Earlier this year, Prince Andrew was stripped of his royal titles and patronages due to the sexual abuse lawsuit filed against him — however, he's continued to refer to himself as HRH, Duke of York.
In a recent post on ex-wife Sarah Ferguson's Instagram, the father-of-two shared his "reflections" of the Falklands War, though his message was deleted just a few hours earlier.
"As I sit here at my desk on this cold crisp spring morning thinking back to April 1982 I’ve tried to think what was going through my mind as we sailed out of Portsmouth lining the flight deck of HMS INVINCIBLE," the note began. "So whilst I think back to a day when a young man went to war, full of bravado, I returned a changed man. I put away childish things and false bravado and returned a man full in the knowledge of human frailty and suffering."
"My reflection makes me think even harder and pray even more fervently for those in conflict today, for those families torn apart by the horrors they have witnessed," he continued, signing the message, "Written by HRH The Duke of York." It's unknown whether Andrew wrote it himself or someone did so on his behalf.
Despite Andrew's fall from grace, he's been trying to rework his way back into the good graces of his family and the public. Just last week, he escorted Queen Elizabeth to Prince Philip's memorial service, proving that the monarch wants him to be seen and supported.
However, body language expert Judi James noted that the rest of the royals basically ignored him.
"Taking his place next to [Prince] Edward, he cut an isolated but defiant-looking figure, but there were no glances or even nods of greeting and no discernible eye contact," she shared. "The eye-avoidance looked deliberate, with most of the Firm staring pointedly ahead as though barely even aware of him."