“I have to say though it must have been really important for him to walk away from watching a member of the Royal Family be interviewed by Emily Maitlis, the foremost interrogator in the country at that point, about allegations of sexual impropriety and his relationship with a paedophile.
“I have to say it’s a pretty high bar for what else he had to do, so no disrespect to him, but I think that was a very bad call.
“I think [the Queen] has a blind spot towards him.
“When the Queen very, very sadly is no longer here, I think it will be a very, very different story for Andrew in the more realistic glare of his older brother.”
Prince Andrew was stripped of his military titles and barred from the use of HRH earlier this year.