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Prince Andrew's statement in full as he announces he is to step back as a working royal

The Duke of York has released a statement announcing that he is to step back from all public duties for the foreseeable future. Prince Andrew’s decision comes in a week where he has received heavy criticism surrounding an interview he gave to BBC Newsnight. Prince Andrew’s statement in full: “It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances…
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Prince Andrew steps down from public duties

The Duke of York has stepped down from all public duties for the foreseeable future following heavy criticism of an interview he gave to BBC Newsnight. In a statement, Prince Andrew says that he asked The Queen for permission to step back from public duties, action she…
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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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