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World 'Disastrous' and 'excruciating': Reaction to Prince Andrew's interview

08:45  17 november  2019
08:45  17 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Prince Andrew . Image: The Duke of York spoke about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in an interview with BBC Newsnight' s Emily Maitlis. " Disastrous " and " excruciating " are just some of the words being used to describe an unprecedented interview given by Prince Andrew to address his friendship with

' Disastrous ' and ' excruciating ': Reaction to Prince Andrew ' s interview Sky News04:53Jeffrey Epstein Prince Andrew BBC. Prince Andrew 'was at Pizza Express' day accuser claims she was forced into sex with him Metro.co.uk22:16Jeffrey Epstein Prince Andrew BBC.

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"Disastrous" and "excruciating" are just some of the words being used to describe an unprecedented interview given by Prince Andrew to address his friendship with American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

a man wearing a suit and tie sitting in a chair: The Duke of York spoke about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis© PA The Duke of York spoke about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in an interview with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis

The Duke of York was grilled on the BBC's Newsnight about his links to the convicted paedophile, who died in prison earlier this year, and allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

Prince Andrew's young entrepreneurs' program at Murdoch Uni in doubt after Epstein interview

  Prince Andrew's young entrepreneurs' program at Murdoch Uni in doubt after Epstein interview Murdoch University in Perth confirms it is reviewing whether it will continue to support Prince Andrew's Pitch@Palace competition next year, following the Royal's appearance on the BBC where he was questioned over his links to convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Murdoch University in Perth has confirmed it is reviewing whether it will continue to support Prince Andrew's Pitch@Palace competition next year, which aims to match young entrepreneurs with influential business leaders.

Image caption Prince Andrew ' s interview with the BBC's Emily Maitlis was recorded at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. Most of the front pages are filled with pictures of Prince Andrew being interrogated by Emily Maitlis about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein for this

Prince Andrew , the Duke of York and the son of Queen Elizabeth II, is accused of having sex with underage girls who were part of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’ s alleged sex ring. He sat down with BBC for an interview about the allegations.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Jeffrey Epstein are posing for a picture: Prince Andrew pictured with Jeffrey Epstein© Getty Prince Andrew pictured with Jeffrey Epstein

His appearance on the programme was the culmination of years of statements from Buckingham Palace, and was intended to dispel increasing scrutiny of his relationship with Epstein.

Many viewers and analysts have been left stunned by the nature of the hour-long interview, with one public relations expert comparing the footage to "watching a man in quick sand".

Crisis consultant Mark Borkowski said it would likely "haunt" the duke in future and could impact his association with some charities that he works with.

He added: "I've never seen anything so disastrous. For students of PR, that is how not to do it. It was like watching a man in quick sand and unfortunately, I don't think anyone would have thrown him a line to get him out."

ANOTHER Australian university cuts ties with Prince Andrew after the royal showed no remorse over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein in disastrous tell-all interview

  ANOTHER Australian university cuts ties with Prince Andrew after the royal showed no remorse over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein in disastrous tell-all interview Queensland's Bond University has ended its involvement with the Pitch@Palace competition, a global entrepreneur competition run by the Duke of York. It follows the royal's car crash tell-all television interview with BBC's Newsnight about his friendship with American billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Bond University is the latest in a growing number of organisations that have swiftly moved to distance themselves from Prince Andrew in recent days.'We have previously said any new agreement would be considered in 2020.

Image caption Prince Andrew spoke to BBC Newsnight' s Emily Maitlis at Buckingham Palace. There were three big questions and a whole pile of smaller There was notably little in the way of apology or remorse in the interview . Aside from that visit to Epstein' s house in 2010, Prince Andrew does not

The newspaper says the prince was "humiliated" in the " disastrous " TV interview . Image caption The Sunday Mirror's headline refers to part of Prince Andrew ' s interview where he was asked about Virginia Giuffre's description of dancing with the prince , saying he sweated profusely and she went on

Mr Borkowski said the duke should "keep a low profile", switch off his phone and not look at the papers on Sunday, which are dominated by the fallout from the interview.

Several have focused on his claim that he was in a Pizza Express restaurant in Woking on a night he is accused of having sex with Virginia Roberts-Giuffre, who says she was trafficked by the billionaire Epstein as a teenager and then forced to have sex with his friends - including Prince Andrew when she was just 17.

The Sunday Mirror described the way he answered questions as "bizarre" and questioned why he did not regret his friendship with Epstein, while the Mail On Sunday ran the headline: "Not a single word of remorse."

Some of those who watched the programme on Saturday have asked why the palace agreed to go ahead with it, with interviewer Emily Maitlis having said that the interview was signed off by the Queen.

RMIT and Murdoch university cut ties with Prince Andrew's Pitch@Palace program

  RMIT and Murdoch university cut ties with Prince Andrew's Pitch@Palace program The fallout from Prince Andrew's BBC interview and his comments around Jeffrey Epstein has now hit his Pitch@Palace competition in Australia with RMIT and Murdoch University confirming they will not continue their relationship with the program.Melbourne-based RMIT University made its decision a day after Western Australia's Murdoch University announced its involvement in the program for 2020 was under review.

Prince Andrew , who is the Queen' s third child, has been facing questions for several months over his ties to Epstein, a 66-year-old American financier Media captionPrince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein: What we know and what we don't. Discussing how the BBC' s interview was secured, Emily Maitlis

PRINCE Andrew stayed with paedo pal Jeffrey Epstein for "convenience" - as he sensationally insisted it was the "honourable thing to do". The grovelling Duke of York has apologised for his friendship with the millionaire saying he "let the side down" in an explosive BBC Newsnight interview .

Piers Morgan labelled it as "excruciating" in response to a tweet from Rose McGowan - the actress who became one of the most vocal accusers of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The former Charmed star said watching the interview made her feel "nauseous".

Ms Roberts-Giuffre was also active on Twitter as the programme aired, retweeting a number of negative reactions, including one that accused the duke of trying to "undermine his accuser".

He has been mocked relentlessly on social media for some of his comments during the interview, notably those surrounding his mention of Pizza Express.

Prince Andrew has received some backing over the interview, including from ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.

The Duchess of York posted on social media to defend him, saying: "It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty and pure real truth, that remain steadfast and strong to their beliefs.

"Andrew is a true and real gentleman and he is stoically steadfast to not only his duty, but also his kindness and goodness of always seeing the best in people."

She added that she was "deeply supportive of this giant of a principled man".

Queen cancels Prince Andrew's 60th birthday party in wake of disastrous Newsnight interview amid claims Royal household is 'aggrieved' at suggestions she sanctioned it .
The news comes just days after the Queen effectively sacked him from his royal duties at the behest of her eldest son in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. It has also emerged that Andrew's bungled BBC Newsnight interview was not sanctioned in advance by the Queen.© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Queen has scrapped plans to host a party for Prince Andrew to mark his 60th birthday in February. Instead, the monarch is said to be arranging a small family dinner for the Duke 'The Queen did not give her approval. The fact that notion has somehow been put about has aggrieved people in the [royal] households.

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