Prince Andrew 'hosted Jeffrey Epstein and entourage at Balmoral'

Prince Andrew is under scrutiny for his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein

Prince Andrew is under scrutiny for his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein

The Duke had been warned that his friendship with the convicted paedophile had to come to an end but he had insisted that he would not abandon Epstein like everyone else had, sources told the Telegraph.

Buckingham Palace released a statement over the weekend saying Prince Andrew is "appalled" by the sex abuse and sex trafficking allegations against his former friend Jeffrey Epstein.

Buckingham Palace released the following statement in response to the charges.

The statement from Andrew - the 59-year-old Duke of York who is eighth in line to the British throne - comes after footage surfaced of him at the disgraced late NY financier's Manhattan mansion in 2010. At the end of the video, it shows someone the Mail identifies as Andrew at a partially opened door to the townhouse waving goodbye to an unidentified woman.

"His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent".

Andrew has been dogged by accusations of a lack of judgment about his links with Epstein.

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In 2011, a woman named Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, accused Andrew of forcing her to have sex with him and knowing full well of Epstein's escapades.

Guiffre says she was coerced into sexual relations with Andrew in London, New York and on Epstein's private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to The Guardian.

"Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue".

In June 2000, Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attended a party at Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen to mark Andrew's 40th birthday, the Princess Royal's 50th, the Queen Mother's 100th and Princess Margaret's 70th.

Mr Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in New York City on August 10 after taking his own life while awaiting his federal trial for sex trafficking, the New York City medical examiner's office said.

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