Prince Andrew was chauffeured to church by Prince William at Balmoral

King Charles formally moved into Balmoral less than two weeks ago, which is much later than his mother used to do. Charles and Camilla had been in Scotland for weeks beforehand, they were just staying at Birkhall, the mini-palace adjacent to the big house at Balmoral. As soon as Charles was in residence at Balmoral, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson came up, and they’re reportedly staying in one of the smaller lodges on the property. We don’t know when Prince William and Kate turned up, but it was probably some time last week. William and Kate were then seen going to church with Andrew on Sunday. William was driving, Andrew was riding shotgun and Buttons was relegated to the backseat. Thankfully, royal sources ran to the Telegraph immediately to tell the world what message was being sent by this not-so-delicate choreography.

Prince Andrew has attended church in Balmoral with senior royals – in an apparent show of unity which insiders say marks an end to any talk of a “family divided”.

The Duke of York was seen with the Prince and Princess of Wales on Sunday as part of the family’s first summer holiday on the Aberdeenshire estate since the late Queen’s death. It comes after rumours of a family rift amid the fallout from the Duke’s friendship with the disgraced paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, which forced him to stand down from front-line royal duties in 2019. Earlier this year the King cut back on the annual allowance of £249,000 on which Prince Andrew now depends. Prince William was instrumental, along with Charles, in stripping the Duke of his military titles.

Royal sources told The Telegraph that the Duke, who was pictured in the front passenger seat beside Prince William, was in Balmoral with “all the Yorks, including the Duchess”.

“Safe to say it’s a holiday where the entire family has been invited, the entire family are participating and the entire family are included,” they added. “Anyone looking for a family divided angle will be sorely disappointed.”

Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine, said the family holiday in Scotland was “an indication that the situation with the Duke of York hasn’t got any worse, it hasn’t deteriorated”.
“In private things remain fine,” Mr Little said.

“The Duke of York may not be regarded as a working member of the Royal Family, but he will always be a member of the Royal Family, that situation will never change.” He said that while the outward public persona of the Royal Family “is very different nowadays”, it was the case that the “familial relationship will never change”.

“He will forever be the King’s brother, and then the King’s uncle, so there will always be a close relationship with the monarch,” Mr Little added.

[From The Telegraph]

As I’ve said before, they’re totally fine with Andrew and what he’s been credibly accused of. They don’t mind the fact that he was BFFs with human traffickers, rapists and predators. They don’t care that he likely raped multiple girls/women trafficked to him by Jeffrey Epstein. The important thing for William and Charles right now is that everything they do must be an unsubtle message to Prince Harry: look, Harry, this could be you, you’ll be “forgiven,” you can still be part of the family, you just have to crawl back to us and beg us for forgiveness. It’s also remarkable because William has wanted so much credit for forcing Andrew out, and yet, here we are. William chauffeuring a sexual predator to church.

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  1. Laura D says:

    ” “Anyone looking for a family divided angle will be sorely disappointed.””

    Harry, Archie and Lili are all higher in the ranks of succession than Andrew yet they’re totally ignored. If that’s not an example of a family divided then I don’t know what is!

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      What’s insane in this article is that they seem to think that the biggest problem with Andrew is “the family divided angle”. So we get a show of family unity when what we need to see is a family shunning its most prominent pedophile. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯

      • Becks1 says:

        Exactly @BrassyRebel. This is where a family should be divided – or at least, the family should be united about division, lol. Accepting the sexual abuser and going out of your way to show that he’s still welcome is a choice.

      • TheFarmer'sWife says:

        What do these photographs say, in a positive way, about the current and future king’s moral compass? They are alright to be seen with a man credibly accused of rape! Who is advising them? How many times did Andrew’s mom bail him out that we’ll never hear about? There’s nothing “royal” or “chosen by God” about any of these individuals. Just gross. And to have such disturbing behaviour funded by UK taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars. I’d ask for my money back!

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Kinda makes you wonder what goss Randy Andy has on Willileaks and Chucky, doesn’t it? They are bending over backwards and working overtime to keep Andrew happy, contented, and quiet. What are these two hiding that he’s threatened to tell? Because I’ll wager it’s also at the heart of the whole Priti Patel leaked letter business re: the funding of Andrew’s security.

        The media and The Firm made a huge mistake in trying to conflate Andrew & his crimes and Harry’s demand for an apology for the racist abuse meted out to his wife. Drawing attention to Andrew and using him as contrast to punish Harry & assassinate his character, has basically turned Andrew and whatever hold he has over the King and the heir into a ticking time bomb of a scandal. How long will they be able to keep Andrew happy and quiet?

    • Delphine says:

      If Kate’s hair is any indication all I see is division. Between her real hair and her wiglet. But wow Kate in the backseat behind Andrew?? The optics are terrible. There’s no undoing this photo. This has less to do with Harry and more to do with Kate being put in her place and permanently associated with Andrew. Not just that but they think less of her than they do him no matter how heinous his crimes because he’s not a married-in.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Yes, I thought that was a very interesting decision, seating-wise — Andrew the pedo up front with William and Kate banished to the backseat? It’s giving “we know you have to come to keep up appearances but I’m putting you where I don’t have to see/hear you.” A whole mess.

      • Jay says:

        Obviously I’m disgusted that they are still willing to be in a car with Andrew, but hardly surprised. So much for William’s big talk about being the “deciding voice” on expelling Andrew from the family.

        But why put him in the front seat? Why drive together at all? And why is Kate stuck in the backseat? It’s not a minivan — where are the kids? If they are in a separate car, why wouldn’t Kate go with them instead of willingly sharing air with Andrew?

        I know, it’s just a car ride, but nothing is ever simple with this family. Everything is symbolic, and I would bet real money that someone in the palace went on background for this dumb story about “family unity”. But who thought that Andrew was the best face for that?

        It could have been Fergie catching a ride with the Wales, or Anne, or a Tindall, and it would have been more noteworthy. Or Sophie! We’ve seen that William is very comfortable with his aunt. It doesn’t appear that Beatrice and/or Eugenie were there, but if William wanted to “send a message”, one of them in the front seat would be much, much better.

      • MsIam says:

        I think Andrew was in the front seat so the photographers could get a good clear picture. Its a message to Harry once again imo about who is in and who is out. Unfortunately its also a message to the rest of the world but the Unroyals didn’t think that far ahead. Besides, they are better than everyone else so who cares what the peasants think. Not disputing that Baldemort hates Keen but I think he just hates Harry more.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        Okay, good, I thought I was crazy for thinking the same thing.

        Also, Andrew is not just being driven by his nephew, he’s being driven by the Future King™️. The optics of a known sexual predator being chauffeured by the future king, while the future queen looks on *from the back seat* is pretty damn shocking. This says William is all in on protecting and uplifting Andrew.

        This is worse than Football-gate.

      • Cecile730 says:

        Not just that but you have to ask if Andrew is just the only predator in the car….There is a journalist that said a few years ago that some of William’s secrets are very dark and frankly it’s looking more and more like a big possibility.

      • ML says:

        That is an incredible image there. You’re most likely right about this being a message from W to his brother, but the optics of this: Paedrew in the seat of honor next to the future king just after Priti Patel’s email about restoring Paedrew’s taxpayer-funded security while K looks on from the back?! No darkened windows to hide anyone either. They must know how this lands with the public and it’s clear they DGAF.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think Charles told them they have to give him a ride to church so that William can’t pretend to play both sides on the andrew issue. This is William showing support and making Andrew sit in the front seat confirms it.

        Andrew wasn’t with them on the way back from church.

  2. ThatsNotOkay says:

    It’s not necessarily a message to Harry that he can come back. It’s letting him and the world know, “Never go against the family.” Harry “betrayed” them according to them, by telling the truth. Andrew, by lying in interviews and otherwise keeping his mouth shut, is the ideal. Keeping family secrets, no matter how despicable, reigns supreme. Great monarchy you got there, y’all.

    • Dee(2) says:

      Lol if they think so. What I see is Harry’s summer and early fall being book ended by events for two charities he started, with other charitable endeavors in between. What I see for William is a 2-month long summer holiday, refusing to do a key proponent of his job likely based around laziness and sexism, bookend it by a pointless trip to another country for a climate change conference, with a sprinkling of hanging out with his credibly accused rapist uncle in between. I’d say going against this family works out pretty well for you.

      These people are incapable of seeing past the noses in their faces.

    • First comment says:


    • AnnaKist says:

      And that sex predator get chauffeured to church. it’s a wonder he didn’t self-combust. People are inbred degenerates. Harry is right to stay away.

      • Mary Pester says:

        @ANNAkIST, I hope this picture gets spread far and wide in the US before Williams visit! That way the whole country can see the sickness in the Royal family. They spout on that family is everything with this cult, but that doesn’t include the kings youngest son and his biracial wife and children, but DOES include a sexual prediter! They deserve each other and Harry is right to stay away, from this sickness. I also note that keen tilted her head to the side, to be sure to get some camera exposure, sick, sick, sick

  3. Roo says:

    I’m disappointed that people in England aren’t protesting about this rapist enjoying so many privileges and resources of the RF.

  4. Nubia says:

    So is this a message they are sending to the Press or the Press have also ‘forgiven’ Pedo? This doesnt seem smart for William after all the heat he juat got.

    • Well Wisher says:

      There is an assumption that they ever believed those allegations….
      They never did….
      So , of course, Andrew will be treated differently…
      The need to control Harry is another matter altogether…

  5. seaflower says:

    How bad is Khate’s hair in that last photo? Who would want to be the hair stylist attached to that disaster.

    As for WanK with Pedo, birds of a feather.

    • Shawna says:

      The coloring on Kate’s face is strange to me. Retouching or gallons of makeup?

    • First comment says:

      Maybe more so than we think 🤔. I mean, it’s a choice…it’s William’s choice to be in the same car…weren’t there any other cars or family members to choose? They are soft launching Andrew, that’s for sure for some reasons…perhaps , he knows so much? Birds of a feather, indeed.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        That’s my analysis, too. Andrew has the goods on all of these people. His dirt is public, but he knows all their secrets and he now has nothing to lose. W/K were never pictured in such close quarters with Uncle Andy before. Why now? Where are B&E? Is he blackmailing them? This is all so interesting and Shakespearean. Plots are being laid.

      • Unblinkered says:

        So, is it all off with Royal Lodge now? W cool with Andrew & Fergie staying put?

  6. JanetDR says:

    Ugh. This is so gross, but look who we are dealing with.

  7. Nanea says:

    Whatever happened to Bulliam’s “It’s either him or me”?

    What kind of hold does Paedrew have over the RF that he can blackmail them into having him back?

    So good to see that Kate has been relegated to being a second row royal, like Tom Bower wanted. Well, TB wanted it for Meghan, but she left nearly for years ago. That said, if my husband were to banish me to the backseat for his disgraced uncle, I’d much rather walk.

    • First comment says:

      I wonder about Andrew’s hold of both on William and Charles!something is definitely brewing!! This appearance only few days after the leak for his security?? Everything is orchestrated perfectly for his soft -launching.. after all, they need more working royals (lol) to carry on with the late queen’s charities.

      • Tessa says:

        Charles had some shady friends like s a Ville so maybe he realizes he needs to tread lightly with Andrew .

    • notasugarhere says:

      If Charles doesn’t fund Andrew, an even shadier oligarch will. An unfunded Andrew is a national security nightmare.

    • Carolind says:

      If it is any consolation, and it will not be, Andrew was relegated to back seat for journey home. Andrew is being accepted into RF again; not into British public life.

  8. Cassie says:

    Such a gross family .
    Can’t believe people think they are so special .
    They disgust me .

  9. Brit says:

    Keep going idiots, lol. So you all will welcome a man who was accused of sexual abuse, and was friends with two convicted sex offenders but Harry and Meghan are ripped apart and shunned because they wanted fair treatment from the palace and press? The royals are truly some of the most idiotic people on the planet. Harry, I hope, stops expecting anything from these people because they are too far gone.

  10. Slush says:

    Abolish the monarchy.

    I have no idea how you Brits put up with these parasites.

  11. Tessa says:

    This family is a mess . Andrew was involved with traffickers and procurers but it ok for charles to keep him front and center. Andrew gets to keep royal lodge while the so called family oriented Charles evicted Harry Meghan and their two small children.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Andrew owning the legal lease on Royal Lodge is not contingent on him being a working royal. The lease cannot be broken even if he is convicted of a crime.

      He bought the legal lease for decades to come, likely with his inheritance from QEII paid out early to avoid all taxes on it. It is his, to be inherited by Sarah, Beatrice, and Eugenie upon his death. As long as he maintains the property, the lease cannot be broken.

      • julianna says:

        I’m slightly confused then? I thought Harry had a lease with his grandmother for Frogmore?

      • Moondust says:

        Andrew has something like a 75 years lease whereas Harry had a one year lease that he renewed every year until his father chose to evict him.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Okay where did my huge post go?

        When QEII said ‘gifted’ she meant ‘allow you to live there’. She considered the ‘allowing’ to be the ‘gift’. She used the exactly same words about Anmer Hall. She didn’t hand over the ownership of the house, she simply allowed W&K to live there.

        Royal Lodge (Andrew), Bagshot Park (Edward), Thatched House (Princess Alexandra), Fort Belvedere (Weston family, Canadian friends of Charles). All of those are Crown Estate properties with formal, legal, public leases. Those leases can be purchased decades in advance, can be sold, can be inherited.

        As a poster shared months ago, Frogmore Cottage is not considered a Crown Estate property. It is a ‘royal peculiar’, one of several, that are considered part of Windsor Castle. The monarch can do whatever they want with it except sell it. No long-term, legal leases are made on those properties as they are NOT Crown Estate properties.

        Harry and Meghan paid back for the refurbishment and paid rent on it as they were leaving – to get people off their backs. They CHOSE to do that, so they could walk away and not have people holding ‘freebie housing’ over their heads.

        The situation around their housing was always weird, with no public info given about a formal lease at the start. If they’d chosen Apartment 1 at KP it would have been less strange. That housing would have been paid by the Sovereign Grant, like Nott Cott was.

  12. s808 says:

    Didn’t, during W&K’s home search debacle, a source say they rather live next to Andrew than Harry? That said a lot to me who W&k are as people and what the monarch/family is all about. Them being cool with Andrew and willing to be pictured shuffling him about says everything.

  13. Loretta says:

    They’re are so disgusting

  14. Jais says:

    Mostly, I want know if they brought up Royal Lodge and Frogmore Cottage. “Come on, uncle Andy, it’s our turn to have royal lodge.”

  15. Eurydice says:

    The daily example of disgusting people being disgusting. I’m trying to imagine how a sensitive soul could grow up in a family like that.

  16. Tessa says:

    Andrew got the queen apparently to pay up when Andrew lost the civil case. It was said to be 12 million. Harry and meghan had to pay frogmore renovations which was gifted to them. What a horrible family.

  17. The leftovers deserve each other. If they think this is a good look they are crazy. Harry got out and will continue to do good. The leftovers will plot and make stupid moves.

  18. Iris says:

    Do we think it’s weird that Kate sat in the back? If I was giving my uncle a lift, I’d put them in the back, my husband in the passenger seat

    • Amy Bee says:

      Everything about the Royal Family is weird.

    • seaflower says:

      Everything they do is deliberate – no optics left to chance.

    • Mslove says:

      It is weird. She outranks Pedo when Pegs is with her, you would think she would insist on the front seat.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Very weird. I think the photo illustrates the performative nature of the BRF’s churchgoing. They’re not believers, they’re not faithful, they’re performing. Ordinary churchgoing people go in family groups, usually. Parents & kids, grandparents, all together. Where are the little Wales? And the oddball uncle? I could see him cadging a ride with someone, but not Will & Kate. Very weird.

    • Dee says:

      My first thought was Kate was picked up for the car ride last. With Andy already riding in front, she got in the back. So, Will and Kate weren’t staying in the same house.

    • Carolind says:

      It changed on the way home. She sat in the front!

  19. Rapunzel says:

    Hahaha… Kate gets the back seat while Randy PedoAndy rides shotgun. Fitting.

  20. Amy Bee says:

    The fact is the Royal Family never thought that Andrew did anything wrong and so there was nothing to overcome or reconcile. He was always welcome around the family and him riding William and Kate to church just shows that William’s outrage about Andrew was performative. I think Andrew will return to Royal duties at some point.

    • Tessa says:

      I think so too.

    • notasugarhere says:

      W&K get free holidays from Papa Matthews, just like the shady Jordanian royals do. Papa Matthews, the man credibly accused of raping his 15 year old niece repeatedly.

      Just as William has no problem with infidelity? It appears neither William nor Kate have problems with sexual predators and child rapists. Her own uncle was caught offering to arrange underage girls for the undercover reporter.

  21. Tessa says:

    A tab claimed william did not want harry and meghan near his family And their he is driving around uncle Andrew. William is the biggest phony and self righteous hypocrite.

  22. slippers4life says:

    It’s definitely giving racist pedophile apologists united! Anyone looking for an angle to steer William away from that narrative will be sorely disappointed indeed for sure! I give it 10 years…the monarchy.

  23. Layla says:

    *hands in the air a la Meghan*
    I can’t…
    I just can’t

  24. Polly says:

    By publicly supporting Andrew the Royal Family are writing their own ending and they don’t even realise it. Well, good. The sooner they are gone the better.

    • Lady Digby says:

      Agreed Polly. They genuinely believe that they can get away with reinstating Pizza dude because a. they are short staffed and b.birds of a feather!!

  25. girl_ninja says:

    I’ve read folks theories about how they see this as Will/royal family sending a message to Harry. All the while Harry is at the gym working out after a trip for Sentebale. Is about to head off to London for Well Child and off to Germany for Invictus. That man is busy WORKING and living his best life.

  26. QuiteContrary says:

    This is grotesque. It’s the only word for it.

    To ostentatiously drive Pedrew to church of all places is to insult people of genuine faith and everyone working to end trafficking and sexual assault. British people should be furious and disgusted.

  27. Jaded says:

    “It comes after rumours of a family rift amid the fallout from the Duke’s friendship with the disgraced paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein…”

    Why do they keep soft-pedaling what happened? He raped at least one trafficked teenager, possibly more. He was BFFs with 2 people who ran a human trafficking ring of underage girls yet he continued his friendship with them even after Epstein was jailed for the first time. Andrew knew EXACTLY what those 2 were up to and I feel angry and sick to my stomach seeing those pictures.

  28. diANNa says:

    I’m thinking that Chuck realizes they need more “senior royals” – not just to make appearances, but as fodder for the royal rota. Who better to offer up in place of H&M than an already-disgraced royal?

  29. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I’m rethinking that Royal Lodge was EVER going to be vacated by Pedrew. That was performative. The amount that they site that KFC is no longer continuing, I believe is continuing and possibly more. The security? Will anyone ever know whether the security is once again paid by the taxpayer? Nope, I don’t think so. These people (they are not a family) make everything convoluted. Geez, they need to start working so they have less time to think up this stuff.

  30. Nic919 says:

    Many are juxtaposing this photo with the headline of kate saying the hardest thing she had to do was walk next to Meghan. As expected she’s getting roasted and deservedly so.

  31. aquarius64 says:

    This is the most stupid PR move to date by BP & KP. There is no official statement from DOJ that Andrew has been cleared of criminal charges. W & K are now forever tied to Andrew thanks to this ridealong. The Sussexes look smart from distancing themselves from them.

    • Nic919 says:

      I strongly suspect Charles forced this on William so that his hands are sullied with the Andrew mess as much as his are. William was trying to be above it all and claim he was against Andrew. Well now he can’t .

  32. Julianna says:

    Birds of a feather flock together. I wonder what dark secrets Paedo Andy holds over Bulliam. And khate relegated to the back seat and she still stretched her head out so she could be papped. They are sick. Sick. Sick. Sick. Why would he want to be papped with Andrew in the front seat??? Is this some pathetic message to Harry? Or a message spitting in the face of the public?

  33. Well Wisher says:

    The important thing for William and Charles right now is that everything they do must be an unsubtle message to Prince Harry: look, Harry, this could be you, you’ll be “forgiven,” you can still be part of the family, you just have to crawl back to us and beg us for forgiveness. It’s also remarkable because William has wanted so much credit for forcing Andrew out, and yet, here we are. ”

    And may add, this reeks of desperation while maintaining a semblance of control….
    They want him back on their terms, because the lazy incompetents cannot fulfill their duties..
    The terms include Harry, divorced and in despair……
    It will never happen, he has a family; his forever family…
    No matter what the circumstances…

    And Service remains universal…

  34. ⁷Tree says:

    Kate wants to be photographed with Andrew. She wants to be in his frame. Wonder why. Is it to say “see Harry is the problem I get along with everyone”. Is it because Andrew is strict on protocol so he would respect Kate while others ignore her?

    OR IS THIS A MESSAGE FOR CHUCK. Chuck trying to get rid of Andrew yet everyone else keeping him around.

    • Mon says:

      OR, what if this is a quid pro quo? If W&K want Royal Lodge, they have to publicly spend some of their media capital on Andrew & his family.
      Ascot 2023- W&K arrived with Bea & Edo ( though they didn’t speak at Jordan wedding).
      The DoY has always maintained that the born princesses should be treated better and given positions in the firm. (Sad that they are left out by KC when his current balcony crew are in their autumn years )

      Also, the Duchess of York is at Balmoral but why wasn’t she on back seat with KM-W?

      100% speculation from me 😁 but I think this is the “price” they must pay for Royal Lodge. I guess eventually the headlines will confirm.

      If PW didn’t fly to Australia as he didn’t want to seem as not eco conscious, why else would he spend such large sum of his media capital? &
      the Pr of Wales made sure her face was visible in the shot, smiling. It can’t be out of unity for family as his team has always briefed otherwise. Just last year it was reported the York sisters spoke to him to help with their Father & the briefing was that he chose not to. Also his body language didn’t look his usual “in charge”.

      Plus added bonus it changed the headline from his not supporting the lionesses to a common will he /won’t he be back in fold.
      I empathise with the PoW , as much as his team briefed otherwise, he has no control over his person. At 41 & can’t deliver & shape his own narrative- even with the media so called full support, it’s their framing of his narrative out there and not 100% his.

      I wish he reconciles with H&M as in a way they and the Spencers’ are his grace zone. Sadly the media has blocked any genuine action he can take in his direction.

      Also I read that the complaints in the media about the size of their Windsor house and how the children have play dates with people in more palatial home is more to do with the the fact that James & Pippa are now the wealthiest of the two couples & J&P home is stunning. Have anyone heard this?

  35. Athena says:

    The initial coverage was that Andrew drove himself to Balmoral, so he has a car to drive himself to church in. This is the totally out of touch family sending one of their useless messages.

    Everything with these people is a message. Why can’t they just come out and say whatever they want to say. Andrew gets to stay in his council housing, he gets an allowance from big brother and the taxpayers will pay for his security. Simple.

  36. Athena says:

    Andrew paid 12 million to someone he never met for something he never did. That someone is, as we were told, writing a book. The royal family should have waited for the book before showing such sign of support.

    This family has lost its remaining majesty, luster, appeal. There’s no one in that family worth looking up to.

  37. Lady Digby says:

    To quote the Bible (or that episode of Dallas): A house divided against itself can not stand.

    That being said Mr Little has made it clear: this family is not divided and no random photo is going to change that and thus it will always be.

    So that’s you told!