Prince Andrew wants royal status ‘restored, recognized and respected’

The Duke inherited the Grenadier Guards colonelship from his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, when he retired from public life in 2017, and it was a position he was particularly proud of.

It was reportedly his wish to wear the formal uniform of the regiment at the Duke’s funeral last April, prompting the decision that all royal men should wear robes instead.

The colonelship was returned to the Queen in January.

During his ride in Windsor, however, the Duke has continued to wear a waterproof jacket bearing the Grenadier Guards figure and his motto, “honi soit qui mal y pense” – “Shame on you who thinks evil of it”.

The duke’s spokesman declined to comment.

Meanwhile, the Cambridges are expected to move into premises on the Windsor estate this summer, with Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, seven, starting in September at a new Berkshire pre-school, joined by Prince Louis, four.

Their private office will remain in Kensington Palace, and they plan to keep their Norfolk lap hole, Anmer Hall, to use “after the school years” as a permanent base, according to reports.

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