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UK News All 200 of Prince Andrew's charities 'to seek new patrons' as he withdraws from public life - after one-by-one they distanced themselves from him over Jeffrey Epstein scandal

11:35  21 november  2019
11:35  21 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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new patrons ' as he withdraws from public life – after one - by - one they distanced themselves Prince Andrew is patron of 200 charities which will have to look for new patrons It comes after Andrew announced that he would be withdrawing from public life

as he withdraws from public life – after one - by - one they distanced themselves from him over Jeffrey Epstein scandal . York to Buckingham Palace, orders him to step down from public duties and strips him of £249,000 'salary' amid fall-out from his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein .

Prince Andrew's withdrawal from public life over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal means that all 200 of his charities will need to seek new patrons.

The Queen ordered the Duke of York to step down in an attempt to contain the fall-out from his disastrous TV interview about his friendship with the paedophile billionaire.

It comes as ten of the 35 worldwide sponsors of Andrew's beloved Pitch@Palace charity pulled the plug on their support and funding.

After his sacking, palace sources confirmed charities he was affiliated with would no longer receive his patronage.

They refused to reveal how long his exile will last, telling the Times that charities finding other patrons 'was a matter for them'.

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LONDON — After Prince Andrew ’ s deeply damaging interview with the BBC defending his He serves as the patron of more than 200 charities , everything from the Army Officers’ Golfing Society The prince is also a patron of the Outward Bound Trust, where a spokeswoman confirmed a special

However, he pointed out that overnight stays by Prince Andrew and other senior royals at a consul-general’s residence tend to be formally All 200 of Prince Andrew ' s charities ' to seek new patrons ' as he withdraws from public life – after one - by - one they distanced themselves from him over

However, they did add that he would attend events like Trooping the Colour and Remembrance Sunday as a member of the royal family.

Andrew's now-infamous interview triggered days of catastrophic headlines and caused a string of businesses and charities to desert him.

Following lengthy discussions with the Prince of Wales, who is touring New Zealand, the Queen summoned Andrew to Buckingham Palace and told him to step down yesterday.

Earlier, the English National Ballet also told MailOnline that it was reviewing Prince Andrew's role as patron, before his withdrawal from public life was announced.

Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business backers leave

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A new puzzle, created by High Speed Training, challenges the nation to spot the ten differences hidden in a restaurant image - but can All 200 of Prince Andrew ' s charities ' to seek new patrons ' as he withdraws from public life - after one - by - one they distanced themselves from him over Jeffrey

The Duke of York's disastrous BBC interview and toxic friendship with Jeffrey Epstein has caused 'real concern' for the board of trustees and among staff that his official role could undermine their work with youngsters, it has been claimed.

A source told The Times: 'Everyone is hoping that it can be resolved without requiring collective discussion. But at some point it will require that discussion if he does not stand down. The trouble is he has a thick skin and I am sure he would be reluctant to'.

English National Ballet refused to comment on the alleged plot but a spokesman told MailOnline: 'The matter of English National Ballet's patronage is being discussed by its trustees. We have no further comment at this time'.

Andrew is the patron of 189 charities and organisations including 28 golf clubs and societies - who will all need new patrons now.

Five big businesses: Advertising Week Europe, KPMG, Aon, Standard Chartered and Gravity Road say they will no longer be involved. Five universities and education groups in Australia, Canada and the UK are also cancelling.

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LONDON — Prince Andrew , caught up in a firestorm over his relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein that has spread rapidly to threaten the entire British royal family, announced on Wednesday that he would step back from public life for the foreseeable future.

He added: 'We speak ten times a day. From the first time we met for the last five years, we’ve been pretty much inseparable and we do everything All 200 of Prince Andrew ' s charities ' to seek new patrons ' as he withdraws from public life - after one - by - one they distanced themselves from

The Telegraph has claimed that other supporters have asked for reassurance that the Duke of York will quit completely to save the charity for young entrepreneurs from collapse.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the meeting and said this 'would be a matter for the respective organisations.

It came as Andrew finally broke cover 72 hours after his BBC catastrophe as he was banished from royal duties.

The 35 businesses that sponsor Andrew's charity - and the companies now pulling out after BBC disaster

Cutting ties

KPMG

Standard Chartered

Aon

Gravity Road

Advertising Week Europe

Bond University

Melbourne's RMIT University

Fondation Rideau Hall

University of Wollongong

Murdoch University

Standing by Andrew

Stelios Foundation

Li Ka Shing Foundation

Considering position

AstraZeneca

Barclays

Yet to respond

Bosch

Air Asia

Bank of China

JD.com

Tencent

Business Horizon International Group

InMotion

Arm

China Construction bank

Hult business school

Royal Academy of Engineering

Halkin Ventures

IMB Bank

Woodside

Tamkeen

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The Duke of York should have been meeting flood-hit communities in the north of England yesterday but instead he was diverted to Buckingham Palace as the backlash after his Newsnight special kept getting worse.

Before he was sacked, sources close to the Queen denied she had summoned her son from Windsor for crisis talks amid the furore over his interview about convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

They insisted it was 'business as usual' for the beleaguered royal and they angrily hit back at media coverage of the debacle, saying the public 'traducing' of the prince was turning into a 'personality-motivated witch-hunt'.

But his visit to the flood-hit towns of Fishlake and Stainforth in South Yorkshire was called off as big businesses abandoned him because of his toxic links to Epstein and allegations he had sex with the paedophile's 'slave' Virginia Roberts when she was 17.

Public confidence in him is also on the rocks after a poll found just one in 20 people who watched the Newsnight special were convinced by his bizarre alibis including being in Pizza Express on the night Virginia claims they had sex in London.

It has emerged that the Duke's ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, who remains close to Andrew, was the 'driving force' behind the Royal's decision to conduct his disastrous TV interview that blew up in his face.

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Prince Andrew is under massive pressure after his sponsors withdrew their backing for him over his role in the Jeffrey Epstein 'sex slave' scandalCredit Several universities, businesses and charities have sought to distance themselves from the scandal -hit royal and he cancelled a planned visit to

As the prince was put on desk duties, it has emerged:

Andrew was forced to cancel a visit to the flood-hit towns of Fishlake and Stainforth, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, yesterday. A source said his trip – which was not publicised in advance – was scrapped as a result of the fall-out from his BBC Newsnight interview.

But Buckingham Palace, while confirming that he had intended to quietly visit the area, denied this, saying it was due to electioneering in the region.

'The Duke was due to attend to offer his support and thanks to the emergency services but with an election campaign and a politician also visiting it was not appropriate for the visit to continue,' an official said.

Flood victim Pam Webb said she thought a visit by Andrew would not have been a good move as it would have detracted from the crisis.

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The Duke of York is preparing to give formal evidence to a US criminal investigation into the disgraced paedophile Jeffrey Epstein , The Telegraph can disclose. In an unprecedented move, the Duke announced on Wednesday evening that he was stepping back from public life in the wake of a BBC

Prince Andrew yesterday announced he was 'stepping down' from royal duties. Mr Warwick said the scandal would probably mean Princess Beatrice's wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi would All 200 of Prince Andrew ' s charities ' to seek new patrons ' as he withdraws from public life - after they

She said: 'We would welcome a royal visit, but maybe not by him at this time. Efforts have to be focused on the flooding and what's happened here.'

Instead Andrew was spotted leaving his Windsor mansion, Royal Lodge, to drive himself into London in his £150,000 Bentley, on Tuesday morning.

He parked up in the palace forecourt and remained there during the day.

Sources close to the prince expressed their anger at the interview's coverage, particularly reports over how firms were now pulling their support from his initiatives such as Pitch@Palace, a scheme for entrepreneurs.

One royal insider said: 'If you want to hammer a man while he is down then go for it, but Pitch has done, and is continuing to do, an immense amount of good work.'

The source said both of the prince's initiatives, Pitch@Palace and digital awards scheme iDEA, had independent operating structures and had been built to 'weather any storms'.

But they also insisted that there were no plans for Andrew to step down as their figurehead.

'This is a witch-hunt and is, as far as anyone can see, one that is personality-motivated,' they said.

'If he had done something criminal then that would be one thing, but he hasn't. This is completely unfair and unbalanced.'

One source also reiterated that Andrew would be willing to co-operate with the US authorities investigating Epstein's crimes.

'He made clear in the interview that of course if anyone wants to ask him a question then of course he is going to answer it. It is ridiculous to think he wouldn't... but they haven't asked him yet,' they said.

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  UK police say they will not launch criminal probe into Epstein allegation UK police say they will not launch criminal probe into Epstein allegationEpstein's suicide on Aug. 10, at age 66, came a little over a month after the well-connected money manager was arrested and charged with trafficking dozens of underage girls as young as 14 from at least 2002 to 2005. He had pleaded not guilty.

He is not abandoning them . Nor will these charities feel obliged to abandon him or remove him from the letterhead. Despite the noise of recent days, many of All 200 of Prince Andrew ' s charities ' to seek new patrons ' as he withdraws from public life - after they distanced themselves from him .

The source also reiterated that Andrew would be willing to co-operate with the US authorities investigating Epstein's crimes.

'He made clear in the interview that of course if anyone wants to ask him a question then of course he is going to answer it. It is ridiculous to think he wouldn't... but they haven't asked him yet,' they said.

Five multi-million pound businesses have cut ties with Prince Andrew's Dragons' Den-inspired charity and three more are now considering dumping the crisis-hit royal after his car crash BBC interview, MailOnline can reveal today.

Advertising Week Europe, which has supported the Pitch@Palace project and was hailed as an official supporter by the prince, is the latest company to pull its backing for the beleaguered duke.

Bosses will not be inviting Andrew or his team to its four-day summit in London - one of the world's largest gatherings of advertising executives and experts being held in the capital next March.

A spokesman said: 'While our support for entrepreneurs remains just as strong, we can confirm that Pitch@Palace will not be held as part of Advertising Week Europe 2020'.

Andrew's former supporters are in full retreat today with the future of his charity for young entrepreneurs now looking precarious because of the Epstein scandal and damaging claims he had sex with his 17-year-old 'slave' Virginia Roberts three times.

Pitch@Palace has been forced to delete the webpage hailing its 35 key backers - and five big businesses: Advertising Week Europe, KPMG, Aon, Standard Chartered and Gravity Road say they will no longer be working with the charity.

It is now known how much this will cost the charity, but KPMG was paying them £100,000-a-year.

Two of Australia's most prestigious universities, Bond University in Queensland and Melbourne's RMIT University, also severed their ties with the controversial royal's charity today. Murdoch University and the University of Wollongong will also review their links.

There are also major doubts about whether the 189 leading charities and groups Andrew supports away from Pitch@Palace will all stand by him. London Metropolitan University is considering whether to sack him as a patron and the University of Huddersfield says it is 'listening' to students left raging over the decision to back him as their Chancellor.

Earlier today Standard Chartered revealed to MailOnline that its bosses have decided they will not be renewing its sponsorship when it ends in February.

Pitch@Palace has lost five key sponsors and three more including AstraZeneca are formally considering whether to quit after his BBC disaster.

KPMG, one of London's big four accounting firms, was the first company to end its £100,000-a-year sponsorship last night in the face of 'adverse publicity'. Insurance giant Aon then asked for its name to be removed.

There are also major doubts over Andrew's links to 189 charities in the UK and abroad.

Andrew is a patron of the Outward Bound Trust [OBT] after he inherited the role from his father Prince Philip and the charity is holding a special meeting to discuss the issue later this week. The prince's daughter Beatrice is a trustee but will be excluded from taking part.

Prince Andrew has no more public engagements this month

Prince Andrew dropped a trip to Yorkshire to meet flood-hit families and has nothing published in his diary, it was revealed today.

The Duke of York's weekly schedule is promoted on Facebook every seven days.

But the last time this happened was on October 31 - and his last listed royal engagement was November 10.

A spokesman refused to comment further on the empty diary but said: 'HRH's future engagements are announced weekly on social media by his team on his Facebook page.'

The Queen is said to be privately backing her son with sources saying there is 'no question' that his royal role will be downgraded.

But experts, including Prince Charles' former PR guru Dickie Arbiter, say that Andrew must 'step away' at least in the short term to protect the royal family.

The University of Huddersfield is the only organisation to vocally back their Chancellor - but this has sparked insurrection among students who are lobbying Andrew to resign with a 'Not my Chancellor' campaign on campus and a major vote later this week.

And London Metropolitan University told MailOnline this afternoon they will review whether to keep Andrew as a patron at its next Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, November 26.

KPMG, one of London's big four accounting firms, was the first to admit it was protecting its reputation by ending its £100,000 a year sponsorship.

Insurance giant Aon asked for its name be removed from the scheme's website and drugs maker AstraZeneca said it was reviewing its relationship.

Children's charities and schools linked to Prince Andrew are also in disarray today as they distanced themselves from the under-fire royal.

A string of major companies and charities are also examining their links with Andrew after his extraordinary TV interview on Saturday.

Children North East and The Children's Foundation, both charities Andrew lists on his official website, refused to tell MailOnline if he will keep his official role supporting them in light of the Epstein scandal.

The Council of British International Schools [COBIS] praised the duke's work with them since 2011 but also refused to say if their link with the prince remains today.

a group of people sitting at a table: Prince Andrew (pictured during his interview with Emily Maitlis on the BBC's Newsnight) is facing a furious backlash over his relationship with Epstein © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Prince Andrew (pictured during his interview with Emily Maitlis on the BBC's Newsnight) is facing a furious backlash over his relationship with Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein's sex slave Virginia Roberts has filmed a BBC interview she will use to shatter Prince Andrew's denials they ever had sex when she was 17 as the royal's woes got worse today.

The 35-year-old, who calls the Duke of York her 'abuser', spoke to Panorama before he spoke publicly for the first time to say they never met or had sex - even suggesting the world-famous picture of them together in London in 2001 could have been faked.

A source close to Ms Roberts says she 'made no bones about her thoughts on the Duke's denial' during her sit-down with Panorama, in which she is said to demand he 'comes clean'.

But she is said to be irate that her own interview has not been shown amid suggestions it was held back to ensure Andrew's sit-down with Emily Maitlis wasn't jeopardised - but BBC insiders claim it will form a wider Epstein investigation that is not yet ready to broadcast.

US-born Ms Roberts, who now uses her married surname Giuffre, spoke to Panorama in the US three weeks ago - but may have to be interviewed again to respond to the duke's bizarre alibis including being in Pizza Express on the night she claims they had sex in London.

Andrew also denied he allegations he 'sweated profusely' during intercourse by claiming he couldn't perspire for more than 20 years after an adrenaline-rush while being shot at in the Falklands War.

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UK police say they will not launch criminal probe into Epstein allegation .
UK police say they will not launch criminal probe into Epstein allegationEpstein's suicide on Aug. 10, at age 66, came a little over a month after the well-connected money manager was arrested and charged with trafficking dozens of underage girls as young as 14 from at least 2002 to 2005. He had pleaded not guilty.

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