Updated 31st May 2020
Seemingly with the Firm deciding to permanently keep him in the attic with “no plans to review” his position.
Despite his stepping back, Prince Andrew retained his military commands, including his role as colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
However, his indefinite removal from public life may now add to pressure on the prince to give up his military commands and allow other members of the royal family to take over the roles.
With Wombat Wills and Cath’s young tyke George seemingly being needed to grow up fast and get in khaki considering Ginger Hazza has already given up his position as Captain General of the Royal Marines (updated 16th Nov. 2019) and is now allegedly something of a “lost soul” (cosmopolitan.com, May 2020), who despite the undoubtedly vast acreage for exercise of the couple’s quarantine domain stateside, is looking for some virtual physical activity having discovered that Megs has pinched his balls.
Updated 8th June 2020
But some it seems not prepared to just let remain locked up in the family attic:
US prosecutors have officially requested that Prince Andrew be made available for questioning as a witness in an inquiry into the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to reports.
The Department of Justice is understood to have filed a mutual legal assistance (MLA) request to the Home Office, according to reports by The Sun as well as US broadcasters.
But with the Duke again insisting that he has offered to assist and accusing the DoJ of breaking its own confidentiality rules and issuing “inaccurate” statements:
Prince Andrew accuses US of ‘misleading statements’ in Epstein inquiry (thetimes.co.uk).
The duke’s combative statement, issued through his lawyers, suggested that the misleading statements were an attempt to “seek publicity”.
With presumably a DOJ song and dance skit on social media on its way to capitalise on that publicity.
Updated 2nd July 2020
Having kept a low profile with monthly changes of location to give investigators the slip:
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and close friend of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested at a luxury hideaway in a small town in New Hampshire early on Thursday, the FBI announced, before charging her in relation to sex crimes, conspiracy and perjury.
The 58-year-old was given a court hearing with a remote video link from custody later in the day and perhaps leaving Andy still being unable to sweat is his attic wondering if her loyalty to her former “friends” is strong enough to avoid any pushing under bus should any deal for her cooperation be offered to mitigate sentence.
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