Prince Andrew secretly helping Prince Edward ahead of debut at major event

Prince Andrew secretly helping Prince Edward ahead of debut at major event

WATCH NOW: The Royal Family appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony in 2023 for Trooping the Colour

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 23/05/2024

- 08:39

The Duke of York stepped down as a working royal in 2019

  • Prince Andrew is Prince Edward's older brother
  • King Charles's younger brothers are set to support the monarch on Trooping the Colour
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Prince Andrew is secretly helping Prince Edward ahead of his debut at a major event, sources have claimed.

The Duke of Edinburgh is set to appear at Trooping the Colour on horseback, as opposed to in a carriage like he did in previous years.

Prince Edward, 60, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, 59, will both be attending the ceremony to support King Charles III.

This will be the monarch's second Trooping the Colour of his reign, but his first since announcing he was diagnosed with cancer.

Prince Edward and Prince Andrew

Prince Edward and Prince Andrew are the King's younger brothers


Earlier this year, the Duke of Edinburgh was appointed the new colonel of the Scots Guards.

He took over the position from the Duke of Kent, who had held the role of colonel since 1974.

As part of this role, Prince Edward will be on horseback and wearing bearskin and the full military regalia.

According to sources in The Mail, Prince Edward has been discreetly rehearsing with his brother Prince Andrew for the occasion.

Prince Edward

Prince Edward at Trooping the Colour in 2023


The Duke of York, who has not appeared at Trooping the Colour since 2019, is thought to be providing practical training in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle for his younger brother.

Andrew, briefly colonel of the Grenadiers, took part in two Troopings in 2018 and 2019.

However, the duke had to undergo intensive preparation for his time in the saddle, despite having a previous career in the navy.

In 2019, Prince Andrew stepped down as a working royal following his disastrous Newsnight interview.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew was last photographed at Trooping the Colour in 2019


Trooping of the Colour

King Charles and the Royal Family at Trooping the Colour last year


The father-of-two had discussed his friendship with the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, which forced him to step away from public life.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a General Election for July 4, meaning the Royal Family have cancelled all their upcoming engagements.

However, nothing has yet been announced regarding Trooping the Colour being rescheduled, therefore it is likely the event could still go ahead.

Prince William will be in attendance to support his father, but without his wife Princess Kate, who began a course of preventative chemotherapy earlier this year.

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