Prince Andrew is accused of not performing charity work despite pledges to do so following a settlement with Virginia Giuffre – as seen on his weekly horseback ride
- Prince Andrew paid millions to Virginia Giuffre . in out-of-court settlement
- The Duke of York’s royal career collapsed, but he promised to make it right
- He said he wanted to support the ‘fight against the evils of sex trafficking’
- Charity proposals are alleged to have ‘stalled’ so far and he’s ‘lost focus’
Prince Andrew is accused of not having done any charity work yet, despite his commitment to make amends for his sexual abuse scandal.
It has been reported that the disgraced Duke of York has instead been playing golf, horse riding and enjoying life at his home, the Royal Lodge.
The Duke was in fact pictured today during his weekly ride in Windsor, where his horse was seen with a poppy attached to his bridle.
The 62-year-old’s royal career ended in disgrace after he was ordered to pay millions of pounds to prosecutor Virginia Giuffre in an out-of-court settlement earlier this year.
She claimed he sexually assaulted her three times in 2001 when she was 17 after she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, though Andrew has consistently denied any allegation.
The settlement was not an admission of liability, but the Queen’s supposedly favored son was stripped of his royal patronage and military honors.
Prince Andrew has been heavily criticized after claiming he hasn’t done any charity work since he vowed to make amends for his sexual abuse scandal. Pictured: The Duke on a horse ride earlier today
The disgraced Duke of York has instead gone golfing, horse riding and enjoying life at his home, the Royal Lodge in Windsor
At the time of Andrew’s settlement, a statement said the Duke would repent by “supporting the fight against the evils of the sex trade and supporting its victims.”
And a friend said there were “a number of charitable proposals under active consideration.”
However, the latest allegations of the Sun claim that many proposals to continue charitable work have ‘stalled’ after permission was sought from Buckingham Palace.
Nigel Cawthorne, author of Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell and the Palace, said, “Can’t he find a charity somewhere in the world that wants him?
“His reputation can’t get any worse and it’s a blemish on the skin, but charity work will take the edge off and show a little remorse.”
Ghislaine Maxwell dragged Prince Andrew back into the Jeffrey Epstein scandal after calling him a “best friend” from behind the prison walls in an exclusive interview. Pictured: The couple together on Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot in 2000
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Sources claim the prince has “lost focus” after his attempts were regularly blocked.
Andrew was dragged further back into the Epstein scandal last month after pedophile conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell hailed the Duke of York as a “best friend.”
Her amazing comments – in an exclusive in-prison interview with The Mail on Sunday – contradict Andrew’s denial to a US court that they had been close.
Maxwell, who was convicted of helping Epstein abuse teenage girls, ignored the suggestion that she and Andrew had been a couple, stating, “I care about him.”
At one point, Prince Andrew was a patron of hundreds of charities and other agencies, but he was stripped of his remaining patrons after the palace said he would not perform “public duties” at the beginning of the year.
A spokesman for the Duke of York declined to comment.