Prince Andrew banned from wearing a military uniform at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

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The disgraced Prince Andrew was forced to wear a morning suit instead of his military uniform for the funeral of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Monday.

Despite being allowed to wear the uniform at a weekend vigil for the Queen, the scandal-shocked royal stood out during the procession to Westminster Abbey.

Andrew, 62, had been stripped of his royal duties and titles by his mother after he was disgraced over his friendship with the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

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He was forced to leave public life in 2019 after a train wreck TBEN interview in which he claimed to have never met his accuser Virginia Giuffre and defended his friendship with convicted sex offender Epstein.

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Earlier this year, he settled a sexual abuse lawsuit with Giuffre for a reported $12 million.

The disgraced Prince Andrew was forced to wear a morning suit instead of his military uniform for the funeral of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Monday.
The disgraced Prince Andrew was forced to wear a morning suit instead of his military uniform for the funeral of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Monday.
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The Prince, a former Royal Navy helicopter pilot who flew in the Falklands War in 1982, initially retained his military titles.

Among them were Vice Admiral of the Royal Navy and Honorary Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, the stoic soldiers famous for guarding Buckingham Palace with their signature bear hats and red tunics.

The Queen stripped Andrew of his military and royal titles in January, just one day after a Manhattan judge allowed the now-settled lawsuit against the disgraced royal.

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Prince Andrew during the procession to Westminster Abbey.
Prince Andrew during the procession to Westminster Abbey.
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Her Majesty had already barred her middle son from performing royal duties amid the serious backlash caused by his disastrous 2019 TBEN interview justifying his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and now convicted Mrs Ghislaine Maxwell.

During Friday’s wake, King Charles III and his siblings Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward arrived at Westminster Hall for the gloomy event.

After ceremonially walking up the stairs just below the coffin, the siblings turned their backs to Elizabeth’s coffin and solemnly kept watch with their heads bowed and in silent reflection.

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The UK will hold a two-minute silence at the end of the funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

All flights from London’s Heathrow Airport will be paused for 15 minutes before and after the moment of silence to avoid “noise pollution”.

The final farewell to the long-reigning queen is expected to be attended by more than 2,000 people, including President Joe Biden, as well as other notable world leaders and royals.

Following a procession, Elizabeth will be buried in a private ceremony in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, along with her late husband, Prince Philip.

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