Disgraced Prince Andrew will still appear at televised Remembrance Sunday service

Andy WellsFreelance Writer
The Duke of York (centre) could still show up at events like Remembrance Sunday (PA)
The Duke of York (centre) could still show up at events like Remembrance Sunday (PA)


Prince Andrew will continue to appear at high-profile ceremonies, despite announcing his decision to stand down from public duties.

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With his reputation in ruins, the Duke of York - who has been urged to cooperate with US authorities - could be spending a very long period away from public duties.

But a Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News that the Duke of York will still attend high profile events as he “remains a member of the Royal Family”.

They added: “As a Royal Colonel and a war veteran he will take part in these ceremonies.”

Prince Andrew may still attend high profile Royal Family events (Getty)
Prince Andrew may still attend high profile Royal Family events (Getty)

These include appearances on Buckingham Palace's balcony after the Trooping the Colour ceremony and the Remembrance Sunday service at Whitehall's Cenotaph.

Nevertheless, the future holds uncertainty for Andrew who has suspended his work with his charities, organisations and military units because of the fallout from the Newsnight interview about his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine said: "I don't think Andrew will come back, when he says he's going to step down for the foreseeable future I think he means for a long time.”

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She added his reputation would always be tainted because of his association with Epstein: "He can't be exonerated because we know he was involved with Epstein.

"I'm afraid this might forever be hanging over him.”

With the US authorities still investigating Epstein despite his suicide in a jail, the issue of his friendship with Andrew is likely to make headlines for months to come.

Prince Andrew's Newsnight interview was a PR disaster (BBC News)
Prince Andrew's Newsnight interview was a PR disaster (BBC News)

Ms Seward said Andrew will almost certainly find himself out of the core royal family, if reports are correct that the monarchy will be slimmed down when the Prince of Wales becomes king.

She commented on a Buckingham Palace balcony appearance in 2012 where only the Queen, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex were present.

Ms Seward added: "Charles did make that very pointed, I suppose, image when it was just a few of them on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.”

Yahoo News UK has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

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