Prince Andrew really was front & center at King Constantine’s memorial

I don’t know why, but I honestly didn’t expect to see Prince Andrew at the Windsor memorial service for King Constantine on Tuesday. I thought it would be family-only and much smaller than it turned out, but even then, I wasn’t aware that Andrew had any particular closeness to the Greek royals at all. But he let it be known that the Greek royals invited him, and the Windsors okayed his attendance by saying it was a private family event rather than a public event. Which is true – it wasn’t a state event because Constantine was not the head of any state, and there are familial ties between the Greek royals, the Windsors and the Spanish royals.

Still, even if you argue that it was “fine” for Andrew to attend, whoever allowed this staging needs to be out of a job. Andrew, striding in front of his sister Anne and the rest of the family, all while Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia trail behind the most minor of British royals. Yiiikes. And what a moment for Sarah Ferguson to once again be included in a family event. At least Sarah looked well – her color looks better than King Charles’s.

Not only was the walk to church bizarrely staged, but Andrew was also allowed to sit “just five seats away” from Queen Camilla in the front row. Andrew was also seated in front of Prince Michael of Kent and his horrid wife, plus Andrew’s daughters were seated behind him too. While King Charles and Prince William were absent, Andrew was the “highest-ranked” Windsor man there. Also: given how many of the Windsors came out, it feels notable that Prince Edward and Sophie skipped the memorial, right? Hours after the memorial service, Sophie and Edward were photographed on a ski holiday. Huh.

Anyway, this just serves as a reminder that the Windsors are still totally fine with Andrew. They never tossed him out, they never demanded that he go away and never be seen again. Even when the Jeffrey Epstein files were coming out at the beginning of the year, King Charles was reportedly more concerned about Andrew’s “diminished confidence” and mental health. They’re totally fine with rape and human trafficking, okay?

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  1. Mslove says:

    This is going straight to pedo’s head. He will now renew his campaign to return to public royal duties, all because of these games the Wails are playing.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      You know it. That disgusting smile at the photogs warranted a trigger warning.

    • Carmen says:

      Look at him cheesing for the cameras. “I’M B-A-A-ACK!!” 🤮🤮🤮

    • molly says:

      This is why the RF is so painfully, wildly out of touch and what will lead to their ultimate demise.

      To them, Andrew is most importantly, the highest ranking, blood royal in attendance. OF COURSE he HAS to walk front and center. I mean, what choice did they have? Centuries of made up protocol say that’s how it’d done, regardless of anyone’s better judgement. Fake rules are fake rules!

    • Princessk says:

      Looking so pleased with himself. Fergie is actually looking a bit embarrassed because she knows that he is overdoing the striding ahead in front.

  2. Inge says:

    Weird to see how happy everyone is to attend a memorial.

    Then again this is the BRF who was grinning broadly in the week between the queens death and her funeral.

    • Sunday says:

      I think they were on guard not to give away their grief due to Kingston’s death and overdid it a bit too much in the other direction.

    • Princessk says:

      It is all about getting their pictures on the front pages and looking important for these minor royals as it helps their brand. Look at the Tindalls and Beatrice.

  3. Cathy says:

    I noticed Tim was walking with Andrew and Sarah. There to keep them in line?

  4. Just a very bad look all around. A Pedo and his grifter wife front and center.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Very bad look, indeed. I didn’t even know Felipe and Letizia would attend. Peg’s pulling out at the last minute is even more notable for it. He was either at the same coke bender as Kingston, or a different one.

    • Cheshire Sass says:

      And he’s smiling! Not a care in the world, even at a funeral – A big fat smile

    • swaz says:

      This is the future, IT’S OVER. I wonder who is going to write the first book THE FAST DECLINE OF THE BRITISH MONARCHY 😏😏😏

  5. Pinkosaurus says:

    The Edinburgh’s ski holiday was weird. This is the kind of thing Duchess Sophie would typically be all over and it would have been planned a long time in the future.

    • Alice says:

      I actually think Edward is ill. Maybe long Covid, but he and Sophie always show up for foreign royal events. It’s noticeable they were “on a holiday.”

      • Chaine says:

        If he is ill, though, would he be able to go skiing? He was definitely pictured in ski clothing on a ski slope.

      • Smart&Messy says:

        I don’t think Edward is ill, actually. He might have lost weight, but overall it’s just bad genes. Peg also had a sudden decline (several since his twenties) in the looks department since he hit forty. Probably around the end of his 50s, we’ll speculate the same about Peg as Edward when his looks take a turn for the worse again. Interestingly enough, the same curse doesn’t seem to follow Andrew. He is disgusting because of who he is and how he behaves, but his looks didn’t suffer the same decline as Ed and Peg.

    • Amy Bee says:

      It’s doesn’t seem out of the ordinary for me. Edward and Sophie always go on a ski trip around this time of the year. The memorial would have planned but I don’t think the British Royal Family’s role in it was as large as it was yesterday prior to January.

  6. Pip says:

    Sky News were all over this today, saying what an appalling misstep this was & what a terrible look. Interesting to hear how strongly it was being condemned – they literally said “if they give him an inch, he’ll take a mile” & how he needs a minder to keep him out of the limelight.

    Very heartening to see the British press finally starting to be a bit less pusillanimous.


  7. Lulu says:

    Good, they want to keep Andrew in the fold so let him walk out front so the world sees the choice Charles made.

  8. Barbara says:

    Sarah’s complexion looks great but criminy, will there ever be a day that she doesn’t look like a hastily made bed? There’s no good reason she should still have such horrible taste after all these years. I wish she’d let go of the carrot-colored hair too, it just looks so unnatural.

    Nothing to say about Pedo Andrew that hasn’t been said before except he really thinks he’s something, doesn’t he.

    • SarahCS says:

      Her outfits never seem flattering, a combination of the style and the fit. As much as anything she looks uncomfortable!

      • Surly Gale says:

        Best advice from ‘I know not where’ I ever received about how to dress:
        Dress the body you’re in. Not the body you had when you were 20, or 30 or even 40 but the body you are living inside of right now. Get rid of everything that may fit ‘one day’. Take a picture of something that holds a special memory. Keep the memory, get rid of the dress/jeans/sweet top you loved wearing. Allow it to ‘bless’ someone else.
        I don’t know why something about this advice really struck a chord in me and I’ve followed it for years now. Though I’m fat, I get a sense of confidence when I know my clothes fit and are (relatively) flattering. I don’t understand why Sarah always seems to be wearing clothes that look too small and thus, look uncomfortable.

      • SarahCS says:

        That’s great advice @Surly Gale! My body has changed quite a bit in the last couple of years (thanks perimenopause) and I’m still working out how best to deal with that. Since last year I have been updating my wardrobe and trying to find new things that are flattering now. It’s been an interesting process!

    • SURE says:

      Thought she looked pretty good in most of the photos I’ve seen so far.

      • equality says:

        She looks better than Anne. Anne looks like she flung a curtain around her and appears to be wearing no stockings. Isn’t that a big no-no?

      • BeanieBean says:

        At first glance I thought Anne was wearing black jeans with a big rip at each of the knees. I had to do a double-take.

    • Chaine says:

      She is the walking definition of “blowsy”

  9. Tessa says:

    Andrew has no shame. Neither do the senior royals. Harry is slammed for visiting his father while Andrew grins and leads the group. The monarchy should be abolished

  10. Amy Bee says:

    With William skipping the event Andrew took on his role as the most senior royal. As many of us have said the Royal Family including William have no problem with Andrew making appearances. Somebody on twitter pointed out that this was supposed to be a private event but there was press in the Chapel taking photos. Furthermore why wasn’t this memorial taking place at the Greek Orthodox church in London where many of the Greek royals have been married and christened? This memorial seems to be orchestrated by the Palace so that the press can have something to write about.

    • Magdalena says:

      My sentiments exactly. The UK media are starving, and they can’t write what’s going on with the Wailses, so this is BP/KP throwing them a few crumbs. Imagine organising a memorial for a man and sidelining his immediately family so that the distant relatives (the UK “royals”) can take centre stage? And letting a king and queen walk behind that mob? Whatever happened to protocol?

  11. SarahCS says:

    1. They DNGAF

    2. They know getting people talking about Andrew means less focus on William

    3. Andrew is delighted with any chance to get back where he feels he ‘belongs’

  12. Pinkosaurus says:

    I love this for them. You know Andrew considers himself the leader of the family when Charles isn’t there so keep shoving yourself to the front Randy Andy and reminding everyone that they are paying millions in public funds every year to keep a sweaty nonce in luxury. Be sure everyone knows how worthless all those pretend honors and medals are, that you enjoy parading around in.

  13. Just Jade says:

    Peter Hunt said it best. Leading Royal Family because he didn’t commit the unforgivable sin “married a biracial educated woman.”

  14. Aimee says:

    Smiling while you walk into a funeral. Great look.

  15. Cassie says:

    Andrew looks like a smug prick and Sarah like the cat that got the cream .
    What a motley collection of grifters .

  16. amy says:

    Another way of looking at this is that the Spanish royals were in the back and as far away from him as possible. In that one photo, they are WAY back there in the distance while Andrew strutted ahead of everyone else.

    • Mary Pester says:

      Oh yes, Charlie really wants to be sure he is “Charles the last”. I’ve said it before but I’m positive that Charlie has made sure camzilla and her kids are set up financially and now he hasn’t got a fk to give about any of them, including his “darling dil”.
      The curtain is coming down on all of them. Charlie is on his way out and control is slipping from his grasp. I noticed that that camzilla didn’t walk with any of them, she went in through the side door, she let the munsters on parade, tell its own story “corrupt and sick from the head (see Andrew) down.
      She knows she won the war and got the crown, and title, against the late Queen’s wishes, but she’s keeping well away from the Windsors, EVEN her husband

      • Jais says:

        Huh. I was so appalled at seeing Andrew leading the procession that I didn’t notice that Camilla’s not walking with them. Who was she walking with then?

      • SAS says:

        You have nailed it Mary Pester. I do feel for Charles because cancer is hell and I imagine he had some goals for his reign that he will no longer be able to achieve but honestly, “après moi, le déluge”, let it all burn down.

  17. tamsin says:

    Andrew and Sarah, front and centre, grinning, is not a good look, in my opinion. The memorial seemed to be Windsor event since it took place at St. George’s, and it was attended by the four related royal families. Also, the Spanish royal family are close relatives, because the former queen of Spain is Constantine’s sister, and his widow is the sister of Queen Marguerite. Greece, Spain, Denmark, and Britain. The older generation was all there. Princess Alexander in a wheel chair. Seemed there was a representative from each generation from each family of the succeeding generations. Zara was there, but not Peter, for example. Beatrice was there but not Eugenie. Sarah Chatto was there but not her brother. Odd that Sophie and Edward weren’t there, though. Jetting off in a private jet to go skiing.

  18. Thena says:

    You just know Philip was rolling in his grave with Sarah right up there in front.

  19. Lau says:

    They’re trying to rehabilitate his public image but way to quickly and it’s going to backfire so so badly. I love that for them !

  20. Bee says:

    If only Shakespeare was alive today. Enough fodder for a decade of juicy plays!

  21. Normades says:

    Well doesn’t he look chipper. Barf.

  22. Lady Digby says:

    Pizza dude is planning to be prince regent for George when Willy has to “step aside from work for an indeterminate sabbatical to deal with personal matters.” He is shameless enough to claim the regency and expect to be acclaimed as such with the support of his family.

  23. Heather says:

    My turn to say it!

    Andrew, the FBI would like a word.

  24. Jais says:

    The article states that Andrew’s daughters are seated behind him but I think that’s wrong. I’ve seen photos of Beatrice but not one of Eugenie.