Prince Andrew is being axed from all public engagements because of his ties to late pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew, who has been repeatedly named in court filings in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal, was due to appear as a royal guest at numerous upcoming formal engagements in Northern Ireland.
However, according to Sky News, several appearances have now been scrapped — with one organizer saying Prince Andrew’s presence would “change the narrative” of their event,
The axed appearances include the opening of a railway station after a $6.1 million overhaul, as well as several others that had yet to be formally listed over security concerns, the outlet said.
Andrew, 59, is still listed to attend a youth golf tournament that bears his title — the annual Duke Of York Young Champions Trophy at Royal Portrush Golf Club.
The club’s committee has been warned it would be “inappropriate” for the prince to attend under such a black cloud but will not withdraw his invitation because he is a patron of the club, Sky News said.
Instead, Portrush is waiting to hear if the prince still plans to attend, according to the report.
A palace spokesman told Sky News that the prince still had “a full program in Northern Ireland.”
Andrew’s reputation has been tarnished over his friendship with Epstein, whom he was spotted strolling with through Central Park and also staying at his Upper East Side mansion, even after the former hedge fund manager was jailed for sex with a minor.
One of Jeffrey Epstein’s main victim’s, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, says she was forced to have sex with the royal when she was just 17.
“He knows exactly what he’s done, and I hope he comes clean about it,” Giuffre recently said of the prince.
However, the prince has called the claims “abhorrent” and later admitted it was a “mistake” to continue the friendship.
“At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,” he insisted of the Epstein, who killed himself Aug. 10 in his cell in a Manhattan lockup while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
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