If the news is to be believed, Prince Andrew will appear in public again. The Duke of York is reportedly set to accompany his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, to the Epsom Derby over the weekend of her platinum anniversary.
There was an outcry after Prince Andrew accompanied Queen Elizabeth to the funeral of his father, Prince Philip, after he paid monetary compensation to Virginia Giuffre, ending the civil case brought against him in the US. Still, Prince Charles and Prince William have reportedly had concerns over the troubled prince’s alleged return to the spotlight.
Loud express Sarah Ferguson’s ex-husband is set to accompany his mother to the races in June. However, he should remain invisible, so he will definitely not take part in other major events such as Trooping the Color.
As Her Majesty is restricted in her mobility today, she needs someone to accompany her. Therefore, Prince Andrew is said to be the one who is designated to do so.
However, there are allegations that he doesn’t seem to understand the public outcry if he continues to do so. One survivor of Philip Epstein’s abuse even took it as an insult – not only to the victims but also to humanity, he said The Daily Beast.
First off, Prince Andrew has reportedly paid around £12million in compensation. However, this is not an admission of guilt in relation to the allegations made against him, which he has vehemently denied.
Prince Andrew’s public appearance at the memorial service for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey was widely condemned. Prince Charles and Prince William are said to have voiced their concerns about it, but Queen Elizabeth is said to have dismissed the matter and allowed her alleged favorite son to accompany her to the funeral service.
But despite the monarch’s possible support, experts believe the father of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie will have a hard time convincing Prince Charles and Prince William if he wants to return to the public eye, according to the Mirror.
The two princes may not allow Prince Andrew to appear in public during Queen Elizabeth’s platinum anniversary celebrations.
As far as royal events go, I don’t expect to see Prince Andrew anytime soon, Richard Fitzwilliams told the publication. If ever again.
Prince Andrew will not play a role in the platinum anniversary. The expert was sure that Prince Charles and Prince William would oppose his plans.