Andrew spotted on solo horse ride as Duke faces uncertain future

Prince Andrew was seen taking a solo horse ride in his first appearance since the Queen’s funeral. He was wearing a blue jumper as he road along the River Thames in Windsor, the Royal family remains in mourning until Monday, seven days after Her Majesty’s funeral.

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince briefly returned to the public eye to mourn the loss of his mother.

Prince Andrew, 62, was stripped of his titles in January after details emerged about his relationship with convicted paedophile, the late Jeffery Epstein.

It is believed that King Charles III was instrumental in the decision to strip his brother of the titles.

Despite Prince Andrew’s appearance at the state ceremonies for Her Majesty, it is not expected he will return to public life.

However, the Queen reportedly overruled them and allowed Andrew to accompany her, the two are thought to have had a very close relationship.

Now that Charles is King, he is reported to be planning a slimmed-down Monarchy which could lead to Andrew being kicked out his Windsor mansion as King Charles III reviews the Crown’s property portfolio.

Prince Andrew currently lives in the Windsor house with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and Her Majesty’s corgis, which he reportedly received following her death.

After Her Majesty died, Prince Andrew was seen reading speaking to well wisher and viewing tributes to the Queen at Balmoral Castle.

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He reportedly said: “Thank you for coming, we’ve been allowed one day, now we start the process of handing her on.”

He attended public services for Her Majesty including a viewing while she was lying in state, Royal processions and the funeral.

However, victims of the sexual predator, and Prince Andrew’s admitted friend, Jeffery Epstein were said to be angry with the Prince’s return to the public eye.

The Prince was accused of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre, a claim he strongly denied. In March 2022, Andrew settled the claim with Ms Giuffre for an undisclosed sum. The settlement was not an admission of guilt and the Duke has repeatedly and vehemently denied any wrongdoing.