The Duke gave some questionable advice to one fan (Picture: PA/ AP)
Prince Andrew gave a royal fan a bizarre bit of advice to beat the cold and told one woman to ‘stand on a newspaper’ to keep her feet warm.
The Duke of York surprised crowds at Sandringham after attending the Christmas Day church service.
Video of the royal family chatting with the public showed the Duke, 62, stop and ask a woman standing with her dog, ‘Cold feet?’, The Sun reports.
She responded, ‘Freezing’, to which the disgraced royal replied, ‘Did you know the trick is to bring a newspaper? Stand on a newspaper and you insulate your feet.’
The stunned dog owner said ‘thank you’ before the Queen’s son walked away with his hands in his pockets.
Andrew, 62, joined other members of the Royal family on a walk in Sandringham (Picture: REUTERS)
The Prince made a surprise appearance with the Royal Family on Christmas Day as they took part in their traditional walk to church in Sandringham.
He joined the rest of the family as they walked together to St Mary Magdalene for a Christmas service.
Andrew was not expected to join the family for the public appearance.
It was the first time he had been seen in public in months, after he stepped down from royal duties earlier this year.
The Queen stripped him of his military affiliations and patronages in the wake of a sex scandal.
This Christmas was the first-time members of the Royal Family have spent Christmas at Sandringham House since 2019.
And back then, Andrew avoided making a public appearance and attended a private church service at the chapel at 9am with the late Queen.
He did not join the rest of the family members for service, or the walkabout with fans hours later.
A local onlooker, 34, who filmed the peculiar interaction told The Sun: ‘The whole thing was really odd.
‘Andrew stopped in front of us and blurted out the most bizarre advice about keeping warm.
‘I don’t imagine the woman will be testing his theory anytime soon.’
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The Prince was speaking to members of the public after he left church on Christmas Day.