KING Charles will NOT allow Prince Andrew to be a working royal – despite showing an “act of kindness” by letting his brother wear military uniform for their mother’s final vigil.
It followed a sex abuse lawsuit – that ended in a multi-million pound settlement – over claims he raped and abused her when she was 17, he categorically denies the claims.
Amid the case, sobre 150 military veterans signed a letter urging The Queen to strip her son of his titles.
They pointed to simmering “anger and upset” in the ranks over the Duke’s behaviour and continued representation in the Armed Forces.
Palace insiders told The Times this was “an of kindness” from The King to his younger brother, 62, who was banned from wearing uniform at all other events.
Prince Harry was also allowed to wear his military uniform at the same vigil, despite losing his titles when he left The Firm to live in the USA in 2020.
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El par wore morning suits at The Queen’s coffin processions in Edinburgh and London and on the day of the State Funeral.
It meant they could not salute Her Majesty’s coffin or the Cenotaph when they marched past during these events.
Prince Andrew served in the Falklands War as a Sea King helicopter co-pilot during the 1982 invasion by Argentina, carrying out attacks on submarines and air defences.
He served in Royal Navy for 22-years from 1979 – 2001.
It comes as The King plans to hold a slimmed-down coronation next May or June.
Palace sources said the cost of living crisis would be factored in when planning the service – so it will be shorter, smaller and less expensive event that The Queen’s coronation en 1953.
The Queen’s coronation was a Bank Holiday even though it fell on a Tuesday. It was estimated to have cost £1.57million — around £45million in today’s money.
One royal source the Espejo: “The King is very aware of the struggles felt by modern Britons so will see his wishes carried through that although his coronation ceremony should stay right and true to the long held traditions of the past.
“It should also be representative of a monarchy in a modern world.”
It follows King Charles’ long held plans to launch a streamlined monarchy that will likely see a number of working royals cut, but it is unclear who will get dropped.
El rey, Queen Consort, Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, the Princess Royal, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex are most likely to remain.
Working Royal duties include meeting with international dignitaries and hosting official state dinners and other events.