Queen Elizabeth shocked everyone when she arrived at the memorial service for her late husband, Prince Philip, together with Prince Andrew at Westminster Abbey in late March. The said royal event served as the first-ever public appearance of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice's father since settling a civil s*x abuse case against him.
To recall, Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, only a limited number of people were allowed to attend the funeral ceremony of Queen Elizabeth's late husband. So, plans were made to hold a public service in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh's life when restrictions eased.
Now, new reports are claiming that Queen Elizabeth ripped the royal family apart when she gave Prince Andrew a key role at the special church service even with the objections of Prince Charles and Prince William. Keep on reading to know more details.
Prince Charles And William Fuming After Queen Elizabeth Gave Prince Andrew Key Role At Prince Philip Memorial
An unnamed source told Globe Magazine, in its upcoming April 18, 2022, issue, reported that Queen Elizabeth insisted on taking the arm of Prince Andrew at the memorial service for the late Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey. The entertainment news outlet claimed the move sent a clear sign that Her Majesty still embraces her "disgraced" son even after his alleged involvement in the infamous Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
The insider told:
"I'm told Charles and William wanted Andrew to stay away -- like troublemakers Prince Harry and Meghan. They tried to convince Her Majesty Andrew's presence would taint Philip's memory and shine the spotlight on the scandals that got her favorite son exiled from royal life. But she refused to listen and decreed not only would Andrew attend his father's memorial, he would be right at her side! The decision threw the royals into chaos!"
"The only person who was happy was Andrew! He clearly saw it sa an opportunity for revenge on his brother and nephew who he believes ruthlessly kicked him out of public life."
The shocking entrance of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Andrew came just a few weeks after the former husband of Sarah Ferguson paid off his accuser, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Though the Duke of York had vehemently denied he had underage s*x with Virginia, he settled her civil lawsuit in March in New York with an estimated payment worth $16 million.
Tensions reportedly ran high as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Andrew joined around 1,800 guests in paying tribute to the late Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at 99. An unnamed witness claimed:
"Andrew was ignored by is brothers, Charles and Edward, and his sister, Princess Anne. Her Majesty may insist Andrew has a place at family occasions, but there is clearly no love lost among the siblings -- and no way back for royal black sheep. This will be the last formal appearance of his life."
Queen Elizabeth has yet to comment on the reports claiming that Prince Charles and Prince William tried to convince her not to welcome Prince Andrew again. So, devoted supporters of Her Majesty and the royal family should take all these unverified claims with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.
Queen Elizabeth Shares Her COVID-19 Symptoms And Experience
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth explained her COVID-19 journey recently. The British monarch revealed the deadly coronavirus infection left her "very tired and exhausted" during a virtual hospital visit.
The mother of Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward said:
"It [Covid] does leave one very tired and exhausted, doesn't it?"
Speaking to former COVID-19 patient Asef Hussain and Shamina, Queen Elizabeth added:
"This horrible pandemic. It's not a nice result."
Queen Elizabeth, who heard how hospital staff coped with the huge influx of COVID-19 patients, also talked about the restrictions on people visiting loved ones being treated in hospital in December 2020. Her Majesty shared:
"Of course not being able to see your relative was very hard."
Around 800 people from north-east London have, by far, been treated at the Queen Elizabeth Unit, which houses 155 beds. The said center was built in five weeks to meet the demand for COVID-19 patients instead of the normal time period of five months.
At the end of the call, Queen Elizabeth talked to the contruction team who built the unit. The monarch told the group:
"It is very interesting, isn't it, when there is some very vital thing, how everybody works together and pulls together - marvellous isn't it?"
When the team hailed the "Dunkirk spirit" that inspired them, Queen Elizabeth responded:
"Thank goodness it still exists."
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