Prince Andrew’s announcement that he is stepping back from public life and dropping all royal duties after recent revelations around his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has also repercussions for the musical life. The London Philharmonic issued the following statement: « Following HRH The Duke of York’s announcement that he will be stepping back from public life, management representatives of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) met with Prince Andrew’s office on Thursday afternoon. At a subsequent meeting of the RPO Board, it was decided that the Orchestra should part company with its Patron, with immediate effect. The RPO would like to express its gratitude to His Royal Highness for his support of the Orchestra over the past 15 years. »

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