Prince Andrew is set to be carefully edited out of Prince Philip’s 100th birthday celebrations. He is reportedly not being invited to major events for the birthday next June and the organisers of a celebratory royal photo exhibition have allegedly been told to exclude pictures of him.
The shamed Duke of York, one of Prince Philip’s four children, will also not be allowed to write an introduction to the exhibition programme, according to a source. He has been somewhat shunned by the royal family after coming under fire for his links to disgraced paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who was arrested for her role in allegedly procuring young girls for the financier.
The Duke is currently being called to help the FBI with their investigation of Ghislaine Maxwell. His six-month standoff with the FBI deepened after Maxwell was detained for allegedly helping to lure underage girls who were then sexually abused by Epstein. Her arrest in Bradford, New Hampshire, intensified calls for Andrew to be quizzed about any involvement he may have had, despite him denying wrongdoing.
Prince Andrew has also denied claims by Virginia Roberts, Epstein’s sex slave, that he slept with her on several occasions. “There is a warning from up high to play down Prince Andrew. He will be included as little as possible.” “It’s not whitewashing history because you can’t leave him out entirely. But it will not make a big deal of his relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh over the years,” said the insider. “This is obviously proving difficult because he is his son and it’s playing down his role in the family.
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