Prince Andrew Scraps Libya Trip As Lockberie Bomber Is Released
Prince Andrew scraps trip to Libya as controversy grows strong over the release of accused bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the "Lockberie Bomber" jailed for organizing the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockberie, Scotland. Al-Megrahi was released last week on "compassion grounds" by the government of Scotland. The fallout from Al-Megrahi's release has been massive in the United States since 180 American nationals died on board Flight 103. First, an online petition has been organized calling for the boycott of Scotland-produced goods and services.
Now, Prince Andrew of the Royal British Family srapped his scheduled trip to Libya as was announced by the Buckingham Palace.
The visit would have seen the Prince travel to Libya in his role as the UK's special representative for international trade and investment.
In a short statement Buckingham Palace said: "There are no plans for the Duke of York to visit Libya."