Queen Nixes Prince Andrew’s 60th Birthday Party Due To Associations With Epstein
Queen Elizabeth II reportedly has cancelled Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday bash over his alleged association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, The Times of London.
Rather than the party for Andrew and his charities originally planned, the Queen will instead hold a small family dinner to mark his milestone birthday.
Following an interview the Prince gave to BBC News earlier this month, more than 20 charities have dropped ties with Andrew, The Times noted. He has since signaled he will give up all of his charity commitments in what the newspaper called “a sign that he is unlikely ever to resume royal duties.”
Meanwhile, authorities in the U.S. are looking to interview Andrew in the U.K., and the FBI has said it believes the royal can offer “very unique and helpful insights” into its investigation of Epstein, who reportedly killed himself while held in a New York prison.
Andew has been accused of sexually assaulting sex-trafficked minors but has denied the charges.