Newspaper headlines: Queen 'let down' by 'outcast' Prince Andrew

By BBC News


Pictures of the Duke of York dominate the morning's front pages following his decision to withdraw from royal duties.

The Daily Mail calls him an "outcast" and says he was forced to quit after a "dramatic intervention" by the Queen and the Prince of Wales.

It says they took "decisive action" to contain the fallout from Prince Andrew's disastrous TV interview about his friendship with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The paper goes on to say that "not since Edward VIII's abdication in 1936 has any member of the Royal Family so dramatically walked away from their public duties".

The Sun reports that the Queen was said to be "very disappointed" with her son and feels "let down".

"Crisis at the palace" is the headline in the i newspaper, while Metro's headline sums up the story as "The Banned Old Duke of York".

The New York Times says the duke is facing renewed calls to testify to the FBI about his "tangled history" with Mr Epstein, who was accused of sex trafficking before his death.

It says Prince Andrew is trying to "contain a firestorm" that threatens to "scorch the entire British Royal Family".

The Washington Post notes that sponsors of some of the 200 charities he endorses have started to abandon him, concluding that "he no longer casts a royal glow, but controversial shade".

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The Guardian leads on Labour's £75bn manifesto pledge to "tackle Britain's housing crisis".

The shadow housing secretary, John Healey, tells the paper that the party wants to bring in "a new era of council housing", aiming to build 100,000 homes a year.

The paper notes the last time that many council houses were built was in 1977.

The Daily Mirror reports that thousands of homes sold under the Right to Buy scheme could be bought back by councils from private landlords under Labour's plans.

The Times is among those to report on a ground-breaking medical trial in which severely injured patients were deliberately put in a state of "suspended animation" to give surgeons more time to treat them.

The paper says the technique involves replacing patients' blood with a chilled saline solution in order to dramatically slow brain activity.

The study from the University of Maryland did not say whether the patients survived, but doctors hope to prove the method is effective when the results of the trial are published next year.

"How do you make children's television more educational but still fun?" asks the Daily Mail. "By reviving a classic from the 60s - that's How," it says.

Those of a certain age may recognise the format from the show "How?" which first aired in 1966 and is to be brought back next year, the paper says. Presenters Fred Dineage, Jack Hargreaves, Jon Miller and Bunty James would take turns posing a question before setting out to answer it.

The paper says ITV is billing it as the "ultimate children's information show" - and may give Dineage a cameo role.