Prince Andrew: Don't embarrass the queen by making me an admiral

Prince Andrew: Don't embarrass the queen by making me an admiral

Prince Andrew: Don't embarrass the queen by making me an admiral

If Andrew were to accept the promotion, it would invite even more public backlash against him and the royal family, and could create an awkward situation for the Queen.

The Sun newspaper had published a leaked email sent to local authorities reminding them to fly the British flag for Andrew's 60th birthday on February 19.

The Duke of York, 59, had been friends with the late Jeffrey Epstein, a well-connected U.S. money manager who was accused of sex trafficking around two dozen women, who was also a registered sex offender.

Lisa Bloom, lawyer for six alleged Epstein victims, and Radd Seiger, spokesman for the parents of Harry Dunn, 19, asked Wednesday that Anne Sacoolas return to the U.K. - and for ex-Epstein pal Prince Andrew to face questioning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.

All of the councils in Norfolk have been asked if they will be flying a flag for Prince Andrew's birthday.

A woman has come forward claiming she saw the Duke of York dancing with his accuser Virginia Giuffre and remembered the encounter because she stepped on the royal's foot.

"I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission", Queen Elizabeth's second son said in a statement issued by Buckingham Palace.

"We're not flying the flag", a spokesperson for Liverpool Council told CNN.

Pitch@Palace CIC, which had been based at Buckingham Palace, will be formally closed down barely two months after the Duke's catastrophic Newsnight interview shattered his reputation and plunged the initiative into crisis.

Town halls and other civic buildings in the United Kingdom will no longer be required to fly the Union flag to mark royal birthdays, the government has announced.

Though the Duke of York retired from the Navy in 2001, it is still the monarchy's tradition to give the senior members of the royal family military promotions and let them continue doing their duties as they get older.

The Labour council has joined Liverpool in ignoring official directives to mark the Prince's 60th birthday on February 19.

"Following the decision by His Royal Highness to step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, the Duke of York has asked the Ministry of Defence if this promotion might be deferred", The Guardian reported.

Downing Street said the flag-flying matter was looked into after critics branded the celebration "crass and offensive".

"There are not any plans to exchange those preparations", the observation added.

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