Prince Andrew is being “airbrushed” out of his father’s 100th birthday celebrations as part of his ongoing fall from grace over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, according to a report.
Despite being one of Philip’s four children with Queen Elizabeth II, the 60-year-old royal will not be invited to major celebrations thrown to celebrate his dad’s milestone birthday next June, a source told The Sun.
Andrew — who was excluded from daughter Beatrice’s wedding photos — will now also play a minimal role in a photo exhibition of his father’s life, the source said.
“There is a warning from up high to play down Andrew. He will be included as little as possible,” an insider said, insisting it was “not whitewashing history” because he wasn’t being left out “entirely.”
“But it will not make a big deal of his relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh over the years,” the insider said of the planned exhibition and celebrations.
“This is obviously proving difficult because he is his son and it’s playing down his role in the family.”
Andrew has always vehemently denied any connection to convicted pedophile Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking crimes, as well as an accuser’s repeated claims that she was made to have sex with him at Epstein’s behest.
But his disastrous attempts to justify his ongoing friendship with the perverted moneyman — even after Epstein had been convicted of sex offenses with underage girls — saw him dumped from royal duties.
Since then, investigators have repeatedly accused the disgraced royal of refusing to cooperate, claims he has also denied.
The spotlight also intensified after his close friend, Epstein’s accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested and charged.
The Royal Collection Trust told The Sun that “plans are not yet confirmed” over the birthday exhibition.