BT has called for Prince Andrew to be dropped as patron from the digital skills award scheme, if the are to continue backing the scheme.
The telecoms giant is the latest in several multi-million-pound companies, charities and universities who putting distance from the Duke of York over his friendship with the disgraced financier, Jeffrey Epstein.
A spokesman for BT said, “We have been working with the company since its launch in 2017 and our dealings have been with its executive directors, not its patron, the Duke of York.
“As a leading provider of online digital skills training, iDEA was a natural partner for our new Skills for Tomorrow programme.
“However, 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.”