‘Mummy, your love for a son, your care…I will treasure forever’: Prince Andrew pays heartfelt tribute to the Queen as he releases statement ahead of funeral
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The disgraced Duke of York has paid tribute to his mother the Queen, saying: ‘Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever.’
In a statement released on the eve of the funeral at Westminster Abbey, Prince Andrew – who was dramatically stripped of his honorary military titles by Her Majesty amid the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and exiled from public life – said it had ‘been an honour and privilege to serve you’.
Sharing a photo of himself as a baby being held by the late monarch, the duke said: ‘Dear Mummy, Mother, Your Majesty, three in one.
‘Your Majesty, it has been an honour and privilege to serve you. Mother – of the nation, your devotion and personal service to our nation is unique and singular; your people show their love and respect in so many different ways and I know you are looking on honouring their respect.
‘Mummy, your love for a son, your compassion, your care, your confidence I will treasure forever. I have found your knowledge and wisdom infinite, with no boundary or containment.
‘I will miss your insights, advice and humour. As our book of experiences closes, another opens, and I will forever hold you close to my heart with my deepest love and gratitude, and I will tread gladly into the next with you as my guide.
‘God Save The King.’
The disgraced Duke of York has paid tribute to his mother the Queen, sharing a photo of himself as a baby
In a statement, Prince Andrew said it had ‘been an honour and privilege to serve you’
Prince Andrew attending a vigil, following the death of Queen Elizabeth ll, inside Westminster Hall
The flag-drapped coffin of the Queen lies in state at the Palace of Westminster
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