Prince Andrew joins Queen in car on way to Prince Philip memorial service

The Duke of York is making his first royal appearance since settling his sexual assault case

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Prince Andrew has accompanied the Queen on her journey to Prince Philip’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey.

The Duke of York is making his first royal appearance since settling his sexual assault case earlier this month.

Members of the Royal Family have arrived at the abbey, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla.

Other arrivals included Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the King and Queen of both Sweden and Spain.

The service will pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh's dedication to “family, nation and Commonwealth”.

The Queen sat next to Prince Andrew on her way to the ceremony
The Queen sat next to Prince Andrew on her way to the ceremony
Prince Charles arriving at the ceremony
Prince Charles arriving at the ceremony
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Boris Johnson arriving at Westminster Abbey
Boris Johnson arriving at Westminster Abbey

Speaking on GB News on Tuesday morning, royal expert Robert Jobson said he expected Andrew to play "a more prominent role than we think" in the service.

Mr Jobson said: “I think Prince Andrew may play a more prominent role than we think. My understanding is that someone has to support the Queen and I think he’ll be at her side.

“I think Charles will probably be with Camilla, we’ll have to see what happens, but I know that has been discussed.”

Andrew has a front row seat for the service, sitting close to his other siblings.

On Andrew’s left will be his brother the Earl of Wessex as well as Edward’s family, the Countess of Wessex and their children.

Meanwhile, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince of Wales and the Queen will be sat across the isle to his right.