Prince Andrew: Idea I was involved in Epstein sex scandal is ‘abhorrent’

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Prince Andrew has said he is “appalled” by recent sex abuse claims surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after footage emerged of the royal inside the convicted paedophile’s Manhattan mansion in 2010.

The video was reportedly shot on 6 December 2010, around the time the Duke of York was photographed with disgraced billionaire Epstein in New York’s Central Park.

It shows Andrew peering out from a large door of the mansion waving goodbye to a woman after Epstein leaves to get in a chauffeur-driven car.

A Buckingham Palace statement released after the footage was obtained by MailOnline said: “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes.

“His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”

Andrew, 59, has been dogged by accusations of a lack of judgement about his links with Epstein, who was found hanged in his prison cell in New York on 10 August.

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