“I think we need to step back with respect to Prince Andrew. He is trying to make it right,” the archbishop said on the programme. ITV News† “I think that’s pretty good.”
Welby understands that the case is sensitive as it relates to the alleged sexual assault. Issues like this are “very personal and private” and you can’t tell people how to respond to them,” he says.
The archbishop also believes that Queen Elizabeth has a “full right” to take her son to Prince Philip’s funeral last year. This was criticized at the time due to allegations of abuse and the fact that the emir, who denies the allegations, resigned from his official duties.
Andrew will not be on the balcony during Thursday’s Trooping the Color parade. This place is only for ‘working’ members of the British Royal Family. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are also not allowed to park there.
Welby was scheduled to lead a church service in honor of Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary on Friday, but had to cancel it due to the coronavirus infection. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the religious head of the Anglican Church and the most important religious figure in Britain.
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