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Prince Andrew’s COVID diagnosis mocked by royal fans: ‘Convenient!’

Prince Andrew will miss the Queen’s Jubilee after testing positive for COVID-19 but fans aren't convinced

By Web Desk
June 03, 2022

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Prince Andrew is missing the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations after testing positive for COVID-19; however, royal fans are less than convinced, reported The New York Post.

The disgraced Duke of York, who lost his royal and military titles earlier this year after getting accused of sexual assault, is said to have tested positive for COVID on Thursday, the same day as the start of Jubilee celebrations.

While a royal spokesperson released an official statement saying that Andrew would miss events related to the Queen’s Jubilee because of his diagnosis, royal fans are growing increasingly skeptical.

Many believe that the diagnosis is a ‘convenient’ way to ensure the controversial royal is kept away from the Jubilee, with one tweeting: "The definition of convenience. Prince Andrew testing positive for Covid and having to miss the whole Jubilee weekend celebrations.”

Prince Andrew missed Thursday’s Trooping the Colour parade as well as Friday’s Jubilee thanksgiving service for the Queen at St Paul’s cathedral.

It comes after his last royal outing alongside the Queen, at his father Prince Philip’s memorial service, was widely criticised.