Royals plough on with daily duties in shadow of Epstein probe

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, visited Evelina London Children's Hospital to participate in a creative workshop run by the National Portrait Gallery, where she spent time meeting with several families and children.

Kate delighted some children at the event by posing for polaroid photographs with them and the gift which they had presented her with.

Prince Charles visited the Whittle Laboratory at Cambridge University, where he paid tribute to the students and staff working on sustainability and eco-friendly modes of transport.

A U.S. prosecutor said on Monday (January 27) that Prince Andrew had provided "zero cooperation" to U.S. authorities probing sex trafficking allegedly carried out by deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein and co-conspirators.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe is focusing on British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of Epstein, and others who facilitated the wealthy financier's alleged trafficking of underage girls, law enforcement sources told Reuters in December.

Andrew has described his association with Epstein as "ill-judged" and in November the prince stepped down from public duties as the allegations became a distraction for the royal family.