Here is a look at how some of the businesses and organisations associated with the Duke of York have reacted to his interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew’s initiative for tech entrepreneurs Pitch@Palace has removed its web page listing corporate supporters, and the Outward Bound Trust, which has a long association with the royal family, is considering the duke’s role as patron.
– Cutting ties
KPMG – Pitch@Palace founding partner – Sponsorship contract expired at the end of October and will not be renewed.
Standard Chartered – Will not be renewing sponsorship of Pitch@Palace in December, citing “commercial reasons”.
Aon – Asked for its logo to be removed from the Pitch@Palace website, saying it had never been involved in the scheme in any capacity.
Gravity Road – Supporter of Pitch@Palace – Reported to be no longer working with the charity.
Advertising Week Europe – Supporter of Pitch@Palace – Reported to not be inviting Pitch@Palace to be part of its meeting in March.
Inmarsat – Reported to not be renewing its sponsorship of Pitch@Palace.
AstraZeneca – Three-year partnership with Pitch@Palace is due to expire at the end of this year and is being reviewed
London Metropolitan University – Reviewing Andrew’s role as patron at board of governors meeting next Tuesday.
Huddersfield University – A student panel passed a motion to lobby the duke to resign as its chancellor.
Outward Bound Trust – Holding a board meeting this week to discuss whether Andrew should stay as patron. He took over the role in March from the Duke of Edinburgh, who dedicated 65 years to the charity.
– Staying put
Stelios Philanthropic Foundation – The foundation, started by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is understood to be continuing its support for Pitch@Palace for the present.
Barclays – Recently renewed its sponsorship of the initiative, but is understood to be keeping a close eye on the situation.