Prince Andrew just broke his silence about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged sexual abuse case. However, a royal expert thinks that the dad of two didn’t take his interview very seriously.

While speaking with Sky News, Claudia Joseph said that the Duke of York’s unprecedented interview may come back to haunt him later on. The royal expert wasn’t convinced when Prince Andrew said that he let himself down and the nation down. Rather, he only seemed apologetic for letting the royal family down.

“I thought it was very genuine Andrew. I think he came across as speaking from the heart and obviously he looked terrible. Obviously, this is getting to him in a big way and he must be pretty desperate to be doing an interview, it’s almost unprecedented,” she said.

During his conversation with Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew strongly denied the allegations that he had sex with underage women. Virginia Roberts, one of Prince Andrew’s alleged victims, came forward recently. However, Sarah Ferguson’s ex-husband said that he never had sex with Roberts when she was just 17 years old.

Buckingham Palace has also pledged their support to Prince Andrew by denying the allegations.

“Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue. It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation,” the palace said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of York has also showed her support to her ex-husband amid the ongoing scandal. On her Twitter account, Ferguson paid a touching tribute to the father of her two daughters.

“It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty and pure real truth, that remains steadfast and strong to their beliefs. Andrew is a true and real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness and goodness,” she wrote.

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 Photo: AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA