Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on the new photos, which have only drawn further attention to the questionable past associations of the Queen’s second son.
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The photos, which date back to 2000, come as the Prince desperately attempts to minimise his friendship with Epstein, who apparently killed himself in a New York prison amid an underaged sex scandal. One of Epstein’s alleged former teen sex slaves, Virginia Roberts, claims she was leant out to the prince for sexual favours three times – a claim the prince strenuously denies.
But Andrew’s attempts to downplay his involvement with Epstein have been harmed by the emergence of the photos, which have been published today on the cover of the Mirror. See the pictures and story here.