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    News about Balmoral Castle's gift shop inventory comes shortly after the estate opened its doors to visitors and guided tours on 3 October.

    Visitors to Balmoral Castle, one of the British Royal Family's residences located in Scotland, will no longer be able to buy postcards of Prince Andrew at the estate's gift shop, The Sun reports.

    According to the newspaper, one tourist told them that although "there are postcards of Charles, Anne and Edward — and even the Queen’s grandchildren, Beatrice and Eugenie — there is not one of the Duke of York". Previously, it adds, "Andrew postcards have been on sale".

    "When I asked if it was possible to buy one of Andrew, a sales assistant said 'No, we’ve taken them away. And they won’t be making any more of them'," the tourist said. "Another said 'I’m afraid [Andrew] is very much on the naughty step’."

    This development comes after Balmoral Castle reopened its doors to visitors and guided tours on 3 October.

    Prince Andrew officially stepped down from his royal duties in the wake of the backlash caused by statements he made during his interview with the BBC in November 2019.

    In that interview, the Duke of York denied claims made by Virginia Roberts Giuffre that she had had a sexual relationship with him at least three times on the orders of disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his associate Ghislaine Maxwell; the Prince also defended his friendship with Epstein during the interview.

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