Queen stops selling Prince Andrew postcards following child-trafficking allegations

The Queen is looking to further distance herself from Prince Andrew, no longer selling postcards featuring her son, following allegations of being involved in the Epstein scandal.

The Queen’s son Prince Andrew has apparently been disowned, and rightfully so.

Postcards featuring the Duke of York have been removed from sale at Queen Elizabeth’s Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle, nearly a year since he officially stepped down from royal duties.

Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth, Royal Family, Jeffrey Epstein
Photo: Richard Wainwright

Allegations that Prince Andrew had been heavily associated in the child sex-trafficking scandal involving convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein surfaced last year, with one victim, Virginia Giuffre, claiming the Queen’s son had slept with her multiple times when she was just 17.

The Duke of York subsequentially gave a disastrous interview with the BBC about his friendship with Epstein, where he expressed no regrets about their relationship. He has since not been seen at any official Royal events.

If the Queen’s opinion on her son’s position in the family wasn’t evident enough, souvenirs featuring her children, the Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward, are all still available to purchase at the gift shop, whilst those featuring Prince Andrew have been removed.

A tourist who had visited the Balmoral Castle gift shop told The Sun, “When I asked if it was possible to buy one of Andrew, a sales assistant said ‘No, we’ve taken them away. And we won’t be making any more of them.'”

With the Queen’s disappointment on public display, perhaps Andrew could rely on his dad Prince Phillip to include him the family? Well, possibly not.

It’s also been reported that Prince Andrew has not been invited to major celebrations for his father’s 100th birthday on June 1 next year, with organisers told to avoid pictures of him in an exhibition.

Whilst the Royal Family look to distance themselves from their middle child, it seems they’re ultimately intent on avoiding his presence affecting their public image, rather than actually condemning his relationship with Epstein.