PRINCE Andrew reportedly took part in official Coronation photos – but they’ll never see the light of day.
The disgraced Duke of York posed for the snaps in his ceremonial Garter robes but they are “unlikely” to be released, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Prince Andrew reportedly posed for official Coronation photographs
He allegedly asked official photographer Hugo Burnand to shoot him in his ceremonial Garter robes
According to the outlet, the Duke, who is no longer a working royal, joined other family members after the May 6 ceremony to have his picture taken.
He allegedly requested that official photographer Hugo Burnand shoot him in his ceremonial robes, which he was given special permission to wear by the King despite not holding a royal role.
Andrew stepped down from his public duties in 2019 after questions over his relationship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein culminated in a car crash Newsnight interview.
The navy robe is marked with the badge of the Order of the Garter, which is one of the oldest and most senior orders of knighthood.
An insider told the Telegraph: “Andrew wanted to be included in the photoshoot and requested that there would be time in the schedule for him to be photographed.
“He wanted to make sure there was an official record of his participation in his brother’s Coronation.
“But it is unlikely the images will be released by the palace.”
A number of portraits have since been released by Buckingham Palace, including the ‘Three Kings‘ photo of King Charles, Prince William and Prince George.
Another shows the King and Queen with all the working members of the family.
Andrew does not appear in any of the official photos that have been released so far.
It is not known whether more images will be released, including him and the other non-working royals.
Both Buckingham Palace and a spokesperson for Mr Burnand declined to comment.
The disgraced Duke was granted special permission to wear the robes by the King
Buckingham Palace has released a series of official portraits, including this shot of the King with Princes William and George, but none feature Andrew