Britain’s Prince Andrew to miss jubilee service after testing positive for Covid

Britain’s Prince Andrew To Miss Jubilee Service After Testing Positive For Covid
Prince Andrew was preparing to gather with the British royal family at St Paul’s Cathedral in honour of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, on Friday. Photo: PA
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By Laura Elston, PA Court Reporter

Britain’s Prince Andrew is to miss Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee service of thanksgiving after testing positive for Covid.

Andrew was set to join the wider royal family at the high-profile event in St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday.


The British 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.

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Britain’s Prince Andrew. Photo: Neil Hall/PA

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “After undertaking a routine test The Duke has tested positive for Covid and with regret will no longer be attending tomorrow’s service.”


It is understood Andrew saw the queen in the last few days but has been undertaking regular testing and has not seen her since he tested positive.

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.

Andrew denied the claims.

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