Prince Andrew is accused of not doing charity work even though he agreed to do so after a deal with Virginia Giuffre, as seen on his weekly horse ride.
- Prince Andrew paid millions in an out-of-court settlement to Virginia Giuffre
- The Duke of York’s royal career collapsed, but he vowed to make amends
- Said he wanted to support the ‘fight against the evils of sex trafficking’
- Charity proposals so far are alleged to have ‘stalled’ and he ‘lost focus’
Prince Andrew has been accused of still not doing any charity work despite vowing to make amends for his sexual abuse scandal.
It has been reported that the disgraced Duke of York has been golfing, horse riding and enjoying life at his home, the Royal Lodge.
In fact, the Duke was photographed today on his weekly ride in Windsor, where his horse could be seen with a poppy pinned to the bridle.
The 62-year-old’s royal career ended in disgrace after he was forced to pay millions of pounds in an out-of-court settlement to sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre earlier this year.
She claimed he sexually assaulted her three times in 2001 when she was 17 after disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her, though Andrew has always denied any wrongdoing.
The deal was not an admission of liability, but the Queen’s purported favorite son was stripped of his royal patronages and honorary military titles.
Prince Andrew has come under fire after claiming he has yet to do any charity work since pledging to make amends for his sexual abuse scandal. In the photo: the Duke earlier today on a ride with his horse
Instead, the disgraced Duke of York has been golfing, horseback riding and enjoying life at his home, the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
At the time of Andrew’s deal, a statement said the duke would show his remorse “by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking and standing by its victims.”
And a friend said there were “a number of charitable proposals under active consideration.”
However, the Sun’s latest accusations claim that many proposals for charity work have “stalled” after permission was sought from Buckingham Palace.
Nigel Cawthorne, author of Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell and the Palace, said: ‘Surely you can find a charity somewhere in the world that will accept it?
“Your reputation can’t get any worse and it’s a stain on the body, but doing charity work will soften it and show some contrition.”
Ghislaine Maxwell dragged Prince Andrew back into the Jeffrey Epstein scandal after referring to him as a “dear friend” in an exclusive interview from behind prison walls. Pictured: The couple on Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot in 2000
Despite Andrew’s daughters Beatrice and Eugenie reportedly pleading with Charles to return to his royal duties, the king ‘refuted the pleas’.
Sources claim that the Prince has “lost focus” after his attempts were regularly blocked.
Andrew was drawn further into the Epstein scandal last month after the pedophile’s co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, hailed the Duke of York as a “dear friend”.
His explosive comments, in a world-exclusive prison interview with The Mail on Sunday, contradict Andrew’s denial in a US court that they had been close.
Maxwell, who was convicted of helping Epstein molest teenagers, did not deny suggestions that she and Andrew had been a couple, stating, “I care about him.”
At one point, Prince Andrew was a patron of hundreds of charities and other bodies, but was stripped of his remaining patronages after the Palace said he would carry out “no public duty” earlier in the year.
A spokesman for the Duke of York declined to comment.