Prince Andrew snapped smiling as he rides in Windsor amid claims the royal ‘did not tell the Queen the full story’ about what he planned to discuss on Newsnight
- Prince Andrew, 62, was snapped smiling while riding a horse in Windsor today
- Follows claims that he didn’t tell Queen ‘full story’ about Newsnight plans
- Royal expert Russell Myers said ‘nobody really knew’ what he planned to say
- The royal’s interview with Emily Maitlis is widely considered to be disastrous
Prince Andrew has been snapped smiling while out riding in Windsor today, following claims he did not give the Queen ‘the full story’ about what he planned to say during his Newsnight interview.
The 62-year-old royal, who was accompanied by another rider, looked casual, wearing a blue shirt, with rolled up sleeves, and dark slacks during the ride, as well as a pair of sunglasses.
His appearance follows claims made by royal expert Russell Myers during an episode of the Royal Beat that he didn’t tell anyone – including his mother, the Queen – what he planned to say during his 2019 Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis.
During the interview, widely considered one of the most disastrous in royal history, Prince Andrew discussed his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, and denied claims he he had sex with Virginia Giuffre, who said she was trafficked by Epstein, on three separate occasions, including when she was 17.
Prince Andrew was snapped smiling today while horse riding in Windsor, amid claims he didn’t tell anyone what he was planning to discuss in his Newsnight interview
The royal looked casual while out riding today with, donning a blue shirt with rolled up sleeves, and a pair of dark slacks, and sunglasses. He was accompanied by another rider
The royal appeared to have to bow his head as he rode through the trees, directly underneath some dangling branches
Speaking to Kate Thornton during an episode of Royal Beat, Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers said ‘nobody knew the full story’ of what Prince Andrew would be discussing on Newsnight.
He said: ‘Well, I don’t think he told [the Queen] the full story…he sort of told her that he was going to do an interview, nobody really knew the full story of what he was going to be discussing with Newsnight.
‘I mean anyone who would have known an inkling of what he was going to be discussing would have just told him to not not not take part in that.’
The interview is now set to be dramatised in a new film called ‘Scoop’, which will be based on the new book by Sam McAlister, the woman who clinched the sit down with the Duke of York about his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Your Honor screenwriter Peter Moffat is writing the film adaptation, which will tell the story of how the interview came to be.
During the now-infamous sit down with presenter Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew denied he had sex with Virginia Giuffre, who said she was trafficked by Epstein on three separate occasions, including when she was 17 – still a minor under US law.
Prince Andrew’s BBC Newsnight interview (pictured) – widely considered one of the most disastrous in royal history – is set to be at the heart of a new movie with Hugh Grant tipped to play the Duke of York
He said one encounter in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking (pictured) for a party
The duke denied he slept with Ms Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims, on three separate occasions, twice while she was underage.
He said one encounter in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.
The duke also said that the same alleged sexual liaison, which the American said began with the royal sweating heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp, was factually wrong as he had a medical condition at the time which meant he did not sweat.
The duke denied he slept with Ms Roberts (pictured), one of Epstein’s victims, on three separate occasions, twice while she was underage
He cast doubt on the authenticity of a picture that appears to show Andrew with his arm around the waist of Miss Roberts, when a teenager (pictured here with Prince Andrew in 2001)
He cast doubt on the authenticity of a picture that appears to show Andrew with his arm around the waist of Miss Roberts, when a teenager.
Andrew came under fresh pressure last month to talk to the FBI about his paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein following Ghislaine Maxwell’s jailing.
Her victims say the duke and other ‘cowardly’ Epstein associates who ‘hide behind power and prestige’ should be targeted by the authorities.
Andrew has largely withdrawn from public life since reaching a £12million out-of-court settlement this year with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre), who accused the duke of raping her. He has always denied the allegations.
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