Prince Andrew Reportedly Skips Royal Christmas Walk to Church in Sandringham

Embattled Prince Andrew skips a Royal family tradition! He reportedly missed the Christmas walk to St. Mary Magdalene church on the Queen's Sandringham estate.

Prince Andrew's withdrawal from the public extended to Christmas day. Although he spent the day with his mother, the Queen, and other members of the Royal family, he missed a vital Royal tradition. 

The embattled Prince reportedly skipped the annual walk the Royal family takes to St. Mary Magdalene Church. The church is on the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

 Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends the King George VI racing meet at Ascot Racecourse on July 29, 2017 in Ascot, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends the King George VI racing meet at Ascot Racecourse on July 29, 2017 in Ascot, England | Photo: Getty Images

HIDING FROM THE SPOTLIGHT

Prince Andrew attended an earlier service at 9 a.m. in the company of his brother, Prince Charles, and their mother. The annual worship for the Royals holds by 11 a.m. 

The Prince chose the earlier service to avoid being the spotlight when his family makes the "Walk." The latter usually has people lined up on the road to the church to see the Royal family arrive.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York visits Mother London on March 13, 2013 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Andrew, Duke of York visits Mother London on March 13, 2013 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

NO MORE ROYAL DUTIES

Prince Andrew's father, Prince Phillip, was absent at both services, and the Queen arrived alone in a car. Her Majesty's husband was recently hospitalized and stayed home to rest.

The dad-of-two is the best man she knows, and a great contributor to Britain

Since the Monarch of Britain permitted her son to step away from his Royal duties after a failed interview with the BBC, he has not appeared in public functions. The latter was to clear the air about his relationship with the convicted sex offender, Jeffery Epstein.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York visits Mother London on March 13, 2013 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Andrew, Duke of York visits Mother London on March 13, 2013 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

A STRONG SUPPORT SYSTEM

Prince Andrew's absence led to him missing Princess Beatrice's engagement party with fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli. However, a source is confident he will walk her down the aisle. The source said,

"I definitely think he will walk her down the aisle. He plays a very traditional role in her life."

The source added that the Princess is her father's most significant supporter, and she has his back during this hard time. Her sister, Princess Eugenie, also supports their father.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York stands between his daughters, Princess Beatrice (l) and Princess Eugenie, wearing teeth braces, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 17, 2006 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Andrew, Duke of York stands between his daughters, Princess Beatrice (l) and Princess Eugenie, wearing teeth braces, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 17, 2006 | Photo: Getty Images

THE SELF-IMPOSED EXILE CONTINUES

Prince Andrew also has the love and support of his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson. The Duchess of York, in a recent interview, said that her ex's trial in public has been severe on the family.

Ferguson said her girls have been through a lot, and it hurts them to see their father going through pain. She added that the dad-of-two is the best man she knows, and a great contributor to Britain.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attend day four of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 21, 2019 in Ascot, England | Photo: Getty Images

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attend day four of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 21, 2019 in Ascot, England | Photo: Getty Images

Early this month, Prince Andrew attended the Queen's Christmas party at Buckingham Palace. He arrived before the guests and maintained a low profile.

The Royal will go into the New Year away from the spotlight. He will continue his self-imposed exile from the society, and only time will tell if he'll be able to make his way back.

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