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13th Jun 2022

Prince Andrew is now banned from public return at ancient ceremony after missing Jubilee ‘due to covid’

Danny Jones

Prince Andrew won't be attending Garter Day

The Duke of York was due to appear at the historic ceremony on Monday

Prince Andrew has reportedly been banned from appearing at a historic royal ceremony following a decision from senior members of the Royal Family.

Both Prince Charles and Prince William are said to have objected to the plans for the Duke of York to attend the annual Garter Day ceremony on Monday, June 13, as per ITV.

This would have been the royal’s first public appearance since his highly publicized sexual assault case, with the print out of the service summary and a guest list pictured below confirming that he was due to be in attendance.

This comes after the 62-year-old did not appear during any of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, having reportedly contracted covid in the lead-up to the bank holiday weekend.

Garter Day is typically an annual event, though it has been postponed for the last two years due to the pandemic and is essentially a procession led by the monarch which recognises members of the royal family that are named knights under the Order of the Garter, founded by King Edward III back in 1348.

This nearly 700-year-old tradition, inspired by King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and sees those attending dress up in special ceremonial robes as they arrive at the event held in Windsor Castle.

While it is not yet known if the Queen herself will be in attendance, former PM Tony Blair is also set to make an appearance after having officially received his knighthood last week, despite petitions against him receiving the title following criticism over issues such as his involvement in the Iraq war.

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