Andrew says he has ‘no recollection’ of meeting Jeffrey Epstein accuser

Andrew says he has ‘no recollection’ of meeting Jeffrey Epstein accuser

Andrew says he has ‘no recollection’ of meeting Jeffrey Epstein accuser

Giuffre claims that in 2001, when she was 17, Andrew had sex with three times.

Britain's Prince Andrew laments that he let the Royal Family down by staying with the late financier and sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein after his 2008 conviction.

Andrew will apparently be confronted with allegations made by Epstein's "slave" Virginia Roberts that she was flown to London on the American's private jet, nicknamed the "Lolita Express", for sex with the prince.

"I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever", said Andrew, the 59-year-old second son of Queen Elizabeth.

Britain's Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims, who says she was forced to have sex with the royal.

"His house, I described it more as a railway station.there was people coming in and out of that house all the time.what they were doing.I really don't know". At the end of the day, with the benefit of all the hindsight one can have, it was definitely the wrong thing to do.

The Prince was questioned over Virginia Roberts-Giuffre's claims that he slept with her at the London home of Robert Maxwell's daughter Ghislaine, when she was just 17.

In a move to show solidarity, the British royal's ex-wife and mother to his children, Sarah Ferguson, took to social media to praise his candidness in the conversation with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis. Unnamed supporters of Andrew told the Daily Telegraph newspaper in August that the picture had been faked.

But Andrew flatly denied it, as he has all along.

The glare was so intense that it prompted Buckingham Palace to take the rare step of issuing a statement when Epstein died in which Andrew said he was "appalled" by the allegations against Epstein and rejected any suggestion that the prince would take part in the "exploitation of any human being".

He said in a statement earlier this year that he saw Epstein "infrequently and probably no more than only once or twice a year".

The senior royal's friendship with Epstein was thrown back into the spotlight this summer after court documents were released in a related defamation case.

Photographs and footage show Andrew in the doorway of Epstein's NY home in 2010, two years after the financier's first conviction for sexual offences. He also registered as a sex offender and paid restitution to the victims identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Epstein, 66, died by hanging himself in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10, the NY medical examiner said.

The interview, recorded at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, will air on BBC Two at 9pm on Saturday.

It follows an Instagram post on Friday in which she said she was "deeply supportive and proud of this giant of a principled man".

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