Prince Andrew, 59, has officially decided to step down from his royal duties due to ill-advised friendships and sex crime scandal.

In a rare TV interview last weekend, the prince had raised concerns when asked about his late friend Jeffrey Epstein and the sex crimes he had committed, which involved the prostitution of underage girls. During the interview, the prince claimed he had never seen the American financier with any underage girls. However, his claims and the evidence did not add up.

In the interview, a photo of the prince with an underage girl he had allegedly had sex with was shown. The Duke claimed to have no recollection of the woman in the photo, but the woman in the photo, Virginia Giuffre, claimed that they did in fact know each other and that they had met in March at a night club in London.

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Giuffre had allegedly been directed by Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew while underage.

Andrew claimed that he did not participate in Epstein’s prostitution ring and has agreed to help law enforcement get to the bottom of his friend’s crimes.

While Andrew is the Queen’s eldest and “favorite son,” the two have decided it would be best for him to step down from his royal duties, which means he will no longer be receiving his $323,000 Sovereign Grant allowance.

His public relations adviser who had actually advised him against conducting the interview has also resigned.

Not too long after his disastrous interview about his criminal friendship with Epstein, the royal family released a statement from His Royal Highness, The Duke of York on Twitter.