London, July 17
The private web site of the UK’s Prince Andrew has been taken down and now redirects to the official royal household website and his assertion on stepping down resulting from his hyperlinks to late American financier and intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein, a media report mentioned on Friday.
The Prince’s web site, thedukeofyork.org, beforehand championed his charity work, in addition to his work to assist the Queen and “British prosperity”, mentioned the Metro newspaper report.
It additionally had pages devoted to his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
It was eliminated as a result of the contract with the host server got here to an finish on June 30.
Because it was not being up to date, it was determined to deliver it beneath the umbrella of royal.uk.
The web site was taken down in some unspecified time in the future earlier than June 30, the newspaper report added.
His web page on royal.uk nonetheless features a biography of the Duke, however begins with the assertion issued final November which introduced he can be stepping again from official duties “for the foreseeable future” because of the ongoing Epstein investigation within the US.
Prince Andrew has been requested by legal professionals of Esptein’s alleged victims to journey to the US and inform authorities what he is aware of in regards to the disgraced financier and the sex-trafficking of under-age women by Epstein.
He has denied any involvement.
This week, British socialite and Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell had an attraction for bail denied which means she is going to stay in jail in New York till going through trial for youngster grooming, intercourse abuse and perjury prices, the Metro newspaper reported.
Maxwell, who Andrew mentioned had launched him to Epstein, has pleaded not responsible to conspiring to recruit women who had been sexually abused by the US financier between 1994 and 1997.
Epstein was discovered hanged in a New York jail final August whereas awaiting sex-trafficking prices.—IANS