Queen Elizabeth II's son, Prince Andrew has recently opened up further about his past friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and the allegations made towards him by Virginia Roberts. Virginia "claims she was forced to have sex with the royal three times between 1999 and 2002 in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by the disgraced financier," according to People.
Prince Andrew has no recollection of meeting Virginia Roberts
In a face-to-face talk with the BBC Newsnight, Prince Andrew discusses it all. "I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever," the 59-year-old Duke of York tells news anchor Emily Maitlis. "It just never happened," he said.
Prince Andrew regrets staying in touch with Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew, who is Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie's father, was adamant the entire interview that he has no recollection of any of the allegations and even had excuses for everything. The one thing the Prince did regret however, is remaining in touch with Epstein (who died by suicide in a New York City jail in August of this year, long after his conviction in 2008).
"It was definitely the wrong thing to do. But at the time I felt it was the honourable and right thing to do."— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) November 16, 2019
The Duke of York speaks to @maitlis about his links to Jeffrey Epstein and his decision to stay with him
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The Duke of York has been receiving incredible amounts of support from all members of the royal family during this difficult time for him, including his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, and he believes that this scandal has not been damaging to the Queen at all.