PRINCE Andrew will not attend a key Jubilee event after "testing positive for Covid-19".

Buckingham Palace said that the Queen's son – who earlier this year paid out millions rather than face a civil court case over an alleged sexual assault of a minor – would no longer attend the Jubilee service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “After undertaking a routine test The Duke has tested positive for Covid and with regret will no longer be attending tomorrow’s service.”

Andrew was set to join the wider royal family at the high-profile event in St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

It is understood that he saw the Queen in the last few days but has been undertaking regular testing and has not seen her since he tested positive.

The disgraced prince has been avoiding public events since he reached a settlement with his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, in February of this year, meaning accusations of sexual impropriety would not go to trial.

While exact details of the settlement were unclear, The Telegraph reported that the total amount to go to Giuffre and her charity exceeded £12 million.

A portion of that money was reportedly to be paid by the Queen herself.

Amid the case – which saw Andrew's friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell come under close scrutiny – the prince was cast out of the working monarchy and can no longer use the HRH style.

Andrew denied any wrongdoing.