The Duke of York paid tribute to the Queen, saying: “Mother, your love for your son, your compassion, your care, your confidence, I will cherish it. cherish forever.”
Prince Andrew, who no longer works in the royal family, accompanied his statement with a black and white image of his mother holding him as a child in March 1960.
He ended it with the words God Save The King in honor of his brother Charles
The Duke of York said he will remember the late monarch’s “insights, advice and humour”, saying he “found your knowledge and wisdom limitless”.
The statement read: “Dear Mother, Mother, Your Majesty, three in one. Your Majesty, it is an honor 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 various ways and I know you are eager to honor their respect.
“Mom, your love for my son, your compassion, your care, your confidence that I will cherish forever. I have found your knowledge and wisdom to be the limitless, without boundaries or barriers.
“I will miss your insights, advice and humour. When our book of experiences ends, another opens, and I will forever hold you in my arms with love and My deepest gratitude, and I will happily step into the next one with you as my guide.
“God save the King.”
Prince Andrew turned down public life because of his friendship with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in 2019.
He has been stripped of his honorary military roles, including Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and has abandoned his HRH style.
At one point during the commemoration of the Queen’s death, he was chained by a man in the crowd.
The Duke of York has settled a civil sexual assault case against a woman he claims he has never met. The exact amount of the payment was not disclosed, but some reports at the time put it at £12 million.
Virginia Giuffre sued him for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 17 after she was trafficked by Epstein.
Andrew has always denied these claims.