Princess Beatrice visits Andrew as fallout from TV interview continues

The Duke of York has been visited by his daughter Princess Beatrice and her fiance Edoardo Mozzi, as the fallout continues from his BBC interview.

Beatrice was pictured leaving Andrew's Berkshire home with her partner after spending some time with her beleaguered father, who has stepped back from public duties after the backlash from his Newsnight appearance.

The princess and her fiance were photographed being driven away from Royal Lodge, the duke's home he shares with his former wife Sarah, Duchess of York.

Sarah was not photographed but it is thought she was sat in the back seat with her daughter while Mr Mozzi was in the front of the vehicle next to the duchess' driver.

There were reports at the weekend the duchess was instrumental in pushing for Andrew to take part in the 50-minute long Emily Maitlis interview on BBC's Newsnight – widely viewed as a PR disaster.

But it is understood Sarah wanted her former husband to agree to a shorter interview, about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, with a broadcaster in America – a country she knows well.

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Britain's Princess Beatrice (L) and her mother Sarah Ferguson arrive for a pre-World Cup party at the Herfordshire home of David and Victoria Beckham in southern England May 21, 2006. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico
Princess Beatrice arrives at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of her sister Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire /Pool via REUTERS
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Britain October 12, 2018. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Princess Beatrice of York arrive for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 19, 2018 Britain's Princess Beatrice of York during Royal Ascot Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs
(left to right) Princess Eugenie, The Duke of York and Princess Beatrice arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Saturday May 19, 2018. Gareth Fuller/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice (L) attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Beatrice of York attends the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 in London, Britain May 21, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS
Princess Beatrice of York arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 24, 2017 Princess Beatrice at the meeting REUTERS/Toby Melville
Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 22, 2017 Princess Beatrice during Ladies Day at Ascot REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrive at the Easter Sunday service in Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Britain Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse - 18/6/16 Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Olivier Peslier are presented with a trophy by Princess Beatrice after winning the 3.40 Hardwicke Stakes race Reuters / Toby Melville Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Britain Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse - 18/6/16 Britain's Queen Elizabeth looks at her horse before the .40 Hardwicke Stakes as Princess Beatrice looks on Reuters / Toby Melville Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice travel to Horseguards Parade for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London, Britain June 11, 2016. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Prince Andrew, and Princess Beatrice arrive for a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Britain, June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Stansall/Poolh'
Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse - 19/6/15 Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York Reuters / Toby Melville Livepic
Britain's Princesses Beatrice (L) and Eugenie arrive for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London in Britain June 13, 2015. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the Queen's official birthday. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Britain's (L-R) Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London, Britain June 13, 2015. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the Queen's official birthday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Britain's Princess Beatrice arrives to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in southern England April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Britain's Princess Beatrice arrives for the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition gala at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS)
Britain's Princess Beatrice sits on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SPORT TENNIS)
Britain's Princess Beatrice arrives in the Parade Ring on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING SOCIETY ROYALS)
Princess Beatrice (R) arrives for the wedding of Thomas van Straubenzee and Melissa Percy, daughter of Ralph and Jane Percy, the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, at St Michael's Church in Alnwick, northern England June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS)
Britain's Princess Beatrice smiles as she stands in the parade ring during ladies' day at the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England, June 20, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING SOCIETY ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles as she attends the Epsom Derby with Prince Philip (R), the Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Beatrice, in Epsom, south of London June 1, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS)
Britain's Princess Beatrice arrives at St Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle for the Easter service in Windsor, southern England, March 31, 2013. REUTERS/ Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Princess Beatrice speaks on a telephone on the trading floor of BGC Partners, in London September 11, 2012. The company, formerly part of Cantor Fitzgerald, holds a Charity Day each year to commemorate the 658 employees who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. During the day celebrities visit the company to help raise money for their selected charity, by assisting the brokers deal on the trading floor. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
Sarah Ferguson (C), Britain's Duchess of York reacts next to her daughters Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice (R) as they watch Britain's Laura Trott win gold in the women's track cycling omnium at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT CYCLING)
Britain's Princess Beatrice (L) and Princess Eugenie travel to Horse Guards Parade for the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London June 16, 2012. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the sovereign's official birthday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT MILITARY SOCIETY ROYALS)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) looks on as her husband Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, (4R) speaks with Prince William (R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd R) with Prince Harry (5th R) and Princess Beatrice (3rd R) on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London June 16, 2012. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the sovereign's official birthday. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT MILITARY SOCIETY ROYALS)
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie (L) attend a thanksgiving service to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at St Paul's Cathedral in central London June 5, 2012. Four days of nationwide celebrations during which millions of people have turned out to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee conclude on Tuesday with a church service and carriage procession through central London. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
Britain's Princess Beatrice crosses the finish line at the Olympic Park Run in Stratford, east London March 31, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS)
Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice are driven by Prince Harry (obscured) as they arrive at Papworth Hospital to visit Prince Phillip near Cambridge December 25, 2011. Queen Elizabeth's 90-year-old husband spent Christmas Day in a hospital bed after successful surgery to clear a blocked heart artery, missing the royal family's celebrations at its rural Sandringham estate in eastern England. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)
Britain's Princess Beatrice arrives for the wedding between Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and England rugby captain Mike Tindall, at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland July 30, 2011. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS SPORT)
Britain's Princess Beatrice sits in the Royal Box on Centre Court, with her boyfriend Dave Clark, for the match between Marion Bartoli of France and Sabine Lisicki of Germany at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS SPORT TENNIS)
Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse - 16/6/11 Princess Beatrice (L) and Princess Eugenie arrive in the Royal Carriage Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Paul Harding
Britain's Princess Beatrice tours the Chelsea Flower Show on press day, in central London May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ROYALS SOCIETY)
Britain's Prince Andrew holds back a branch for his daughter Princess Beatrice during a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show on press day, in central London May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ROYALS SOCIETY)
Britain's Princess Beatrice arrives for a pre-wedding dinner ahead of the wedding of Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London April 28, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS)
Britain's Princess Eugenie (R) and Princess Beatrice arrive for the Easter Matins Service at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel in Windsor April 24, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Ison/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS RELIGION)
Britain's Princess Beatrice photographs her boyfriend Dave Clark before his attempt to kitesurf across the English Channel with businessman Richard Branson at Dungeness in south east England August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS SPORT)
Britain's Princess Beatrice presents the trophy for the first race the Chesham Stakes on the fifth day of racing at Royal Ascot in southern England June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SPORT HORSE RACING)
Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse - 17/6/10 Prince Andrew (right) talks with his daughter Princess Beatrice (C) during Ladies day Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Paul Childs Livepic
Britain's Princess Eugenie (L), Princess Beatrice (2nd L), Prince Willam (3rd L), and other members of the royal family watch a fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London June 12, 2010. The Trooping the Colour ceremony honours the sovereign's official birthday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS)
Tennis - AEGON Championships - Queens Club, London - 10/6/10 Princess Beatrice watches the action at centre court Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Henry Browne Livepic
Athletics - Virgin London Marathon 2010 - London - 25/4/10 Team Caterpillar after completing the London Marathon. The 34 person team included Holly Branson, Sam Branson, Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Dave Clark. The team set a new world record for having the most people to finish a marathon while tied together Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Steven Paston Livepic
Britain's Princess Beatrice leaves Sandringham church after the annual Christmas Day church service at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, east England December 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS RELIGION)
Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse - 16/6/09 HRH Prince Charles (L) and Princess Beatrice arrives at Ascot Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Carl Recine
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (FRONT L-R), and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, and Princess Beatrice (2ND ROW L-R) leave St George's Chapel after the marriage between Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly, in Windsor, southern England on May 17, 2008. Peter Phillips became on Saturday the first of Queen Elizabeth's grandchildren to wed, marrying his Canadian bride Autumn Kelly in drizzly weather at a chapel at the queen's Windsor Castle residence near London. REUTERS/Shaun Curry/Pool (BRITAIN)
Sarah, Duchess of York (L) and her daughter Princess Beatrice take to the catwalk during the Fashion for Relief charity fashion show in London September 20, 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs (BRITAIN)
Britain's Princess Eugenie (L) and Princess Beatrice leave St George's Chapel in Windsor after the annual Order of the Garter service in Windsor, June 19, 2006. [Their father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, were formally made Knights of the Garter. ]
The Duchess of York (R), accompanied by the Duke of York (L) and their daughter Princess Beatrice, arrives for the memorial service for her father Major Ron Ferguson at All Saints church in Odiham, Hampshire, March 24, 2003. The major had battled cancer since 1996 and suffered a series of heart attacks. REUTERS/Michael Crabtree MC
Britain's Prince of Wales (R), his sons Princes William (L) and Harry (2L) and Princess Beatrice (2R) leave St Paul's Cathedral after the Golden Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving in London June 4, 2002. Thousands of people gathered in central London for the festivities on the final day of the celebratory weekend marking the Queen's 50th year on the throne. REUTERS/Stephen Hird SH/NMB
Britain's Princess Beatrice leaves St. Paul's Cathedral by car after the Golden Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving in London June 4, 2002. Thousands of people gathered in central London for the festivities on the final day of the celebratory weekend marking the Queen's 50th year on the throne. REUTERS/Stephen Hird SH/NMB
Britain's Prince Andrew (C) and his daughters Princess Eugenie (R) and Princess Beatrice (2nd L) talk to members of the police force assisting with the queues of members of the public waiting to pay their respects at the coffin of the Queen Mother where it lies in state at Westminster Hall in central London, April 7, 2002. [Thousands of people have waited in line to pay their last respects to the Queen Mother who died March 30 aged 101. Her funeral will take place on April 9, after which she will be interred at St George's Chapel in Windsor next to her late husband, King George VI.]
Britain's Queen Mother and her daughter the Queen (front) stand at the gates of Clarence House with their family members (L-R) Princess Beatrice, Prince Philip, Prince Harry (obscured), Prince William, Prince Charles, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips, Princess Anne, Princess Eugene, Tim Lawrence and Prince Andrew during celebrations to mark her 101st birthday August 4, 2001. The Queen Mother spent two days in hospital earlier this week to undergo a blood transfusion after suffering from anemia. IW/MC
Britain's Princess Beatrice (C) arrives for her first day at St George's school in Ascot with her parents Britain's Prince Andrew (R) and the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, September 6, 2000. The Duke and Duchess decided to send her to St. George's School after the Swiss school where she was supposed to attend was caught up in a police investigation.
Princess Beatrice attending her first Service of Remembrance is supported by Sophie the Countess of Wessex (R) after fainting during the service at the Cenotaph in central London November 14. [Prince Charles led the national Remembrance service in stead of his mother, The Queen, who is currently on a state visit to Africa.] **DIGITAL IMAGE**
The Queen and Prince Philip, accompanied by Princesses Eugenie (2ndR) and Beatrice (R) arrive at Crathie church near Balmoral for Sunday service August 30. Tomorrow the members of the royal family and the Prime Minister will attend a memorial service at the church to mark the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. JJM/JDP
The Duchess of York delivers her four-year-old daughter Princess Eugenie (L) on her first day of school at Upton Hall, near Windsor Castle September 7. Eugenie joins her sister Princess Beatrice (R) aged six at the school
The Duchess of York drives Princess Beatrice (L) and Princess Eugenie to her former home for a birthday party on Princess Beatrice's fifth birthday, at Sunninghill Park in Windsor August 8, 1993. Prince Andrew gave permission for the party featuring fairground style attractions to take place at Sunninghill Park because the Duchess's rented home at nearby Romenda Lodge is too small. REUTERS/Simon Kreitem (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS)
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Sarah was thought to be out of the country in the weeks leading up to the interview and so was not involved in the final discussions for the programme.

The royal family held talks about the crisis, with reports claiming the Queen, advised by the Prince of Wales, decided Andrew should quit public duties.

It is also claimed Charles, who is returning from a tour of the South Pacific which was overshadowed by events in London, will be meeting his brother to discuss his ongoing future.

Since his interview broadcast over a week ago, Andrew has faced growing criticism for showing a lack of empathy towards the victims of his late friend, convicted paedophile Epstein.

The duke was also attacked for what was seen by many as a lack of remorse over the friendship with the disgraced financier, who took his own life in prison earlier this year while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

Andrew faces the prospect of Virginia Giuffre – an alleged Epstein victim who claims she had under-age sex with the duke, which he strenuously denies – being interviewed on BBC's Panorama programme early in December.

Over the weekend, it was reported the duke had resigned from his role with his flagship business project Pitch@Palace after days of speculation about his future with the initiative he founded.

High-profile business sponsors KPMG, Standard Chartered and Inmarsat, a British satellite telecommunications company, all said they would not renew their financial support for Pitch while Barclays, a partner of the project, ended its association on Friday.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman told the PA news agency: "The duke has over 230 patronages. He will be stepping back from public duty and temporarily standing back from all his patronages.

"The duke will continue to work on Pitch and will look at how he takes this forward outside of his public duties, and outside of Buckingham Palace.

"We recognise there will be a period of time while this transition takes place."

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