King Charles reportedly overrules Prince William, orders royal family to 'welcome' Prince Andrew back

King Charles reportedly overruled Prince William and ordered the Royal Family to "welcome" disgraced Prince Andrew back into the fold.

The former Duke of York was seen out with William and Kate as they made their way to a church service in Balmoral in the UK over the weekend.

The Daily Mail claims the King has reportedly spoken to his brother "on several occasions" and will be making a decision on whether he can come back as a working royal following years of ostracism after his involvement with notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

It is believed William was instrumental in ensuring Andrew had no further part in the Royal Family after he settled out of court over accusations he sexually abused Virginia Giuffre when she was a teenager. 

However, it has been reported William's objections to being seen with Andrew during the widely-publicised drive were "overruled" by the King, with a source claiming: "It appears he may have had his wings clipped somewhat."

The Daily Mirror claimed Charles had suggested Andrew be driven by William in a show of unity within the Royal Family.

"This is a sad time for the Royal Family on their customary break at Balmoral. They and the nation will shortly be commemorating a year since the death of the Queen," royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told the MailOnline.

"We know how close Andrew was to the late Queen, his appearance at the Duke of Edinburgh's Memorial Service in March 2022, where he supported her physically whilst she was giving him emotional and financial support caused much controversy. It has been reported that his allowance has been cut. It was rumoured that his tenure at Royal Lodge in Windsor, which is his home, was in danger.

"He is also reportedly attempting to regain the police protection he lost when he stepped down from royal duties.

"It is important to stress that there is no possibility, as King Charles and Prince William have always realised, of him returning to public duties in any form. A glance at his non-existent popularity ratings in the polls make the public mood very clear on this issue."