Prince Andrew's Facebook, Twitter & Instagram Accounts Get Quietly Deleted After Controversial Documentary Airs
Prince Andrew is no longer on social media after a new ITV documentary called Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile aired, The Sun reported.
According to the outlet, the Duke's Twitter account, @thedukeofyork, no longer exists, despite being up and running in the last few days.
The prince's Facebook and Instagram accounts, which both have the handle @hrhthedukeofyork, are still active — but private.
The MailOnline reports that all of the social media channels have been removed and are no longer live, explaining that some of them may take longer to take down.
"The changes have been made to reflect the recent statement from Buckingham Palace regarding The Duke of York," the source said.
Additionally, Andrew's profile on the Royal Family's website has been tweaked as well. "The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen, and The Duke will continue to not carry out public duties," the message says.
Virginia Roberts sued Prince Andrew in 2021, claiming that he raped her when she was 17 years old. Andrew has denied any wrongdoing, but Queen Elizabeth still stripped him of his HRH title and royal patronages last week.
"With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."
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In the new documentary, investment baker Euan Rellie, who met Ghislaine Maxwell at college, believes Andrew and the socialite were something more.
"She described Andrew as being her friend, not Jeffrey’s," Rellie claimed. "I got the sense that Prince Andrew and Ghislaine had probably been girlfriend and boyfriend in the past. They had an easy warmth around each other."
Former palace protection officer Paul Page echoed similar sentiments, saying that the pair were "good friends," and she "took no s**t from anyone."