On Saturday evening, BBC journalist Emily Maitlis, 49, quizzed Prince Andrew, 59, about his friendship with the late Jeffrey Epstein. She also queried The Queen’s son’s about Virginia Roberts’s claims that she had sex with him on more than one occasion when she was 17, which he has repeatedly denied.
In the candid interview, The Duke Of York said he doesn’t regret his friendship with Jeffrey, who was a convicted sex offender.
He said he had “questioned” himself as to why he went to New York to visit Mr Epstein in 2010, despite knowing of his conviction.
He explained: “I went there with the sole purpose of saying to him that because he had been convicted, it was inappropriate for us to be seen together.”
Prince Andrew added: “I took the judgement call that because this was serious and I felt that doing it over the telephone was the chicken’s way of doing it.
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On the claims from Virginia, he said he had no recollection of meeting her…