Prince Charles, Prince Andrew speak on way to Christmas service at Sandringham

by Editorial Team

Prince Andrew was supported by older brother Prince Charles as they strolled to a Christmas Day church service with the Queen — with the scandal-scarred royal skipping the main service a few hours later.

Heir to the throne Charles, 71, walked side-by-side and appeared to be having a serious chat with his brother, who is still reeling from being dumped from royal duties over his ties to late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

They were photographed heading to a 9 a.m. service in Sandringham, where their mother, Queen Elizabeth II, joined them — allowing Andrew to avoid the high-profile family service two hours later.

The low-key appearance at the private service solved the earlier fears that protesters would disrupt the service in front of the world’s press — while still allowing him to attend church with his mother.

It also meant the brothers could walk to the service before members of the public were allowed to line the roads to watch the royals make their annual walk to St. Mary Magdalene Church near the Queen’s rural retreat at Sandringham.

With Andrew a no-show, the later service was instead stolen by Princess Charlotte, 4, and older brother Prince George, 6, who attended the annual service for the first time. Parents William and Kate left 1-year-old Prince Louis at home.

They were joined walking to the service by Charles, who also appeared for the second service.

Andrew instead stayed home with his 98-year-old father, Prince Philip, who was unable to attend having been discharged from a hospital on Christmas Eve, according to The Telegraph.

Also missing were Prince Harry, his wife, Meghan, and their 7-month-old son, Archie, who are spending the holiday in Canada with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.


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