Prince Andrew spent the week with his impudent ex-wife Sarah, playing golf at Sotogrande, a hiding place for millionaires at the tip of Spain opposite Gibraltar.
Lush villas with maximum security surround lush greens on a spotless course visited by men of a certain age and bank balance.
A friend once had an apartment there, and during a short stay I noticed I was chatting with a charming older Frenchman who told me he was producing guided missiles that could wipe out thousands of people in a matter of seconds.
The other guests at cocktails were small Spanish toffs, British real estate magnates with the skin of old alligator suitcases and a few people in offshore financing and import / export companies. Andrew and Sarah probably feel quite at ease in this environment
Virgina Roberts (now Giuffe), 17 years old in Ghislaine Maxwell & # 39; s London mansion with Prince Andrew. In this famous photo the prince looks straight into the camera and lets his hand rest on her bare diaphragm. She looks young enough to be his daughter
The prince has become a great embarrassment for his mother, the queen. Her summer vacation proves anything but relaxing.
She has a dysfunctional parliament – so chaotic that the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of a church less popular than ever in history, offers to & # 39; unite & # 39; with the same chance of success as the Titanic's lounger.
The queen expects a visit from a prime minister who tells meat pies (cockney for lies) about meat pies, who promises everything, as long as he can continue to work in the near future.
The sick, the homeless, hard-pressed teachers, people who make toilet seats, chocolate and toasters are all promised a boost from Boris's bottomless money pit. A new gift is taken from the Treasury Tombola every day to ensure positive press and votes if an election is held in the coming months.
But the queen's biggest headache is what to do with her son. The Prince graces the front pages of newspapers around the world, and for all the wrong reasons.
A spoiled man whose judgment is so bad, he decided to stay with a friend who was convicted of sexual offenses with underage women, telling a friend that & # 39; loyalty & # 39; was all important.
Why didn't Andrew send a supporting letter to Jeffrey Epstein and stay a discreet distance?
The prince has become a great embarrassment for his mother, the queen. Her summer vacation proves anything but relaxing. Pictured: Andrew visits the queen in Balmoral
You may wonder why Andrew then chose to visit his former friend in the convicted criminal's house, where a series of visitors included numerous nimble and attractive girls. Masseurs, manicures and pedicure women – and isn't it interesting that these girls all look blond, slim and look like teenagers?
There may be nothing wrong with the Prince and these visitors – he has denied that something went wrong – but for someone who boasts that he is the best man to help British companies around the world (often in extremely conservative regimes) ), it exhibits amazing naivety and lack of judgment.
All these allegations were taken from the archives of the earlier Epstein process (photo), and now they are being sent out, dozens of women come forward with allegations (exactly like the Weinstein scandal) that Epstein cared for, raped and forced sexual acts against their will. Many claim that Ghislaine Maxwell was not only well-informed, she also helped them to recruit, often when they were younger
One of the women, Virginia Giuffre, claims that she had sex with the Prince in Florida when she was just 17, who is a minor in that state. In a famous photo, the prince looks straight into the camera and lets his hand rest on her bare midriff – although the prince's followers say he doesn't remember that he met her and suggest that the photo could have been a doctor. She looks young enough to be his daughter. In recent days, other women have made more claims about their interactions with the Prince.
Accusations about the Prince by Mrs. Giuffre were removed from the archives at a previous hearing, but now being re-aired, dozens of women come forward with allegations (exactly like the Weinstein scandal) that Epstein cared for, raped, and forced them to perform sexual acts against their will. Many claim that Ghislaine Maxwell was not only well-informed, she also helped them recruit, often when they were younger.
After following his counsel for months, the prince now says he will & # 39; collaborate & # 39; with the FBI in investigating Epstein's connections with a sex trade ring.
Their investigations have spread to Paris and more women have emerged. One says she saw the prince enjoying the massage of his feet by two women. Of course we only have the word of these women, but their stories are all shameful.
The prince was perhaps just a foolish man, excited to hang out in company, enjoying relaxation from the curious glances of the press or the public.
In sophisticated circles in London, New York and Paris, there are many rich 59-year-old men who like to hang out with teenage girls. I went to parties where girls flew in for famous men to meet & # 39; while eating or drinking.
One of the women, Virginia Giuffre (photo), claims that she had sex with the Prince in Florida when she was just 17, who is a minor in that state
But it is ridiculous that the Prince thought that his behavior would at least not make any comment.
Since Epstein was found dead in his prison cell, women who claim to have spent his adult life abusing underage girls are determined to make their voices heard.
One by one, they tell stories that they have been recruited by Epstein & # 39; s friend Ghislaine Maxwell, who seems to have disappeared into nothing. In Epstein's first trial, when he was convicted of purchasing a minor girl for prostitution, they were denied that opportunity, now they are not silenced.
Prince Andrew will probably never appear in a courtroom. His family has the same lawyers as me – he will just make a statement to a detective in a home of his choice.
The big question is, where will Prince Andrew be able to spend his time in the future? He does not have to promote a British pig pie, armament or shipbuilding.
His friends in the Gulf will not worry too much about the furore, but it will not play well with female politicians, and the person who will be the most furious is his mother. She wants to know what & # 39; work & # 39; Andrew is planning to do something about the future.
Can I imagine what it is, there is no question of a woman younger than 40?
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