By Royal Correspondent For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:40 GMT, 21 November 2019 | Updated: 11:16 GMT, 22 November 2019
Thirsk (pictured) will lose her job, a royal source said
Prince Andrew's right-hand woman has been sacked from her role and will be switched to running his tech awards and business funding scheme, a source said last night.
Amanda Thirsk, who was instrumental in persuading the beleaguered royal to agree to his disastrous Newsnight interview, was told yesterday by Andrew that she will no longer be his private secretary.
Instead she will become chief executive of [email protected], the prince's Dragons' Den-style scheme for entrepreneurs, and the Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), which emulates the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
Yesterday, Prince Andrew went to Buckingham Palace to fire his top aide on the Queen's orders, The Sun reports.
Last night, mother-of-three Mrs Thirsk, who has loyally stood by Andrew for