Prince Andrew was ‘shunned’
PRINCE Andrew was “shunned by the royal family and did not interact cordially with them” at Prince Philip’s memorial, despite walking in alongside the Queen.
The Duke of York accompanied Her Majesty to the service but had little contact with the rest of his family.
Andrew reportedly avoided receptions and drove straight back to Westminster with his mother after the service.
The Queen seemed “clear to look” in her support of her second son, while the rest of The Firm offered “no sign of support or encouragement” and “pretended not even to see him”.
Body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL: “Andrew wasn’t made so welcome [as the Queen gave him] from the other royals.
“Only his mum threw him something bordering on a ‘welcome back’ smile, and rather than throwing him subtle signs of support or encouragement, most royals seemed to be trying to pretend they hadn’t even seen him.
“As he took his place next to Edward, he cut an isolated but defiant figure, but there were no looks or even nods and no discernible eye contact.
“The eye avoidance looked deliberate, with most of the company purposefully staring ahead as if barely aware of it.
“Edward and Sophie are often used as buffers of royal company, they were known to chatter animatedly to avoid the frost between William and Harry on their last public outing, but there was no sign of warmth or bond between these brothers until the singing of the anthem .
“Andrew turned his head to talk to Edward and Sophie and they responded with the coolest answers.”
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