British royal Prince Andrew reportedly regretted that he did not show any sympathy towards the victims of his billionaire friend, Jeffrey Epstein, during his News-night television interview.
During the BBC News-night interview, the Prince did not once show any kind of sympathy for Epstein’s victims and the interview received such heavy public backlash that he stepped down from public royal life the following day.
A source close to him reportedly told The Sunday Times, “I don’t think he regrets the intention behind the interview, which was to clear the air for his family, the Royal Family and the institution. But the fact he was unable to appropriately or sufficiently convey his sympathy for the victims of Epstein, is of course a source of regret.”
The Prince has been in a highly public back and forth with the DOJ who said they had requested to interview him several times. Prince Andrew says that he has offered his help three times but the DOJ did not respond. The DOJ denied his claims.
Newsweek reports that the new tome, “Prince Andrew: Epstein and the Palace,” suggests that the FBI may go further than merely compelling the Duke of York to testify about Epstein and his associates’ crimes — he may very well become a suspect himself.
The U.S. Department of Justice wants to force the Duke of York to give an interview under oath, but is currently treating him as a witness not a suspect. They could change that assessment based on his answers to questions, if they are able to force him to take the stand at a Magistrate’s Court in Britain. Cawthorne writes: “Being subpoenaed as a witness may, however, be the least of the duke’s worries. “John Schiller, a lawyer representing [Virginia] Giuffre, warned that Andrew would be the target of an FBI investigation and not just as a witness ‘because he is accused of participating in a sex trafficking ring.’ “If the federal prosecutors could show reasonable suspicion, Prince Andrew could face extradition to the U.S. to face federal charges. If this ever came to pass, it would rip open the abyss for the monarchy.”
Additionally, a new biography claims that the Prince Andrew–Jeffrey Epstein scandal could “rip open the abyss for the monarchy” forever.