Prince Andrew will miss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s last event as royals
Prince Andrew’s ties to the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal will keep him from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s final royal engagement — their first reunion with the family since Megxit, according to reports.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected at the Commonwealth Day service Westminster Abbey on Monday.
It is the first time they will be together with the royals since their shock Megxit announcement in January — and is expected to be their final formal duty listed before their independent life officially starts on April 1.
The celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations will see the couple appear alongside Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as well as his father, heir to the throne Prince Charles, and wife Camilla, Buckingham Palace has said.
It will also reunite the Sussexes with Harry’s brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton — long-rumored to be the feuding relationship that first sparked their discomfort with royal duties.
However, Duke of York Andrew, 60, will be missing from the big family event, another byproduct of him being dumped from royal duties over his ties to late pedophile pal Epstein, The Telegraph said.
Guests of honor among the congregation of 2,000 will include Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Scotland, ambassadors and faith leaders, the report says.
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