Britain's Prince Andrew's stepping back from royal duties - saying the controversy over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein is 'disrupting' the royal family's work.
In a statement the Duke says he 'unequivocally regrets' his association with the convicted paedophile - and 'deeply sympathises' with victims.
They're both things he DIDN'T say in a controversial TV interview at the weekend.
Former royal press secretary Dickie Arbiter says he had little option but to pull back:
Stock image: Prince Andrew/Wikipedia