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Royal experts call on Prince Charles to intervene in the Prince Andrew saga


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Royal experts have called on the Prince of Wales to sort out the latest saga involving his younger brother, the Duke of York.

Prince Andrew’s former friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has come back to haunt him, with Buckingham Palace issuing yet another statement trying to distance the two men.

As the confusion and frustration grows, two royal experts are now calling on Prince Charles to intervene in an attempt to resolve the latest news reports.

Taking to Twitter, royal historian Marlene Koenig tweeted: “It is time for The Queen and Prince Charles to sit down with Andrew and strongly suggest that he gives up his patronages.

She continued: “Let his daughters take over a selection. He has a trust fund. Live quietly out of the public eye.”

Royal commentator Phil Dampier is in agreement, suggesting that the future King should have a talk with Andrew, but also with William & Harry.

Mr Dampier said: “The Queen and Prince Philip don’t want aggro at their age. Time for Prince Charles to call in his sons and brother to get a grip on growing crises for The Royal Family.”

On Sunday, the Duke of York spoke out for the first time since pictures were published in the Mail on Sunday showing the 59-yer-old visiting Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion back in 2010.

In a statement published in the Daily Telegraph, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes.

“His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”

The pictures published in the Mail on Sunday were taken in 2010, this was after the billionaire had served an 18-month prison sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution.

The statement released on Sunday is just one of many Buckingham Palace has been forced to publish following the Duke’s former friendship with Epstein.

In 2011 the Duke apologised for his friendship and was forced to step down as the UK special representative for trade and investment.

Epstein was facing federal sex trafficking charges in New York, however, news emerged of his death on Saturday morning.

The disgraced financier killed himself in his Manhattan cell just a few hours after the new court documents were opened.