Prince Andrew was seen in public for the first time in almost three months as he joined Sarah Ferguson at their Windsor home to pack donations for hospice palliative care workers.
The Duke of York, 60, was seen last night wrapping cupcakes in gift bags for the Thames Hospice in Windsor in a series of photographs posted on Instagram by the assistant to his ex-wife, Antonia Marshall.
The images mark Andrew’s first public engagement since attending the church in Sandringham, Norfolk with the Queen in January.
Last month Prince Andrew was spotted arriving at a memorial service for Sir Malcolm Ross at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, although his presence has not been recognized in the official register of royal events, the circular of the Court.
The images also mark the first time the Duke has been seen with the Duchess of York since he left his royal office three months ago.
The Duke of York, 60, was seen in gift bags at the Thames Hospice in Windsor in a series of photographs posted on Instagram last night.
In the caption, Marshall explained that the couple were wrapping packages of Easter cakes and cookies to give to those at the nearby Thames hospice.
“Sarah Ferguson and the Duke of York are packing all of the care packages for the Thames Hospice in Windsor today,” she said.
“The York family is a wonderful and steadfast unit and, during this crisis, continually helps others. So proud of them all … ‘
Another photograph captured Prince Andrew upon his arrival at the hospice to present the bright pink gift bags to residents and staff.
The images also mark the first time the Duke has been seen with the Duchess of York since he left royal office three months ago
In the caption, Marshall said the pair was wrapping packages of Easter cakes and cookies to give to those at the nearby Thames hospice.
The majority of the photos are believed to have been taken from the Duke’s home in Winsdor, Berkshire – the Royal Lodge – where he and Sarah are believed to be staying together in the midst of the national coronavirus shutdown.
Andrew was last spotted in public in January while attending Sandringham Church with the Queen.
Although he made a solemn figure when entering the church, Andrew seemed pleased with his appearance alongside the Queen and was pictured smiling while being expelled from service.
The prince was forced to step down from front-line royal office after an interview with Emily Maitlis on Newsnight in November, in which he did not apologize for befriending billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew was last seen in public in January while attending Sandringham Church with the Queen.
During the interview, Andrew said that he did not remember meeting the alleged sex slave Virginia Roberts – now known as Virginia Giuffre – and flatly denied having sex with her.
The royal also denied having sweated profusely on the dance floor of the Tramp nightclub with her, on the grounds that he suffered from a health problem at the time, which meant that he was not sweating.
Andrew then sought to question the authenticity of a photograph which showed him with his arm around Miss Roberts’ waist, but conceded that it was difficult to prove if it was a fake.