Prince Andrew spotted for first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’ leaving Windsor Castle


Prince Andrew is spotted for first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’ as he leaves Windsor Castle in his Range Rover after being forced to miss Platinum Jubilee celebrations

  • Prince Andrew is spotted for the first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’ 
  • He was seen leaving Windsor Castle in his Range Rover this morning, after a ride
  • The Duke had been forced to miss the Platinum Jubilee celebrations due to virus

Prince Andrew has been spotted for first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’, leaving Windsor Castle in his Range Rover after being forced to miss the Platinum Jubilee celebrations last weekend. 

The Duke of York, 62, was seen on an early morning outing today, wearing a dark blue jumper and pink shirt, as he drove the car in the royal estate. 

He had been on a horse ride this morning. 

At the start of the month, Buckingham Palace announced that he had ‘tested positive for Covid’ after taking ‘a routine test’. 

Prince Andrew has been spotted for first time since he 'tested positive for Covid', leaving Windsor Castle

Prince Andrew has been spotted for first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’, leaving Windsor Castle

The Duke of York, 62, had been on a horse ride this morning, before he left in his Range Rover

The Duke of York, 62, had been on a horse ride this morning, before he left in his Range Rover

It meant that Andrew had to withdraw from the Thanksgiving Service being held for the Queen on Friday, June 3, which he had planned to attend.  

The Duke of York was understood to have seen his mother the Queen in the few days before he tested positive, but she tested negative.

He did not see her after testing positive.  

Andrew was not on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the flypast after Trooping the Colour on Thursday, June 2, after the Queen limited those appearing alongside her to working members of her family. 

The monarch’s disgraced second son stepped down from public life after the furore over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case to a woman he claimed never to have met. 

The Duke was seen wearing a dark blue jumper and pink shirt, as he drove the car in the royal estate this morning

The Duke was seen wearing a dark blue jumper and pink shirt, as he drove the car in the royal estate this morning

However, Andrew had been expected to attend the thanksgiving service along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were also not allowed to stand on the balcony last Thursday. 

Andrew was cast out of the working monarchy and no longer uses his HRH style after Virginia Giuffre, who was trafficked by Epstein, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17. The Duke has always strenuously denied the claims.

Andrew took a central role in escorting his mother to the Duke of Edinburgh memorial service in March.

The Queen and Prince Andrew on the Buckingham Palace balcony in London in June 2019

The Queen and Prince Andrew on the Buckingham Palace balcony in London in June 2019

The Queen arrives at Westminster Abbey in London accompanied by her son Prince Andrew for the Service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh on March 29

The Queen arrives at Westminster Abbey in London accompanied by her son Prince Andrew for the Service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh on March 29

It came as a surprise change to the planned arrangements — only weeks earlier he had been banished from royal public life and paid to settle his court case.

The move was taken as a sign of the monarch’s support for her son.

He was the latest in a long line of royals to catch Covid, including the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

Princess Michael of Kent, who is married to the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent, suffered severe symptoms when she was struck down with Covid-19 in November 2020.

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