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US News The moment that sealed Prince Andrew's fate: When Sue from Leeds asked 'Is the monarchy fit for purpose?' in ITV leaders debate it terrified Buckingham Palace and forced Prince Charles to act

16:55  22 november  2019
16:55  22 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Andrew had the chance to say it was a mistake - but he didn't

  Andrew had the chance to say it was a mistake - but he didn't Andrew had the chance to say it was a mistake - but he didn'tInside the very heart of the British monarchy, in a room at Buckingham Palace, Prince Andrew for nearly 50 minutes answered the most intimate questions about his private life.

When member of the public questioned value of the monarchy on ITV leader ’ s debate , Buckingham Palace had to act .

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Prince Andrew Duke of York and Prime Minister Boris Johnson © Getty Prince Andrew Duke of York and Prime Minister Boris Johnson

A simple question put forward during the ITV leader's debate by a viewer known only as 'Sue from Leeds' was the catalyst that saw Prince Andrew sacked from public duties, it has been revealed.

Prince Charles told the Queen to make the Duke of York step down from public life over fears that the Epstein scandal was overshadowing the general election.

It is understood that the decision was taken after Sue - whose surname is not yet known - asked during Tuesday's TV show: 'Is the monarchy fit for purpose?'

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  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.

The deepening crisis surrounding Prince Andrew is set to intensify after it was revealed a BBC interview with Virginia Roberts will air next The moment that sealed Prince Andrew ' s fate : When Sue asked ' Is the monarchy fit for purpose ?' in leaders debate it forced Prince Charles to act .

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a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are photographed in front of the damage Christchurch cathedral © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are photographed in front of the damage Christchurch cathedral

Julie Etchingham, who was chairing the debate, put the question to party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson, in a move that sent shockwaves through Buckingham Palace.

Royal sources claim in that moment, the Prince of Wales became convinced that his brother's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein had become too much of a distraction. 

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The moment that sealed Prince Andrew ' s fate : When Sue asked ' Is the monarchy fit for purpose ?' in leaders debate it forced Prince Charles to act . Sarah Ferguson's Buckingham Palace crisis meeting with Prince Andrew : Fergie arrives after The Queen leaves following face-to-face with her son.

The moment that sealed Prince Andrew ' s fate : When Sue asked ' Is the monarchy fit for purpose ?' in leaders debate it forced Prince Charles to act . Royally grateful! Kate Middleton sent a personal thank you note to designer who created one of her Pakistan tour outfits Delighted.

a group of people standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Charles urged the Queen to have Andrew (pictured, with his brother) step down from royal duties © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Charles urged the Queen to have Andrew (pictured, with his brother) step down from royal duties

Fears that the issue could be perceived as interfering with democracy served as the tipping point for the Prince of Wales, according to the Guardian. 

The future king took it upon himself to speak about the issue with his mother, who effectively sacked the Duke of York from public duty at Charles' behest. 

a man in a suit standing in front of a building: Julie Etchingham, who was chairing the debate, put the question to party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson (pictured), in a move that sent shockwaves through the palace © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Julie Etchingham, who was chairing the debate, put the question to party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson (pictured), in a move that sent shockwaves through the palace Senior aides are also said to have expressed similar worries to the Queen about distracting from the election. 

Other worries circulated about the fallout upstaging Charles and Camilla's royal tour of New Zealand, with the pair heckled at one point in Christchurch today.  

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  Prince Andrew Could Be ‘Canceled’ Under King Charles Prince Andrew has always been his mother’s favorite child, and the defiant messaging from Buckingham Palace on Monday—as the dust settled on Andrew’s disastrous BBC interview, and an allegation was made that he had used the n-word in a meeting with a Foreign Office official—was that he retained the full confidence of the monarch. A senior royal source told the Evening Standard: “His Royal Highness has the backing of the Queen and his close family, they believe in him totally and think he has shown strength for telling the truth and admitting errors he has made. There is no question of him being ordered to reduce his duties. He wants to get on with his job. He has told the truth, in detail.

The royal did not join her husband Prince William because 'of the children'. But Kate did attend a private reception for nominees and finalists The moment that sealed Prince Andrew ' s fate : When Sue asked ' Is the monarchy fit for purpose ?' in leaders debate it forced Prince Charles to act .

The moment that sealed Prince Andrew ' s fate : When Sue asked ' Is the monarchy fit for purpose ?' in leaders debate it forced Prince Charles to act . Sarah Ferguson's Buckingham Palace crisis meeting with Prince Andrew : Fergie arrives after The Queen leaves following face-to-face with her son.

a passenger seat of a car: The Duke of York leaves Buckingham Palace after spending the afternoon there on Tuesday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Duke of York leaves Buckingham Palace after spending the afternoon there on Tuesday

After sacking her 'favourite son', the Queen today gave a defiant show of support for Prince Andrew as she took him riding.

Do you know the viewer known as Sue from Leeds? 

Call 0203 6153767 or email to either alex.robertson@mailonline.co.uk or tips@dailymail.co.uk 

Her Majesty and her 'favourite son' rode in the rain through the grounds of Windsor Castle this morning.

Prince Andrew (pictured leaving Buckingham Palace on Thursday) was told to step down from royal duties © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Prince Andrew (pictured leaving Buckingham Palace on Thursday) was told to step down from royal duties Andrew was last night forced to pull out of a work junket to Bahrain this weekend after being persuaded by his family that it was 'not a good idea'.

He had planned to fly to the Middle East to attend an event for with his Pitch@Palace initiative – less than 72 hours after being forced to retire from royal duties. 

But hours after details of Andrew's foreign jaunt emerged, sources said he had decided to cancel it and was with his mother instead today.

Prince Andrew Could Be ‘Canceled’ Under King Charles

  Prince Andrew Could Be ‘Canceled’ Under King Charles Prince Andrew has always been his mother’s favorite child, and the defiant messaging from Buckingham Palace on Monday—as the dust settled on Andrew’s disastrous BBC interview, and an allegation was made that he had used the n-word in a meeting with a Foreign Office official—was that he retained the full confidence of the monarch. A senior royal source told the Evening Standard: “His Royal Highness has the backing of the Queen and his close family, they believe in him totally and think he has shown strength for telling the truth and admitting errors he has made. There is no question of him being ordered to reduce his duties. He wants to get on with his job. He has told the truth, in detail.

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The moment that sealed Prince Andrew ' s fate : When Sue asked ' Is the monarchy fit for purpose ?' in leaders debate it forced Prince Charles to act . Royally grateful! Kate Middleton sent a personal thank you note to designer who created one of her Pakistan tour outfits Delighted.

Despite the setback, he seemed upbeat yesterday. Dressed in a suit and tie, he gave a wave and a smile as he drove away from his family home in Windsor Great Park.

a person riding a horse: Prince Andrew looks at the Queen as they were riding through the Windsor Castle estate this morning - the first time they have been seen together since his disastrous TV interview © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Prince Andrew looks at the Queen as they were riding through the Windsor Castle estate this morning - the first time they have been seen together since his disastrous TV interview his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson was also all smiles as she was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace.

The prince announced on Wednesday evening his intention to 'step back from public duties for the foreseeable future' after he was widely criticised for his comments during a BBC Newsnight interview.

a group of people that are talking to each other: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Camilla and Charles today in Christchurch © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Camilla and Charles today in Christchurch He was accused of showing a lack of empathy for Epstein's victims and no remorse over his friendship with the financier. But yesterday's cancelled plans to go to Bahrain proved, however, that he still clearly plans to continue working on private initiatives.

A source close to Andrew put a positive spin on this week's dramatic events, saying: 'Despite everything the duke is getting a lot of support. The entrepreneurs he helps have been tremendously sweet and kind.

Reviews of Pizza Express Duke of York says he visited suspended

  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.

Dunavertie was built by his great-grandfather, Charles McNeil, in 1901 after he became wealthy from designing manhole covers for ships. The moment that sealed Prince Andrew ' s fate : When Sue asked ' Is the monarchy fit for purpose ?' in leaders debate it forced Prince Charles to act .

The moment that sealed Prince Andrew ' s fate : When Sue asked ' Is the monarchy fit for purpose ?' in leaders debate it forced Prince Charles to act . Sarah Ferguson's Buckingham Palace crisis meeting with Prince Andrew : Fergie arrives after The Queen leaves following face-to-face with her son.

a couple of people that are talking to each other: The Prince of Wales greeted people during a public walk in Christchurch, New Zealand © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Prince of Wales greeted people during a public walk in Christchurch, New Zealand 'This really feels like a witch-hunt. He'd been hounded about this since 2011 non stop. So he's very positive about it actually. He can concentrate on clearing his name.'

Losing his patronage of the Outward Bound Trust will be a major blow to the duke, who only took over the role earlier this year, succeeding his father, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The charity helps disadvantaged children through outdoor activities. The University of Huddersfield had earlier stood by the duke but announced he was stepping down last night following an outcry by students.

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Woman, 60s, fighting for life after being hit by a car in Bandon, Co Cork .
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