It is getting more and more precarious for Prince Andrew. Queen Elizabeth’s son is charged with abuse, the trial date set for fall 2022. Now a Balmoral picture of Epstein appears – an indication of an even closer connection?
The abuse trial of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, † 66, and Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, in New York has been ongoing since November 29, 2021. Prince Andrew, 61, is also involved in the scandal. More and more terrible details come to light in court – including a photo that Epstein and his accomplice Maxwell show on Balmoral. Will Andrew incriminate this photo? And could his mother, Queen Elizabeth, 95, have heard of the stay?
Prince Andrew: Was he harboring Epstein on Balmoral?
Prince Andrews’ trial date is set for autumn 2022, at which 16 witnesses are to testify. The allegations are serious. The Virginia Giuffre, 38, accuses him of having sexually abused her several times in 2001. The then only 17-year-old is said to have been forced to have sex with Andrew by the now deceased US businessman Jeffrey Epstein. The alleged acts are said to have taken place in the home of Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell in London. In addition, Johanna Sjoberg, 43 – who is also said to have been in Epstein’s clutches – accused the Royal of having sexually abused her at the age of 21.
The 61-year-old, however, denies Giuffres allegations, claims that he never met her. A joint photo of him with the then 17-year-old speaks for itself. Now another recording could burden him …
This photo could be Andrew’s undoing
In an FBI raid on Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion in 2019, private photos were seized that came to light during the current trial against Ghislaine Maxwell. Among them is a recording of the US investment banker and his alleged partner at the time in front of the Queen’s log cabin at Balmoral Castle.
Another picture of the monarch and her friend Margaret Rhodes, † 91, in front of the same backdrop testifies that Epstein and Maxwell stayed at the country estate and retreat of the British royal family. Royal expert Omid Scobie, 40, shared a comparison photo on Twitter that clearly illustrates this fact.
Was Andrew also present at Balmoral when this recording was made? Quite possible! Did the Queen know any details about the connection? Conceivable, because she spends her summers on the country estate year after year.
The picture could probably also be an indication that Epstein’s relationship with the prince was closer than previously assumed. A conceivable circumstance that could be interpreted to the disadvantage of the 61-year-old in his approaching process in 2022 …
Sources used: twitter.com, bild.de