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Duke of York is determined to march right up to the top of the hill again

Has Prince Andrew’s public image been damaged beyond all repair? He doesn’t seem to think so

Camilla Tominey

It was only a matter of time before the fightback began, with some royal watchers wondering why it had not come sooner. Six months on from announcing he was stepping back from royal duties “for the foreseeable future”, the Duke of York has finally decided to raise his head above the parapet.

Amid a slew of headlines over his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier and convicted paedophile who has been propelled back on the public’s conscience by Filthy Rich, a recent Netflix series, efforts are being made to rehabilitate the duke’s reputation.

But after reports the 60-year-old might never return to official duties, has the duke’s public image been damaged beyond all repair?..

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