BT says it will stop sponsoring an award fronted by Prince Andrew if he does not step down as patron.

It follows the Duke of York’s interview about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Telecoms giant BT was a corporate sponsor of the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), which develops workplace skills. Prince Andrew is the patron and the award’s website links to the duke’s own site.

BT told Sky News it was “reviewing” its relationship and may continue its work “in the event of a change in their patronage”.

it comes as three Australian universities joined the list of organisations distancing themselves from Prince Andrew.

KPMG and Standard Chartered this week ended their sponsorship of the duke’s Pitch@Palace initiative – a Dragon’s Den-style event where entrepreneurs meet investors and mentors to boost their company.

Bond University, the University of Wollongong (UoW) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), who are listed as partners on its website, have…

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