Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles are being urged to intervene in Prince Andrew’s controversy.

The Duke of York’s friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has come back to haunt him. Royal expert Marlene Koenig called out the attention of the Queen and Prince of Wales to help Prince Andrew in his current predicament. However, the royal commentator believes that it’s time for Sarah Ferguson’s ex to live a quiet life.

“It is time for queen and Charles to sit down with Andrew and strongly suggest that he give up his patronages,” Koenig wrote on Twitter.

“Let his daughters take over a selection. He has a trust fund. Live quietly out of the public eye.”

The netizens expressed their support to Koenig’s opinion. According to them, they agree that Her Majesty and Prince Charles should do something because the issue has already gone too far. One said that the controversy has “moved from embarrassment to sheer horror.” Another said that the story involving Prince Andrew has already gotten very dangerous.

Another online user said that she agreed with Koenig because moving out from the charities would save Prince Andrew from humiliation. The netizens also agreed that having Prince Andrew’s daughter take over his causes might convince him to step aside.

“Maybe if an offer was made to make his daughters working royals in his stead, he would agree to step aside entirely, but who knows...” one netizen commented.

“I think if the Princesses are allowed to take up some of the Duke’s patronages, even if they’re still not official working members, then that might be sufficient incentive for The DoY,” another user wrote. However, he felt that it would be hurtful for Prince Andrew because he was just recently appointed as the Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.

Prince Andrew already asked Queen Elizabeth II to make her daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice working royals. He reportedly wanted to secure his daughters’ position in the monarchy because he felt that they are being overshadowed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Andrew knew that things would get worse when Prince George and Princess Charlotte grow older. He also feared that they would be totally sidelined when the Queen dies. However, the Queen denied his request.

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