PRINCE ANDREW QUITS TRADE ROLE

PRINCE Andrew is to step down from his role as Britain’s trade ambassador, just four months after his links to a sex offender prompted calls for him to quit the unpaid position. The prince, 51, will be leaving his job as the government's special representative for international trade and investment, which he has held since 2001 but will continue to travel the world in a less formal role to promote UK trade.