Prince Andrew is patron of some 200 charitable organisations
Youth charities have remained silent over their links to Prince Andrew.
As pressure mounts on the Duke of York over his friendship with child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, The Times reports all 33 education and skills charities of which he is patron have either refused or were not available to comment.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a former “sex slave” of Epstein, alleges she was ordered by the millionaire financier to have sex with Andrew in London, his New York mansion and home in Florida.
The prince denies the allegations.
Epstein killed himself last month while awaiting trial for sex offences.
It comes after the NSPCC faced criticism after members of the public complained that the Royal Family’s website listed Prince Andrew as a patron of one of the charity’s campaigns.
It responded by stating that its ties with Andrew ended a decade ago: “Prince Andrew is no longer our patron, he supported our Full Stop campaign which ended in 2009.” said the charity in a stament.
Price Andrew is thought to be patron of over 200 charities in total. He also founded the Prince Andrew Charitable Trust which makes donations to charitable bodies where the duke has a particular link or interest.
This includes charities focused on supporting young people, sensory and healthcare issues, science, technology and engineering, and the participation of the disabled and wounded servicemen and women in sporting activities.