Prince Andrew recently claimed via a statement from the palace that he wasn’t involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s claims. But according to a royal correspondent, the Duke of York should agree to give depositions to clear his name.

While speaking on "News Night," Michael Cole told Kirsty Wark that lawyers in America have been asking the dad of two to give depositions. And it would be much better if he would address the issue as soon as possible.

“Outraged denial will not work, answers are needed, the truth is required, this is a very serious matter. It’s going to become more serious; it’s going to become worse for the Prince and worse for Buckingham Palace,” he said.

And by the looks of it, things may have just gotten worse for Prince Andrew. A pilot has now revealed that the royal was with Epstein and a 17-year-old girl named Virginia Roberts when they flew to the US Virgin Islands for a vacation.

The pilot’s recent claims at his deposition do not corroborate Prince Andrew’s statement that he didn’t have any links or even knowledge of what Epstein did years ago.

David Rodgers’ court testimony is also expected to put more pressure on Prince Andrew until he reveals what he really knows about his late friend. Epstein took his own life 11 days ago while awaiting his trial.

Meanwhile, Roberts said that she was held as a sex slave by Epstein and was also trafficked to his friends when she was just a teenager. Prince Andrew, who has met Roberts years ago, may confirm or deny the woman’s statement.

A royal source said that Prince Andrew is not avoiding interviews regarding Epstein’s case. “If law-enforcement agencies or police want to talk to the Duke or any royal they just need to ask,” the source said.

But immediately after Epstein took his own life by hanging himself in his cell, Prince Andrew flew to Spain with Sarah Ferguson to escape media scrutiny.