Royal expert says three photographs have ‘ruined’ Prince Andrew
12th January 2022
A royal commentator has given his say on the three photographs that have ‘ruined’ Prince Andrew and left his reputation ‘utterly shredded’.
A US judge ruled that the civil sexual assault case against the prince can proceed, despite attempts to have the case thrown out. Andrew is accused of sexuality abusing the then 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre in 2001.
Andrew cited an agreement made in 2009 between Ms Giuffre and disgraced sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.© Provided by Extra.ie A royal expert has spoke of the three photographs that have ‘ruined’ Prince Andrew. Pic: EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
The agreement said that Ms Giuffre, waived her right to sue both Epstein and any of his associates for a payment of $500,000. However, the judge said Andrew’s claims regarding the agreement are ‘legally insufficient’.
Peter Hunt, a royal commentator, has said that there are three photos that have ‘ruined’ Andrew.
‘I think what he has to do is step aside from the controversy and still be protective of his guilt or innocence in this case. He has consistently denied these allegations, his reputation is utterly shredded.© Provided by Extra.ie Prince Andrew photographed with the then 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre with convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell in the background. Pic: REX/Shutterstock
‘His judgement has been questioned one too many times and it captures for all of us in three photographs that we can conjure up in our memories.
‘There’s him with Epstein walking in Central Park after Epstein had been convicted of sex offences when Andrew travelled to New York to end their relationship and stayed there for four days,’ he said on RTE’s Morning Ireland.
The second photo is ‘of Andrew with his arm around the bare midriff of Virginia Giuffre’ with convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell photographed in the background.© Provided by Extra.ie One photographed that has ‘ruined’ Andrew is of Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxell at the Queen’s Scottish manor. Photo: SDNY/ZUMA Press Wire/Shutterstock
A third controversial photograph, revealed at Maxwell’s trial, shows ‘Maxwell and Epstein relaxing at the Queen’s private estate in Scotland’ located at Glen Beg.
Andrew is now on a path which may lead to ‘the discovery of evidence’ such as questioning the legitimacy of the claims he made in a BBC interview, including that he can’t sweat.
The Duke of York will also have to a do an interview under oath in the coming months. A civil trial is currently set to occur between September and December.