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Prince Andrew to be ‘air-brushed’ from Prince Philip’s 100th birthday

Prince Andrew is reportedly being "air-brushed" out of celebrations marking his dad's 100th birthday next year.

The Duke of Edinburgh will reach the milestone age in June, and according to new reports, there have been discussions about how to keep his scandal-plagued son, 60, out of the spotlight.

According to The Sun, Andrew won't be invited to major celebrations, and there will be limited photos of him in a new exhibition charting Prince Philip's incredible life.

The paper also claims that Prince Philip's team have blocked him from writing an introduction to the exhibition's programme.

A source said: “There is a warning from up high to play down Andrew. He will be included as little as possible.

“It’s not whitewashing history because you can’t leave him out entirely. But it will not make a big deal of his relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh over the years.

“This is obviously proving difficult because he is his son and it’s playing down his role in the family.”

In July he was noticeably absent from photos shared by Buckingham Palace celebrating the wedding of his youngest daughter Princess Beatrice to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

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The exhibition is being organised by the Royal Collection Trust, who told the Daily Star that plans had not yet been finalised.

A spokesperson said: "Plans for next year's Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are not yet confirmed."

Prince Andrew was forced to step down from royal duties after a nightmarish Newsnight interview last November.

He was quizzed by Emily Maitlis about his friendship with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and claims that he had sex with trafficked teen Virginia Giuffre in 2001 when she was 17.

Prince Andrew has always denied the claims.

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