In a letter, the 62-year-old Duke of York paid tribute not only to the “mother of the nation” Queen, but above all to her “mother”.
“Mom, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your faith, I will always cherish,” Andrew wrote. “I have found your infinite wisdom and knowledge without limit or restraint”.
Often revered as the sovereign’s favorite son, who died on 8 September at the age of 96, Prince Andrew was banned from any official public appearances due to his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the beginning of the year. was deprived of his military title. After allegations of sexual assault on 17-year-old girl Virginia Giuffre.
Threatening a trial in the United States, he ended the lawsuits by paying millions of dollars.
In March, the Queen marked public support by entering Westminster Abbey on her arm for a religious service in tribute to Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, who had died a year earlier. These images had provoked many outrage reactions.
His presence in the United Kingdom to pay tribute for ten days has been a headache for the management of the Royal Family.
If he appeared with his brothers and sister for the procession behind the coffin of Elizabeth II in Edinburgh and then again in London in recent times, he was not wearing a uniform unlike the rest of the siblings.
But out of “respect” for the Queen, she was still allowed to appear in “Princess Vigil” in full military attire when she, King Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, guarded for 15 minutes, returned to the coffin. His mother’s remains on public display at Westminster Hall.
However, she should have received no official role under Charles III, who, according to the press, would have pushed Elizabeth II to be stripped of her title so as not to damage the family’s prestige.
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