Prince Andrew was expelled from Buckingham Palace for the Jeffrey Epstein scandal

Daniel Fowler
November 28, 2019

Meanwhile, a spokesperson at Royal Belfast Golf Club, where the prince is also a patron, said there was "nothing to report" when asked if the club would be dropping the duke or if discussions over his patronage would take place.

Prince Andrew under mounting pressure to speak to FBIInverness man Matthew Davies launched the petition following the television interview given by the Prince over his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and claims made by a woman in the U.S. that she was forced to have sex with the Prince when aged 17.

Royal Portrush Golf Club said the allegations surrounding the prince were a "matter of deep regret" and it would discuss his decision to step down from public duty at its next meeting.

Andrew seems to be to bag bowed to strain and stepped down, with the trudge coming a day after one sponsor acknowledged his plans to proceed main Pitch were "no longer tenable".

Sponsors who have worked with Prince Andrew on Pitch@Palace - his initiative that works with entrepreneurs - have been deserting the royal family member.

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But a spokesman for Royal Norwich Golf Club, which recently moved from Hellesdon to Weston Longville, said today: "We are now in dialogue with the Palace regarding Prince Andrew's patronage of the organisation as we recognise his decision to step back from public life and the seriousness of the wider issues surrounding recent events".

'The RPO would love to real its gratitude to His Royal Highness for his strengthen of the Orchestra all over the last 15 years'.

Earlier this week, British news outlets reported that the royal would be stepping away from his public duties mainly due to the heavy backlash his BBC interview generated and the fact that his link to the Epstein scandal has become "a major disruption" to the royal family.

The Outward Bound Trust was considering severing ties with the beleaguered duke - but instead he resigned as its patron. His former private secretary, Amanda Thirsk, will step into the role of Chief Executive in his absence. On Friday, mother and son were spotted riding horses around the Windsor Castle estate.

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