Prince Andrew’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein has Queen Elizabeth II‘s favorite son muddy. The question that many ask is, will the Duke of York be able to get out of this problem despite the evidence against him?
Prince Andrew is accused of participating in the network of sex trafficking of minors which the today deceased commanded.
“Epstein didn’t act alone, so my next step is to hold other people accountable, who were involved, who actually participated. The monsters are still out there, and they continue to abuse other people”, were the words of Virginia Roberts Giuffre, in the Netflix documentary on Jeffrey Epstein.
Giuffre said the mogul abused her for years, before finally being able to escape to Australia. He also accused the Duke of York, being one of the statements that made royalty rumble.
As new documents emerge in the Epstein case, These allegations by Virginia Roberts Giuffre are a time bomb for the British royal family.
Prince Andrew’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein muddies royalty
Although Prince Andrew does not occupy a prominent place in the line of succession, his relationship with Epstein was very expensive for him and the rest of the House of Windsor.
“I can tell you categorically, I don’t remember meeting her at all,” the prince said of Roberts Giuffre.
However, before this scandal, the Duke of York had already had really dubious activities that include:
- His involvement in the sale of arms to corrupt and repressive regimes with a long history of human rights abuses.
- Several meetings with the President of Azerbaijan which forced the prince to resign as UK trade envoy
- Allegedly corrupt behavior to obtain a contract for 500 million dollars in Kazakhstan and thus financially benefit Swiss and Greek clients.
But the Epstein affair goes beyond that, mostly because it was outside the normal business of the state. Friendship with the oligarchs of Central Asia and the princes of the Middle East may be ethically dubious, but at least it was under governmental obligations.
Prince Andrew’s connections with Epstein were purely personal.
Prince Andrew walking with Jeffrey Epstein in New York. PHOTO: New York Time.
In November 2019, during an interview for the BBC, the Duke of York admitted that he stayed for three days in a Manhattan mansion belonging to Epstein in 2010, despite the tycoon’s conviction two years earlier for sexual crimes against a minor.
Four days after the BBC interview, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement that Queen Elizabeth’s son would be de suspended public office.
As events unfold in the United States, the consequences for the Duke and the rest of the family could be critical.
A former Epstein employee who worked on Little St. James, Epstein’s private island,
managed to identify Roberts Giuffre as the young woman who was hugging Prince Andrew topless in 2004.
The FBI claims that Queen Elizabeth’s son has not collaborated in the investigations against Epstein and Maxwell.
On Thursday, September 4, a protest against Prince Andrew was held at Buckingham Palace.
A group of people approached the vicinity of Buckingham Palace to express their rejection of the prince. Royal experts say that the image of the protesters in front of Buckingham Palace is negative for the Royal Family.
Many wonder if the sovereign immunity of royalty could help the Duke of York out of this problem, the answer is no. Despite his status, the prince does not enjoy the same kind of immunity that his mother does as head of state.
The British royal family has survived a host of scandals and a member has never been brought before a criminal court, much less a foreign one. Some experts say the British government will go to great lengths behind the scenes to make sure that doesn’t happen.