Queen Elizabeth II fired Prince Andrew’s most loyal aide after his controversial interview.

According to The Sun’s Dan Wootton, the Duke of York was forced to sack his most trusted royal aide Private Secretary Amanda Thirsk after his interview. The secretary was reportedly fired by Queen Elizabeth II over the duke’s TV interview which ended his frontline royal career.

Her Majesty was expecting her favorite son to fire all of his staff. The pressure from the horrified family members also forced Prince Andrew to cancel his planned trip to Bahrain via private jet over the weekend.

“It’s been a very grim 24 hours for Andrew. But it got even worse yesterday because he had to break the news to Amanda that the Queen will not continue to fund her role as private secretary,” a friend of Prince Andrew said.

“There is a genuine fury because she was the driving force behind the Newsnight interview and the person that arranged for it to be filmed at Buckingham Palace.”

Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly planning to have Prince Andrew’s staff leave their Buckingham Palace offices or they will face a hefty bill to rent them privately.

“There is no longer a need for the Queen to fund Andrew’s private secretary or office from the Sovereign Grant because he no longer has a public role. There will be a transition period for the staff to move out of Buckingham Palace. But Andrew has assured Amanda she will keep working for him in another role. It’s astonishingly arrogant,” the insider continued.

According to a report, Prince Andrew’s ex Sarah Ferguson is to blame for his interview. It was reportedly the Duchess of York who encouraged her ex-husband to speak up and share his side of the story.

An insider said that Prince Andrew has been relying on his ex-wife heavily. Ferguson is his biggest champion and he values her opinion and experience. Ferguson and Prince Andrew were hoping that by speaking up he would be able to give his public image a “better chance of recovery.”

Meanwhile, a number of netizens believed it would have been better if he kept quiet. One online user said that Prince Andrew ruined Princess Beatrice upcoming royal wedding.

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew Pictured: Princes Charles, Andrew, Her Majesty following the Queen's Birthday parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' in central London on June 15, 2013. Photo: Getty Images/Carl Court/AFP