Prince Andrew uses title banned by Queen to sign Falkland tribute | royal | News

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has shared a series of Instagram posts written by Prince Andrew after asking him to reflect on the fortieth anniversary of his departure to serve in the Falklands War.

The Duke wrote, alongside an old photo of himself in military uniform: “As I sit here at my desk on this crisp crisp spring morning thinking back to April 1982, I tried to think of what was going through my mind as we sailed from Portsmouth lining the flight deck of HMS INVINCIBLE.”

He went on to write, “So as I look back on a day when a young man went to war full of bravado, I came back a changed man. I put aside childish things and false bravado and I came back a man full of knowledge of human frailty and suffering”.

Omid Scobie, royal commentator and co-author of Finding Freedom, tweeted: “Andrew was forced to shut down his social media accounts in January after the Palace announced he would lose his honorary military titles and will no “would use his HRH more. But despite efforts to keep him out of the way, it’s clear this prince still wants to be seen and heard.”

In the original post, which has since been edited, Andrew signed the post, writing “Written by HRH The Duke of York”.

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