UK News Prince Andrew Scandal Rolls On With Accusations Of Racist Comments
Palace denies claim Prince Andrew used n-word in meeting
Buckingham Palace has denied claims by a former Downing Street aide that Prince Andrew used the n-word during a meeting at Buckingham Palace. Sky News understands that the palace has written a legal letter to the Evening Standard over allegations made in the newspaper by columnist Rohan Silva, who was an adviser to former PM David Cameron.
It’s not the first time this week that Prince Andrew is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Following a disastrous, new allegations emerged on Monday that Prince Andrew used the n-word during a 2012 meeting with political aide Rohan Silva.
Bank severs links with Andrew’s tech scheme as public role called into question
Standard Chartered is the latest organisation to decide not to renew its sponsorship of the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace initiative.Asian-focused bank Standard Chartered has joined KPMG in deciding not to renew its sponsorship of Andrew’s Pitch@Palace scheme.
During the Buckingham Palace meeting, Silva alleges the Queen’s son made the racist comment in a conversation regarding trade department improvements. When asked how the department could do a better job, Prince Andrew allegedly replied, “well, if you pardon the expression, that really is [n-word] in the woodpile.”
According to a, the former tech adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron (who is of Sri Lankan descent) said the prince’s comments left him appalled. “I remember distinctly how I walked blinking into the sunshine outside Buckingham Palace, reeling at the prince’s use of language,” Silva . “He clearly wasn’t taken to task very often by the people around him, which meant offensive language could go unchallenged.”
Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business backers leave
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew faced further disgrace Tuesday as charitable partners and educational institutions began to distance themselves from him amid unfavorable fallout from an interview on his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Like most senior members of the royal family, Andrew is patron for charities and other civic endeavors, lending his name and the backing of the monarchy to the good works of all manner of institutions. But supporters of undertakings connected to Andrew are now reconsidering whether they want to be associated with him after his effort to draw a line under the Epstein scandal backfired so disastrously.
This isn’t the first time Prince Andrew was accused of making racially insensitive comments. Former UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has also accused Andrew of making “unbelievable”. On a podcast released last Saturday, Smith said she previously spoke with the prince during a state dinner at Buckingham Palace for the Saudi royal family. “The conversation left us slack jawed with the things he felt it was appropriate to say,” said Smith. While Smith didn’t specify the comments made, she said “it involved a comment about camels…”
On Saturday night, Prince Andrew gave a rare but widely disseminated BBC interview where he said he doesn’t regretand showed no remorse or empathy for victims of sexual abuse. “Do I regret the fact that he [Epstein] has quite obviously conducted himself in a manner unbecoming? Yes,” he said. When BBC journalist Emily Maitlis quickly rebutted his reference to Epstein’s “unbecoming” character to clarify that he is a sex offender, the Duke of York apologised and said he was just being “polite.” Later Prince Andrew stated that his 4-day stay in Epstein’s New York mansion after Epstein served time for being a sex offender was to end the friendship, despite the fact that he attended a dinner held in his honour during the trip.
Reviews of Pizza Express Duke of York says he visited suspended
TripAdvisor have suspended new reviews for the Pizza Express in Woking which Prince Andrew cited in his interview about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Speaking to BBC's Newsnight programme, the prince claimed he was in Pizza Express on a night he is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old girl.He said: "I was with the children and I'd taken [daughter Princess] Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at, I suppose, sort of 4pm or 5pm in the afternoon.
The Duke of York, is in now in more hot water following the Epstein interview — his most recent comment using the n-word is just adding to a list of infractions that also include allegations of his own sexual misconduct.
Virginia Giuffre, who haswhile she was underage, said in court documents that Epstein made her have sex with Andrew multiple times. Although the prince claimed in the BBC interview that he never met Giuffre, a photo of them together has circulated online.
Now, growing backlash against Prince Andrew has prompted students at the University of Huddersfield to launch a campaign to remove him as the school’s chancellor. And as a result of the ongoing controversies, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Monday that accounting firmfor an event associated with Andrew.
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice Square Up to Amanda Thirsk as Prince Andrew Blame Game Accelerates .
If you love The Daily Beast’s royal coverage, then we hope you’ll enjoy The Royalist, an all-new members-only series for Beast Inside. Become a member to get it in your inbox on Sunday. © Provided by The Daily Beast VICTORIA JONES On one side stands Andrew’s senior staffer, Amanda Thirsk, on the other Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, and their elder daughter, Princess Beatrice, who stood in as family rep on a crucial meeting with the BBC interviewer Emily Maitlis just three days before the fateful day.
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