Prince Andrew has released an official statement regarding the Jeffrey Epstein scandal
He is stepping away from royal duties.
Last weekend, Prince Andrew gave an interview to the BBC, where he spoke about his association with Jeffrey Epstein.
The Queen's youngest son also commented about the accusations against him, surrounding sex with an underage woman.
And now, days after the interview, Prince Andrew has released an official statement.
The official instagram page for the royal family released the statement this evening, which read:
"It has become clear to me over the last number of days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family's work and the valuable work going on in the many organisations and charities that I am proud to support."
View this post on Instagram
The words continued:
"Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission."
"I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein. His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure."
Finally, Prince Andrew ended the statement, offering to assist in any investigation that may be ongoing.
"I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required."