from telegraph.co.uk: David Cameron has refused publicly to support the Duke of York in the wake of allegations that he “sexually abused” a teenager. Asked about the controversy for the first time since the claims were made last week, the Prime Minister would only say in a radio interview: “I'm not going to make any comment on it. Obviously, the Prince has made his own views very, very clear, and I think I'll leave it at that.” Mr Cameron’s comments are a marked contrast from his reaction when the Duke’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, first got him into trouble in 2011. On that occasion the Prime Minister made it clear the Duke retained his full confidence in his role as UK trade envoy. Mr Cameron’s spokesman said at the time that the Duke was “doing an important job” and that “we support him in his role as trade envoy”.