The Duke of York had stepped down from public life over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and his own civil sexual assault
The Duke of York has tested positive for Covid and will no longer attend the Jubilee service at St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace has said.
Andrew was due to join the wider royal family at the high-profile event at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
The monarch’s disgraced second son resigned from public life following the uproar surrounding his friendship with pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, paying millions to settle a civil sexual assault case against a woman he said he had never met.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Following a routine test, the Duke has tested positive for Covid and it is with regret that he will not be attending tomorrow’s service.”
Andrew is understood to have seen the Queen in recent days but has been taking regular tests and has not seen her since he tested positive.
The duke was ousted from the working monarchy and is no longer using his HRH style after Virginia Giuffre, who was trafficked by Epstein, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17.
The Duke denied the claims.
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