Prince Andrew has 'no way back' into royal family: Report

The Duke of York was 'read the riot act' by his older brother

Prince Andrew was recently "read the riot act" by his brother and warned he would likely not be welcomed back into the royal family any time soon in the wake of news surrounding the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, according to a report.

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Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, pulled his younger brother, 59, into a meeting at Sandringham royal estate, where he told the Duke of York there would be "no way back into the family in the near future," The Sun reported, citing a source.

"It was all very civilized and calm but Charles calmly read him the riot act and told him there was no way back for him in the near future," the source said.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, left, and his brother, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, right. (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)

The meeting was said to have taken place shortly before BBC's "Panorama" aired an interview with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused Andrew of having sex with her when she was 17 years old. The duke has "categorically" denied her claims.

"Andrew thought he was being treated harshly as nothing has yet been proved against him, but he accepted the decision," the source added, according to the report. "He really had little choice."

Giuffre claimed in the interview she was forced by Epstein and his alleged associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, to engage in sex with the prince after going to a nightclub during a trip to London in 2001.

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A witness from inside the club has since come forward claiming she was at the club and saw the pair together, according to the report.

"She says he was with Virginia — who looked very young and not happy — but Andrew was smiling and seemed to be very much enjoying himself on the dancefloor," attorney Lisa Bloom told The Sun.

Meanwhile, Charles also reportedly expressed concern over the prospect of his brother cooperating with American authorities.

"By doing that, Andrew would remove the mystery around the royal ­family," a source told the outlet. "It's a difficult predicament."

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Andrew and Epstein were reportedly friends for more than a decade but had only been photographed together a handful of times. One photo recently resurfaced showing the men together at the Royal Ascot Race Meeting in 2000, according to Town & Country Magazine, which reported that Maxwell was also in attendance, wearing green.

Prince Andrew, Duke Of York, Jeffrey Epstein (far right) and Caroline Stanley (in pink), the Earl and Countess of Derby. (Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

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President Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family on Tuesday at Buckingham Palace during a trip to London for the NATO summit.  Andrew was reportedly "banned" from attending.

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