The engagement of Princess Beatrice is a rare good news for her father Prince Andrew as the death of Jeffrey Epstein and claims that he slept with one of his sex slaves who engulfed the House of York.
The Duke of York's friendship with the disgraced billionaire pedophile has drawn him into a scandal that has shocked the royal family.
But amid turmoil in his personal life, Andrew walks his eldest daughter, 31, next year down the aisle when she marries Italian real estate millionaire Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 34.
The couple is getting married after a whirlwind of 11 months and said today: & we are both so excited to embark on this life adventure together and can't wait to be truly married & # 39 ;.
Her parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson are delighted with the news amid rumors that the divorces might even breathe new life into their relationship.
The sunbeam of Princess Beatrice's engagement came when her father Prince Andrew (left on September 9) was chased by his ties with Jeffrey Epstein (right), a billionaire pedophile accused of enslaving young girls and forcing them to have sex with his friends
Virginia Roberts (photo) claims that she was forced by pedophile American businessman Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the duke, to have sex with Andrew three times
Virginia Roberts photographed in early 2001 with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell
The former couple went on holiday together in Spain earlier this month, when the Duke of York was startled by the unexpected death of Jeffrey Epstein in a prison in New York.
Fergie admits that she & # 39; tears of joy & # 39; cries about the & # 39; sensational news & # 39; of Princess Beatrice's engagement
Sarah Ferguson revealed that she & # 39; tears of joy & # 39; increases with the & # 39; sensational news & # 39; of her oldest daughter's engagement with Beatrice & # 39; s property magnate Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The couple announced their happy news this morning and the Duchess of York went quickly on social media to tell how the last royal announcement made her and former husband Prince Andrew feel she was the & # 39; happiest people ever & # 39; to be.
She wrote on Instagram: & # 39; I know what mom feels so I have tears of joy. I am so proud of this sensational news. Andrew and I are simply the happiest people ever who have two wonderful sons-in-law. & # 39;
Fergie shared a series of engagement photos and revealed that her younger daughter Eugenie could lend a hand to share the happy news by taking the color photos of her sister and her future groom.
Fergie wrote: & # 39; @princesseugenie took the color photo & # 39; s because my girls are so close. Beatrice and Edo wanted her to capture this special moment. & # 39;
The royal added: & # 39; The black-and-white photo & # 39; s were taken by Misan Harriman at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park. & # 39;
Fergie has also added a note from the esteemed photographer behind the lens, token: & # 39; Quote from Misan Harriman: & # 39; Everything clicks when they are together and that is exactly what my lens has recorded. It was an honor to observe and document that love. & # 39;
And in the chaos that followed, Victoria Roberts Giuffre appeared on American television and repeated her allegations against the Duke of York.
The 36-year-old claims that she was forced by pedophile American businessman Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the duke, to have sex with Andrew three times.
She said: & # 39; I know their faces and I know what they did to me. & # 39;
Miss Giuffre, who appeared with four other alleged Epstein victims, again claimed that she had once had sex with the prince in a bathroom – and that afterwards he & # 39; thanks & # 39; had said.
The 35-year-old was a teenager when she appeared on a notorious photo with Andrew's arm around her waist, alongside Epstein's friend, the British socialite and Robert Maxwell's daughter, Ghislaine Maxwell, now 57.
She also claimed that Mrs. Maxwell had told her in advance: "I want you to do for him what you do for (Jeffrey) Epstein."
Miss Giufre said that Andrew is a & # 39; participant & # 39; and added that although the duke can deny it: & # 39; he knows the truth and I know the truth & # 39 ;.
The prince has always denied inappropriate behavior or awareness of such behavior by Epstein, and in 2015 her allegations about Andrew were thrown away by an American judge who ordered them to be "intangible and impudent."
She repeated her claim that she was loaned to Andrew for sex in March 2001 when she was 17 after Epstein flew her to the London mansion owned by Miss Maxwell.
At the time, Miss Roberts had been in Epstein's job for months and was paid to have sex with him by order. She claimed in court that she had been lent to his friends.
Now, a 36-year-old married mother of three, she said: "That first time in London I was so young. Ghislaine woke me up in the morning and said you are going to meet a prince today. I did not know at that time that I would be traded to that prince.
& # 39; That night Prince Andrew came to her house and we went to Club Tramp. Prince Andrew gave me alcohol, it was in the VIP section, I am pretty sure it was vodka. Prince Andrew was like let's dance together, I thought it was OK.
"We are leaving Club Tramp and Ghislaine said he is coming back to the house and I want you to do for him what you do for Epstein. I couldn't believe it & # 39 ;. Miss Roberts, who wiped away tears during the interview, said he was having sex in the bathroom & he wasn't rude or anything, he said thank you and some kind of soft feelings like that and left & # 39 ;.
She said, "I just couldn't believe it, I couldn't believe it even involved royalty." Miss Roberts also claimed that Andrew had sex with her in New York and on the private island of Epstein in the Caribbean. She said, "He denies that it ever happened, but he knows the truth and I know the truth."
Princess Beatrice is engaged to property magnate Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Buckingham Palace has announced
Further black-and-white photos taken by Misan Harriman at the Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park, show the couple fun together and giggle
Friends of Andrew have spoken of their frustration that the claims, which the duke has consistently denied, have been re-broadcast.
Friends believe they are being fooled & # 39; to make a new public statement. Instead, they hold on to their denial.
The customized platinum and diamond engagement ring from Princess Beatrice is from Shaun Leane
A close-up of the ring designed by Eduardo with Shaun Leane shows a round cut diamond ring flanked by double baguettes on the band
Princess Beatrice's custom-made platinum and diamond engagement ring is from British jeweler Shaun Leane and is filled with personal and sentimental meanings & # 39 ;.
The royal, 31, who is engaged to owned tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 34, was completely smiling when she showed off the beautiful ring in the official photos taken by sister Princess Eugenie.
It is a fusion of Victorian and Art Deco designs and is accompanied by two additional matching bands in the distinctive Shaun Leane design hand.
Shaun Leane says about the design: & # 39; I am so honored that Edoardo chose to design the engagement ring for Princess Beatrice with me and to have been involved in this special moment in their lives. & # 39;
A friend said: "The denial is both specific and categorical. There has never been a sexual connection between Andrew and Virginia Roberts. It would have been immoral if the duke had been involved with such a young person. It is very difficult for him to prove a negative. The duke deeply feels sorry for these girls. They are victims. & # 39;
This week it was claimed that MI6 fears that a former American detective has passed Russia "kompromat" that connects Prince Andrew with the activities of Jeffrey Epstein.
It is known that John Mark Dougan, a former deputy in the Sheriff office in Palm Beach County, has been in contact with the Russian official, Pavel Borodin, reported The Sunday Times.
Borodin – who was photographed during a meeting with Dougan in 2013 – is a senior Russian government representative who is sometimes referred to as President Vladimir Putin's mentor.
British security sources are thought to be concerned about how much Dougan knows about the original Epstein investigation, which put the financier in Florida in prison for 13 months.
There are fears about what material Dougan may have passed on to the Russians.
And Tuesday, the French police invaded the former Parisian house of Jeffrey Epstein – when the pressure on Prince Andrew increased to help the French investigation.
It follows the Paris prosecutor, Rémy Heitz, and launches an investigation into alleged abuse by Epstein, the late-convicted pedophile financier, on victims from the age of 12.
Agents from the Central Bureau for the Suppression of Violence Against Persons raided the Epstein apartment of £ 7.14m ($ 8.6m) on Avenue Foch, next to the Arc de Triomphe, on Monday and Tuesday.
There was also a simultaneous raid on Karin Models, a bureau run by Jean-Luc Brunel, who is suspected of helping Epstein recruit women.
France Info, the French news channel, reported: & # 39; The searches authorized by the judges started on Monday at 3 p.m. and ended on Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in the apartment of the American financier.
& # 39; According to the testimony of Epstein & # 39; s butler in France, who met France Info, the apartment has a customized massage room, visited by a large number of women, some of whom had relationships with the multi-millionaire. & # 39;
It is claimed that Prince Andrew could choose not to go to France – and America – to avoid the chance of talking to the police.
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