Prince Andrew Is Stepping Down From Royal Duties

by Stephanie Maida · November 20, 2019

    We mean, following that painful interview with the BBC over his involvement with Jeffrey Epstein, who could blame him?

    Today the Duke of York, third child of the Queen, uncle of William and Harry, and father of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, announced via Buckingham Palace's social media channels, that he would be "stepping back from public duties for the foreseeable future."

    Prince Andrew has been at the center of the scandal involving billionaire sex criminal Epstein since his arrest and subsequent "suicide" (hey, I'm not talking an conspiracy theories, just reflecting the general consensus here), but has earned criticism in regards to his relationship with Epstein for years. 

    Allegations against him include sleeping with teenagers, groping, and being a frequent guest at Epstein's supposed "sex slave private island." Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the bombshell witness and accuser who came out against Epstein, claims she was paid over $10,000 to have sex with Prince Andrew on multiple occasions. 

    In an attempt to clear his name, the Duke sat down with BBC's Newsnight for an interview with reporter Emily Maitlis. It ended up not helping his case much in the eyes of the public.

    Well, see ya! Don't think you'll be missed much.

    [Photo via Getty]