A Black Sheep No More! Royal Family Gets Fierce Backlash for Letting Prince Andrew Front and Center at Event

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The Duke of York pictured at King Constantine's funeral, February 27, 2024.

Feb. 27 2024, Published 7:38 p.m. ET

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Royal disgrace Prince Andrew made a rare appearance outside of his house when he attended the funeral of King Constantine II of Greece on Tuesday, February 27. The Duke of York, along with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, were easily spotted leading the way through the congregation at St George's Chapel near Windsor Castle. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie accompanied their parents to the solemn event, where one royal source claimed that Andrew "went out of his way" to appear on camera.

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Sarah Ferguson accompanied Prince Andrew to King Constantine's funeral on February 27, 2024.

Public reactions on social media were quick and brutal with one observer writing on X: "'Prince Andrew leads…' should not be anywhere next to 'Royal Family'. I’m sorry but this is terrible optics all around."

Someone else chimed in and shared: "Andrew?!!!!!!!!", however, it has been clarified that he was invited by the Greek royals to attend as a member of the family, as he was Constantine's second cousin."

A third stated: They're pushing Andrew back in, and William isn't having it because he knows this will be damaging to him and George. I'm not saying this is the reason William isn't there."

A fourth quipped: "Royal Family are clueless…As if Foreign media / any viewers can distinguish between personal/official events. Optics are awful, hope all is okay with Wales family."

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The Prince of Wales pulled out of King Constantine's funeral at the last minute.

The Prince of Wales made headlines at the event when he backed out at the last minute for "personal reasons." The future king was the godson of the deceased sovereign who held his title of King of Greece in exile after the ancient nation abolished the monarchy in 1973.

Queen Camilla arrived as the main representative for the British royal family as King Charles was unable to attend due to his ongoing cancer treatments.

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Some commentators feel that Prince William's absence was related to Princess Kate's surgical recovery.

William's absence and the mystery surrounding it engulfed news headlines in tandem with Andrew's front-and-center appearance.

"This is going to fuel all sorts of lurid speculation," GB News' Andrew Pierce said on-air. "The Princess of Wales is sick, the King has got cancer, has he got health issues? Is it the children? I hope he’s alright, I hope everything is OK."

Pierce's co-host, Tom Harwood, replied: "I think if he’d pulled out a week or so in advance, with something unavoidable, that would be a different kettle of fish. It’s very last minute, and usually perhaps for this royal family, which has been more open about a lot of the issues it’s facing. In previous decades, the royal family has been a lot more closed, but we’re not getting any information about this."

The future king was due to co-lead the congregation behind the Queen in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the funeral of King Constantine of Greece.

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Prince William, along with Queen Camilla, are currently leading the British royal family as King Charles III battles cancer.

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