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Queen bans Prince Andrew from meeting Donald Trump

Queen bans Prince Andrew from meeting Donald Trump during three-day Nato trip to UK when he will also miss Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince William but he will see Her Majesty, Kate, Charles and Camilla

  • President Donald Trump will be received by the Queen at Buckingham Palace 
  • Duke of York not been named on the list of Royals attending the welcome
  • Andrew played leading role in President’s state visit to the UK earlier this year 

The beleaguered Duke of York has been ‘banned’ from meeting President Donald Trump when he visits the UK next week. 

Mr Trump will be received by the Queen, in an unprecedented second visit in a single year by a US President following his State visit in June.

But in the wake of his disastrous Newsnight interview, Prince Andrew faces further humiliation after his name was left off the list of figures meeting the President.  

Andrew, who played a leading role in President Trump’s state visit to the UK earlier this year, would have joined them had he not stepped back from public life. 

Mr Trump will be received by the Queen, in an unprecedented second visit in a single year by a US President following his State visit in June 

US President Donald Trump and First Lady disembark from Air Force One on his state visit to the UK ahead of D-Day 75 commemorations this year

US President Donald Trump and First Lady disembark from Air Force One on his state visit to the UK ahead of D-Day 75 commemorations this year

Buckingham Palace last night revealed that every senior member of the royal family available to work will join the Queen to welcome NATO leaders, including Donald Trump, at a summit in London on Tuesday – but Andrew will not be among them.

The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will formally receive the leaders and their partners, before being joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace. 

The only other absentees are the Countess of Wessex, who has other official engagements on the night, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have taken a leave of absence from royal duties. 

The Duke of Cambridge will be in the Middle East at the time of the visit. 

It comes after Prince Andrew’s interview on the BBC received backlash as he failed to show sympathy to Jeffrey Epstein’s victims.

Mr Trump enjoyed a full state visit in June this year, when he was the guest of honour at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace

Mr Trump enjoyed a full state visit in June this year, when he was the guest of honour at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace

Mr Trump, Melania and Her Majesty in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle. Mr Trump calls her an 'incredible incredible woman'

Mr Trump, Melania and Her Majesty in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle. Mr Trump calls her an ‘incredible incredible woman’

The Duke of York was roundly criticised for failing to show any sympathy for Epstein’s victims and saying he chose to visit the convicted sex offender after his release from prison to tell him he had to break off the friendship because he considered it ‘honourable’.

As a result of the fallout, Andrew has been deserted by many of his official charities and patronages.

He faces further anguish over what is likely to be an excruciating interview on the BBC’s Panorama on Monday with Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims who has accused the prince of having sex with her three times, once when she was just 17. Andrew has always denied any wrongdoing. 

MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.   

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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