Prince William is not a big supporter of his uncle Prince Andrew.

The Duke of York has been in hot water due to his connections with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew decided to break his silence about the issue in a car crash interview last Saturday where he denied the claims that he had sex with Virginia Roberts, who was only 17 at the time of the alleged incident.

Shortly after the interview, Prince Andrew announced that he would be stepping down from his royal duties. According to an insider, the Duke of Cambridge is not a huge fan of his controversial uncle and even supports the Queen’s decision to sack him.

The claim is different from the previous write-ups about the royals. According to Katie Nicholl in her 2010 book “William and Harry,” the future king wanted to be like Prince Andrew and even followed Prince Andrew’s career as a pilot instead of his father’s.

“He had already decided he wanted to be a pilot like his Uncle Andrew,” Nicholl wrote. “[William] had enjoyed the fortnight he had spent working with the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team in Anglesey, where he learned about helicopter flying and mountain rescue.”

The Duke of Cambridge’s fondness for Prince Andrew was understandable since the Duke of York was keen on military discipline and flying compared to the heir apparent. Also, Prince Charles had a tricky relationship with his sons. Meanwhile, Prince Andrew was deemed better than the Prince of Wales by many.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced over two decades ago. However, they remain amicable and close to their two daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. In fact, he had their support amid the Epstein scandal.

However, Princess Beatrice was reportedly in tears since her dad’s interview aired. Last week, Princess Eugenie’s sister hosted her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s 36th birthday. The royal reportedly looked somber and makeup-free at the birthday dinner. A source said that she was probably worried that her mascara would run.

Prince William and Prince Andrew
Prince William needs to learn something from his uncle, Prince Andrew. Pictured: Prince William and Prince Andrew leave a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Lord Snowdon at Westminster Abbey on April 7, 2017 in London. Getty Images/Hannah McKay