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Prince Andrew seen for first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’ driving out of Windsor Castle

Prince Andrew spotted for the first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’ leaving Windsor Castle in his Range Rover after being forced to miss platinum anniversary celebrations

  • Prince Andrew is spotted for the first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’
  • He was seen this morning leaving Windsor Castle in his Range Rover, after a drive
  • The Duke had to miss the platinum anniversary celebrations because of the virus

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

The Duke of York, 62, was seen on an early morning outing today, wearing a navy blue jumper and pink shirt, driving the car at the royal estate.

He had ridden a horse this morning.

Earlier this month, Buckingham Palace announced it had “tested positive for Covid” after taking “a routine test”.

Prince Andrew has been spotted for the first time since he 'tested positive for Covid' and left Windsor Castle

Prince Andrew has been spotted for the first time since he ‘tested positive for Covid’ and left Windsor Castle

The Duke of York, 62, had a horseback ride this morning before setting off in his Range Rover

The Duke of York, 62, had a horseback ride this morning before setting off in his Range Rover

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

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

He has not seen her after a positive test.

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

The disgraced second son of the monarch stepped out of public life following the furor over his friendship with pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, paying millions to settle a civil case over a woman he claimed never to have met.

The Duke was seen wearing a dark blue sweater and pink shirt, driving the car on the royal estate this morning

The Duke was seen wearing a dark blue sweater and pink shirt, driving the car on the royal estate this morning

However, Andrew was expected to attend the thanksgiving service along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were also banned from the balcony last Thursday.

Andrew was kicked out of the working monarchy and no longer uses his HRH style after Epstein traded Virginia Giuffre accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17. The Duke has always vehemently denied the claims.

Andrew was instrumental in escorting his mother to the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service in March.

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

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

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

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

It came as a surprising change in the planned arrangements – just weeks earlier he had been banned from royal public life and paid to settle his lawsuit.

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 caught by 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, developed severe symptoms when she was struck by Covid-19 in November 2020.

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