Prince Andrew reportedly faces losing armed guards after stepping down from royal duties - EpicNews

January 16, 2020 – 16:15 GMT Danielle Stacey

The Duke of York faces shedding his round the clock armed police safety, in accordance with experiences. The Evening Standard mentioned the House Workplace is recommending a serious downgrade of safety for the Queen’s second son after a Scotland Yard evaluate. The newspaper mentioned the ultimate determination lies with House Secretary Priti Patel and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In response to the experiences, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson mentioned: “As a matter of course we don’t touch upon safety or safety preparations.”

Prince Andrew, who turns 60 subsequent month, stepped down from royal duties in November, following his TV interview with BBC Newsnight, which targeted on his connections to convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Buckingham Palace launched an announcement from the Duke simply days after the high-profile interview. Prince Andrew mentioned: “It has turn out to be clear to me over the previous few days that the circumstances referring to my former affiliation with Jeffrey Epstein has turn out to be a serious disruption to my household’s work and the dear work happening within the many organisations and charities that I’m proud to help. Subsequently, I’ve requested Her Majesty if I’ll step again from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she or he has given her permission.”

READ: Prince Andrew’s right-hand woman steps down from role: details

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Andrew and Charles on Christmas Day

He added: “I proceed to unequivocally remorse my ill-judged affiliation with Jeffrey Epstein. His suicide has left many unanswered questions, significantly for his victims, and I deeply sympathise with everybody who has been affected and needs some type of closure. I can solely hope that, in time, they are going to be capable to rebuild their lives. In fact, I’m keen to assist any applicable legislation enforcement company with their investigations, if required.”

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Andrew was final pictured attending an early morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day, along with his older brother Prince Charles. The remainder of the royal household joined the Queen for the principle mid-morning service, greeting members of the general public as they made their technique to church.

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