King Charles bans Prince Andrew from key event in royal calendar again

Prince Andrew has been booted out of a prestigious royal ceremony for the second time running.

Despite some signs King Charles and Prince William were starting to adopt a softer approach, Buckingham Palace has doubled down on its stance with the Duke of York, the Express reports.

He has been banned from having a public-facing role at The Order of the Garter Day procession at Windsor Castle later this month, which will see Charles and his knights don velvet robes, glistening insignia and plumed hats at one of the most hallowed ceremonies in the royal calendar.

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Andrew – who was forced to step down from royal duties in 2019 before being stripped of his titles – was originally barred from taking part in an official role the event at the 11th hour last year.

He has been pushed into the background following the scandal around Jeffrey Epstein.

Sources have told Express the 2022 procession set a precedent and Andrew will continue to be denied a public-facing role at the event on June 19.

There was allegedly some optimism Charles and William were starting to adopt a softer approach, considering the Duke was allowed to wear his ceremonial robes for the Coronation.

Many were shocked to see him in the Order of the Garter robes at Westminster Abbey last month, considering he is no longer a working royal.

Prince Harry, who stepped down in 2020 to move to the US with wife Meghan Markle, wore a morning suit in comparison.

Andrew appeared prominently on the walk to the church on Easter Sunday as well.

He was allowed to attend private events during last year's Order of the Garter Day.

The King and Prince of Wales are said to have intervened at the last minute, arguing it was better for their brother and uncle, respectively, to stay out of the spotlight.

Andrew has been a Garter Knight since 2006.

An insider said following his exclusion last year it was a "family decision".

The Daily Star has approached Buckingham Palace for comment.

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