Prince Andrew seen for first time after stepping down from royal duties

Prince Andrew seen for first time after stepping down from royal duties

Prince Andrew has been seen in public for the first time after his dramatic decision to step down from official royal duties.

Andrew, who quit his life as a working royal on Wednesday evening over his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was pictured leaving Royal Lodge in Berkshire.

The Duke of York, dressed in a suit and tie, gave a wave as he drove away from his family home in Windsor Great Park.

The Duke of York leaves his home in Windsor the day after he stepped back from royal duties (Steve Parsons/PA)
The Duke of York leaves his home in Windsor the day after he stepped back from royal duties (Steve Parsons/PA)

In the aftermath of the Queen’s second son announcing he would step down from public duties for the “foreseeable future”, a US lawyer representing some of Epstein’s alleged victims has raised the possibility of questioning the duke under oath over his relationship with Epstein.

Discussing how Andrew could become involved in any legal process, Lisa Bloom said that, as an attorney, she had “the right” to seek a statement from individuals she deemed to have “relevant information”.

The Duke is to continue working on his flagship project Pitch@Palace but will do so privately without the support of Buckingham Palace.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said on Thursday: “He will continue to work on Pitch but will look at how to do that outside and entirely separate from the palace.”

It is thought the duke will not have any involvement with the dozens of charities, organisations and military units he is associated with.

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