Wednesday 2 November 2022 05:19 PM Prince Andrew will be 'riled and upset' as he is stopped from attending ... trends now

Wednesday 2 November 2022 05:19 PM Prince Andrew will be 'riled and upset' as he is stopped from attending ... trends now
Wednesday 2 November 2022 05:19 PM Prince Andrew will be 'riled and upset' as he is stopped from attending ... trends now

Wednesday 2 November 2022 05:19 PM Prince Andrew will be 'riled and upset' as he is stopped from attending ... trends now

Falklands veteran Prince Andrew will be 'riled and upset' not be involved in Princess Anne's visit to the islands to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict, a royal expert has today claimed.

The Princess Royal will travel to the South Atlantic with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, for a six day visit of the British oversees territory later this month.

Her visit comes 40 years after the islands were invaded and then liberated from Argentina during the 10-week Falklands War, which ended in June 14, 1982. 

But while Princess Anne and her husband will visit on behalf of the royal family, it is understood that Prince Andrew will not be with them.

The Duke of York, 62, served in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot during the conflict, flying multiple missions including anti-surface warfare, casualty evacuation, and Exocet missile decoy. 

But he has been banned from front-line royal duties since facing sex assault allegations in the US by Jeffrey Epstein trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre.

Prince Andrew, who agreed a £12million deal with Ms Giuffre to settle her US lawsuit earlier this year, has consistently denied any wrongdoing.

However, according to one royal expert, Prince Andrew will be 'very upset' not to take part in any events to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands.

Author and journalist Phil Dampier, who has been writing about the Royal Family for more than 35 years, today told MailOnline: 'I believe that he wanted to but it was made clear to him that there was no way he could be involved as he is no longer a working royal in public life. 

The Princess Royal will travel to the South Pacific with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (pictured here with Princess Anne), for a six day visit of the British oversees territory later this month.

The Princess Royal will travel to the South Pacific with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (pictured here with Princess Anne), for a six day visit of the British oversees territory later this month.

But while Princess Anne and her husband will visit on behalf of the royal family, it is understood that Prince Andrew will not be with them - at least not in any official capacity. Pictured: Prince Andrew with his mother The Queen in 2019

But while Princess Anne and her husband will visit on behalf of the royal family, it is understood that Prince Andrew will not be with them - at least not in any official capacity. Pictured: Prince Andrew with his mother The Queen in 2019

The Duke of York, 62, served in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War. He flew on multiple missions including anti-surface warfare, casualty evacuation, and Exocet missile decoy. Pictured:

The Duke of York, 62, served in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War. He flew on multiple missions including anti-surface warfare, casualty evacuation, and Exocet missile decoy. Pictured: 

'Because he is now in disgrace following the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, people forget that Andrew returned from the South Atlantic a hero.

'He put his life on the line flying helicopters as a decoy for Exocet missiles which were causing immense damage to the British fleet.

'The Queen was worried sick about him and was so relieved when he returned home safely.

'In fact when he came back to Portsmouth with, famously, a rose between his teeth, his parents were there to greet him but also his sister Princess Anne. So its even more poignant that she is going down there.'  

He added: 'I’m sure she will feel sorry for Andrew but The King and the Prince of Wales have made it clear that there is no way back for him, at least in the near future.

Author and journalist Phil Dampier (pictured), who has been writing about the Royal Family for more than 25 years, today told MailOnline: 'I believe that he wanted to but it was made clear to him that there was no way he could be involved as he is no longer a working royal in public life.'

Author and journalist Phil Dampier (pictured), who has been writing about the Royal Family for more than 25 years, today told MailOnline: 'I

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