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I suppose we could look at it in many ways. 

I don’t have an issue with him mourning someone in his family, he was the Duke of Edinburgh’s son.

So, you know, really, he is just as entitled to be there as his siblings.

However it’s one thing to accept that he should attend his father’s memorial service, it’s quite another thing to then give him quite a prominent role.

It reopens yet again the whole can of worms about a man that has just settled for millions out of court for sex trafficking. Striped of all royal duties.

Whatever you think the Queen being assisted by her shamed son Andrew is a bit rich to swallow.

He could have sat in the congregation with others, with his relatives, but it was actively decided that he would have this role of supporting her.

Despite paying millions out of court earlier this month to settle a civil sexual assault case she has chosen, in essence, to remind people that he hasn’t admitted any wrongdoing, he’s not guilty of anything, he’s innocent. 

While it is a complicated situation on a very personal level for the Queen as his mother she’s very clearly stating that he has a role on family occasions, trying to rehabilitate his image, even at the expense of her own.

That’s what makes it uncomfortable.

If one step back from it and see how it is seen around the world, I don’t yet know what that judgment will be.

All human comments are appreciated. Al like clicks and abuse chucked in the bin.