A breath of fresh air! Prince Charles concludes as he attends Sunday church service at Sandringham – after reporting he was ‘appalled’ by Prince Andrew’s role at Prince Philip’s memorial
- Prince Charles ended as he attended church service at Sandringham today
- The Prince of Wales smiled as he walked from Sunday service in Norfolk
- Comes days after reporting he was ‘appalled’ by Prince Andrew’s role at the memorial
The Prince of Wales wrapped up warm against the spring chill today as he arrived for the morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham in Norfolk.
Prince Charles, 73, was pictured wearing a long brown coat for the outing, and could be seen holding an umbrella as a warning against a possible downpour.
The royal, who has spent the past three years converting Sandringham into an all-organic operation, appeared to be staying in Norfolk for the weekend.
The images are the latest sign the Duke of Cornwall is moving forward following the fallout from his brother Prince Andrew’s appearance at Prince Philip’s memorial last week.
The Prince of Wales, 73, bundled up against the spring chill today as he arrived for the morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham in Norfolk
The Duke of York, 62, took center stage at Westminster Abbey’s Thanksgiving of Life service, escorting the Queen to the front row, leaving the Royal Family “appalled”.
The Dean of Westminster had been expected to take the Queen to her seat, with Andrew behind. But the shamed royal instead took her in front of live cameras.
The prince was forced to step back from public life due to his association with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Earlier this month he paid millions to Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of rape. He has always denied his allegations.
Prince Charles was pictured wearing a long brown coat for the outing, and could be seen holding an umbrella to warn against a possible downpour
Insiders have claimed he would use the occasion as a stepping stone to support his mother during a Platinum Jubilee service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in June and is not bothered if “public opinion is against him “,
However, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams suggested there was “no way” William and Charles would accept Andrew’s role in the celebrations.
He told the Mirror: ‘In terms of royal events, I don’t expect that we will see Prince Andrew appear in the near future – if ever again.’
“He won’t play any part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, I think we can be quite sure of that.
“Prince Charles and William will be totally on board, he’s a non-starter.”
The royal, who has spent the past three years converting Sandringham into an all-organic operation, appeared to be staying in Norfolk for the weekend
Earlier this week, the Daily Mail revealed the Royals had ‘reluctantly’ agreed to Andrew traveling with the Queen to London because they live so close to each other.
But they had hoped ‘common sense’ would prevail and that Andrew would not seek a prominent role in his first public appearance since reaching an out-of-court settlement with Epstein’s victim, Mrs. Giuffre, 38 years old.
A family source said members of the Royal Family – including Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge – were ‘appalled’ by the events and that Andrew’s decision to put himself ‘at the forefront’ of the service had caused the “consternation”,
However, experts have also suggested that walking with Andrew was the Queen’s way of signaling that all was well and that Her Majesty ‘makes it very clear that he has a role on family occasions’.
Princes Charles and William will not allow Prince Andrew to be involved in future events at The Firm, a royal expert has claimed. The Duke of York, 62, took center stage at Prince Philip’s memorial this week, escorting the Queen to the front row of Westminster Abbey, leaving the Royal Family “appalled”.
Vanity Fair royal editor Katie Nichol said the Queen “deliberately chose for Andrew to play such an important role” to show the public “she still makes decisions”.
“It was the Queen’s way of showing two things; first, that the responsibility lies with her and that she makes the decisions, and second that she believes he is innocent. She made the point very, very clearly.
“But Charles and William were very aware of the perspective, the optics of this
“Unfortunately, this photo [of Prince Andrew escorting the Queen] passed what should have been a memorial to a great man.
The reports come as Prince Andrew is embroiled in another scandal as Buckingham Palace told bankers that a mysterious £750,000 gift to the Duke was for the wedding of his daughter Princess Beatrice.