Prince William has reportedly turned a deaf ear to press questions concerning his uncle Prince Andrew after Buckingham Palace stripped off the embattled Duke of York’s royal patronages and military affiliations in light of the ongoing sexual assault lawsuit leveled against him.

On Wednesday, the Duke of Cambridge, 39, and his wife, Kate Middleton, 40, visited the Foundling Museum, which featured the story of the U.K.'s first children's charity, the 18th-century Foundling Hospital, People reported.

As the royal couple was heading out, ITV reporter Chris Ship opted to ask William, "Your Royal Highness, can I just ask, do you support Prince Andrew?" 

"Sorry, I can't hear you," Prince William reportedly responded, which was followed by Ship’s question, "Do you support Prince Andrew?" 

By then, William decided to dodge the questions and continue on his way to exit the building. Notably, the Duke of Cambridge is not the first royal to snub questions regarding Prince Andrew. 

His father, Prince Charles, 73, would also refuse to comment when asked for his view on his brother’s royal status last Friday. Instead, the royal proceeded to shake hands and converse with another man on Friday after he stepped out in Aberdeenshire, Birmingham Mail noted.

The decision to return the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages to the Queen became public following a judge’s dismissal of an appeal to have the sexual assault lawsuit against Andrew thrown out.

"The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen,” the Buckingham Palace said on Thursday per the BBC.

Prince Andrew, 61, will likely retain his title as the Duke of York and remain ninth in the line of succession to the throne. However, he will no longer use the style "His Royal Highness" in any official capacity.

Last week, Prince Andrew's camp moved to quash Virginia Roberts Giuffre's sexual assault lawsuit amid revelations the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein reached a $500,000 settlement with the woman, who agreed not to sue any other "potential defendant."

The victim alleges Epstein trafficked her and ultimately forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17. Andrew maintains his innocence and denies the allegations.

William and Kate Notably, the Duke of Cambridge is not the first royal to snub questions regarding Prince Andrew.  Chris Jackson/Getty Images