Prince Andrew was photographed laughing his head off while denying allegations of raping an underage girl during an infamous 2019 interview because he thought it had opted perfectly.
The unreleased photo of the Duke of Yorks Buckingham Palace interview, snapped by way of a BBC photographer, would further embarrass the royal family if became public, a source told SUNLIGHT Saturday.
Queen Elizabeth II stripped her son of his military affiliations and royal patronages after he defended his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein to Newsnight correspondent Emily Maitlis and indignantly scoffed off allegations of rape.
Andrew, 62, maintained he couldnt have sexually assaulted 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre in 2001 because he was at a British pizza parlor along with his daughter Princess Beatrice at that time and experienced a condition that prevented him from sweating. Giuffre had contended he was sweating profusely.
Its a still picture showing Emily interviewing Andrew. You can view his face and hes laughing, the foundation reportedly said.
People will feel it had been reckless for him to laugh during this type of sensitive interview, but he probably didnt realize the seriousness or consequences of laughing or how it could look on camera, the foundation continued, based on the Sun.
You need to be aware that following the interview, he thought it had opted very well and then be subsequently hit by way of a wave of negative reaction.
The prince reportedly pushed to help keep Mark Harrisons damning photo private, however the photographer has teased it may be released together with the next film concerning the trainwreck interview.
Prince Andrew stepped down from his royal duties days after defending his pedophile pal and Epsteins accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.
He settled with Giuffre for around $12 million in February after she accused him of attacking her 3 x, including once at Epsteins Manhattan mansion.
The disgraced prince admitted no wrongdoing in the agreement and refused to cooperate around prosecutors. He also said he previously no memory of ever meeting Giuffre and claimed a picture of him holding her waist was edited.
Epsteindied in a Manhattan jail while facingchild sex-trafficking charges 90 days before Andrews interview. Medical examiners ruled his death a suicide.