Katie Nicholl said the heir to the throne chats with his father 'almost every day'Believes William and Charles are 'on the same page' over the monarchy's futureSuggested the vision could include axing the Duke of York from royal events  

Prince William and King Charles have been ‘brought closer’ by Megxit, while Prince Andrew will be axed from royal events after losing the ‘protection’ of the Queen, a royal author claimed today.

Katie Nicholl, author of The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown, said the heir to the throne chats with his father ‘almost every day’, with the pair ‘on the same page’ over the future of the monarchy.

She said their vision includes preventing Andrew from maintaining a visible role in the Royal Family in an attempt to move on from ‘scandals past and present’. This was a reference to his relationship with paedophile US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and claims – which he has long denied – that he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was 17.

Ms Nicholl told Lorraine: ‘I think Megxit inevitably brought William and Charles closer together. Charles already has the plan for his first five years ready to go and he’s ready to hit the ground running and impress us as King.

‘Now Charles and William holiday together and speak on the phone almost every day. They are also on the same page on the future of the monarchy.’

Megxit brought William and Charles closer together and Prince Andrew was 'protected by the Queen' - but WON'T be a key part of the streamlined monarchy because the King doesn't want to be 'affected by scandals past and present'

Katie Nicholl, author of The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown, said the heir to the throne chats with his father ‘almost every day’

Asked about the Duke of York, she said: ‘I think the Queen was protecting him. I had sources very close to the Queen who said she asked Andrew what had happened and put him on the spot.

‘He said he was innocent, and as a mother as well as the Queen she did stand behind him until the end.

‘What will happen now is interesting. We’ve seen Andrew be a key part of the royal mourning period but I don’t think we’re going to see much of him – if anything – now.

‘Charles is focused on the future of the Royal Family and his reign. He’s not going to want that to be affected by scandals past or present. There will be a real streamlining that we will see played out in real time.’

In a more lighthearted moment of the interview, Ms Nicholl claimed that King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla had previously watched episodes of the Crown.

The Netflix show has long been criticised for painting a largely fictionalised portrait of royal life without a corresponding disclaimer for viewers.

Megxit brought William and Charles closer together and Prince Andrew was 'protected by the Queen' - but WON'T be a key part of the streamlined monarchy because the King doesn't want to be 'affected by scandals past and present'

Ms Nicholl said Prince Andrew would no longer appear at royal events during Charles’ reign

Ms Nicholl said: ‘The Duchess has a wonderful sense of humour. They did watch the last series, I think the King stopped at a point.

‘But the Duchess watched it and took it with a pinch of salt. Whether they’ll be watching the next series, I guess now.’

King Charles and wife Camilla made their first public appearance since the Queen’s funeral on Sunday – greeting well-wishers at church.

The couple looked pensive as they were driven to Crathie Kirk, the Scottish parish church close to the Balmoral estate.

Charles, 73, wore black while Camilla, 75, appeared to be wearing black, grey and red check tartan under her sombre black coat.

They looked serious but managed a smile for a small crowd of well-wishers as they arrived at the church.

It was the first time they had been seen in public since the State funeral for Queen Elizabeth II last Monday.

She attended services at Crathie Kirk regularly when she spent summers at Balmoral Castle, where she died earlier this month.

Source: Megxit brought William and Charles closer together and Prince Andrew was ‘protected by the Queen’ – but WON’T be a key part of the streamlined monarchy because the King doesn’t want to be ‘affected by scandals past and present’

NEWS RELATED

Orioles reach 1-year deal with Kyle Gibson, sources say

Orioles reach 1-year deal with Kyle Gibson, sources say The Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement on a one-year contract with right-handed starter Kyle Gibson, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Saturday. The deal is pending a physical, sources said. Gibson had spent the past 1½ seasons with the ...

View more: Orioles reach 1-year deal with Kyle Gibson, sources say

These stories offer a glimpse into trauma, loss experienced in Houston area in 2022

‘Is This a Joke?': Man Traveling With 2 Daughters Says He Was Accused of Human Trafficking

Link video: http://nbclim-download.edgesuite.net/Prod/NBCU_LM_VMS_-_WTVJ/768/723/19902129670-1080pnbcstations.mp4 NBC Universal, Inc. A Florida father traveling with his two daughters said he was stopped at the airport and humiliated in front of other passengers as authorities accused him of human trafficking. Jonathan Marcu said he took his daughters to New York where they saw a ...

View more: ‘Is This a Joke?': Man Traveling With 2 Daughters Says He Was Accused of Human Trafficking

San Diego ambulance provider offering $50,000 signing bonuses to combat paramedic staffing crisis

SAN DIEGO —  San Diego’s new ambulance provider, Falck USA, will try to solve its paramedic staffing crisis by giving new hires $50,000 signing bonuses, it announced Friday. The new bonuses come two weeks after city leaders promised to take drastic action next month that could include adding a second ambulance ...

View more: San Diego ambulance provider offering $50,000 signing bonuses to combat paramedic staffing crisis

20 of the most majestic mountain peaks in the world

These mountains are worth the hike (iStock.com/agustavop) Mount Khuiten (Mongolia) The journey to Mongolia’s highest mountain requires crossing a vast, barren landscape before breaching miles of lush snow. Standing at 14,350 feet, Mount Khuiten is surrounded by wilderness, making it one of the most remote mountains in the world. Khuiten ...

View more: 20 of the most majestic mountain peaks in the world

Teen girls struck in South Vancouver pedestrian collision, police say

A teenage girl was sent to hospital after a vehicle stuck her and a friend while crossing a road in South Vancouver Friday night. Vancouver police said three girls were crossing East 49 Ave. at Inverness Street just after 9 p.m. when two of them were struck. The girl sent ...

View more: Teen girls struck in South Vancouver pedestrian collision, police say

Police warn about suspects looking through mailboxes

London, Ont., police are reminding residents to keep an eye on their mailboxes after a string of incidents in November. They received several complains of people reportedly looking through unlocked mailboxes across the city between Nov. 9 and 23. When approached by homeowners, the suspects reportedly told them that they ...

View more: Police warn about suspects looking through mailboxes

Activision Blizzard sees second successful union drive

QA workers at Blizzard Albany, formerly Vicarious Visions, join their colleagues at Raven in the Game Workers Alliance.

View more: Activision Blizzard sees second successful union drive

3 holiday romance novels that will get you hot this winter

‘Spam figgy pudding’ sells out ahead of the holidays

England Seeks Win Over Senegal in 2022 World Cup Round of 16: Here's How to Watch

France Repeat Quest Begins With Poland in 2022 World Cup Round of 16: Here's How to Watch

Bulls' LaVine, DeRozan, Vučević Must Be Better, Even After Lineup Change

NY Times staffers threaten 24-hour walkout after 20 months of unsuccessful union negotiations

Lukas Dhont Says Belgium’s Oscar Entry ‘Close’ “Came From A Deeply Personal Place” – Contenders International

DirecTV And Fox Reach Carriage Renewal, Averting Blackout

Former top intel chiefs silent after Musk Twitter disclosures

DC's Upcoming Blue Beetle Movie Just Dropped Its First Poster And Release Date

Nonreligious voters wield clout, tilt heavily Democratic

World Cup news: Senegal coach Aliou Cisse could miss last-16 clash with England

OTHER NEWS

Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network