THE disgraced Duke of York will be at a grand party alongside the King today — but is accused of “playing dress-up royal” for the day.
Andrew, 63, is set to wear his ermine robes for the Royal Victorian Order bash, which celebrates personal loyalty and service to the Royal Family.
Prince Andrew will be at a grand party alongside the King today
Andrew, 63, (pictured riding with Prince Edward) is set to wear his ermine robes for the Royal Victorian Order bash
He will rub shoulders with up to 600 guests including His Majesty and his brother Prince Edward — who he rode with at the weekend — at the service and dinner at Windsor..
The shamed prince was stripped of his royal roles last year amid accusations of sexual abuse, which he has repeatedly denied.
His ceremonial role in the 127-year-old order is one of the few titles not taken by the Queen.
But ex-MP Norman Baker, serving member of the Privy Council, said: “Prince Andrew is going to any length possible to worm his way back into public life.
“The only order he should be given is the order of the boot.
“He is simply being allowed to play dressing up as a royal for the day when really he should be serving a long period of silence.”
Ingrid Seward, of Majesty magazine, said: “He is a member, so they probably couldn’t stop him going even if they wanted to.”
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
Charles and Camilla attended the funeral for her brother-in-law Simon Elliot, 82, in Stourpaine, Dorset, yesterday.
He was wed to Camilla’s sister Annabel for 50 years.
Prince Edward will also be in attendance at the service and dinner at Windsor
Charles and Camilla attended the funeral for her brother-in-law Simon Elliot, 82, in Stourpaine, Dorset, yesterday
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