FAREWELL PRINCE: Epstein-embroiled Andrew steps back from duties

FAREWELL PRINCE: Epstein-embroiled Andrew steps back from duties

FAREWELL PRINCE: Epstein-embroiled Andrew steps back from duties

Prince Andrew is stepping down from royal duties, as the fallout from his friendship with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his disastrous interview to try and explain said friendship continues.

"My clients who are victims of Jeffrey Epstein have spoken to law enforcement without being "required" to do so", she said, adding that he should contact USA authorities "without conditions and without delay".

Virginia Giuffre, whose maiden name is Roberts, was one of almost two dozen Jeffrey Epstein accusers.

Prince Andrew has left his role as the chancellor of the University of Huddersfield with immediate effect.

One of the low points of the interview was Andrew refuting the account of Virginia Giuffre, a woman who says she was trafficked by Epstein and had sex with Andrew on three occasions, including twice when she was 17. "I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives", he wrote.

Bloom did not rule out approaching the prince directly to secure a sworn statement.

It's been reported that a subpoena for Price Andrew to give evidence into the Jeffrey Epstein case is "imminent", following his "train wreck" interview on Saturday night.

Andrew said he did that in order to end their friendship face to face in light of what had occurred but admitted it was a "convenient" place to stay and ended up spending several days there.

Her comments come in response to the duke saying in a statement that he was "willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required".

The British royal has been engulfed in a growing scandal since he gave a TV interview on Saturday to discuss his friendship with Epstein, who killed himself in a USA prison in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Prosecutors believed he exploited "dozens" of underage girls over the course of many years and asked them to recruit new victims, court documents show. But he served just 10 months as the hedge fund manager's connections pulled strings to give him a short sentence - and a soft ride.

Now there are fears that Andrew's involvement in the scandal will impact other members of the royal family, with particular concerns for his daughter Princess Beatrice.

Vanity Fair said a source told them there were rumours Prince Andrew wanted to "put right the things he didn't say" despite apparently telling the Queen his initial interview was "a great success".

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