Prince Andrew Loses Ties with BT & Universities
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York has recently been interviewed concerning his relationship to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, which has caused great controversy, resulting in BT asking the Prince to step down from patron, else they will stop sponsoring an award presented by Prince Andrew.
The award, Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) develops workplace skills, and BT was the corporate sponsor of the award. - BT stated it is "reviewing" its relationship, and could continue the work "in the event of a change in their patronage".
Along with BT wanting to distance themselves from the controversial character, Australian Universities including Bond University, the University of Wollongong (UoW) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), who are partners with the site, have ended their relationships with [email protected] Australia. - Murdoch University in Perth, another partner of [email protected] Australia is also reviewing its options and support for 2020.
Prince Andrew was due to visit flood-hit South Yorkshire on Tuesday, however, this was cancelled due to being called into Buckingham Palace for a 'crisis summit'.
"This has become the biggest royal crisis in a generation and it's hard to see it going away any time soon.
He was at Buckingham Palace for some sort of crisis summit yesterday".
Boris Johnson commented on the situation, saying; "The institution of the Monarchy is beyond reproach."