The Queen with Andrew and This Morning's Camilla

Prince Andrew travelling with the Queen to Philip memorial is ‘show of maternal love’, royal expert claims

The controversial royal joined his mother at Westminister Abbey

Prince Andrew’s appearance with the Queen at Prince Philip’s memorial has a deeper meaning, according to royal expert Camilla Tominey.

The controversial royal escorted his mother inside Westminster Abbey on Tuesday morning (March 29).

Speaking on This Morning shortly after, royal expert Camilla discussed the decision.

Camilla Tominey discussed Prince Andrew and the Queen on This Morning
Camilla Tominey discussed Prince Andrew and the Queen on This Morning today (Credit: ITV)

Why did Prince Andrew escort the Queen to Prince Philip’s memorial?

Host Holly Willoughby said: “We’ve had some breaking news, the Queen is on her way to Westminster Abbey.”

“I think she’s in a car and I think she’s with the Duke of York which is interesting,” said Camilla.

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“Obviously he’s had to take a step back from public life. But we know she made him do that with a degree of reluctance because he’s her beloved son.

“It’s regardless of what’s been said and done in court or otherwise.”

She then claimed that Her Majesty had made the decision out of love for her son.

“So it’s a show of maternal love really,” Camilla added.

Camilla Parker Bowles attending Prince Philip's memorial today where the Queen and Prince Andrew were also attending
Most of the royal family turned up to join the Queen in honouring Prince Philip (Credit: Splashnews)

What did Gyles Brandreth say?

Fellow royal commentator Gyles Brandreth went on to share his views on the matter.

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“Prince Andrew is named after Prince Philip’s father. Today we are commemorating the life of the Duke of Edinburgh. He was the Queen’s partner and husband for more than 70 years.”

The queen looking sad
The Queen was escorted to Prince Philip’s memorial by son Prince Andrew (Credit: BBC)

He continued: “Today is the day we are having this service because on the 29th of March in 1941 Prince Philip, then in the navy on HMS Valiant, was mentioned in dispatches at the end of the battle of Cape Matapan.

“That’s the anniversary and I imagine that’s why the Queen had chosen today.

“Prince Andrew may be out officially of the Royal Family but he’s marking his father’s passing and is named after Prince Philip’s father,” he added.

It was an incredibly emotional day for The Queen, who was seen looking teary-eyed when leaving her husband’s service.

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