Prince Andrew 'lobbied Queen to make William King, not Charles'

Prince Andrew ‘lobbied very hard’ to stop Charles becoming King, an explosive new book claims.  The Duke of York is said to have plotted with Princess Diana and

ex-wife Sarah Ferguson to push his older brother aside.  Under his purported plan, William would take the throne – with Andrew as Regent if the Queen died before the

teenage prince turned 18.   In a new biography of Queen Consort Camilla, serialised in The Telegraph, royal expert Angela Levin quotes a ‘senior insider’ at Buckingham

Palace who claims the disgraced duke – second in the line of succession until his nephew’s birth – wanted to ‘rule the country in some way’.  The ‘insider’ is said to

have told her: ‘When Diana was alive, through her friendship with Andrew’s wife Sarah, [Duchess of York] she plotted with Andrew to try to push Prince Charles aside so Prince

Andrew could become Regent to Prince William, who was then a teenager.’  They went on: ‘Andrew lobbied very hard with the hope that Charles would not become king when

his mother died, and that William would wear the crown.  ‘His behaviour was very, very negative and extremely unpleasant to Queen [Elizabeth], who disagreed. I was

told it was one of the rare occasions he didn’t get his way.  ‘Nonetheless, he was apparently very angry that he couldn’t rule the country in some way.’  Ms

Levin writes that Andrew ‘did not want Camilla around’ back then and quotes the ‘insider’ as saying he ‘tried to persuade the Queen to block Charles from marrying Camilla by being

quite poisonous, mean, unhelpful and very nasty about’ her.