Prince Andrew has contracted Covid, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The Duke of York will now be unable to attend the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
A palace spokesman said: “After undertaking a routine test the Duke has tested positive for Covid and with regret will no longer be attending tomorrow’s service.”
It is understood that the Queen met with her second son in the last few days but has been testing regularly and has not seen him since he tested positive.
Prince Andrew stepped down from public life after he paid millions to settle a civil sexual assault case to a woman he claimed never to have met.
The announcement comes as millions throughout the UK are preparing for street parties to celebrate the Queen becoming the UK’s longest-serving monarch over the four-day bank holiday weekend.