PRINCE William warned the Queen he would feel "uncomfortable" if Andrew attended the Order of the Garter service, sources claim.

The Prince of Wales also made an intervention amid fears the public would “backlash” if the Duke of York was seen.

The royal pair shared their concerns with each other before taking them to the Monarch on Sunday.

As a result, Her Majesty told her second son that he could not appear in public at the event “for his own good.”

“He does not want to do anything that would embarrass the Queen or make things difficult,” one source said.

Instead, the disgraced Duke joined the Queen and rest of his family only for the investiture in the castle’s Garter throne room.

He also took part in the traditional lunch afterwards in the Waterloo Chamber – with both events happening behind closed doors.

The move prevented him from being photographed alongside other royals in the Order’s velvet robes and plumed hats.

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  • Milica Cosic

    Where the Queen’s nickname ‘Lilibet’ comes from

    The Queen’s grandparents picked up the name after she struggled to pronounce Elizabeth when the Queen was a little girl.

    Her father, George VI once said: “Lilibet is my pride, Margaret is my joy,” about his beloved daughters.

    She was often referred to as Lilibet by her late husband Prince Philip, and even wrote a note to him at his funeral last year and signed off with her nickname.

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    Kate & William making their new residence ‘special to them’

    A friend of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge says the royal couple are planning to make their new residence “so special to them” when their children grow up.

    Prince William and Kate Middleton have been tipped to get a new home in Windsor Castle over the summer.

    Their children would therefore schools in Berkshire.

    A close friend claimed relocating to Windsor would provide their children more freedom.

    The friend told the Sunday Times: “The reality is they are quite confined in what they can do in London.

    “The kids can’t go into the park and kick a football with friends.

    Their plan is to be there for the next ten to 15 years and then move to Anmer, which is so special to them.”

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    Former Prime Minister draped in finery as he was spotted leaving St George’s Chapel

    He was accompanied by his wife Cherie, as they were all smiles while departing from the Order of the Garter.

    The former labour PM was appointed as part of the Queen’s highest chivalry order.

    Blair is now a knight at the Queen’s very own digression.

    He looked very pleased as the ceremony concluded, as wife Cherie beamed over at him.

    Some Brits were not happy about the Queen’s decision to award Blair with such a high regard, and protested outside Windsor Castle. This didn’t seem to dampen his day.

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    Prince Andrew BANNED from Order of the Garter

    The Queen’s third eldest son was speculated to appear at yesterday’s traditional event, amid talks of having his duties reinstated.

    He was kept out of the way “for his own good” and was thought to have even challenged the ban on his appearance.

    The statement that he would not be attending was released earlier today, with the Royal’s saying it was a “family decision.”

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    Order of the Garter: Duchess of Cornwall appointed Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter

    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was been granted the highest order by the Queen yesterday at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

    More than 4,500 people went to catch a glimpse of the Royals for the most esteemed procession at Windsor.

    The Queen didn’t participate in the procession but did attend lunch and the investiture ceremony.

    This most prestigious event is one of the oldest ceremonies undertaken by the Royal family since its inception in the 1300s by Edward III in 1348.

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    Princess Royal looked very regal as she attended the Garter ceremony yesterday

    Princess Anne joined the most senior Royal event of the year, and arrived in a horse drawn carriage.

    She wore the traditional mantle of dark blue velvet lined with white satin and is supplied by the royal robe makers, Ede and Ravenscroft.

    It has been worn since the 15th century, with a Tudor bonnet with a plume of white ostrich feather.

    Princess Anne became a Lady Companion in 1994.

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    Prince Harry and Meghan were hoping to make amends with Prince Charles during their Jubilee visit

    Christopher Anderson told Royally US that the two hoped to patch things up with Prince Charles, but failed.

    He claims a “curtain went down” during a reported private meeting and the rift has been exacerbated further.

    Anderson said: “One of the things I think is so sad about this is Diana, where she alive today, would be heartbroken by this.”

    The journalist also believes that she would have wanted Harry to move to California and “make his own life.

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    Meghan & Harry caught in Netflix 'mess'

    A royal expert has claimed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Netflix plans were dismantled during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend. This is when palace aides stopped them from taking photos with the Monarch.

    Speaking to TODAY, Russell Myers claimed: "The Queen did get to meet her great-granddaughter Lilibet. There was no official photography being placed but the reports were that Harry and Meghan did want their friend Misan Harriman to come and have a picture with the Queen.

    "Of course that would have been a nice family moment but the palace were absolutely adamant that it couldn't take place.

    "You can't blame them because Harry and Meghan are still rumoured to be doing this fly on the wall documentary with Netflix. It's all getting quite messy."

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