The Queen died quietly at her Scottish home, Balmoral. When physicians informed the royal family of her poor health earlier that day, her kids and other close family members raced to be by her side for her last moments.
While her kids adore the Queen throughout the United Kingdom, it appears that her son Andrew is still paying for his misdeeds from the past.
As the Queen’s kids marched behind her coffin on Monday, it became clear that Prince Andrew was the odd one out. While King Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward were all dressed in military uniforms, the Duke of York was dressed casually in a suit.
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While the siblings saluted the Queen’s coffin on the Royal Mile, photos appear to show that the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, was not allowed to salute his mother’s coffin.
This is hardly surprising given that Prince Andrew had already been deprived of his military titles as a result of his involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein controversy. He lost all of his honorary military titles after being implicated to the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse case.
While he just wore his suit, his military medals were prominently featured on it. King Charles is currently the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces, while Princess Anne has the highest honorary positions in the British Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy, and Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest child, has senior titles in the Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
It was determined in January of this year that Andrew would be deprived of his military awards. He paid millions of dollars to settle Virginia Giuffre’s sexual assault allegation against him. He refused to confirm Giuffre and said he had never even met her.
Rather than going to court, he settled the civil claim for millions of dollars out of court.
The now 62-year-old was a Royal Navy lieutenant during the Falkland War. He still holds the rank of Vice Admiral.
The remains of Queen Elizabeth was brought from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral, where it was left open to the public for well-wishers to pay tribute.
People went from all across the country to show their tributes to Queen Elizabeth, with some waiting in line for more than seven hours.
In a traditional ritual known as Vigil of the Princes, her kids Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward all stood vigil at her coffin.
Andrew shut his eyes for a significant portion of the 10-minute ritual during the vigil. His siblings, on the other hand, were staring at the ground.
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He may be permitted to wear his military uniform for this week’s Vigil of the Princes at Westminister Hall.
Some people heckled Andrew throughout the parade, protesting the allegations of sexual abuse of a youngster lodged against him. ‘Andrew, you’re a sick old guy,’ yelled one.
Angry mourners assisted cops in apprehending the heckler. Later, police reported that a 22-year-old man was detained for disturbing the peace during the royal mile.
While Andrew seldom made public appearances after his role in the Jeffrey Epstein case became known, it is assumed that he will join all activities during the national time of grief.
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