After persistent rumours of sibling rivalry, Prince Andrew has been forced to deny any form of a rift with his brother Prince Charles in an official statement.
This news comes after Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were at the centre of a royal battle because their father reportedly raised fears any children they have could be 'commoners,' with reports suggesting Andrew wanted to improve the status of his daughters by persuading the Queen and her heir Prince Charles to allow their future husbands to have earldoms.
In his statement, the Duke of York, said that ‘a number of stories’ had been published over the past few weeks ‘that have no basis of fact’.
'There is no truth to the story that there could be a split between the Prince of Wales and I over my daughters' participation as members of the Royal Family and any continued speculation is pointless,’ he said.
'It is a complete fabrication to suggest I have asked for any future husbands of the Princesses to have titles.
'As a father, my wish for my daughters is for them to be modern working young women, who happen to be members of the Royal Family and I am delighted to see them building their careers.
'When they do support the Royal Family in its work this is very much appreciated by my family and most importantly by those organisations and to those for whom their participation makes such a difference to their lives.
'Whilst I appreciate, as granddaughters of the Queen, there is considerable interest in my daughters, I cannot continue to stand by and have the media speculate on their futures based on my purported interventions, which are completely made up and an invention.'
Prince Andrew’s official declaration comes just one month after Prince Harry made an unprecedented statement saying his new girlfriend Meghan Markle has been subjected to a ‘wave of abuse and harassment’ by the media.