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Scandal in the palace
Scandal in the palace
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On November 20, 2019, Queen Elizabeth II’s second son Prince Andrew, Duke of York, released a formal statement on the royal family’s official website and announced, “I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.” So, what does this mean? Is it really just a polite way of saying that he got fired? And if so, fired from what exactly? Here’s the lowdown on Prince Andrew’s very public demotion.

This is not the first time the palace has been rocked by scandal. Here are some royal family scandals that shocked the world.

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