Prince Andrew will miss Jubilee celebrations after testing positive for Covid
Prince Andrew has tested positive for Covid and will no longer be attending any of the Jubilee celebrations this week, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
As the Duke of York is no longer officially a working royal he was never due to appear at today’s Trooping the Colour ceremony.
But he was expected to attend a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral tomorrow.
Prince Andrew is Queen Elizabeth II’s second son, but stepped back from royal duties in 2019 following allegations surrounding his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
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A palace statement said: “After undertaking a routine test the Duke of York has tested positive for Covid and with regret will no longer be attending tomorrow’s service of Thanksgiving.”
It’s understood that he has seen the Queen in recent days, but not since testing positive for Covid-19.
Her Majesty was seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace today, along with other members of the royal family including Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children, for the huge Trooping the Colour ceremony.
The celebrations will continue throughout the bumper bank holiday weekend.
In Manchester, there’s entertainment taking over Piccadilly Gardens all weekend, and a beacon being lit this evening at St Peter’s Square.
The Manchester Flower Show has also kicked off in the city centre, including a Jubilee Trail of royal-themed floral installations.
If you want to see more events that are happening for the Jubilee, check out our guide here.
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