The palace is playing with fire while it continues to give Andrew the chance to rehabilitate his image and re-enter public life, says Omid Scobie.
The royal stepped back from working duties last year after the disastrous Newsnight interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
The Manhattan hearing is expected to feature a not-guilty plea by the British socialite as well as arguments over whether she is a flight risk.
The Duke of York and his ex-wife are reportedly embroiled in a legal dispute over an alleged unpaid £6.7m bill for a chalet they bought in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said the Duke of York had asked that his military promotion to Admiral, set for his 60th birthday, be deferred until he returns to public duty.
Councils have been told to raise the flag on town hall buildings to mark the Duke of York’s birthday.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC said that she would advise the Duke of York not to fly to America to speak to the FBI.
The Duke of York could still appear at Trooping the Colour and the Remembrance Sunday service.
The Duke of York announced he was stepping down from his duties after a meeting with the Queen.
The Duke of York's Newsnight interview at the weekend has been branded 'disastrous'.
The Geordie duo made several references to the Prince’s disastrous Newsnight interview as the kicked off the ITV jungle reality show.
The 'Loose Women' presenter recalled clashing with the Duke of York at a charity event, claiming he made 'offensive remarks'.