WATCH: In a rare BBC interview, Prince Andrew claimed that he has “no recollection of ever meeting” the Jeffrey Epstein victim.
Prince Andrew, a member of Britain’s royal family, was accused of being part of an underage sex ring.
Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s accusers now known as Virginia Giuffre, alleges that she had dinner with Prince Andrew, danced with him at a club in London, and later had sex with him.
Prince Andrew has been photographed walking with Epstein in New York’s Central Park in 2010. He was also caught on video footage in Epstein’s Manhattan mansion.
In response to a question about why he kept company wit Epstein even after he was a convicted sex offender, Prince Andrew says he “kicks” himself “on a daily basis” about it.
“That’s the bit that… as it were, I kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the Royal Family and we try and uphold the highest standards and practices and I let the side down, simple as that,” Prince Andrew said.
Here’s the strange part:
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Asked about Giuffre’s accusations, Prince Andrew told BBC’s Maitlis, “I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever.”
Pressed again on whether he had knowledge of meeting her, he replied, “No.”
In regards to his response, BBC News noted: “It’s odd because for years the Palace has issued a straightforward denial that the Prince had any relationship or sexual contact with her.”
“Now the prince says he simply can’t remember,” BBC News added into its story.
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In 2015, the palace released a statement that “any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors” by Prince Andrew was “categorically untrue.”
In response to Prince Andrew repeatedly denying meeting Giuffre, the victim released a now infamous photo of the two posing together in March 2001: