Prince Andrew is seen in public for first time in nearly three months in Instagram post with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson as they pack donations for hospice workers during coronavirus crisis
- Prince Andrew was seen making care packages for Thames Hospice in Windsor
- He was later seen presenting hospice with donation in the social media images
- The Duke was last seen in public at a church service in Sandringham in January
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Prince Andrew has been spotted in public for the first time in nearly three months as he joined Sarah Ferguson at their Windsor home to pack donations for hospice workers.
The Duke of York, 60, was seen packing cupcakes into gift bags for the Thames Hospice in Windsor in a series of photographs posted to Instagram by his ex-wife’s assistant Antonia Marshall last night.
The images mark Andrew’s first public appearance since he attended church in Sandringham, Norfolk with the Queen in January.
Prince Andrew was later spotted arriving at a memorial service for Sir Malcolm Ross at St George’s Chapel in Windsor last month, though his attendance was not acknowledged in the official record of royal events, the Court Circular.
The images also mark the first time the Duke has been seen with the Duchess of York since he stepped down from his royal duties.
The Duke of York, 60, was seen packing cupcakes into gift bags for the Thames Hospice in Windsor in a series of photographs posted to Instagram (pictured) last night
In the caption, Ms Marshall explained the pair were packing Easter care packages of cakes and biscuits to give to those at the nearby Thames Hospice.
‘Sarah Ferguson and the Duke of York packing all the care packages for the Thames Hospice in Windsor today,’ she said.
‘The York Family are a wonderful and steadfast unit and through this crisis, are continuously helping others. So proud of them all…’
Another photograph captured Prince Andrew as he arrived 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 stepped down from his royal duties three months ago
In the caption, Ms Marshall explained the pair were packing Easter care packages of cakes and biscuits to give to those at the nearby Thames Hospice
It is believed the majority of the photographs were taken at the Duke’s home in Winsdor, Berkshire – the Royal Lodge – where he and Sarah are thought to be staying together amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
Andrew was last spotted in public in January, when he attended church in Sandringham with the Queen.
Although he cut a solemn figure as he marched into church, Andrew seemed pleased with his appearance at the Queen’s side and was pictured grinning as he was whisked away from the service.
The Prince was forced to quit frontline royal duties following a car-crash Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis in November, in which he failed to apologise for befriending billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew was last spotted in public in January, when he attended church in Sandringham with the Queen
During the interview, Andrew said he did not recall meeting alleged sex-slave Virginia Roberts – now known as Virginia Giuffre – and emphatically denied that he had sex with her.
The royal also denied sweating heavily on the dance floor at Tramp nightclub with her, on the basis he had suffered from a medical condition at the time which meant he did not sweat.
Andrew then sought to cast doubt on the authenticity of a photograph that showed him with his arm around Miss Roberts’ waist, but conceded that it was difficult to prove if it was a fake.