Prince Andrew Done In by Ties to Scandal
Duke of York resigns from role as UK Trade Envoy
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2011 10:15 AM CDT
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is out as UK Trade Envoy, ending months of speculation.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – After months of speculation that Prince Andrew's connections to a variety of high-level scandals—most notably his friendship with billionaire/registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein—would force him out of several of his official positions, the Duke of York has resigned from his role as UK Trade Envoy, reports the Huffington Post. Andrew became the UK Special Representative for Trade and Investment in 2001, and was tasked with promoting Great Britain to foreign investors. "I would like to thank the Duke of York for the major contribution he has made over the last decade to UK trade and the huge support he has given to British businesses," said PM David Cameron in a statement.