Prince Andrew boards private jet at Aberdeen airport as he cuts Balmoral stay ...

Prince Andrew cut short his Balmoral holiday just days after he faced renewed scrutiny over his friendship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York was due to spend the whole week at the Queen's Scottish estate, but was pictured boarding the private jet this afternoon. 

The royal was seen stepping out of a black Range Rover at Aberdeen airport. The Duchess of York left yesterday.

At the weekend, the Queen sat next to her son on their way to church on the grounds of Balmoral, a day after it emerged Epstein has killed himself in a US jail.

The Prince shared a car with his mother and daughter, Princess Beatrice, to Kirk on the Scottish estate, while Charles and Camilla drove themselves.

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It came as the Duchess of York also left Balmoral early, amid claims she was ushered out when the Duke of Edinburgh refused to be under the same roof as her.

It is said he accuses her of having publicly humiliated the Queen and the royal family following her divorce from Andrew in 1996.

The royal was seen leaving a black Range Rover at Aberdeen airport. The Duchess of York also left yesterday

The royal was seen leaving a black Range Rover at Aberdeen airport. The Duchess of York also left yesterday

Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday, was accused of arranging to have sex with dozens of underage girls at his residences in New York and Florida. 

His body was discovered at 6.30am at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan, hours after a court in New York released 2,000 pages of previously sealed legal documents.

One document repeated the allegation, which the Prince has always denied, that Andrew had sex with a 17 year old girl.  

The court papers repeated claims that the Duke slept with Virginia Roberts, 17 at the time and one of Epstein's 'sex slaves', and groped a 21-year-old woman. The Prince denies the claims.

The 59-year-old royal was pictured getting out of a black Range Rover before boarding the private jet this afternoon

The 59-year-old royal was pictured getting out of a black Range Rover before boarding the private jet this

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