The insider continued: “There was no screaming or shouting but Philip told him in no uncertain terms that he had to step down for the sake of the monarchy.
“Philip doesn’t like trial by the media but he is realistic enough to realise that Andrew’s actions were a danger to the very fabric of the royal family.”
Prince Andrew stepped down from royal duties following his disastrous BBC interview, where he faced questions over his ties to the late Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy 66-year-old American who took his own life while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
One of Epstein's accusers, Virginia Roberts said she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times between 1999 and 2002, in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein. At the time she was under-age according to Florida state's law.
Another woman called Johanna Sjoberg has accused Andrew, father to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, or groping her breast while they sat on a couch in Epstein's Manhattan apartment in 2001.
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