The RPO, whose greatest asset is its royal connection, has decided to ‘part company’ with Prince Andrew, the duke involved in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
The RPO expressed ‘gratitude to His Royal Highness for his support of the orchestra over the past 15 years’.
It inherited Prince Andrew after the death of its original patron, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
It has also lost is last music director, Charles Dutoit, to sex charges.
The RPO is starting to look like an unlucky orchestra.