Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

| 21/11/2019 | 37 Comments
Cayman News Service
Prince Andrew with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth has moved to curtail the damaging fallout from Prince Andrew’s calamitous BBC interview last weekend about his friendship with the convicted, but deceased, child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In an official statement released Wednesday, as criticisms of the prince mounted, the Duke of York (59) said he would “step back from public duties for the foreseeable future” and was “willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations”.

However, he will continue his work with a business mentoring initiative, Pitch@Palace, Buckingham Palace has said.

The statement followed an exodus of companies and institutions related to the Duke of York’s charities, and pressure from a woman who says she was trafficked by Epstein to London when she was a teenager to have sex with the prince, an allegation he denies.

In his statement Prince Andrew said it had become clear that his former association with Epstein had become a major disruption to the royal family’s work as well as the charities where he is a patron.

“Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission,” he said. “I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein. His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure. I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives.”

For several months questions have arisen about Andrew’s ties to Epstein, who killed himself in his jail cell while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. As a result the prince made the decision to conduct a TV interview on BBC Newsnight, which appears to have made the situation even worse.

His decision to stop his royal work, described by Buckingham Palace as personal one, was made after discussions with his mother and brother, who are said to be horrified by the situation.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    And we had his loser of a wife down here speaking!!whose great idea that was??

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ever listened closely to “Tommy”? Pete Townsend’s perversions are all over that album and more Who material. Townsend is a perv!! Talented sure, great music sure but he’s still a pervert!

  3. Anonymous says:

    If you were surprised at Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide it wasn’t anymore than he was…

  4. Gray Matter says:

    Something nasty happened in the woodshed.

  5. Rex Sum says:

    All Commonwealth parliaments should be abolished and the Queen together with the respective Governors General would then rule absolutely. Far more efficient and cheaper.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The Pizza Express in Woking is the best. The American Hot pizza restored my ability to sweat after I had an overdose of adrenaline when I was shot at in the Falklands. I remember especially going there on 10 March 2001 which was very unusual and honourable.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone still believe in innocent till proven guilty? There some chance he was not involved at all. Fertile was pictured at Epstein’s estate and she has not been accused of molesting young women.

    • Anonymous says:

      Internet, good intention gone wrong. Lynching is instantaneous and permanent. “Online outrage” has replaced judicial process.

    • Non says:

      Innocent until proven guilty is a very narrow presumption applicable in criminal trials. We can draw our own conclusions from what we see and act on them otherwise.

  8. Juniper says:

    Randy Andy! That tallywhacker of yours was bound to get you in trouble sooner or later!

  9. Anonymous says:

    One of the things I love about the monarchy is their civilized way of dealing with scandal. They brush it under the rug with a silk broom so that nobody can hear it happening! Oh! That that would be the way we all could do it!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hey, Cliff Richards was accused and not charged, Pete Townsend used “research” as his excuse, Jimmy Saville died before he was exposed. All these alleged “high brow” UK perverts seem to wiggle out! Connections?

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t you dare lump in Pete Townsend in with those two creeps. If you actually look into what Pete Townsend was doing he was enraged and it really was research, although not his job, it was a little bit more complicated than what you are trying to put down here.

  11. Anonymous says:


  12. Anonymous says:

    Remind me again…what are “royal duties” would that be skiing in Switzerland? Polo?? Having dinner?? Sunbathing?

  13. Anonymous says:

    So Charles is not the only awful child of The Queen … Yes we heard the disgusting tapes of him on the phone with Camilla yet we spend thousands of dollars welcoming them in Cayman; the most undeserved; whilst our Senior citizens, many with lifelong debilitating illness live in abject poverty and squalor …
    AND here’s another brother … a perfect example of how the rich think:- that they can do whatever want; destroy as much innocent lives as they can for their sick & warped pleasure and that it will remain under the rug💔

    BUT GOD … Oh He’s THE BEST ….

    He sends the rain on the just & unjust
    He opens doors man can’t
    And closes windows man can’t open …

    And then, like icing on the cake He deftly puts leaders in place that mankind vehemently detests; ALL for His purpose:-

    Yippee!! Thank You Lord

    • Beelzebub says:

      11.52am Fortunately the Lord has not had the opportunity to look under the rug here in Cayman, as here we keep it tightly nailed down, for good reason.

  14. Anonymous says:

    You know damn well Epstein did NOT kill himself!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Yawn. Fix the damn dump.

    • Anonymous says:

      10:26, Get your priorities correct. A new turtle farm on the Brac is a much bigger priority.

  16. Anonymous says:

    only fools still cling to the idea of a monarchy.
    inbred dimwits that are held up as gods…..zzzzzzzzzz

    • Elizabeth Windsor says:

      The royal monarchy is no different to a new cruise port. Both are used to promote tourism and create economic growth for the country.

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