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‘Very sad’ Queen attends church service alongside the Duke of York

The Queen, the Duke of York

The Queen attended church at Sandringham on Sunday morning alongside the Duke of York.

Prince Andrew has been absent from many family events since his disastrous Newsnight interview last year which ultimately led to him standing down from all royal duties.

Last year, The Queen was criticised for attending Church alongside her son the day after Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, with many calling it distasteful.

On Christmas Day, the Duke stayed away from the main 11am church service, instead attending a private service alongside the Prince of Wales earlier that morning.

Her Majesty smiled as she greeted members of the public, although the Sunday Times reports that the Queen is “very sad” that she and other royals have hardly seen Archie Harrison since his birth eight months ago.

The paper reports that the monarch and other members of The Royal Family have only seen Archie “a handful of times”, and not at all so far this year.

On Friday, the 93-year-old monarch released a statement saying that Harry, Meghan & Archie will always be much loved members of her family.

Released to add clarity to the so called ‘Megxit’ situation, Her Majesty said: “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.

“I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.