Inside Buckingham Palace's Unexpected Decision To Support Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew didn't go to the Service of Thanksgiving during the Platinum Jubilee

A palace spokesperson told Us Weekly, "After undertaking a routine test the duke has tested positive for Covid and with regret will no longer be attending [the] service."

The June 3 church service was the only event Andrew was invited to during Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

The Duke of York has been in the background after Queen Elizabeth slapped him with severe consequences in January

Stripping her favorite son of all military titles and royal patronages amidst his legal battle against Virginia Giuffre.

But the queen proved she isn't ready to totally cut off the prince after he escorted his mother to Prince Philip's memorial service.

Royal expert Robert Jobson told People some of the senior royals were not happy about the queen's decision, though "she insisted."

Jobson told People that Elizabeth asking Andrew to come to the memorial service "shows she wholeheartedly loves and believes her son."

Her Majesty may believe her son, but Buckingham Palace's unexpected decision to support Andrew is making global headlines.