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World Prince Andrew’s Epstein interview roundly panned: ‘nuclear explosion level bad’

23:05  17 november  2019
23:05  17 november  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Prince Andrew ’ s Epstein interview roundly panned : ‘ nuclear explosion level bad ’. “That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion level bad .” Dickie Arbiter, the queen's former press secretary, said that if Andrew thought he’d “drawn a line in the

The BBC’ s extraordinary interview with Prince Andrew does not appear to be the public relations boost he may have hoped for, as he ‘That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion level bad .’’ Dickie Arbiter, the queen’ s former press secretary, said

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The BBC’s extraordinary interview with Prince Andrew does not appear to be the public relations boost he may have hoped for.

It was always going to be a massive gamble, the queen's second son putting himself forward for nearly an hour of forensic questioning about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who committed suicide in August.

But if Andrew was hoping to draw a line under a scandal that has dogged him for years, he came up short.

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

  'Disastrous' and 'excruciating': Reaction to Prince Andrew's interview "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. © 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 interview described as ‘ nuclear explosion level bad ’. The Duke of York spoke for the first time about his links to Jeffrey Epstein in the BBC interview (Picture: PA). Virginia Roberts – now named Virginia Giuffre – is one of 16 women who says she was abused by Epstein and claimed

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 who took his own life while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

An example of some of the exchanges:

Andrew: “Do I regret the fact that he [Epstein] has quite obviously conducted himself in a manner unbecoming? Yes.”

Maitlis: “Unbecoming? He was a sex offender.”

Andrew: “Yeah, I’m sorry, I’m being polite.”

The interview was undoubtedly a coup for the BBC, who were in talks with the palace for nearly a year to secure it, and for the journalist Emily Maitlis, whose interrogation has won widespread acclaim.

But royal watchers described the interview as ill-judged and excruciating.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Prince Andrew denies sex with teen Epstein victim© Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post Prince Andrew denies sex with teen Epstein victim “I expected a train wreck,” tweeted Charlie Proctor, editor of the Royal Central website. “That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion level bad.”

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Prince Andrew says in a BBC interview scheduled to be broadcast Saturday, Nov. Andrew has made similar denials for years but has come under new pressure following Epstein ’ s arrest and That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion - level bad ."

Prince Andrew ’ s PR guru quit two weeks ago, after he had warned the duke not to give a TV interview about his connection to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein . Jason Stein, 28, only started his job as communications secretary to the Duke of York in September but resigned before Andrew spoke to

Dickie Arbiter, the queen's former press secretary, said that if Andrew thought he’d “drawn a line in the sand” over the saga, he was “in cuckoo land.”

“Whomever advised he did this interview ought to collect his/her P45,” he tweeted, referring to the British equivalent of a pink slip. And later: “#PrinceAndrew doesn’t regret his relationship with Epstein because he made useful contacts. Dear god — no remorse for #Epstein’s victims but an abundance of arrogance.”

The only figure close to Andrew who has publicly defended him so far has been his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. Before the interview was broadcast, she tweeted that he was a “true+real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness + goodness.”

Public relations professionals said they were surprised at Prince Andrew’s willingness to sit for an interview with the BBC at Buckingham Palace.

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READ MORE: Prince Andrew Bombs in BBC Interview , Raising More Questions (1). Even Britain’ s notorious tabloid newspapers took a dig at the sweaty defense. That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion level bad .#Newsnight #PrinceAndrew.

Prince Andrew says in a BBC interview scheduled to be broadcast Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, that he doesn’t remember a woman who has Charlie Proctor wrote on Twitter: “I expected a train wreck. That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion - level bad ."

Mark Borkowski, a public relations and crisis consultant, told The Washington Post that if asked, he would have advised the prince to “100 percent absolutely not” do the interview: “There was absolutely no reason for him to take such a leap of faith.”

Rather than snuff out the scandal, Borkowski said, the interview “pumped oxygen” into it. He said some of Andrew’s language was “unforgivable,” as was the lack of empathy for Epstein’s victims.

He also said some of Andrew’s answers probably wouldn’t wash with the public.

“How do you spend four days in America killing a friendship?” Borkowski said. “Everybody has fallen out with a friend. Do they spend four days in a luxury flat?

“This is what you have to think about when you are preparing people for interviews, does it pass the common sense test? And it doesn’t.”

Andrew told Maitlis that he flew to New York in December 2010 to end his friendship with Epstein, because breaking it off over the phone would have been a “chicken’s way of doing it.”

At the time, Epstein had served time in prison for child sex offenses. Andrew said he stayed at Epstein’s home for four days because it was “convenient.”

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Prince Andrew regrets stay with Jeffrey Epstein . British television broadcast a 60-minute bombshell interview with Prince Andrew late Saturday, probing That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion - level bad ," Charlie Proctor posted on Twitter.

PRINCE Andrew will break his silence on the Jeffrey Epstein scandal in a BBC interview . It will be the first time the royal has answered questions about WORLD EXCLUSIVE: In a #Newsnight @BBCTwo interview recorded yesterday at Buckingham Palace, Emily Maitlis talks to Prince Andrew about his

Andrew was also criticized for what he didn’t say. He expressed no concern for Epstein’s victims. “Not One Single Word of Remorse,” read a front-page headline on the Mail on Sunday.

Andrew was repeatedly grilled about Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, who has said that Epstein groomed her to have sex with the prince on three occasions. He said he had “no recollection” of meeting her and “categorically” denied having sex with her.

Andrew questioned the authenticity of a photo Giuffre has produced that shows the duke with his arm around her bare waist. Andrew said that seemed unusual because “public displays of affection are not something that I do.” Social media users responded by tweeting pictures of the prince embracing women in public.

Members of the royal family usually don’t comment on scandal — keep calm, carry on and don’t give interviews is the go-to response — but they have on rare occasions sat down before the cameras.

Princess Diana gave an interview in 1995 to the BBC journalist Martin Bashir in which she memorably told the British public: “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

Prince William and his brother Harry have spoken movingly about losing their mother and mental health issues, and Harry and Meghan have opened up recently about their struggles with some parts of the media.

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LONDON (AP) – British media have slammed Prince Andrew ´ s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a woman who says she was trafficked as a teenager by Jeffrey Epstein , branding the interview a public relations disaster. In a rare interview with BBC Newsnight broadcast Saturday

London: Prince Andrew ' s efforts to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein has been branded a complete public relations disaster. "That was a plane crashing into an oil tanker, causing a tsunami, triggering a nuclear explosion - level bad ."

But some say Andrew’s interrogation stands out.

Among interviews with the royal family, Borkowski said, he has seen “nothing as so-out-of-control in my lifetime.”

“This is a massive crisis,” he said. “Not for the royal family — I think he will be isolated as they do, placed elsewhere — but this is significant for a man who genuinely wants to contribute to a nation in his role.”

Peter Hunt, BBC’s former royal correspondent, also wondered whether Andrew, reportedly the queen's favourite son, might be sidelined.

“Will Prince Charles have the courage to do what he should do — and tell Prince Andrew to retire from public life on the basis his judgment has been called into question one too many times?” he tweeted. “Their mother won’t — Andrew is one of her blind spots.”

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a couple of people that are talking to each other:    The      British royal family is undoubtedly one of the most famous     ones in the world, and it seems that drama follows them     wherever they go.       The Queen's son, Prince Andrew, has been heavily criticized   in recent months over      his connection to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey     Epstein.   Meghan Markle was also subject to a wave of unwanted media   attention after her father      leaked a private letter she wrote to him earlier this year.        Now, the duchess has      launched a lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday for     publishing the letter, something she has received mixed opinion     on.       As we draw closer to 2020, Insider has looked back at the   biggest royal family scandals from the past 10 years.           Visit     Insider's homepage for more stories.

Prince Andrew's accuser to give interview of her own .
The Epstein victim who claims Prince Andrew had sex with her while she was still underage is set to speak further on these allegations in an upcoming TV interview. Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 35, was allegedly trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein as a teenager and claims that the Duke of York had sex with her when she was just 17-year-old, an allegation the royal has denied.

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