Prince Andrew has finally agreed to talk about his friendship with the late Jeffrey Epstein. His interview will air on BBC on Saturday at 9 p.m.

In his no-holds-barred interview with Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, the Duke of York will also respond to the sexual allegations being thrown at him. Just weeks ago, he was accused of assaulting Virginia Roberts three times between 1999 and 2002 in London and New York.

During her interview on Australia’s “60 Minutes,” Roberts shared a photo of herself with Prince Andrew by her side. She also denied the allegations that the picture was fake and urged Sarah Ferguson’s ex-husband to stop denying their affair.

Johanna Sjoberg has also accused the dad of two of groping her breasts while they were hanging out at Epstein’s apartment in Manhattan in 2001. Prince Andrew and Buckingham Palace have strongly denied the allegations.

Meanwhile, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said that Prince Andrew might have just made a high-risk decision to sit down for an interview about Epstein and their relationship.

“He is obviously hoping to clear the air. That will depend on what light he is able to shed about his friendship with Epstein and links with Virginia Roberts-Giuffre. This unwise friendship with Epstein has cost him his job as U.K. Special Trade Envoy. It has cast a cloud over his activities,” he told Express.

The publication also claimed that Prince Andrew’s appearance on the “Prince Andrew & The Epstein Scandal” could mirror Princess Diana’s conversation with Martin Bashir for Panorama in 1995. At that time, the Princess of Wales secretly invited Bashir and his team to interview her at Kensington Palace.

Princess Diana shared details about her marriage to Prince Charles at that time. And she also hinted at the heir to the throne’s affair with Camilla Parker Bowles. Shortly after the interview aired, Queen Elizabeth urged the royal couple to finalize their divorce.

Prince Andrew, the eighth in line to the throne, has come in for heavy criticism over his links to Epstein who died in custody in the US in August
Prince Andrew, the eighth in line to the throne, has come in for heavy criticism over his links to Epstein who died in custody in the US in August AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA
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