Prince Andrew faces ‘impossible task’ of rehabilitating image following release of Epstein documents

Prince Andrew faces ‘impossible task’ of rehabilitating image following release of Epstein documents

WATCH NOW: Prince Andrew revealed in new documents on Jeffrey Epstein

GB News
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce


Published: 04/01/2024

- 15:06

Updated: 04/01/2024

- 15:49

Prince Andrew's name was among over 150 others identified in new Jeffrey Epstein documents

Prince Andrew has been warned of the "impossible task" he now faces, after new documents were released in connection with Jeffrey Epstein.

This week, new documentation was made public which named over 150 people in connection with the convicted paedophile.


Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew has been named in new legal documents linked to Jeffrey Epstein

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Among the names were former US Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, as well as the Duke of York and world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking.

This follows a court order by a judge last month, as part of a 2015 defamation case by Virginia Giuffre against Epstein's partner Ghislaine Maxwell.

The Duke of York has always denied any wrongdoing, and Buckingham Palace previously said the allegations are “categorically untrue”.

The royal previously reached an out of court settlement with accuser Virginia Giuffre in 2022.

Speaking to GB News, Royal Correspondent Richard Fitzwilliams says the friendship between Prince Andrew and Epstein was an "absolute catastrophe", and "cost him his job as special trade envoy and his patronages".

Fitzwilliams added that it is "unlikely" that Prince Andrew will return the the royal fold.

Fitzwilliams told hosts Ellie Costello and Stephen Dixon: "It is constantly reported that Prince Andrew wishes to ride it out.

"Equally he has not, so far as were aware, cooperated with the FBI to attempt to trace some of Epstein's accomplices.

"And this was something that he said he would do in that car crash interview that has become so infamous."

Fitzwilliams detailed: "There's no doubt that he's in limbo. If he were able to carve out some sort of future in a different area, for example running the royal estates or a role of that sort, that would be one thing."

Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein died in his New York prison cell in 2019

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Fitzwilliams then revealed the chances of Prince Andrew redeeming his royal reputation: "We have constant reports that he has hopes of some form of rehabilitation.

"When it comes to the court of public opinion, his ratings hardly exist.

"So it's more or less an impossible task for him at the moment when it comes to anything future as a member of the Royal Family, when it comes to anything official."

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