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Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein
Bornborn 19 February 1960
Member of the UK royal family who was close to Jeffrey Epstein

Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) is a member of the British royal family.

On 11 August 2019, Prince Andrew made his first appearance since Jeffrey Epstein's death in custody as he went to Crathie Church at Balmoral in Scotland with the Queen.[1] On 20 November 2019, after a "car crash" interview about his relationship with Epstein, his mother gave him permission to “step back from public duties for the foreseeable future”.[2]

Friendship with Jeffrey Epstein

In March 2011, it was reported that Andrew's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, was producing "a steady stream of criticism". His wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, disclosed that the Duke helped arrange for Epstein to pay off some of her debts.[3] The Duke strolled publicly with Epstein after the latter's release from prison, allegedly while negotiating this financial help.[4] In July 2011, the Duke was reported to have cut all ties with Epstein.[5]

In January 2015, there was renewed media pressure for Buckingham Palace to explain the Duke's connection with Epstein.[6] Peter Oborne, writing in The Daily Telegraph in January 2015, stated that "the proven facts are grim enough. What was the prince doing, in the first place, with Epstein, a paedophile who was jailed in 2008 for soliciting young girls for under-age prostitution?"[7]

Allegations of sexual impropriety

A now infamous photo "that speaks a thousand damning words".[8]

Virginia Roberts

In January 2015, Virginia Roberts made allegations of sexual impropriety against the Duke in court papers related to a civil action in Florida arising from her connection to the Jeffrey Epstein case, but to which the Duke was not a party. Roberts claimed that the Duke was among men, including "a former prime minister" and Alan Dershowitz, who had sex with her while she was a teenager. She alleged Epstein paid her £10,000 for sleeping with the Duke.[9] She said that she had had sex with the Duke on a trip to London in 2001, when she was 17[10] (which is above the age of consent in the United Kingdom),[11] and again in New York (where the age of consent is 17). Flight logs show the Duke and Virginia Roberts were in the same places when she alleges sex happened.[12] The Duke and Roberts were also photographed together with the Duke's arm round Roberts' waist.[13] Roberts said she was pressured to have sex with the Duke and "wouldn't have dared object" and feared leaving, as she felt Epstein, through contacts, could have got her "killed or abducted". The allegations were, as of early 2015, not tested in court,[14] but Roberts repeated allegations against the Duke and against Epstein in a sworn legal statement under penalty of perjury.[15]

Johanna Sjoberg

Johanna Sjoberg claimed Prince Andrew fondled her breast after she sat on his knee, according to documents related to Ms Giuffre's defamation lawsuit against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell.

Ms Maxwell, reported to be Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend, is accused of procuring underage girls for him and has repeatedly denied involvement in his crimes.[16]

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