Prince Andrew recently sat down for an interview to deny the sexual abuse allegations directed at him. After watching his conversation with Emily Maitlis, journalist Patrick O’Flynn compared the Duke of York from his older brother, Prince Charles.

In an article he penned for Express, O’Flynn said that Brits are lucky that Prince Charles is the heir to the throne and not Prince Andrew. After all, Prince William and Prince Harry’s dad is a deep thinker, and he’s also more suitable for the role than the Playboy Prince.

O’Flynn also said the same thing about the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex. In the coming years, Prince William will become King, while Prince Harry will continue on with his royal duties as a member of the British clan.

The journalist called Kate Middleton’s husband eminently sensible and said that Prince Harry is a wild card even though he’s naturally charismatic and warm.

Additionally, the United Kingdom should also be grateful for the fact that it was Queen Elizabeth who became her father’s heir after King George VI was suddenly crowned as the head of the British monarchy. If Princess Margaret was older than the Queen, she would’ve been her father’s successor.

“It may be that in all these cases having the status of ‘spare’ encouraged a more cavalier approach to life in the younger sibling, while the older heirs had to face up to the inescapable and daunting prospect of one day becoming monarch,” he said.

Meanwhile, O’Flynn also gave suggestions on what Prince Andrew could do during this difficult time in his life. Instead of giving questionable and unprecedented interviews, the dad of two should focus more on his long-term charitable endeavors particularly those in relation to the Armed Forced veterans.

“But while Andrew – now only eighth in line to the throne – has made his bed, this scandal should not be treated as being on a par with the Queen’s ‘annus horribilis’ of 1992. When compared to other pieces of our constitutional furniture – from the House of Commons to the House of Lords and a civil service no longer widely trusted to be politically impartial – the Royal Family is, I am glad to say, in pretty good nick,” he said.

Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William
Pictured: Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles and Prince William at Clarence House on Aug. 4, 1998. Getty Images/Johnny Eggitt