Prince Andrew won’t put on a army uniform, in contrast to different senior British royals, at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, underlining his persevering with estrangement from the household.
Andrew was stripped of his “His Royal Highness” and honorary army titles initially of the 12 months amid ongoing fallout from a intercourse assault scandal.
The 62-year-old re-appeared in public this weekend having been successfully banished from royal life over allegations he had intercourse with a sufferer of American baby intercourse trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
He was photographed being pushed to the queen’s Balmoral property on Thursday, the day of her loss of life, and appeared alongside different grieving senior royals on Saturday and Sunday in Scotland.
While fellow relations will put on uniform for 5 separate commemorative occasions for the queen, together with her state funeral subsequent Monday, Andrew will solely don army colors for a remaining vigil in Westminster Hall, Britain’s home Press Association information company mentioned.
Andrew was honorary colonel of the Grenadier Guards, whose troopers are a part of the Household Division that guard Buckingham Palace of their distinctive bearskin hats and pink tunics.
Often referred to as the queen’s “favourite son”, he was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old woman in 2001 who claimed she was delivered to him by Epstein.
Andrew, who denied the allegations, settled a US civil lawsuit over the allegations in February for an undisclosed sum.
King Charles III is anticipated to make his youthful brother’s royal exile everlasting, consultants say.
It is unclear if Prince Harry — who can be a non-working royal after he moved to the United States in early 2020 — will put on army costume to royal occasions this week and subsequent.
Harry is a former captain within the British Army who served in Afghanistan.
He was the final senior royal to see frontline service in a battle zone since Andrew, who flew Royal Navy helicopters within the 1982 Falklands War with Argentina.
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