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Prince Andrew is spotted for the first time since the Queen’s funeral as he rides in Windsor

Prince Andrew is spotted for the first time since the Queen’s funeral as he rides his horse along banks of the Thames in Windsor

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Prince Andrew has been spotted riding along the banks of the River Thames in Windsor today following the period of mourning for the death of the Queen. 

The prince, 62, was seen in riding gear and a blue jumper and tie as he rode near where the Queen was laid to rest following her state funeral on Monday. 

The Queen’s second son returned to public life after the death of Elizabeth II earlier this month, after previously stepping back from royal duties after details of his ties to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein emerged. 

He was briefly allowed to wear his military uniform as he and his siblings stood vigil next to their mother’s coffin as she lay in state in Westminster Hall.

Prince Andrew also greeted mourners at Balmoral shortly after the death of Her Majesty as they gathered outside the castle where the Queen passed away to lay flowers and pay tribute. 

The prince was seen in riding gear and a a blue jumper and tie as he rode near where the Queen was laid to rest following her state funeral on Monday

Prince Andrew was seen in public for the first time since the Queen's funeral on Monday, watched by over 4 billion people

Prince Andrew was seen in public for the first time since the Queen’s funeral on Monday, watched by over 4 billion people 

Buckingham Palace announced in January that the Prince would be stripped of all his military titles and patronages.

It is understood King Charles was instrumental in influencing the decision. 

Despite his role in the Queen’s mourning and state funeral, Andrew will not return to royal duties.

The King allowed his brother to wear his ceremonial military uniform at the Queen’s vigil as ‘an act of kindness’, according to a palace source. 

Paying tribute to the Monarch following her death, Prince Andrew said: ‘Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever.’ 

Buckingham Palace announced in January that the Prince would be stripped of all his military titles and patronages

Buckingham Palace announced in January that the Prince would be stripped of all his military titles and patronages

Prince Andrew was permitted by his eldest brother King Charles III to wear his military uniform as he stood guard over his mother's coffin

Prince Andrew was permitted by his eldest brother King Charles III to wear his military uniform as he stood guard over his mother’s coffin

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