Royal Family News: Why Did Queen Elizabeth Want Andrew To Escort Her To Phillip’s Memorial?

Queen ElizabethQueen Elizabeth decided to have her son Prince Andrew escort her to her late husband Prince Phillip’s memorial service, despite his recent sexual assault scandal and many are wondering what possessed her to do so.

Prince Andrew was stripped of his military titles and royal duties last month and subsequently settled with his sexual assault accuser, Virginia Guiffre for a sum reportedly greater than $15 million. According to People, more recently, members of the royal family were perturbed to see him escorting the Queen to Prince Phillip’s memorial service on Tuesday. Continue reading and we’ll tell you why, despite all that, the Queen wanted Andrew by her side.

Royal Family News – Royals Not Comfortable With Queen’s Decision

Despite being stripped of his royal role amid his sexual assault lawsuit, the Duke of York still played a prominent role in his father’s memorial service Tuesday, March 29. Not everyone was expecting to see the Queen enter Westminster Abbey on the arm of her disgraced son.

The two traveled there together from Windsor six weeks after Prince Andrew settled his sexual assault case with Virginia Guiffre. According to a royal expert, there was some unease among members of the royal family confused about her decision.

Royal Family News – Queen ‘Wholeheartedly Loves And Believes in her Son’

According to royal commentator Robert Jobson, though there was unease, among members of the royal family, over the decision to include Andrew in such a prominent role, the Queen “insisted.” Jobson, author of Prince Philip’s Century said, “It shows she wholeheartedly loves and believes her son,” adding, “As she did when she made a statement about Camilla being Queen’s Consort, many people will now accept the Queen’s word and judgment.”

Jobson went on to say that it made “some sense” for the prince to accompany the Queen as he doesn’t have a partner. He also noted that, since the prince settled the sexual assault case and was convicted of nothing, in the eyes of the law, “he’s guilty of nothing.”

“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.”

Royal Family News – We May Never Know

As royals fans know, the Queen stripped Andrew of his military titles and patronages in January amid the sexual assault charges leveled at him by Virginia Guiffre who alleged that the duke sexually assaulted her when she was but 17 years old.

Notably, Prince Andrew has maintained his innocence throughout and, since the case was settled out of court, we may never know for certain if he is guilty of the crime. Be sure to stay caught up on all Royal Family News and return here often for more spoilers, news, and updates.

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