Disgraced Prince Andrew was compelled to put on a morning go well with reasonably than his navy uniform Monday for his mom, Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
Regardless of being granted permission to put on the uniform to a vigil for the queen over the weekend, the scandal-scared royal stood out through the procession to Westminster Abbey.
Andrew, 62, had been stripped of his royal duties and titles by his mom after being disgraced over his friendship with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
He was compelled to give up public life in 2019 after a trainwreck BBC interview by which he claimed to have by no means met his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre and defended his friendship with convicted intercourse offender Epstein.
Earlier this 12 months, he settled a intercourse abuse lawsuit with Giuffre for a reported $12 million.
Disgraced Prince Andrew was compelled to put on a morning go well with reasonably than his navy uniform Monday for his mom, Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.Reuters
The prince, a former Royal Navy helicopter pilot who flew within the 1982 Falklands Conflict, initially retained his navy titles.
They included vice admiral of the Royal Navy and honorary colonel of the Grenadier Guards, the stoic troopers famed for guarding Buckingham Palace of their distinctive bearskin hats and pink tunics.
The Queen stripped Andrew of his navy and royal titles in January, simply someday after a Manhattan decide allowed the now-settled sexual assault lawsuit in opposition to the disgraced royal to maneuver ahead.
Prince Andrew through the procession to Westminster Abbey.Reuters
Her Majesty had already barred her center son from performing royal duties amid the extreme backlash sparked by his disastrous 2019 BBC interview justifying his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and now-convicted madam Ghislaine Maxwell.
Friday’s vigil noticed King Charles III and his siblings Andrew, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward arrive at Westminster Corridor for the somber occasion.
After ceremonially strolling up the steps slightly below the coffin, the siblings then turned their backs to Elizabeth’s casket and solemnly stood guard with their heads bowed and in silent reflection.
The UK will maintain two minutes of silence on the finish of the funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
All flights out London’s Heathrow Airport can be paused for quarter-hour earlier than and after the second of silence to keep away from “noise disruption.”
The ultimate goodbye to the long-reigning Queen is predicted to be attended by greater than 2,000 folks, together with President Joe Biden, in addition to different notable world leaders and royals.
After a procession, Elizabeth is scheduled to be buried in a non-public ceremony on the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her late husband, Prince Philip.