As if there isn't enough drama going on behind closed doors at Buckingham Palace, now Prince Charles and his brother Prince Andrew, who has found himself at the centre of the scandal involving the late child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, are at loggerheads, too.
The siblings are said to have butted heads after Andrew, 59, flew into a rage at a senior aide who couldn't do what he was asked, and Charles, 70, stepped in demanding his brother apologise for his heated behaviour. But he refused to do so, leaving the issue with the palace employee unresolved and the Duke of York and the future king locked in an angry battle.
"Andrew didn't take kindly to Charles reprimanding him in front of staff and he was certainly not going to back down" says one royal insider. "Charles had hoped with everything going on with Andrew and the Epstein drama that he would keep his head down and his neck in. He was absolutely fuming."
Meanwhile, Sarah Ferguson has reportedly cut ties with her former husband amid the Epstein scandal.
Just weeks ago the former wife of Prince Andrew, was forced to flee the Queen's summer house in Balmoral alongside her ex-husband, as court documents linked him once more to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who died in his New York jail cell on August 10.
The pair reportedly fled to Spain, but now royal sources tell Woman's Day Fergie, also 59, has decided to distance herself from Andrew, with whom it's thought she'd rekindled romance in recent months.
"The reality is she felt humiliated, and while she'd originally vowed to stand by Andrew, Fergie has realised there were deep-rooted issues in their relationship that have never been addressed," a royal source tells. "She decided she had no choice but to end it."
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Indeed, Andrew was nowhere to be seen when Fergie was joined by the couple's daughters Princesses Beatrice, 31, and Eugenie, 29, and their partners at Ellie and art dealer Caspar Jopling's wedding on August 31.