Prince Andrew was unwelcomed, while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Sussex baby were absent during the royal family’s traditional morning walk to church on the morning of Christmas.
The royal family led by Queen Elizabeth II attended the main Church service at 11 a.m. in Sandringham in Norfolk.
The Duke of York, on the other hand, partook at an earlier service at 9 a.m., according to the report by BBC News.
It was no surprise the Duke of York was absent during the Church service that the rest of the British royal family attended.
The Duke was also notably absent when the royal family came out to greet that public by the end of the service.
According to reports, Queen Elizabeth II attended both services, and that was when she ordered Prince Andrew not to join the rest of the family at the 11 a.m. service.
Though he has stepped down from his duties as a member of the royal family, he remains to receive more backlash with regards to his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
Amid all these, Prince Andrew remained firm with his statement. He denied all accusations and said that he has never met Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
Later in November, the Duke of York was forced to step down from his royal duties amid the backlash of his interview. His connections with some charitable organizations were put on indefinite hold, too.
In his statement, Prince Andrew confessed that his former connection with Epstein had caused major disturbance and humiliation to the work of the royal family. He also revealed that he had checked with the Queen about his conclusion to step back from public office.
The Queen of England then has given her consent.
The last few months have become a roller coaster ride for the rest of the royal family. While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be getting their much-needed family break, the Queen remains to lead the rest of the royal family through the holidays.
Despite all the controversies that the royal family faced and continues to face, Queen Elizabeth II continues to be on top of all.
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