Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, has once again denied allegations that he had sex with Virginia Roberts-Giuffre when she was 17 years old in 2001.
Prince Andrew claims he was at Pizza Express in Woking on the night of the alleged incident, meaning he couldn’t have slept with the teenager that night.
The royal sat down with BBC‘s Emily Maitlis on Saturday night as he was questioned about his relationship with late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Since Epstein’s death in August this year, details about the disgraced billionaire’s sex trafficking ring have continued to be revealed.
Prince Andrew, however, says he does not regret his relationship with Epstein.
“The people that I met and the opportunities that I was given to learn either by him or because of him were actually very useful,” the 59-year-old said.
Prince Andrew on Roberts-Giuffre’s allegations.
Virginia Roberts-Giuffre says she was trafficked by Epstein who directed her to have sex with Prince Andrew, as well as his other friends, on multiple occasions.
Prince Andrew said in the interview that he has wracked his brain and “been through it and through it” but insists: “I do not remember anything.”
“I don’t remember this.”
Prince Andrew says he has wracked his brains but cannot recall any incident involving Virginia Roberts.
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) November 16, 2019
Roberts-Giuffre, who now lives in Queensland, claims they danced at Tramp nightclub in London on March 10, 2001 before the Queen’s son had sex with her.
When asked about the allegations levelled against him by Roberts-Giuffre, Prince Andrew said: “I was with the children and I’d taken [daughter Princess] Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at, I suppose, sort of 4pm or 5pm in the afternoon.