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US News Prince Andrew's private secretary to become CEO of duke's charity after train wreck interview

22:50  22 november  2019
22:50  22 november  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Previously unissued photo dated 20/05/19 of the Duke of York and his private secretary Amanda Thirsk at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. The Duke is facing growing calls to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal following his television interview. Previously unissued photo dated 20/05/19 of the Duke of York and his private secretary Amanda Thirsk at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. The Duke is facing growing calls to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal following his television interview.

Prince Andrew's private secretary has reportedly been removed from her role and will now head up the duke’s charity following his train wreck interview with the BBC.

Amanda Thirsk, who is believed to have organised Andrew’s Newsnight appearance on Saturday, will now run the business mentorship scheme Pitch@Palace, after she was dismissed on Thursday.

'Disastrous' and 'excruciating': Reaction to Prince Andrew's interview

  'Disastrous' and 'excruciating': Reaction to Prince Andrew's interview "Disastrous" and "excruciating" are just some of the words being used to describe an unprecedented interview given by Prince Andrew to address his friendship with American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York was grilled on the BBC's Newsnight about his links to the convicted paedophile, who died in prison earlier this year, and allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

Ms Thirsk, who has been on the duke’s team for seven years, was the victim of a "downscaling" of the duke's office after he decided to step down from public duties on Wednesday for the foreseeable future, according to the BBC.

Buckingham Palace said it did not answer questions about Andrew’s team.

a group of people posing for the camera: Previously unissued photo dated 20/05/19 of the Duke of York's private secretary Amanda Thirsk at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. The Duke is facing growing calls to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal following his television interview. PA Photo. Issue date: Monday November 18, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Andrew. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire © Provided by Oath Inc. Previously unissued photo dated 20/05/19 of the Duke of York's private secretary Amanda Thirsk at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. The Duke is facing growing calls to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal following his television interview. PA Photo. Issue date: Monday November 18, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Andrew. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Duke of York has been heavily criticised over his interview about his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

Duke of York 'lacking in compassion' for Epstein's victims

  Duke of York 'lacking in compassion' for Epstein's victims The Duke of York is "utterly lacking in compassion" for the victims of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Those are the words from a lawyer acting for five of those victims a day after Prince Andrew spoke publicly for the first time about allegations surrounding his friendship with the disgraced American.The Duke of York was interviewed on the BBC's Newsnight about his links to the convicted paedophile, who died in prison earlier this year, and allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

American Virginia Giuffre has claimed Epstein made her have sex with the prince when she was just 17.

Andrew has repeatedly denied these allegations.

Beatrice and Eugenie 'deeply distressed' over Epstein scandal © Getty Beatrice and Eugenie 'deeply distressed' over Epstein scandal

The royal will be continuing with Pitch@Palace “outside and entirely separate from the palace”, a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said.

It is thought he will not have any involvement with the dozens of other charities, organisations and military units with which he has been associated.

Gallery: Inside Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein's controversial 20-year friendship (Business Insider)

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Jeffrey Epstein are posing for a picture:           New charges against      accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein brought his relationship      with Britain's Prince Andrew under renewed scrutiny.                    Allegations from women      who say they had sexual contact with the Duke of York      when they were underage in addition to his documented      relationship with the disgraced financier have led to mounting      suspicions Andrew was involved in the abuse reported among      Epstein's associates.                 Visit Business      Insider's homepage for more stories.          Prince Andrew's relationship with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey    Epstein came under renewed scrutiny in June 2019 as investigators    pursued new trafficking and conspiracy charges against the    disgraced financier.           The Daily Mail surfaced footage of the Duke of    York at Epstein's Manhattan home reportedly filmed in    December 2010, after Epstein had faced jail time for    underage prostitution charges and registered as a sex    offender.      The footage is the latest in the nearly 20 years of    documented contact between Andrew and Epstein, a time     identified to have overlapped with Epstein's alleged    recruiting and eventual abuse of underage girls by him and    his associates.       The Duke's name was in Epstein's

Pitch will become a private initiative separate from the public work he has relinquished, after the backlash following the television interview about his friendship with Epstein, widely viewed as a PR disaster.

However, several organisations have distanced themselves from the duke in the aftermath of the Queen’s second son announcing he would step down from public duties for the “foreseeable future”.

Alleged Epstein victim calls on Prince Andrew to speak to US law officials

  Alleged Epstein victim calls on Prince Andrew to speak to US law officials A woman who claims to have been trafficked and abused by billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has called on Prince Andrew to speak to US law officials. She did not make allegations against Prince Andrew directly, but said the duke and "any others who are close to Epstein should come forward and give a statement under oath on what information they have".The unnamed woman spoke at a press conference in Los Angeles alongside lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents a number of alleged victims of the disgraced billionaire.

Pressure had been mounting on the duke in the wake of his interview, with a growing number of multimillion-pound businesses, universities and charities distancing themselves from him and Pitch@Palace.

Ms Thirsk will also manage the Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award.

Meanwhile, The Duke of York has cancelled a trip to Bahrain as the fallout over his interview continues, it has been reported.

On Friday, during his week-long trip to New Zealand, the Prince of Wales ignored a question from a reporter about whether the duke should speak to US investigators.

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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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