changes to their roles as the House of Lords debates a motion that would ban their roles as Secretaries of State

The amendment to the Tomorrow State Counselor Bill will seek to exclude members of the Royal Family who

Amendment to Tomorrow’s State Counselor Bill will seek to exclude members of the Royal Family who ‘have not regularly held royal office for the previous 2 years’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their retirement from royal duties on Instagram on January 8, 2020, in a move the British press dubbed “Megxit.”

The couple then moved to Santa Barbara, California, and were interviewed by American TV personality Oprah Winfrey in March last year, where they aired their grievances with the royal family.

They signed a multi-million pound deal with Netflix later that year with plans for an offbeat series.

The Duke of Sussex’s book, titled Spare, is due to be published by Penguin Random House on January 10 – more than four months since Her Majesty’s death on September 8.

Last week Prince Andrew was planning a ‘fight back’ as he is adamant a return to public life may still be possible.

It comes after Andrew’s accuser, Virginia Giuffre, dropped a case she had brought against US attorney Alan Dershowitz, saying she ‘may have made a mistake’ in accusing him of sexual abuse.

A source said: “Everything has changed and Andrew is determined to fight.”

Andrew, 62, paid Giuffre, 39, £12million to settle a civil case in which she accused him of sexual abuse. He has always and vehemently denied the allegations.

It happened as he passed by yesterday filming with Princess Anne, Prince Edward and other members of the Royal Family on the Windsor Estate.

King Charles was also seen at Windsor and is believed to have joined his siblings in the afternoon.

But a Buckingham Palace source said the King did not attend the filming, which took place two days before Her Majesty’s 74th birthday.

The Duke appeared relaxed as he had lunch with Anne, her husband Tim Laurence, and Edward and his wife, the Countess of Wessex.

He is pictured in 2001 with Epstein's sex trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre, then 17, who accused him of sexual abuse.  Andrew has always and vehemently denied the allegations

Andrew, 62, paid Giuffre, 39, £12million to settle a civil case in which she accused him of sexual abuse. He has always and vehemently denied the allegations. This photo was developed in 2001, when Giuffre was 17

Sophie Winkleman, wife of Freddie Windsor, was also seen with the royal party at the Windsor Estate.

Footage from the family reunion revealed that Andrew, far from being out in the cold, still has the support of his family members. However, he will not be present at the Cenotaph today because he can no longer participate in royal events.

He was also absent from the Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall last night, which remembered those who fought in the 1982 Falklands conflict, in which Andrew served in the Royal Navy.

Last week The Mail on Sunday revealed Andrew had been left ‘destitute’ and in tears after the King made it clear to him there would be no way back for him to ‘the business’.

Andrew's accuser, Virginia Giuffre (left), last week dropped a case she had brought against US attorney Alan Dershowitz, saying she

It comes after Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre (left) last week dropped a case she had brought against US attorney Alan Dershowitz, saying she ‘may have made a mistake “by accusing him of sexual abuse. Giuffre pictured here with her lawyer David Boies in 2019

The Duke was said to have been ‘blindsided’ by the outcome of the private meeting, held at Charles Birkhall’s estate in Scotland, days before the Queen died. But his ex-wife and staunch supporter Sarah Ferguson was jubilant after news of Miss Giuffre’s stepping back. A friend added: ‘There is a feeling that Andrew wants to move on with a new life, but the only person who can accept that is the monarch. That means those conversations will have to start all over again now that we have a new king.

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Prince Andrew is expected to be a Christmas guest at Sandringham, but a source has said the Duke’s career is not on the King’s mind first and foremost.

An insider said: ‘As King, Charles has a very comprehensive entry level baccalaureate. Senior palace aides have previously said the Duke of York will be supported by the family to forge a new life away from the public eye.

A family Christmas? No thanks, say Harry and Meghan

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are unlikely to join the Royal Family at Sandringham for their first Christmas without the Queen.

King Charles is said to have invited Meghan and Harry, who remain “much loved” members of the family despite stepping down from royal duties nearly three years ago. But a source close to the king said: “They are unlikely to attend.”

This will be the first time Charles has hosted the annual family reunion and Christmas holiday at the private estate in Norfolk.

The Prince and Princess of Wales will be there, staying close to Anmer Hall, the home given to them by the Queen.

Other family members are expected to join the King and Queen Consort on their walk to church on Christmas morning.

There will be senior royals who might breathe a sigh of relief if the Sussexes send in their regrets.

After Meghan described the late Queen’s funeral as “complicated”, the Sussexes’ presence on mince pies may not go down well.

Harry is set to release his explosive New Year’s memoir and a Netflix program before that.

Her book, Spare, will feature the painful episode of her mother’s tragic death, according to the publishers.

King Charles was ‘unhappy’ with Princess Anne and Prince Edward’s show of support for the Duke of York

By Kate Mansey for The Mail on Sunday

Relations at the top of the Royal Family have turned decidedly frosty after Prince Andrew was spotted at a shooting party at the Windsor Estate last Saturday with two of his siblings – a gathering which King Charles held to distance themselves.

Princess Anne and Prince Edward, along with other members of the Royal Family, were seen together while filming Windsor two days before Her Majesty’s 74th birthday.

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But what had been intended as a show of support for the embattled Duke of York had an impact on their relationship with the new king.

Prince Andrew was spotted at a shooting party at Windsor Estate last Saturday with two of his siblings - a gathering King Charles has been keen to distance himself from

Prince Andrew was spotted at a shooting party at Windsor Estate last Saturday with two of his siblings – a gathering King Charles has been keen to distance himself from

A source told the Mail on Sunday that the King had decided not to attend the filming – and was unhappy that his younger brother Andrew was present.

The source added: “King Charles was reportedly unhappy that Edward and Anne met Andrew in public and wanted it to be clear that he had not been involved in the filming.

“Anne and Edward had privately worried about Andrew and wanted to check it out.

“But Charles’ opinion is that he shouldn’t be in the public eye. Her Majesty was not pleased at all.

While Andrew is expected to be received by the King at Sandringham for Christmas, he will not be included in the Royal Family’s annual march to St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day.

However, Andrew is not the only brother with whom the king is said to have a slightly frosty relationship.

Perhaps surprisingly, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, despite their tireless work to support the late Queen and now the new King, do not appear to be part of the new monarch’s inner circle.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex - who attended the shooting party - do not appear to be part of the new monarch's innermost circle despite their work supporting him and the late Queen

The Earl and Countess of Wessex – who attended the shooting party – do not appear to be part of the new monarch’s innermost circle despite their work supporting him and the late Queen

Edward was not given the Duke of Edinburgh title which many expected he would inherit after his father died a year and a half ago.

At one point, the idea that Prince Edward would inherit his father’s title was such a certainty that it even featured on the official Royal website.

Today, however, it remains unclear when – or even if – the king will bestow the honor. As a source close to the royal family chillingly remarked: “It hasn’t gone unnoticed.”

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