KEY POINTS

  • Prince Charles allegedly disagreed with the Queen and was against Prince Andrew joining Prince Philip's memorial service
  • Queen Elizabeth II was allegedly irritated because the Prince of Wales gave an opinion when it was not wanted
  • Royal commentators believed Prince Andrew's presence at the memorial service funeral showed that the Queen was still the boss

Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II allegedly argued about Prince Andrew's attendance at Prince Philip's funeral.

Last week, the Queen joined the other royals at Prince Philip's memorial service. She arrived at Westminster Abbey with a controversial escort — her son Prince Andrew. Many raised their eyebrows because the Duke of York served as the Queen's escort while making her way inside the chapel, putting him front and center at the event. 

Many criticized the royal family for allowing the Duke of York to take the center stage. However, an unnamed source told Us Weekly that the Prince of Wales "disagreed" with his mother about his younger brother's attendance at the family gathering. Prince Charles was allegedly "against" having the disgraced royal join the rest of the family at the service.

"Elizabeth is irritated with Prince Charles for giving his opinion where it's not wanted," the anonymous insider told Us Weekly. The Queen allegedly did not need the heir apparent "directing her on how to handle" the scandal.

Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl, author of "Kate: The Future Queen," also shared the same opinion. According to her, the monarch was aware that there might be outrage, but she was sending a double message to Prince Charles, Prince William and the world by choosing Prince Andrew as her escort.

"They knew the result of this... this was the Queen's way of showing two things," Nicholl said when she appeared on True Royalty's "The Royal Beat." "One, that the buck stops with her, and she makes the decisions, and secondly, that she believes he's innocent. She made the point very, very clearly."

Daily Mirror's royal editor Russell Myers agreed that what the people saw during the late royal's special memorial service was an indication and a reminder that the Queen was still the boss. 

"You are the monarch, and they are representatives of the Royal Family, especially when you've got two future kings there, who are already delivering some kickback," Myers explained. "That's my understanding, as the Queen overruled Charles and William and she said, 'this is the way that I want it,' and I think that really hammers home who is the boss. If it was ever in doubt that the Queen is the boss of the family — she is the one who made that decision."

There were rumors that Prince Andrew demanded to be at the center stage because he allegedly wanted to redeem his reputation, and he believed being seen with his mother would help him. 

Royal commentator Robert Jobson, author of "Prince Philip's Century," debunked those allegations. According to him, the Queen "was not bullied into [it] by Andrew." It was Her Majesty who asked her second son to accompany her, adding, "if the Queen asks you to do something, it is not a request."

Jobson said he was "not backing" the Duke of York but merely pointing out that it was "the Queen's call." He also told People earlier that the monarch chose Prince Andrew because he was the only one among her children without a partner.

Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles pose with officers during an official visit to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park Barracks on October 24, 2017 in London. Photo: Getty Images/Chris Jackson