Prince Andrew's Plans For Philip's Memorial Have The Internet Seeing Red

Prince Philip's death came in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic at the age of 99, but because of the pandemic, his funeral arrangements were impacted (via Town and Country). However, matters hav finally been able to proceed. In fact, an official statement regarding his funeral plans was released. It read, "His Royal Highness's body will lie at rest in Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral in St George's Chapel. This is in line with custom and with His Royal Highness's wishes."

"The funeral arrangements have been revised in view of the prevailing circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and it is regretfully requested that members of the public do not attempt to attend or participate in any of the events that make up the funeral," the official statement added. This is likely due to both the ongoing pandemic and personal mourning on behalf of the royal family.

Now that COVID-19 case numbers are declining, a memorial service will be held for Philip on March 29 (via Marie Claire). While Prince Harry has shared that he will not be in attendance, per Marie Claire, one unlikely member of the royal family will be there — and the internet is not happy about it.

Some would rather Prince Andrew stay out of the public eye

Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, recently settled a lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre, who alleged she was sexually assaulted by the disgraced prince and his friend, Jeffrey Epstein (via The New York Times). Since the accusations and the following court proceedings, Andrew has not been in good standing with his royal family members.

According to the BBC, Prince Andrew recently shared that he will be attending the memorial service for his father, sparking outrage. This will be the first public appearance made by Andrew, who has been stripped of his titles pending his abuse accusations, since before his court hearing.

The Sun U.K. then reported that fans of the royal family have taken to Twitter to share their disdain with Andrew's apparent presence at the upcoming memorial service. One fan tweeted, "No no no! We don't want to see him in public ever! If he must attend then the service shouldn't be aired." Meanwhile, another wrote, "He should stay out of public life."

Ultimately, royal fans and spectators alike are not happy to see the disgraced prince going on with life as usual following the accusations and charges against him.