The ambition of Queen Elizabeth’s disgraced son, Prince Andrew, to return to royal life remains “undimmed” amid criticism over his appearance at Prince Philip’s memorial service last month.
Prince Andrew commanded attention after accompanying the monarch to a memorial service for the late Prince Philip, who died last April. The occasion marked his first public appearance since he settled his civil sexual assault case with accuser Virginia Giuffre.
The Duke of York’s willingness to step into the public eye at such a high-profile royal event prompted further speculation about a possible return to royal life for the Duke, as reports claim the royal still harbors ambitions for a public role. .
“In the past he has done a lot of good things for charities, including in his capacity as UK trade ambassador. If he is reinstated then I think he can do a lot of good. The deal did not admit fault.” a source told The Times.
While another added: “Rightly so, there are some questions about him, but there is rarely a balanced judgment of him in the media. He has a lot to give to people who let him give.”
“Her ambition to return to public life and her belief that she can be useful remains intact. But he’s the only one who sees it that way,” another source told the publication.