Prince Andrew is accused of failing to do charity work despite pledging to do so following settlement with Virginia Giuffre – as seen on his weekly horse ride
- Prince Andrew paid millions in Virginia Giuffre settlement
- The Duke of York’s royal career has crumbled but he has pledged to make amends
- He said he wanted to support the ‘fight against the harms of sex trafficking’
- It is alleged that charity proposals have so far been ‘stuck’ and he has ‘lost focus’
Prince Andrew has been accused of yet to do charity work despite pledging to fix his sex abuse scandal.
It has been reported that the disgraced Duke of York instead played golf, horse-riding and enjoyed life at his home, the Royal Lodge.
The Duke was actually pictured today on his weekly ride in Windsor, where his horse could be seen with a poppy pinned to his 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 sex abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre earlier this year.
She claimed he sexually assaulted her three times in 2001, when she was 17, after she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, although Andrew has always denied any wrongdoing .
The settlement was not an admission of liability, but the queen’s supposedly 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 fix his sex abuse scandal. Pictured: The Duke earlier today on a ride with his horse
The disgraced Duke of York instead played golf, horse-riding and enjoyed life at his home, the Royal Lodge in Windsor
At the time of Andrew’s settlement, a statement said the Duke would show his remorse by ‘supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking and supporting its victims’.
And a friend said there were ‘a number of charitable proposals under consideration’.
However, the latest allegations from the Sun claim that many proposals for charity work have “stuck” after permission from Buckingham Palace was sought.
Nigel Cawthorne, author of Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell and the Palace, said: “Surely he can find a charity somewhere in the world that will have him?”
“His reputation cannot get any worse and is a stain on the but doing charity work will take the edge off and show some contrition.”
Ghislaine Maxwell has brought Prince Andrew back into the Jeffrey Epstein scandal after calling him a “dear friend” in an exclusive interview behind prison walls. Pictured: The pair together on Women’s Day at Royal Ascot in 2000
Although Andrew’s daughters Beatrice and Eugenie reportedly begged Charles to return to royal duties, the king ‘refuted the demands’
Sources say the prince ‘lost concentration’ after his attempts were regularly blocked.
Andrew was further embroiled in the Epstein scandal last month after pedophile 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 found guilty of helping Epstein abuse teenage girls, did not deny suggestions that she and Andrew had been in a relationship and said: ‘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 hold ‘no public office’ at the beginning of the year.
A spokesman for the Duke of York declined to comment.