The Queen has been joined by her second eldest son Prince Andrew at Balmoral for the second time this summer.
The 59-year-old prince, who has spent the week hosting a golf tournament in Northern Ireland, diverted his trip back to London via the royal estate in Scotland to visit the Queen at her summer residence.
Mother and son were pictured sitting side-by-side in the Queen’s royal car as they were driven to the traditional Sunday service.
The Queen, wearing an eye-catching fuchsia coast and hat with white floral decoration, looked pensive as made the short journey to a nearby church.
Andrew is feeling the glare of the media once again today after it emerged rock singer Courtney Love has claimed the royal once visited her house ‘looking for sex’ at 1am, after the pair were introduced by Jeffrey Epstein.
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The Queen and her youngest son, Prince Andrew, pictured on Sunday travelling to church. The prince, 59, is visiting the Scottish royal estate, where the Queen spends the summer months, for the second time in recent months
Prince Andrew will return to duties in London on Monday after a week of golf-related activities in Northern Ireland. The royal hit the headlines again today after US rock singer Courtney Love once claimed Andrew turned up at her house at 1am ‘looking for sex’ after being introduced by Jeffrey Epstein
After spending a week on his golf-related activities, including congratulating the winners of his 2019 Duke of York Young Championships in Northern Ireland, the Prince is set to resume his duties in England on Monday, hosting The Duke of York Award for Technical Education at St. James’s Palace.
The monarch opted for a cheery colour for her church-going attire, with delicate white flowers on her hat contrasting the bright fuchsia of her warm-looking coat and headwear.
A three-tier string of pearls and a pair of pearl drop earrings finished the look.
The Queen, who usually returns to London in October following her annual summer break north of the border, has showed her support for the Duke of York in recent weeks since the Jeffrey Epstein scandal reached fever pitch.
Prince Andrew pictured this morning leaving Balmoral in the rear passenger seat of the Queen’s car; he last accompanied the Queen to church in Balmoral on August 12th
The monarch opted for a cheery colour for her church-going attire, with delicate white flowers on her hat contrasting the bright fuchsia of her warm-looking coat and headwear
Prince Andrew, seen through the glass of the windscreen, is thought to be visiting Balmoral alone this time after he was accompanied by the Duchess of York and his eldest daughter Princess Beatrice during his last visit
Her second eldest son has faced scrutiny over his friendship with billionaire Epstein, who, after facing charges of sex trafficking, took his own life on August 10th.
On August 12th, Prince Andrew made his first trip to Balmoral this season, accompanying the Queen, 93, on her weekly visit to church.
Sarah Ferguson and the couple’s eldest daughter Princess Beatrice were also in attendance during the August visit, with the Duchess of York staying in a separate lodge.
Last week, the Duke of York, 59, was seen awarding a golf trophy over to champion 17-year-old Conor Gough, after hosting a golf tournament that carries his name.
Prince Andrew took to social media to share a picture of the talented young champion with the caption: ‘Congratulations to the 2019 #DOYYCT competitors! After three days of competition at Royal Portrush Golf Course, Conor Gough of England was crowned the 2019 Champion.’