All 200 charities of Prince Andrew & # 39; to find new customers & # 39; while withdrawing from public life
Prince Andrew's withdrawal from public life over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal means that already 200 of his charities have to look for new customers.
The Queen ordered the Duke of York to resign in an attempt to control the fall-out of his disastrous TV interview about his friendship with the pedophile billionaire.
It comes when ten of the 35 global sponsors of Andrew & # 39; s beloved Pitch @ Palace charity unplugged their support and funding.
After his resignation, palace sources confirmed that charities to which he was affiliated would no longer receive his support.
The Duke of York is a patron of the English National Ballet (depicted at the 2011 summer party), but his withdrawal from public life means that all his 200 charities need new customers
Andrew leaves Buckingham Palace after spending Tuesday afternoon behind a desk – the first time he was seen since his BBC interview
They refused to reveal how long his exile would last and told the Times that charities find other clients & # 39; a matter for them & # 39 ;.
However, they added that he would attend events such as Trooping the Color and Remembrance Sunday as a member of the royal family.
Andrew's now infamous interview led to days of catastrophic headlines and caused a series of companies and charities to abandon him.
After lengthy discussions with the Prince of Wales, who is touring New Zealand, the Queen called Andrew to Buckingham Palace and told him to resign yesterday.
The Queen (left, meets David Attenborough on Tuesday) and Charles (right, with Andrew in St Paul & # 39; s Cathedral) decided to resign the Duke of York
Pictured: The queen has seen a brave face today when she met Sir David Attenborough and (right) Princess Eugenie is seen leaving the dinner of the elephant family in London as her father faces the kickback
Earlier, the English National Ballet MailOnline also said it was reviewing Prince Andrew's role as patron before announcing his withdrawal from public life.
The disastrous BBC interview of the Duke of York and the toxic friendship with Jeffrey Epstein has & # 39; real concern & # 39; caused for the board of directors and among the staff that his official role could undermine their work with young people, it is claimed.
A source told The times: & # 39; Everyone hopes it can be resolved without requiring collective discussion. But at some point that discussion will be necessary if it does not subtract. The problem is that he has thick skin and I am sure he would be reluctant & # 39 ;.
English National Ballet declined to comment on the alleged plot, but a spokesperson told MailOnline: “The issue of English National Ballet's patronage is being discussed by the administrators. We currently have no further comments & # 39 ;.
Andrew is the patron saint of 189 charities and organizations, including 28 golf clubs and associations – all of whom now need new customers.
These are the 35 companies that support his startup project: Pitch @ Palace, but ten have now stopped. 5 companies: Advertising Week Europe, KPMG, Aon, Standard Chartered and Gravity Road and five academic institutions: Bond University in Queensland, Melbourne RMIT, University of Wollongong, Murdoch University in Perth and Fondation Rideau Hall in Canada. The Stelios Foundation and the Chinese Li Ka Shing Foundation are the only two who assist him
Andrew was at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, to promote his charity Pitch @ Palace in October (photo), but the institution has now broken ties with him
Pictured: Prince Andrew is leaving Windsor in his Range today, but he is still talking about his BBC interview
Five major companies: Advertising Week Europe, KPMG, Aon, Standard Chartered and Gravity Road say they are no longer involved. Five universities and educational groups in Australia, Canada and the UK also cancel.
The Telegraph has claimed that other supporters have asked for reassurance that the Duke of York will stop completely to save the charity for young entrepreneurs from a collapse.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the meeting and said that this would be a matter for the respective organizations.
It came when Andrew finally broke cover 72 hours after his BBC catastrophe when he was banned from royal duties.
The 35 companies that sponsor Andrew's charity – and the companies that are retiring after the BBC disaster
Chartered as standard
Europe advertising week
RMIT University of Melbourne
Fondation Rideau Hall
University of Wollongong
Standing by Andrew
Li Ka Shing Foundation
But to respond
Bank of China
Business Horizon International Group
China Construction Bench
Hult business school
Royal Academy of Engineering
The Duke of York was supposed to meet flood-affected communities in northern England yesterday, but instead he was redirected to Buckingham Palace as the recoil after his Newsnight special got worse.
Before he was fired, sources close to the queen denied that she had called her son from Windsor for crisis talks in the middle of the furore about his interview about convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
They insisted that the & # 39; business as usual & # 39; was for the besieged royal party and they angrily reverted the media attention to the debacle, saying the public & # 39; traducing & # 39; of the prince turned into a & # 39; personality motivated witch hunt & # 39 ;.
But his visit to the flood-hit towns of Fishlake and Stainforth in South Yorkshire was canceled because large corporations abandoned him because of his toxic links with Epstein and allegations that he had sex with the & # 39; slave & # 39; of the pedophile Virginia Roberts when she was 17.
Public confidence in him is also on the rocks after a poll found only one in 20 people who saw the Newsnight special were convinced by his bizarre alibis, including being at Pizza Express on the night Virginia claims they were having sex in London.
It appears that the ex-wife of the duke Sarah Ferguson, who stays close to Andrew, is the & # 39; driving force & # 39; was behind the Royal's decision to take his disastrous TV interview that blew him up.
When the prince was assigned to office duties, it turned out:
- Five large companies, including KPMG and Standard Chartered, reveal that they will no longer support Andrew's young charity – and three universities have also dumped him along with two academic foundations;
- And BT said it could no longer continue Duke of York & # 39; s Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA);
- Andrew would be willing to cooperate with the US authorities investigating the Epstein crimes;
- MailOnline reveals that Sarah Ferguson has encouraged her ex-husband to do the BBC interview that went so badly;
- Anger like Prince Andrew is mentioned in TV debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn;
Andrew was seen earlier while leaving Windsor Castle to London – but sources close to the queen insisted that his mother did not summon him
Andrew, pictured with a Bentley, followed by his security team in a Land Rover Discovery, while his trip to flooded South Yorkshire was scrapped. The palace blamed the elections there, but insiders contradicted it by claiming it was because of his BBC disaster
One source said the trip was canceled due to the fallout of his BBC Newsnight interview about Jeffrey Epstein (pictured together in 2001 with Ghislaine Maxwell behind)
How Duke of York's annual encounters with Epstein, even after he was sent to prison, caused Prince Andrew for decades
Here is a timeline of the duke's relationship with Epstein.
Andrew meets Epstein first, allegedly introduced by his friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell.
Andrew welcomes Epstein to the Queen's private Scottish retreat in Aberdeenshire. Andrew later says that he is Epstein & # 39; rarely & # 39; and adds & # 39; probably not more than just once or twice a year & # 39 ;.
Andrew and Mrs. Maxwell are seen on holiday with Epstein in the Mar-a-Lago Club of Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida.
Epstein and Mrs. Maxwell attend a party at Windsor Castle, organized by the Queen on the occasion of Andrew's 40th birthday, the 50th of the Princess, the 100th of the Queen Mother and the 70th of Princess Margaret.
Virginia Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew three times, including an orgy, with the first meeting reportedly taking place at Maxwell's London mansion. Mrs. Roberts claims to have had sex with Andrew twice more, at Epstein & # 39; s New York home and at an & # 39; orgy & # 39; on his private island in the Caribbean.
Epstein admits prostitutes and is sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Epstein has been released from prison. Andrew is photographed with the shame of Epstein in Central Park in New York.
Image material appears years later, reportedly photographed on December 6, 2010 and shows him in the mansion of Epstein, from where he is seen from a large door of the building while waving a woman off after Epstein leaves to get into a chauffeur-driven car.
The duke quits his role as British trade envoy after the fall-out of Central Park's photos.
Buckingham Palace denies that Andrew committed any impropriety after being mentioned in US legal documents relating to Epstein. A woman, later named in reports like Mrs. Roberts, claims in papers filed in Florida that she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, who is younger than the age of consent in the state.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Andrew replied, in his first public involvement since he was embroiled in the allegations, and said: & First, I think I should and should refer to the events that took place for the record the past weeks.
& # 39; I just want to repeat and reconfirm the statements Buckingham Palace has already made on my behalf. & # 39;
In April the claims against Andrew will be removed from the US Civil Registry by the decision of a federal judge.
Newly released legal documents show that Johanna Sjoberg, another alleged victim of Epstein, claimed that Andrew touched her breast while in 2001 on a couch in the billionaire's apartment in Manhattan.
Buckingham Palace said the allegations & # 39; categorically not true & # 39; to be.
Epstein is found dead in his prison cell on August 10 after he committed suicide after being accused of sex trafficking.
Later that month, a pilot on Epstein & # 39; s private jet claims that Andrew was a passenger on previous flights with the financier and Mrs. Roberts.
The Sun newspaper reported that David Rodgers, in a testimony released in August, said that Epstein, Andrew, and then 17-year-old traveled to the US Virgin Islands on April 11, 2001.
Buckingham Palace describes the statement of evidence as & # 39; a number of inconsistencies & # 39; and said that Andrew was on a different continent in some cases.
After the death of Epstein, a statement from the palace says that Andrew & # 39; is shocked by recent reports about the alleged crimes of Jeffrey Epstein & # 39 ;.
For the first time since 2015 breaking his silence on the issue, Andrew then released a statement on August 24 saying: & # 39; I have not had such behavior at any stage of the limited time I spent with him (Epstein) seen, seen or suspected that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction. & # 39;
On November 16 the prince gave a & # 39; disastrous & # 39; BBC interview in which he spoke about his friendship with Epstein and raised allegations of his own sexual behavior.
He was confronted with a barrage of criticism after his television appearance, with the royal accused of a lack of empathy with the victims of Epstein.
During the interview, Andrew, interviewed by Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, twice stated that his relationship with Epstein, who died in prison while being confronted with sex-indictment, had some "seriously beneficial results," giving him the chance to get people to meet and prepare for a future role as a trade envoy.
The Duke denied sleeping with Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein & # 39; s victims, three times while under age, saying that a meeting in 2001 did not happen because he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, who took her to Pizza Express in Waking up for a party.
The same alleged sexual relationship that the American said she started sweating royal while dancing in London's Tramp nightclub was actually wrong, because the duke had a medical condition at the time, which meant he didn't sweat.
He doubted the authenticity of a photo that Andrew seems to show with his arm around Mrs. Giuffre's waist when he was a teenager.
Andrew was forced yesterday to cancel a visit to the flood-hit cities of Fishlake and Stainforth, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. A source said his trip – which was not published in advance – was canceled due to the fallout of his BBC Newsnight interview.
But Buckingham Palace, confirming that he had planned to visit the area quietly, denied this and said it was due to elections in the region.
& # 39; The duke would be present to offer his support and thanks to the emergency services, but with an election campaign and a politician who was also visiting, it was not appropriate to continue the visit & # 39 ;, an official said.
The flood victim, Pam Webb, said she thought Andrew's visit would not have been a good move because it would have affected the crisis.
She said: & # 39; We would welcome a royal visit, but perhaps not by him at the moment. Efforts must focus on the floods and what has happened here. & # 39;
Instead, Andrew was seen leaving his Windsor mansion, Royal Lodge, to drive to London on Tuesday in his £ 150,000 Bentley.
He parked in the forecourt of the palace and stayed there during the day.
Sources near the prince expressed their anger about the coverage of the interview, in particular about how companies were now taking their support from his initiatives such as Pitch @ Palace, a scheme for entrepreneurs.
A royal insider said: & # 39; If you want to hammer a man while he is down, go for it, but Pitch has done an enormous amount of good work and continues to do so. & # 39;
The source said that both Prince's initiatives, Pitch @ Palace and iDEA Digital Reward Scheme, had independent operational structures and were built to withstand & # 39; all storms & # 39 ;.
But they also insisted that Andrew was not going to resign as a figurehead.
& # 39; This is a witch hunt and, as far as anyone can see, someone who is motivated by personality, & # 39; they said.
& # 39; If he had done something criminal, that would be one thing, but he didn't. This is completely unfair and unbalanced. & # 39;
One source also reiterated that Andrew would be willing to cooperate with the US authorities investigating the Epstein crimes.
& # 39; In the interview, he made it clear that if someone wants to ask him a question, he will of course answer it. It's ridiculous to think he wouldn't do that … but they haven't asked him yet, & they said.
The source also reiterated that Andrew would be willing to cooperate with the US authorities investigating the Epstein crimes.
& # 39; In the interview, he made it clear that if someone wants to ask him a question, he will of course answer it. It's ridiculous to think he wouldn't do that … but they haven't asked him yet, & they said.
Five companies of several million pounds have broken ties with the Andrew Andrew-inspired charity of Prince Andrew's Dragons and three more are now considering dumping the crisis-hit royal after his car accident BBC interview may Unveiling MailOnline today.
Advertising Week Europe, which has supported the Pitch @ Palace project and was praised as an official supporter by the prince, is the newest company that supports the besieged duke.
Bosses will not invite Andrew or his team to his four-day London summit – one of the world's largest gatherings of executives and experts in the capital in March.
A spokesperson said: & # 39; Although our support for entrepreneurs remains strong, we can confirm that Pitch @ Palace will not be held as part of the Advertising Week Europe 2020 & # 39 ;.
Former supporters of Andrew are completely retiring today with the future of his charity for young entrepreneurs who now look precarious because of the Epstein scandal and the damaging claims that he had sex three times with his 17-year-old & # 39; slave & # 39; Virginia Roberts.
Pitch @ Palace is forced to remove the webpage with its 35 major donors – and five major companies: Advertising Week Europe, KPMG, Aon, Standard Chartered and Gravity Road say they will no longer work with charity.
It is now known how much this will cost the charity, but KPMG paid them £ 100,000 a year.
Two of Australia's most prestigious universities, Bond University in Queensland and RMIT University in Melbourne, have also broken their ties with the charity of the controversial royal today. Murdoch University and the University of Wollongong will also view their links.
There are also serious doubts about whether the 189 leading charities and groups that Andrew supports outside of Pitch @ Palace will all assist him. London Metropolitan University is considering firing him as a patron and the University of Huddersfield says it & # 39; is listening & # 39; to students who have been left behind about the decision to support him as their chancellor.
Earlier today, Standard Chartered revealed to MailOnline that its bosses have decided that they will not renew its sponsorship when it ends in February.
Pitch @ Palace has lost five main sponsors and three more, including AstraZeneca, are formally considering stopping after its BBC disaster.
KPMG, one of the four largest accounting firms in London, was the first company to sponsor £ 100,000 a year last night in light of & # 39; negative publicity & # 39 ;. Insurance giant Aon then asked to remove the name.
There are also serious doubts about Andrew's ties with 189 charities in the UK and abroad.
Andrew is patron of the Outward Bound Trust (OBT) after he inherited the role of his father Prince Philip and the charity holds a special meeting to discuss the issue later this week. The princess daughter Beatrice is a trustee but will be excluded from participation.
The future of the Prince Andrew pet project, Pitch @ Palace, is in danger, but large supporters pulled the plug and their financial support
The supporters page of Pitch @ Palace, with the logo & # 39; s of the 35 largest financiers, has been removed because companies wanted to leave several million pounds
Prince Andrew was forced to cancel a visit to the flood-hit cities of Fishlake and Stainforth, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, yesterday
Prince Andrew no longer has any public engagements this month
Prince Andrew dropped a trip to Yorkshire to hit floods and has not published anything in his diary, it was revealed today.
The weekly roster of the Duke of York is promoted on Facebook every seven days.
But the last time this happened was on October 31 – and his last listed royal engagement was November 10.
A spokesperson declined to comment on the blank diary but said: & # 39; HRH & # 39; s future engagements are announced weekly on social media by his team on his Facebook page. & # 39;
It is said that the queen supports her son privately with sources that say there is no doubt that his royal role will be lowered.
But experts, including Prince Charles' former PR guru Dickie Arbiter, say that Andrew should at least & # 39; go away in the short term & # 39; to protect the royal family.
The University of Huddersfield is the only organization that vocally supports their chancellor – but this has led to rebellion among students lobbying Andrew to resign with a & # 39; Not My Chancellor & # 39; campaign on campus and a large vote later this week.
And London Metropolitan University told MailOnline this afternoon that they will see if they want to keep Andrew as patron at the next Board meeting on Tuesday, November 26.
KPMG, one of the four largest accounting firms in London, was the first to admit that it protected its reputation by ending its £ 100,000 annual sponsorship.
Insurance giant Aon asked to remove his name from the program's website and drug producer AstraZeneca said it was reviewing his relationship.
Charities for children and schools associated with Prince Andrew are also confused today because they took away the royal fire.
A series of large companies and charities are also investigating their ties with Andrew after his extraordinary TV interview on Saturday.
Children North East and The Children & # 39; s Foundation, both charities that Andrew mentions on his official website, refused to tell MailOnline whether he will continue to support his official role in the light of the Epstein scandal.
The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) praised the duke's work with them since 2011, but also refused to say whether their relationship with the prince still exists.
Prins Andrew (afgebeeld tijdens zijn interview met Emily Maitlis op Newsnight van de BBC) wordt geconfronteerd met een furieuze terugslag over zijn relatie met Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein's seksslavin Virginia Roberts heeft een BBC-interview gefilmd dat ze zal gebruiken om de ontkenningen van Prins Andrew te vernietigen die ze ooit seks hebben gehad toen ze 17 was toen de ellende van de koninklijke partij vandaag slechter werd.
De 35-jarige, die de hertog van York haar 'misbruiker' noemt, sprak met Panorama voordat hij voor het eerst in het openbaar sprak om te zeggen dat ze elkaar nooit hadden ontmoet of seks hadden gehad – en suggereerde zelfs de wereldberoemde foto van hen samen in Londen in 2001 had kunnen zijn vervalst.
Een bron in de buurt van mevrouw Roberts zegt dat ze 'geen twijfels had over haar gedachten over de ontkenning van de hertog' tijdens haar sit-down met Panorama, waarin naar verluidt wordt geëist dat hij 'schoon komt'.
Maar er wordt gezegd dat ze woedend is dat haar eigen interview niet is getoond te midden van suggesties om te voorkomen dat Andrew's sit-down met Emily Maitlis niet in gevaar werd gebracht – maar BBC-insiders beweren dat het een breder Epstein-onderzoek zal vormen dat nog niet is gebeurd klaar om uit te zenden.
De in de VS geboren mevrouw Roberts, die nu haar getrouwde achternaam Giuffre gebruikt, sprak drie weken geleden met Panorama in de VS – maar moet mogelijk opnieuw worden geïnterviewd om te reageren op de bizarre alibi's van de hertog, inclusief in Pizza Express op de avond dat ze beweert dat ze had seks in Londen.
Andrew ontkende ook dat hij beweerde dat hij 'overvloedig' had gezweet tijdens de geslachtsgemeenschap door te beweren dat hij niet langer dan 20 jaar kon transpireren na een adrenalinestoot tijdens de beschieting in de Falklands-oorlog.
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