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Prince Andrew appears alongside Fergie as he is pictured for the first time in months

Several pictures of Prince Andrew have been shared on Instagram today by the assistant of Sarah, Antonia Marshall. In the snaps shared on the social media platform, the Duke and the Duchess of York can be seen in casual attire preparing care packages for staff at the Thames Hospice in Windsor. 

In one picture, Prince Andrew, wearing a burgundy shirt and black trousers, shows the content of one of the bags to his former wife Sarah.

In another, he stands outside the hospice with several bags in his hands.

The pictures came with a brief caption reading: “@sarahferguson15 and @hrhthedukeofyork packing all the care packages for @thameshospice in Windsor today.

“The York Family are a wonderful and steadfast unit and through this crisis, are continuously helping others. 

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“So proud of them all…”

Prince Andrew and Sara, also known by royal fans and friends as Fergie, are believed to be spending the lockdown together at the Royal Lodge.

The Duchess and her younger daughter Princess Eugenie have been publishing on their social media platforms several updates focused on their efforts to help frontline workers.

Earlier this month, Fergie shared a picture of boxes of fruits and vegetable delivered to NHS staff at Hammersmith hospital.

She wrote on Instagram: “We are delighted to be sending fruit and veg boxes out to @nhsenglandldn workers on the frontline who are in great need.

“Pictures from today’s delivery at Hammersmith hospital, supported by Prescott Thomas who are delivering all over London.”

 

This morning, Princess Eugenie invited people to thank postmen and women for their hard work by downloading stickers reading: “Dear Postie, thank you for working hard so we can stay safe and still send happy post.

“You are our heroes.”

These stickers have been endorsed by the Royal Mail itself.

Prince Andrew was last seen in public in January, when he accompanied the Queen to church for her regular Sunday service. 

The Duke of York stepped back from royal duties in mid-November, after his disastrous interview with Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis.

The 45-minute long interview entirely focused on the prince’s relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York was heavily criticised after he failed to express sympathy for Epstein’s victims.

He also said he didn’t regret as a whole his relationship with the former financier, as it had allowed him to make new profitable connections. 

Following public outrage and the decision of several of his charities and partners to withdraw their support to the Duke, Prince Andrew issued a statement announcing his decision to temporarily retire from public life.

He said: “It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work and the valuable work going on in the many organisations and charities that I am proud to support.

“Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.”

In his statement, Andrew also said he regretted his “ill-judgement association” with Epstein.    

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