Royally screwed: now Prince Andrew’s caught in an n-word storm

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Royally screwed: now Prince Andrew’s caught in an n-word storm

Çringeworthy TV interview opens the floodgates for the duke, as the saga points to queen’s loosening grip on royal affairs

Robert Mendick and Victoria Ward

The gloves are off. The reality has dawned on Buckingham Palace that in the wake of his “excruciating” interview with the BBC, the Duke of York has become “fair game”.

In royal circles, Prince Andrew has long been considered as entitled, aloof, self-serving, pompous and rude. But his interview with Newsnight over his friendship with the convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein has prompted critics to come forward with long-harboured concerns about his behaviour.

On Monday the duke found himself accused of using racist language...

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