Andrea York on the case of Epstein: “I’ve embarrassed the royal family”

Not only Harry and Meghan, in this fragment of 2019 at Buckingham Palace trembles even for other matters, much more a series of whims (real or alleged) of the duchess of Sussex. Victory Elizabeth II is the third child born to Andrea, the name of which in the last few weeks has often been associated to that of Jeffrey Epstein, american businessman arrested for sexual abuse and trafficking of children, and died in circumstances not yet clear, in a prison in New York last August 10.

Suicide, ruled the autopsy, even if the injuries on the corpse would be compatible also with a death by strangulation (a few weeks before his death, Epstein, awaiting trial, had been assaulted in his cell, ndr) prince Andrew knew him well, and after weeks of speculation made publicly mea culpa for that report in an interview of 45 minutes released to the BBC: “The problem is that I stayed with him even after he had been condannanto for the first time. It is not appropriate for a member of the royal family, because we try to maintain to a high standard, I disappointed everyone“.

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The Duke of York says he “let the side down” by staying at the home of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, describing it as the “wrong thing to do” and not “becoming of a member of the Royal Family”. Prince Andrew has spoken for the first time about his links to Jeffrey Epstein and the allegations against him. Tap the link in our bio 👆 to read more about his exclusive interview with BBC Newsnight”s Emily Maitlis. #bbcnews

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In the game, there is not much friendship with Epstein, as to the allegations of Virginia Roberts, now married Giuffre, who said he was offered by Epstein to Andrea when she was 17 years old. The prince, on this point, he rejects any accusation, as he had done after the first conviction Epstein, when the Mail On Sunday had released a video of the December 6, 2010, which was embraced in Virginia, then a minor, to the home of Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Epstein, who according to the allegations, he would have had a key role in bringing the girls to the meetings.

Andrea said he was “Appalled” at the alleged crimes of Epstein. “His Royal highness regrets the exploitation of every human being and the suggestion that has participated in or encouraged similar behaviour is abhorrent”, said in an statement released from Buckingham Palace on the day after the outbreak of the scandal. That video, however, there is, as the photos that they have been derived. The facts to be held in London on 10 march 2001.

Virginia, the now 35-year-old, said she has been to a party at the Trump nightclub and then having sex with Andrea to the house of Maxwell, in the district of Belgravia. Andrea in the interview he has specified that on that day he was with his daughters: “I brought Beatrice to the Pizza Express Woking for a party, I suppose that they were the four or five in de afternoon. And then, given that the duchess was absent (Sarah, editor) we have a simple rule in the family: when one is away the other is present”. And the photo? “I have absolutely no memory of when the photo was taken”, he defended himself, putting into doubt the authenticity from the clothing. In the picture of him with Roberts wearing “travelling clothes” and not his estate’s official in jacket and tie, the prince has hypothesized that it may be a montage, given that his fingers are very large.

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It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty and also real truth, that remain steadfast and strong to their beliefs. Andrew is a true and real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness and goodness of always seeing the best in people. I am deeply supportive and proud of this giant of a principled man, that dares to put his shoulder to the wind and stands firm with his sense of honour and truth. For so many years he has gone about his duties for Great Britain and The Monarch. It is time for Andrew to stand firm now, and that he has, and I am with him every step of the way and that is my honour. We have always walked tall and strong, he for me and me for him. We are the best examples of joint parenting, with both our girls and go back to my three There’s .. Communicate Compromise Compassion @hrhthedukeofyork

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The interview elicited reactions from most parties. From the reviews fake at the Pizza Express, and insinuations social, of the actress Rose McGowan, until the closeness of Sarah Ferguson, on Instagram dedicated to her ex-husband a long post of solidarity to see to the side of the prince, as always. “For Andrea it is time to resist, we always walked head high,” wrote the duchess of York, certain of his innocence. She, of course, will not abandon them this time either. All that remains is to wait for any developments.