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Prince Andrew’s Coronation photoshoot pictures with Charles ‘unlikely to ever be released’

NewsPrince Andrew’s Coronation photoshoot pictures with Charles ‘unlikely to ever be released’

According to the Telegraph, the Duke of York was present during the photoshoot with photographer Hugo Burnand and even posed for some of the snaps himself.

He reportedly requested pictures be taken of him in his regalia, despite no longer being a “working” member of the monarchy.

An insider told the outlet: “Andrew wanted to be included in the photoshoot and requested that there would be time in the schedule for him to be photographed. He wanted to make sure there was an official record of his participation in his brother’s Coronation.

“But it is unlikely the images will be released by the palace.”

Andrew stepped away from public life after a controversial Newsnight interview in November 2019 and the furore over his friendship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The Palace released several new images of the King with his family. One shows him and Queen Camilla, 75, posing together with all 10 of the “working” members of the Royal Family.

Both Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, once prominent public figures in the family, were absent from the picture.

Other newly released images include ones of the King by himself, as well as with his page boys and with the line of succession – Prince William and Prince George.

Prince Andrew has reportedly been attempting to work his way back into the family, however.

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In recent months, Sarah Ferguson has taken part in a series of events to promote her latest romance novel, BUT in several interviews, has spoken about her ex-husband, with whom she still resides at Royal Lodge in Windsor, describing him as a “good man”, “an honest person” who “needs to be taken out of the spotlight so he can get on with his life”.

As Russell Myers, royal editor at Lorraine, noted, she has been “mentioning Prince Andrew a lot,” suggesting her comments may be an attempt to introduce him “back into the fold”.

Referring to Andrew’s attendance of the Easter Sunday service in Windsor last month and the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday, the commentator said Andrew would take the opportunity “to rehabilitate his image”.

The Duke’s appearance at the Coronation caused a particular stir given he did so wearing his full garter robes – directly going against the Queen’s own wishes.

The late Queen reportedly banned him from wearing them in public for her last Garter Day at Windsor Castle.

The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain.

But at the Coronation, Prince Andrew was seen wearing them in their full glory.

The robe has a white satin lining, white silk bows on the shoulders, an attached red velvet hood and tasselled cordons.

While Andrew donned Garter robes, Prince Harry, who served in Afghanistan, was wearing a morning suit with his medals.

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