Princes Andrew Will Not Meet Trump When He Visits The Queen in London

Published November 27th, 2019 - 11:48 GMT
Mr Trump will be received by the Queen, in an unprecedented second visit in a single year by a US President following his State visit in June. (AFP/ File Photo)
Mr Trump will be received by the Queen, in an unprecedented second visit in a single year by a US President following his State visit in June. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Duke of York not been named on the list of Royals attending the welcome.

The beleaguered Duke of York has been 'banned' from meeting President Donald Trump when he visits the UK next week. 

Mr Trump will be received by the Queen, in an unprecedented second visit in a single year by a US President following his State visit in June.

But in the wake of his disastrous Newsnight interview, Prince Andrew faces further humiliation after his name was left off the list of figures meeting the President.  

Andrew, who played a leading role in President Trump’s state visit to the UK earlier this year, would have joined them had he not stepped back from public life. 

Buckingham Palace last night revealed that every senior member of the royal family available to work will join the Queen to welcome NATO leaders, including Donald Trump, at a summit in London on Tuesday - but Andrew will not be among them.

The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will formally receive the leaders and their partners, before being joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace. 


The only other absentees are the Countess of Wessex, who has other official engagements on the night, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have taken a leave of absence from royal duties. 

The Duke of Cambridge will be in the Middle East, visiting Kuwait and Oman between Sunday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 4.

It comes after Prince Andrew's interview on the BBC received backlash as he failed to show sympathy to Jeffrey Epstein's victims.

The Duke of York was roundly criticised for failing to show any sympathy for Epstein’s victims and saying he chose to visit the convicted sex offender after his release from prison to tell him he had to break off the friendship because he considered it ‘honourable’.

As a result of the fallout, Andrew has been deserted by many of his official charities and patronages.

He faces further anguish over what is likely to be an excruciating interview on the BBC’s Panorama on Monday with Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims who has accused the prince of having sex with her three times, once when she was just 17. Andrew has always denied any wrongdoing. 

MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.   

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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