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BT refuses to work with firm where Prince Andrew is patron

Multinational telecommunications company, BT, has said it will not work with a firm while the Duke of York remains its patron. BT’s decision comes in the midst of a major fallout following Prince Andrew’s interview on BBC Newsnight which has been widely described as a ‘car crash.’ In a statement, BT said it had been working with skills training firm iDEA since 2017…
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University of Huddersfield to undergo consultations over whether Prince Andrew should continue as Chancellor

The University of Huddersfield is to consult with the student union over concerns surrounding the Duke of York’s role as Chancellor at the institution. The university’s student union has called on Prince Andrew to resign from the honorary role, saying he is “‘not the sort of role model students should have”. In response, the University of Huddersfield has…
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Newsnight achieves record viewing figures for Prince Andrew interview

BBC Newsnight has achieved its biggest audience since the programme’s inception 40 years ago as almost 2 million people tuned in to see Emily Maitlis interview the Duke of York. The hour-long broadcast with Prince Andrew over his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein drew in 1.7m viewers in the UK on BBC Two. This is almost triple Newsnight’s previous highest…
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Prince Andrew embroiled in new 'N-word' row

The Duke of York has been embroiled in further controversy after a former Downing Street aide alleged that he used a racially insensitive term of phrase. The allegation published by the London Evening Standard is denied by Buckingham Palace, with sources telling the paper…
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Prince Andrew's 'cock-a-hoop' remarks to The Queen about his Newsnight interview cause surprise

The Duke of York’s interview with BBC Newsnight on Saturday has been widely condemned as calamitous, with royal commentators universally calling the 50-minute discussion a PR disaster. However, there is at least one person who thought the interview went well – Prince Andrew himself. According to The Sun, the 59-year-old prince told his mother, The Queen, that his interrogation by…
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