Duke of York thought to have ended role with Pitch@Palace As Sex Scandal Rumbles On

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Prince Andrew the Duke of York has reportedly resigned from his role with his flagship business project Pitch@Palace after days of gossip and speculation about his future in all his roles since his crash tv interview- a close source told the Euro Weekly News.

Andrew appears to now have bowed to pressure and stepped down, with the move coming a day after one  major sponsor said his plans to continue leading Pitch were “not tenable”.

  Sponsors KPMG, Standard Chartered, Inmarsat, and BT, had all said they will not be renewing their financial input for Pitch. – Meanwhile Barclay’s announced late Friday they are out as well and the project doesn’t look like it will have many if any sponsors left. 

The Prince also faces the prospect of Virginia Giuffre, who alleges she had under-age sex with the duke, being interviewed on BBC’s Panorama programme early in December.

 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have became the latest organisation to confirm Andrew would no longer be its figurehead.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Orchestra said: “Following HRH The Duke of York’s announcement that he will be stepping back from public life, management representatives of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra met with Prince Andrew’s office on Thursday afternoon.

At a subsequent meeting of the RPO Board, it was decided that the Orchestra should part company with its patron, with immediate effect.The RPO would like to express its gratitude to His Royal Highness for his support of the Orchestra over the past 15 years.”