The photos from King Charles' coronation that will never be released

While Prince Andrew took part in official photos after King Charles' coronation, it's 'unlikely' the photos will ever be released.

The Duke of York, who has not been a working royal since 2019, posed in his ceremonial Garter robes, with The Telegraph reporting the photos will likely never see the light of day.

Prince Andrew at King Charles' coronation
Official portraits taken of Prince Andrew after King Charles' coronation are unlikely to ever be released. Photo: Getty

Andrew joined other royals for portraits and reportedly requested the official photographer Hugo Burnand shoot him in his robes, which he was granted special permission to wear by the King, despite not being a working royal.

The navy robes were marked with the badge of the Order of the Garter, one of the oldest and most senior orders of knighthood.


"Andrew wanted to be included in the photo shoot and requested that there would be time in the schedule for him to be photographed," an insider told The Telegraph. "He wanted to make sure there was an official record of his participation in his brother’s Coronation.

"But it is unlikely the images will be released by the palace."

Royal portrait following King Charles coronation
King Charles and Queen Camilla posed with senior members of the working family following the coronation. Photo: Getty
King Charles, Prince William and Prince George
Charles also posed with his son Prince William and grandson Prince George to show the line of succession. Photo: Getty

The Duke officially stepped down as a senior royal in 2019 because of his connections to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew was also accused of sexual abuse by Virginia Giuffre, which he denied and later settled out of court.

In January 2022, he was stripped of his military links and royal patronages by the late Queen and is no longer referred to as "His Royal Highness".


While the Andrew portraits have not been released, several photos have been shared by Buckingham Palace, including a photo of King Charles, Prince William and Prince George, showing the line of succession.

The King and Queen Camilla also posed for a portrait with other senior members of the royal family.

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