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Prince Andrew has finally broken cover 72 hours after his BBC catastrophe as he was banished from royal duties and sent to sit behind a desk at his mother's house.
The Duke of York should have been meeting flood-hit communities in the north of England but instead he was diverted to Buckingham Palace as the backlash after his Newsnight special kept getting worse.
Sources - Queen - Son - Windsor - Crisis
Sources close to the Queen denied she had summoned her son from Windsor for crisis talks amid the furore over his interview about convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
They insisted it was 'business as usual' for the beleaguered royal and they angrily hit back at media coverage of the debacle, saying the public 'traducing' of the prince was turning into a 'personality-motivated witch-hunt'.
Visit - Towns - Fishlake - Stainforth - South
But his visit to the flood-hit towns of Fishlake and Stainforth in South Yorkshire was called off as big businesses abandoned him because of his toxic links to Epstein and allegations he had sex with the paedophile's 'slave' Virginia Roberts when she was 17.
Public confidence in him is also on the rocks after a poll found just one in 20 people who watched the Newsnight special were convinced by his bizarre alibis including being in Pizza Express on the night Virginia claims they had sex in London.
MailOnline - Night - Multi-million - Pound - Businesses
MailOnline revealed last night that five multi-million pound businesses have cut ties with Prince Andrew's Dragons' Den-inspired charity Pitch@Palace after he was skewered by Emily Maitlis.
And it has emerged that his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, who remains close to Andrew was the 'driving force' behind the Royal's decision to conduct his disastrous TV interview that blew up in his face.
Source - Andrew - Co-operate - US - Authorities
One source also reiterated that Andrew would be willing to co-operate with the US authorities investigating Epstein's crimes.
'He made clear in the interview that of course if anyone wants to ask him...
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