Prince Andrew omitted from Royal Family’s Easter social media pictures

Prince Andrew omitted from Royal Family’s Easter social media pictures

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 01/04/2024

- 13:44

The Duke of York attended the Easter Mattins service in Windsor on Sunday

  • Prince Andrew was not included in photos on the Royal Family's social media account
  • Sarah Ferguson joined Andrew at the service for the first time since 1991
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Prince Andrew has been omitted from the Royal Family’s Easter social media pictures.

The Duke of York made a surprise appearance at Sunday’s Easter service at Windsor alongside other members of the Royal Family.

Sarah Ferguson also joined her ex-husband in what marked the first time Fergie had attended the service since she divorced Andrew in 1996.

Following the appearance, the Royal Family’s official Instagram page posted a series of pictures of the family at the Easter service.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew attended Sunday's Easter service


However, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were not included in any of the pictures of the royals.

The caption on Instagram read: “The King and Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal and other members of the Royal Family attended the Easter Mattins Service at St George’s Chapel today.”

The post shared pictures of King Charles, Queen Camilla, Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince Edward and Princess Sophie.

The Prince and Princess of Wales did not attend the event as Princess Kate has taken a step back from public-facing duties as she continues cancer treatment.

The Duke of York no longer carries out royal duties as he is not a working royal, however as the King’s brother he is allowed to attend private family events.

The duke also caused a stir last month after he was seated in the front row of the late King of Greece Constantine’s memorial service.

Prince Andrew stepped back from royal duties in 2019 following his Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis.

In the interview, the prince discussed his friendship with the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson last attended the Sunday service in 1991


Royal fans took to social media to criticise the duke’s Easter appearance calling it “disgraceful” and “totally baffling” on X.

The anti-monarchy group Republic also reacted to Prince Andrew’s appearance at the Sunday service.

A statement on X read: “Prince Andrew’s attendance at the royal Easter service has been branded a disgrace by campaigners.

"As many suspected, Andrew’s withdrawal from many aspects of public life is about PR, not standards or accountability.”


Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew did not appear in any of the Royal Family's Instagram photos


The Duke of York is not expected to return to any working royal duties despite his appearance at family events.

Last year a source said: “The King is absolutely resolute that there can be no return to public duties for the Duke of York.

“He has always been clear that the Duke is a much-loved member of the family, but that does not mean there will be a change in tack when it comes to his royal status.”

Prince Andrew continues to cohabitate with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson at the Royal Lodge despite divorcing in 1996.

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