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BT will continue working with skills group if it drops Prince Andrew as patron

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Britain’s BT has told a company promoting digital skills to drop Prince Andrew as a patron if it wants to keep receiving support from the country’s biggest broadband provider.

Several major companies have sought to distance themselves from the British royal since he gave a disastrous television interview on Saturday discussing his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

BT said on Wednesday it was reviewing its work with iDEA. “In light of recent developments we are reviewing our relationship with the organisation and hope that we might be able to work further with them, in the event of a change in their patronage.”

In Britain, royal patronage is usually considered an honour and a boost for charities. (Reporting by Kate Holton, editing by Estelle Shirbon)