In an interview with the BBC, Prince Andrew suggested that the 2001 photo in which he hugs one of Jeffrey Epstein’s “sex slaves” could be fake. He insisted it couldn’t have been him because as a royal, he doesn’t often hug in public.
“I have no recollection of that photograph ever having been taken,” Andrew said. Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre has said the photo was taken upstairs in the London mansion of Ghislaine Maxwell, a friend of Andrew and Epstein.
The photo was taken on the day Maxwell told the then 17-year-old Giuffre that she was to do for the prince what she did for Epstein. “It’s a photograph of a photograph of a photograph,” Andrew said in the interview, and therefore impossible to confirm as a fake, he said.
He also claimed he had a “peculiar” medical condition that would have prevented him from sweating on the 2001 night Giuffre says he perspired all over her on a London dance floor.