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Queen Elizabeth is beyond reproach but there is a distinction between the monarchy and the rest of the royal family, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today when asked if the monarchy was beyond reproach after the scandal involving Prince Andrew.
Axar.az reports citing Malaymail.
“The monarchy is the queen and in my view, she is beyond reproach - there is a distinction between the monarchy and the royal family and everybody will readily appreciate that,” Johnson told reporters.
Andrew, Elizabeth’s second son, stepped down from royal duties last week saying the controversy surrounding his “ill-judged” association with late US financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family’s work.
As the story dominated British news for a week, overshadowing campaigning for the December 12 election, there has been widespread criticism of Andrew and demands he should answer questions from US authorities about Epstein.
2019.11.29 / 18:31