Prince Andrew return ‘would really be frowned upon’ – Duke facing life away from public

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Prince Andrew is not likely to return as a working royal member as it “would really be frowned upon”, a royal expert claimed.

Speaking to host Pandora Forsyth, Mr Walker said: “I don’t think we’ll see a triumphant return to him as a working member of the Royal Family.

“I think that would really be frowned upon.”

This would be given the “settling out of court in that civil sexual assault case against him, which he completely denies.”

Speaking of Andrew’s potential future, he added: “I think he will very much live a private life out of the spotlight.

“Or, at least, that will be the hope of senior courtiers”.

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Prince Andrew stepped down from royal duties after the interview with Emily Maitlis (Image: PA)

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Prince Andrew stepped down in 2019 (Image: PA)

Andrew had a civil sexual assault case filed against him over claims made by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.

Ms Giuffre claimed that the Duke of York had sexually assaulted her on three occasions when she was 17.

Like Cameron Walker mentioned, Prince Andrew has strongly denied the allegations.

Daily Express’ royal correspondent Richard Palmer claimed that “people in the royal circles” had been “really tearing their hair out” as it was suggested that Andrew had been wanting to return to royal life.

He noted that Andrew “underestimates the public’s shock and revulsion” over the claims.

In 2019, Jeffrey Epstein was charged with one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.

He pleaded not guilty and was later found dead in his prison cell. Epstein’s death was later ruled a suicide.

In 2019, Prince Andrew, a friend of the late Epstein, sat down for an interview with Emily Maitlis.

The Duke of York said that he did not regret the friendship he had shared with Epstein but claimed he had “no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever” when asked about Giuffre.

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Andrew pictured with his three siblings earlier this month (Image: PA)

In February 2022, Prince Andrew had agreed to pay a settlement fee to bring the civil sexual assault case brought by his accuser to a close.

He has since scarcely appeared in public and sparked backlash on the rare occasions he attended royal events, including his father’s memorial service in April.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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