Buckingham Palace has confirmed Prince Andrew will attend a non-public lunch and investiture ceremony as a part of the Garter Day service however stated a “household choice” had been made that he wouldn’t participate publicly.
It was reported that the disgraced Duke of York was resulting from seem alongside senior members of the Royal Household for the annual service in St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Citadel.
However a Buckingham Palace spokesman stated: “The Duke of York will attend the investiture and lunch at this time however is not going to be a part of the procession or service.”
His final public engagement was when he escorted the Queen to the memorial service for the Duke of Edinburgh in March.
The Sunday Instances reported that Andrew, who’s a Garter Knight, can be current at this time however The Solar stated that the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge had lobbied the Queen on the difficulty.
The Queen’s second son stepped away from public life after the furore over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
The duke paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case with Virginia Giuffre, who was trafficked by Epstein and accused Andrew of sexually assaulting her when she was 17.
He denied all her claims.
In January, forward of his authorized settlement within the case, the Queen stripped Andrew of his honorary navy roles, together with Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and he gave up his HRH title.
On Sunday, the Telegraph quoted an unnamed supply as saying: “The colonelcy of the Grenadier Guards was his most coveted title and he needs it again. Having remained a Counsellor of State, he additionally believes he ought to be included at royal and state occasions.
“Most significantly for him is his standing as an HRH and ‘Prince of the Blood’ and he feels that ought to be reinstated and his place recognised and revered.”
Throughout Monday’s service, the Duchess of Cornwall shall be put in as a Royal Girl of the Order of the Garter.
In the meantime, a protest is anticipated in Windsor amid opposition to former prime minister Sir Tony Blair being appointed to the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry.
It was introduced in December that the previous Labour chief was to be appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter – the best potential rating.
Greater than 1.5 million signatures have been gathered on a petition calling for the knighthood to be “rescinded”, claiming he was the “least deserving particular person of any public honour” and that he ought to be “held accountable for battle crimes”.
Sir Tony was prime minister throughout Allied navy invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Baroness Valerie Amos may even be appointed Girl Companion of the Order.