The Windsor clan and the British media are desperate to humiliate Prince Harry. That’s why they continue to drag Harry into every conversation about Prince Andrew, and that’s why there’s a very concerted effort being made to equate the two situations. Again, Prince Harry left the UK as they were actively trying to bully him and exile him out of the country. Harry left because he needed to protect his wife and child, and the British establishment ripped him to shreds because of it. Andrew was stripped of his HRH and patronages because he was BFFs with a pedophile and a human trafficker and he lost in court last week. But please, allow the British media to continue to equate the two men. Apparently, both Harry and Andrew will be removed as Counsellors of State.
Prince Andrew and Prince Harry face a new double humiliation as royal officials are mulling ways to remove another of their significant roles, while also denying them Jubilee medals like other veterans. Buckingham Palace officials are now considering how to remove the role of Counsellors of State from the Duke of York and the Duke of Sussex – a potentially significant position that the pair still possess.
Palace sources confirmed they are still two of the four Counsellors of State, who would be called upon to take the place of the Queen if she were unable to carry out her duties because of illness or absence abroad. They would be authorised to carry out most of the official duties of the monarch, including signing important documents, attending Privy Council meetings and receiving the credentials of new ambassadors to the UK. The other two Counsellors of State are Prince Charles, who is heir to the throne, and William, who is second in line.
A royal source said: ‘It is a genuine problem that the Palace is looking to address. Can you imagine the Duke of York having to sign official documents, for example, because the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge were both abroad, and the Queen became ill? It’s not an exaggeration to say it could put the monarchy in jeopardy.’
A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to comment, but sources suggested that Andrew, 61, and Harry, 37, could not be stripped of their roles without an Act of Parliament having to be passed first. By law, the counsellors of state are the monarch’s spouse and the next four people in the line of succession who are over the age of 21. If Andrew and Harry were removed they could be replaced by Princess Anne and Camilla.
‘There could be events later this year which make such a change necessary,’ the source said in an apparent reference to the outcome of Andrew’s court case in the US and the publication of Harry’s forthcoming memoirs.
In a further blow to Andrew and Harry, they will also now both not be eligible for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal next month having lost their honorary military titles, according to the Daily Telegraph. The commemorative medal will be awarded on February 6 to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne and given to serving members of the Armed Forces, police, fire, emergency and prison services. Members of the Royal Family holding honorary military titles will also be eligible – and the only veterans who receive the award will be recipients of the George Cross or Victoria Cross. Now that Harry and Andrew have lost their military titles, this means the duo will be treated like all other veterans and not receive the special medal.
[From The Daily Mail]
There was a similar story last fall, about how Buckingham Palace wanted to replace Andrew and Harry as counsellors of state and replace at least one of them with the Duchess of Cornwall. That story happened just after the Queen’s mysterious overnight hospitalization for her mysterious ill health. At the same time the Queen was cancelling all of her public appearances and going on “light royal work,” both Prince William and Prince Charles were out of the country – William was on vacation (obvs) and Charles was working and making appearances at the G7. Andrew was, for a time, the only Counsellor of State in the country while the Queen was in bad shape. All of this means that royal asses must be covered, and they refuse to go through with yanking Andrew off the Counsellors of State list unless they can also do the same to Harry.
As for the medals… literally who cares. It’s another f–king joke, these people have no idea how bad and petty they look. They’re about to deny a special medal to the only royal man of his generation to serve in combat. But they’ll give keen medals to other royals!
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