Queen ‘used Beatrice wedding photograph as useful signal to send out’ amid Andrew snub

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THE QUEEN “used Princess Beatrice’s wedding picture” as a “useful signal” to the public, after Prince Andrew was snubbed from official photographs, a royal correspondent claimed.

The saga appeared to carry on when Prince Andrew was then “erased” from the official royal photographs released following Beatrice’s nuptials earlier this year.

In the pictures handed out, Beatrice appeared alongside Edo in one, and the Queen and Prince Philip in another.

Royal correspondent Camilla Tominey argued “excluding Prince Andrew was significant” as it highlighted the Duke of York’s “spectacular fall from grace”.

She explained the decision to use the Queen and Philip with Beatrice and Edo was also a “useful signal” that the Queen remained head of the family, and was back in action after being sidelined by the pandemic.

Queen 'used Beatrice wedding photograph as useful signal to send out' amid Andrew snub

Queen ‘used Beatrice wedding photograph as useful signal to send out’ amid Andrew snub (Image: GETTY)

Princess Beatrice with Queen at her wedding this year

Princess Beatrice with Queen at her wedding this year (Image: GETTY)

Ms Tominey said: “Clearly, there has been a collective decision taken that he should not feature in the imagery of this historic moment for the bride and groom and that is rare.

“We see the parents is most of the official photographs from royal weddings that are released by members of the family.

“That it’s just been a picture of the couple, and that lovely photograph of the couple with the Queen and Prince Philip, it is a useful signal for Buckingham Palace to send out.

Princess Beatrice with her dress after the wedding

Princess Beatrice with her dress after the wedding (Image: GETTY)

“It shows that the Queen is still attending such events in her family and that she is becoming visible again during the outbreak.”

The expert, who made the comments on ITV’s This Morning, added that by association with Andrew, Sarah Ferguson – affectionately known as Fergie – was also “erased” from the unique family moment.

Reports after her wedding this year also showed the strength of the relationship between Beatrice and her grandmother.

Prince Andrew with Sarah Ferguson

Prince Andrew with Sarah Ferguson (Image: GETTY)

Beatrice with Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew

Beatrice with Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew (Image: GETTY)

One friend claimed they are “exceptionally close”, adding that the moment Beatrice asked the Queen to borrow a dress “was touching for both of them”.

They added: “Beatrice talks about her grandmother often, and it’s clear there’s a strong bond there — the dress and the tiara could not have been more perfect.”

The wedding was originally scheduled for May 29, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was pushed back again, allowing the Queen and husband Prince Philip to attend.

Royal Family tree

Royal Family tree (Image: EXPRESS)

The friend concluded in a report by PEOPLE: “It was all about the Queen’s schedule.

“The Queen was the guest of honour, and it was very important that she was there.”

Beatrice enlisted Eugenie as her Maid of Honour, the same role her sister bestowed upon her when she married Jack in 2018.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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