Why the Queen Keeps Prince Andrew Inside the Royal Circle

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The queen’s ongoing apparent support for Prince Andrew is one of the more baffling features of royal life in 2022.

Despite the fact that he paid out a reported $14 million to settle a sex abuse case brought by Virginia Giuffre, a victim of Jeffrey Epstein, the queen has sought to include Andrew in high-profile royal events, even though he has been stripped of his HRH honorific and been obliged to renounce his charitable patronages and status as a “working royal.”

In March the queen was widely criticized when she let her disgraced son walk her to her seat at a church service in memory of her late husband, and she was all set to allow him to attend a high-profile event at the platinum jubilee celebrations in early June until fate, in the form of a positive COVID infection, intervened.

Read more at The Daily Beast.