Buckingham Palace has issued a second denial that the Duke of York had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have underage sex with him, branding the allegations false and without any foundation.
It comes after two Sunday newspapers published details of interviews with the woman who reportedly named Andrew in US court documents related to a convicted paedophile.
The palace initially stated that any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors by the duke was categorically untrue.
In a second strongly worded statement on Saturday night, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with [the woman]. The allegations made are false and without any foundation.
The womans claim is part of a lawsuit in connection with the American billionaire and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein a former friend of the duke.
Andrew was photographed with Epstein in New York two years after the Americans release from prison in 2009, and their friendship was a source of controversy.
The woman claims that between 1999 and 2002 she was forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein.
I'm not sure what to think, some of us Brits do joke about certain members of the Royal Family not being squeaky clean but on the other hand this woman seems to be rather enjoying the publicity and I can't see a member of Royal Family being that stupid.
Time will tell I guess.