The Queen Cancels Prince Andrew's 60th Birthday Party Amid Epstein Scandal
Royal family deals with fall out from Duke of York's BBC interview
The news comes after the Queen sacked Prince Andrew from royal duties.
It later emerged that Andrew's botched BBC Newsnight interview was not approved in advance by the Queen.
According to a royal insider source as per Sunday Times:
"The Queen did not give her approval. The fact that notion has somehow been put about has aggrieved people in the [royal] households.
"Andrew had a son-to-mother conversation, letting her know that he was planning to address the controversy, but without going into any details... What should have happened was the full palace process."
Royal author Penny Junor predicted a bleak future for the prince:
"He's absolutely finished. If Andrew is no longer representing or supporting the monarch in any capacity or doing good charitably, what's the point of him?"
The Queen is said to be 'deeply frustrated' that the Epstein scandal, with Andrew at the center, is overshadowing the rest of the family's work.
Andrew, who is eighth-in-line to the throne, quit in 2011 as Britain's roving trade ambassador for his ties to Epstein following his jailing in 2008 for child sex offenses.
During the disastrous interview, the Duke of York delivered one unconvincing explanation after another.
In his contradictory account of their friendship, the Prince argued he did not have sex with any of Epstein's trafficked women in his properties.
But in August, Neon Nettle reported a witness allegedly saw Andrew getting a "foot massage" from "two young women" while inside sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion.
Roberts says she was taken as a sex slave when she was 15-years-old by the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who then "trafficked" her to Andrew, the Duke of York, when she was still a teenager.
The FBI is looking to interview 100 alleged victims of Epstein, with Prince himself facing being questioned and even arrested.