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Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday celebrated with baby pic by royal family despite him stepping back after Epstein

BIRTHDAY BOY

THE Royal Family has today celebrated Prince Andrew's 60th birthday with a baby photo after the disgraced duke stepped back from his duties.

The Duke of York's milestone birthday comes amid a turbulent few weeks for the royals, including two divorces and revelations Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have to give up using the Sussex Royal brand.

And Prince Andrew himself has been under increased scrutiny in recent months for his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

But despite the dramas, the Royal Family today posted a birthday message on Instagram to mark the day.

In the post, The Royal Family wrote: "On this day in 1960, Prince Andrew was born at Buckingham Palace, the first child born to a reigning monarch for 103 years.

"Happy Birthday to The Duke of York."

It comes as Prince Andrew was sacked from royal duties after increased scrutiny over his relationship with paedo Jeffrey Epstein.

And the Daily Mail claimed his fall from grace had seen a sharp decline in those willing to celebrate his 60th birthday tonight.

It was reported a number of guests have said they were "unavailable" for tonight's festivities.

And this has reportedly led to Fergie's assistant Jane Clarke having to send out more invitations to fill seats.

The cocktail dress celebrations will be held at the Royal Lodge on Wednesday night.