The BBC is reporting that the Duke of York will be either scaling back or withdrawing from royal duties.
The Prince Andrew is widely considered to have given a disastrous interview to BBC Newsnight over the weekend, during which the prince discussed his relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein.
The Duke of York has also released a public statement:
"It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family's work and the valuable work going on in the many organisations and charities that I am proud to support.
Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.
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. Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required."
Source: Prince Andrew scaling back on royal duties https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50496539
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