Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice advised Prince Andrew against doing his controversial interview.

“Princess Beatrice and Sarah both advised Andrew against going ahead with the interview,” a source close to the Yorks told Daily Mail. “However, he paid too much attention to Amanda, who was encouraging him, saying it would clear his name. ”

Previous reports claimed that Ferguson was to blame for Prince Andrew’s Newsnight interview. It was reportedly the Duchess of York who encouraged her ex-husband to do it in hopes of giving his public image a better chance of recovery.

“Andrew has been relying on Sarah heavily. In fact, she’s been the prince’s biggest champion and he values her opinion and experience. When the possibility of this interview arose, Sarah felt that it could be the best way of clearing his name while presenting the public with a look at the real Andrew,” a source said earlier.

Aside from Ferguson, Princess Beatrice was reportedly aware of the controversial interview and was even there supporting her father. However, contrary to the previous reports, the mother and daughter were against it.

Princess Beatrice was reportedly in tears since her father’s controversial interview aired. Last week, Princess Eugenie’s sister hosted her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s 36th birthday. However, during the event, the royal looked sombre and make-up free. The source believed that she went for a make-up free look because she was worried that her mascara would run. Princess Beatrice was “quite tearful at times,” the source said.

Prince Andrew’s interview backfired and even cost him his royal duties. Days after his Newsnight interview, the Duke of York announced that he would be stepping down from the royal office.

The Queen was also not pleased with his interview that she asked her favorite son to fire his staff including his trusted private secretary Amanda Thirsk. There was reportedly a genuine fury at Thirsk because she was the driving force behind the interview that was arranged and filmed at Buckingham Palace.

The insider revealed that there is no need for Prince Andrew’s private secretary as the duke no longer has a public role. However, he reportedly assured Thirsk that she will keep working for him in another role.

Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice
Pictured: Prince Andrew, Ferguson and Princess Beatrice attend of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on Oct. 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Danny Lawson