Queen Elizabeth Heartbreak: Prince Charles' Mom 'Deeply' Distressed By Andrew's Controversy? Kate Middleton & Prince William Led Easter Service Sans British Monarch

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Queen Elizabeth may have stripped Prince Andrew of his royal role amid his s*xual assault lawsuit, but he did play a very important role at the memorial service of his late father, Prince Philip, in March. The British monarch shocked everyone when she entered Westminster Abbey on the arm of the "disgraced" royal prince.

Reports have it that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Andrew traveled from Windsor via a car. The unexpected outing of Sarah Ferguson's ex-husband came exactly six weeks after the Duke of York settled a s*xual assault lawsuit with his accuser Virginia Giuffre.

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While Queen Elizabeth appears to have forgotten the alleged wrongdoings of her "favorite son," new reports suggested that the ordeal was actually "deeply distressing" for Prince Andrew's mother. Keep on reading to know more details.

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Is Queen Elizabeth Suffering Deep Inside?

Woman's Day New Zealand, in its April 18, 2022 issue, reported an author and close friend of Princess Diana revealed some details about the royal family. Tina Brown, as per the entertainment news outlet, saved her harshest words for the royal family's "black sheep," Prince Andrew.

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Of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Andrew, The Palace Papers: Inside The House Of Windsor -- The Truth And The Turmoil author told the magazine:

"[He's] a coroneted sleaze machine. It's utterly grotesque, the whole Andrew business. Frankly, if your children can kill you, hers will. Here is this remarkable, elderly woman who is summoning all her strength to get through her Platinum Jubilee, and then this bucket of sleaze empties over her family."

Royal commentator Robert Jobson also commented on the reports that Queen Elizabeth "insisted" Prince Andrew accompany her to the service despite disquiet from the other royal family members. He claimed there was uneasiness among senior royal family members about Her Majesty's decision.

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The Prince Philip's Century author shared:

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"It shows she wholeheartedly loves and believes her son. As she did when she made a statement about Camilla being Queen's Consort, many people will not accept the Queen's word and judgment."

Robert Jobson furthered:

"It does make some sense that he accompany her because he doesn't have a partner. A settlement has been paid but he's guilty of nothing in the eyes of the law. She has faith in Andrew. Even if he disappears from public life, he's been able to pay tribute to his father, who after all, was very proud of his service in the Royal Navy, where he fought in the Falkland Islands conflict."

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Most, if not all, royal fans can recall that Queen Elizabeth stripped Prince Andrew of his military titles and patronages amid a s*xual assault lawsuit filed against him by Virginia Giuffre, who claimed Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her and forced her to have s*x with the father of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice at the age of 17.

The son of Queen Elizabeth has denied the allegation. The decision to strip Prince Andrew of his titles and affiliations was "widely discussed" within the senior ranks of the royal family, which reportedly include Her Majesty, Prince Charles, and Prince William.

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Both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Andrew have yet to comment on the latest statement of Tina Brown. So, devoted supporters of the royal family should take all these unverified reports with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.

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Queen Elizabeth Misses Royal Easter Service

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth did not attend the traditional royal Easter service at St. George's Chapel this year amid health concerns. In lieu of Her Majesty, Prince William and Kate Middleton led the other members of the royal family for the annual Easter Mattins service in Winsor Castle near London.

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Queen Elizabeth, for starters, has been suffering from mobility problems lately. Aside from the Easter service, the British monarch also opted not to attend the annual Royal Maundy Service on April 14.

Sans Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, and Prince William arrived at the chapel with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Other royal family members seen during the Sunday service include Prince Edward, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn, among others.

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