Spencer Kuvin, who represented nine of Epstein’s victims, said Andrew could be arrested if he ever returns to the United States, saying “It is highly unlikely an extradition would ever occur, so the Prince would have to be here in the US and be arrested while he’s here.” On 20 November 2019, a statement from Buckingham Palace announced that Andrew was suspending his public duties “for the foreseeable future”. The decision, made with the consent of the Queen, was accompanied by the insistence that Andrew sympathised with Epstein’s victims. Other working royals took his commitments over in the short term. On 21 November, Andrew relinquished his role as chancellor of the University of Huddersfield. Three days later, the palace confirmed that Andrew was to step down from all 230 of his patronages, although he expressed a wish to have some sort of public role at some future time.
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The controversies, together with his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, made him step down from the role in 2011. The Duke was patron of the Middle East Association , the UK’s premier organisation for promoting trade and good relations with the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Iran. Since his role as Special Representative for International Trade and Investment ended Andrew continued to support UK enterprise without a special role. Robert Jobson said he did this work well and wrote, “He is particularly passionate when dealing with young start-up entrepreneurs and bringing them together with successful businesses at networking and showcasing events. Andrew is direct and to the point, and his methods seem to work”.
I would like to receive the TML by Tomorrowland newsletter containing commercial offers, exclusive discounts and new product releases. A US judge has ruled that sex allegations made against Prince Andrew in court papers filed in Florida must be struck from the public record. Several months after Andrew’s controversial 2019 Newsnight interview, his private office established the Urramoor Trust, which owned both Lincelles Unlimited and Urramoor Ltd , and according to The Times was set up to support his family. Andrew was described as a “settlor but not a beneficiary”, and did not own either of the companies, though Companies House listed him and his private banker of 20 years Harry Keogh as people with “significant control”. Massage therapist Emma Gruenbaum said Andrew regularly overstepped the mark, making creepy sexual comments when she came to give him a massage. Gruenbaum maintained Andrew talked continually about sex during the first massage and wanted to know when she last had sex.
He and his family later initiated Key to Freedom, a project which tries to “find a route to market for products made by WIF”. On 3 September 2012, Andrew was among a team of 40 people who abseiled down The Shard to raise money for educational charities the Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. In June 2022 Rachael Maskell MP introduced a ‘Removal of Titles’ private members bill in the House of Commons. If passed this bill will enable people considered unworthy to be stripped of aristocratic titles, which was not previously possible. The monarch or a committee of Parliament would be able to remove a title. Maskell said that 80% of York citizens want Andrew to lose all connection with their city.
In January 2023, it was reported that King Charles III had agreed to let Andrew pursue some business interests. In June 2020, it became known that Andrew is a person of interest in a criminal investigation in the United States, and that the United States had filed a mutual legal assistance request to British authorities in order to question Andrew. Newsweek reported that a majority of British citizens believe Andrew should be stripped of his titles and extradited to the United States. Following the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell in July 2020, Andrew cancelled a planned trip to Spain, reportedly due to fears that he might be arrested and extradited to the United States.
Ian Maxwell believed the photos “show conclusively that the bath is too small for any sort of sex frolicking. There is no ‘Victorian bath’, as Giuffre has claimed, which is proved both by the attached plan of the bathroom and the photos themselves.” In January 2015, there was renewed media and public pressure for Buckingham Palace to explain Andrew’s connection with Epstein. Buckingham Palace stated that “any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue”, and later repeated the denial. Requests from Giuffre’s lawyers for a statement from Andrew about the allegations, under oath, were returned unanswered.
The generations indicate descent from George I, who formalised the use of the titles prince and princess for members of the British royal family. In March 2022 it was reported that on 15 November 2019 the wife of the jailed former Turkish politician İlhan İşbilen transferred £750,000 to Andrew in the belief that it would help her secure a passport. The Duke has repaid the money 16 months later after being contacted by Mrs İşbilen’s lawyers. The Telegraph reported that the money sent to Andrew’s account had been described to the bankers “as a wedding gift” for his eldest daughter, Beatrice, though the court documents did not include any suggestions that the princess was aware of the transactions. Mrs İşbilen alleges that a further £350,000 payment was made to Andrew through businessman Selman Turk, who Mrs İşbilen is suing for fraud. Turk had been awarded the People’s Choice Award for his business Heyman AI at a event held at St James’s Palace days before the £750,000 payment was made by Mrs İşbilen.
On 2 April 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory claimed by it, leading to the Falklands War. Invincible was one of the two operational aircraft carriers available at the time, and, as such, was to play a major role in the Royal Navy task force assembled to sail south to retake the islands. The Royal Household announced in November 1978 that Andrew would join the Royal Navy the following year. In December, he underwent various sporting tests and examinations at the Aircrew Selection Centre, at RAF Biggin Hill, along with further tests and interviews at HMS Daedalus, and interviews at the Admiralty Interview Board, HMSSultan. During March and April 1979, he was enrolled at the Royal Naval College Flight, undergoing pilot training, until he was accepted as a trainee helicopter pilot and signed on for 12 years from 11 May 1979. On 1 September of the same year, Andrew was appointed as a midshipman, and entered Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
He also said that he would be willing to testify under oath regarding his associations with Epstein. In November 2019, the BBC’s Newsnight arranged an interview between Andrew and presenter Emily Maitlis in which he recounted his friendship with Epstein for the first time. In the interview, Prince Andrew says he met Epstein in 1999 through Maxwell; this contradicts comments made by Andrew’s private secretary in 2011, who said the two met in “the early 1990s”. The Duke also said he did not regret his friendship with Epstein, saying “the people that I met and the opportunities that [pii_email_1f59b478e2752c0b8774] I was given to learn either by him or because of him were actually very useful”. The Duke of York’s name and contact numbers for Buckingham Palace, Sunninghill Park, Wood Farm and Balmoral also appeared in Maxwell and Epstein’s ‘Little Black Book’, a list of contacts of the duo’s powerful and famous friends. In February 2022, The Daily Telegraph published a photograph of Andrew along with Maxwell giving a tour of Buckingham Palace to Andrew’s guests Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey, with a member of the tour party describing Maxwell as “the one who led us into Buckingham Palace”.