Prince Andrew is reportedly eyeing a new role in the government as a mediator between the West and the Gulf states during the energy crisis. The Duke of York went on a secret trip to Bahrain to try to secure the unofficial role, considering he remains close to the country's royal family.

According to reports, Prince Andrew flew to Bahrain using a Swiss billionaire's private jet. He also stayed in a luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Manama, which cost a whopping $16,000 a night, per NZ Herald.

Sources told The Sun, that Fergie's former husband "fancies his chances" as a liaison between the two countries. He allegedly wants to become the government's special international trade and investment representative, believing he can convince Saudi Arabia to increase its oil production.

How will he do it? Though he no longer has a "wide circle of friends," the royal families are known for sticking together. Some people in Bahrain remain close to Queen Elizabeth II's alleged favorite son, and these individuals reportedly have "deep pockets."

Hence, Prince Andrew's trip was reportedly considered a holiday, making him a "privately-funded" guest, with accommodation inside a five-star-all-expense paid. The country's royal family provided it all for him.

The hotel is so fancy that it serves its coffee in a 24-carat gold cup, while the royal suite, described online as a "lush urban island resort," costs $16,000 a night.

For starters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie's father has decided to step back from his royal duties after being involved in the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's huge scandal in 2019. He, too, was accused of sexually abusing the financier's trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre, whose accusations he had vehemently denied.

That said, King Charles III reportedly distances himself from his brother, like at the shooting party in Windsor two days before His Majesty's 74th birthday on November 14. The event includes his other two siblings, Princess Anne and Prince Edward.

Allegedly, the monarch wants to sideline Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, considering he's rushing the amendment to the Regency Act to appoint Princess Anne and Prince Edwards as his two additional Counsellors of State.

So, a source claimed King Charles turned down the offer to attend the event and was even disappointed at Prince Andrew's invitation. The insider explained that he was "displeased" with his two siblings for publicly meeting up with their disgraced brother.

Hence, he wanted to show the people he wasn't part of the event. The tipster added that Princess Anne and Prince Edward were privately concerned about Prince Andrew, so they wanted to check on him.