Prince Charles was furious when he learned about Prince Andrew’s BBC Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis. During the conversation, the Duke of York discussed his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. He also denied sexual misconduct accusations made by his accuser Virginia Giuffre.

The woman, who was one of Epstein’s victims, claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew. Ahead of her BBC Panorama interview, Prince Charles reportedly wanted to meet with Prince Andrew and hold a “tell-all” crisis summit. The future king wanted to prepare the royal family for more scandalous details that could be revealed.

A source told the Sunday Mirror that the Prince of Wales is focused on protecting the royal family’s reputation. “Charles wants to meet Andrew to discuss how best to deal with the ‘Epstein issue,’” the insider revealed.

“He has told his brother to be completely up front, open and honest with him – and if there is anything else he thinks could come out. He knows how damaging this issue is for the family, knows it has the potential to get much worse and is taking it very, very seriously.”

In the past, Prince Andrew has attended parties hosted by Epstein while he committed sex trafficking crimes.

The palace has already denied the allegations made by Giuffre. “It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation,” a press release read.

Despite Prince Andrew’s statement about the allegations, during her interview, Giuffre insisted she was telling the truth. “He knows what happened.  I know what happened. And there’s only one of us telling the truth, and I know that’s me,” she said.

Prince Andrew and Prince Charles Prince Andrew is better than Prince Charles in the navy and as a father. Pictured: Prince Andrew and Prince Charles attend the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony at Windsor Castle in southern England, on June 15, 2015. Photo: Getty Images/Peter Nicholls