DISGRACED Prince Andrew has become the Queens rock during Megxit, royal insiders have revealed.
The Duke of York was forced to step down from public duties last year after his disastrous Newsnight interview in which he failed to show empathy to the victims of his paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein.
Disgraced Prince Andrew has become the Queens ‘rock’ during Megxit, royal insiders have revealed
But he attended church with the Queen at Sandringham as the monarch beamed following the conclusion of discussions over the future of Harry and Meghan.
The Duke is said to have been a tower of strength behind the scenes in the last two weeks and has been supporting his parents in their hour of need.
A senior royal source said: Andrew has been talking to her constantly on the phone and has now gone up to stay with her for a few days.
He obviously has spare time on his hands but he would have been there as a shoulder to cry on anyway.
He sees a lot of the Queen at Windsor, probably more than any other royal, and he is her rock at the moment.
Behind the scenes we are talking about a family falling apart and Andrew is doing his best to shore things up.
He may be finished in the eyes of the public but he feels it is his duty to support the Queen and Prince Philip and get them through this ordeal.
The source said Andrew was kicking himself for his behaviour during the Epstein affair.
They added: It has taken him a while but he has finally realised what a fool he has been and he is beside himself with remorse.
He knows he has let the Queen and the monarchy down and its going to be very difficult for him to regain the publics respect.
He wants to do as much as he can to make it up to his mother.
Both Prince Charles and Prince William have told him there is no way back for the time being.
If he hadnt made such a dreadful mistake he would now be a leading senior royal helping the Queen and stepping into many of the causes and patronages that Harry and Meghan will probably abandon.
But as things stand he can only take a backseat role.
Despite his failings he is immensely loyal and a team player, as he was in the Navy.
He is a proud father and he would like his daughters Bea and Eugenie to take up some of the royal slack, but that doesnt seem to fit in with Charless desire for a slimmed down monarchy.
Andrew thinks his daughters could do a superb job with the day to day stuff and the Queen is very fond of them, but the levers of power are shifting.
The Duke is said to have been a ‘tower of strength’ behind the scenes in the last two weeks