Charles and William ‘all out royal war’ over Andrew return block – expert

Prince Charles and son William are risking an “all out royal war” after allegedly calling on the Queen to block Prince Andrew's return to royal life, according to reports.

The father and son duo are reportedly determined to ensure the disgraced royal is kept firmly out of life as a working member of The Firm following his high-profile court settlement earlier this year.

Andrew is said to have begun lobbying the 96-year-old Queen to reinstate his position as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards after believing his HRH title should be restored, the Telegraph reports.

He was officially stripped of all his honorary titles in January after he paid £12m to settle a civil sexual assault case in the US.

As well as requesting that he is allowed to make appearances at royal events, he is now alleged to have also asked for daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to be given more duties as royals.

But royal expert Daniela Elser has warned that this could lead to an “all out royal war”.

Writing for, she said: “The battle lines are drawn: William and Charles, fretting about just how much damage one puffed-up duke might do the monarchy before it’s their chance to run the show versus the various HRHs who would seem to think they have gotten a bum deal and want a bigger helping of what they (or at least Andrew) think is rightfully theirs.

“This situation, unless it’s managed very carefully, could lead to an all-out royal war.

“The War of the Roses was very long and very convoluted: decades of pointless fighting which involved lots of men with names like Percy and Peregrine having limbs lopped off a battlefield.

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The bloody dynastic conflict was all about power and money, and stirring the pot vigorously was one Richard, Duke of York.

Elser added: “While no one is likely to lose an appendage in a muddy paddock anytime soon, today we have another Duke of York whose ego and sense of entitlement looks set to spark a new royal civil war.

“Historians are undecided if Richard, Duke of York died during battle or was captured by the Lancastrians and executed. The moral of the story is, things don’t end well greedy dukes, a lesson Andrew would do well to learn and quick sticks.”

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