Andrew ‘to appear alongside Queen next month at Prince Philip remembrance service’

Prince Andrew is reportedly set to appear alongside the Queen next month as he attends a remembrance service for Prince Philip.

The Duke of York is expected to attend the ceremony for his late father at Westminster Abbey on 29 March, days after he is due to give his witness statement to US lawyers in his ongoing sexual assault case.

Andrew, 61, was unsuccessful in an attempt to stop the case being brought to court earlier this year, on the basis of a financial settlement his accuser Virginia Roberts previously signed with Jeffrey Epstein.

The remembrance service for Prince Phillip is one of three work dates that the Queen, 95, has in her diary next month, following a health scare in October.

It has not been confirmed yet whether Prince Harry will be flying back to the UK from California for the service.

Yesterday, Buckingham Palace said the Queen will “be resuming her normal duties” immediately.

This includes audiences, credentials and privy council meetings, but some may be shifted to virtual audiences.

The Sun also reports today she may hold her first direct call with PM Boris Johnson since mid-December.

Alongside Philip’s remembrance service, the Queen will attend two other work dates next month.

The Palace announced one will be a Diplomatic Reception that she will host at Windsor Castle on March 2, only eight days before Prince Andrew’s planned deposition.

She will also attend a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14 before returning just over a fortnight later for the remembrance service.

The service will remember her husband who died last April aged 99.

It comes after one source suggested the Queen didn’t want to become a "digital monarch".

A source told The Sun: "The Queen is adamant that she does not want to become a 'digital monarch', who the public only see sitting in an armchair taking video calls.

"She will continue to use her walking stick as a comfort when needed and listen to medical advice.

"Prince Andrew is expected at the service of thanksgiving as he is a son of the Duke of Edinburgh."

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said: "One of the Queen's Ladies-in-Waiting once told me that the Queen told her, 'If I stop then I drop'.

"The Queen won't be happy to sit down in front of the TV for the rest of her days. It is the way she has always lived her life."

On Sunday, the Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to millions of people across the world.

The monarch was ordered on "light duties" after undergoing "preliminary investigations" and spending a night in hospital at the end of last year, but yesterday travelled back to Windsor Castle from Sandringham.

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