Prince Andrew was pictured today riding a horse at Windsor Castle where his mother and father are currently isolating.
The Duke of York, 60, who lives at the Royal Lodge just three miles away, arrived at the castle in a Range Rover accompanied by a female groom.
Prince Andrew was pictured today riding a horse at Windsor Castle where his mother and father are currently isolating in a ‘HMS bubble’.
The Duke of York, 60, who lives at the nearby Royal Lodge, arrived at the castle in a Range Rover while wearing a facemask
The Queen and Prince Philip have reunited for England’s new lockdown, forming a renewed ‘HMS Bubble’ at Windsor Castle. They are pictured in December 2016
Today is only the second appearance of Andrew since bombshell Ghislaine Maxwell files were released last month.
The Queen’s second son has been accused of failing to help US prosecutors in their investigation into paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and the financier Ghislaine Maxwell.
Putting his troubles aside, the father-of-two, wrapped up warm for the autumn sporting a black polo neck, and facemask while he drove his 4 x 4 into the estate.
Later he donned a black coat and riding hat as he rose horseback with a blonde groom, who donned a Remembrance Poppy and riding slacks.
Today is only the second appearance of Andrew since bombshell Ghislaine Maxwell files were released last month
The Queen’s second son has been accused of failing to help US prosecutors in their investigation into paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and the financier Ghislaine Maxwell
Prince Andrew has come under further pressure to cooperate with the FBI after a second deposition was given by Ghislaine Maxwell last week, the alleged madam for his paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein.
The British socialite, who is jail in New York awaiting trial on child sex trafficking and perjury charges, was questioned three months after being grilled for seven hours.
The transcript from that first interview was published last month, and lawyers for Maxwell are now expected to fight to keep the second one from July 2016 private.
Putting his troubles aside, the father-of-two, wrapped up warm for the autumn sporting a black polo neck, and facemask while he drove his 4 x 4 into the estate
Later he donned a black coat and riding hat as he rose horseback with a blonde groom, who donned a Remembrance Poppy and riding slacks
But the 58-year-old’s team will face a battle with lawyers for Epstein’s victim Virginia Roberts who are expected to argue it should be published in full, reported The Sun.
Ms Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, claims she had sex with the Duke of York three times when she was aged 17, but he strenuously denies the allegations.
A source close to the case told the Sun that Maxwell was asked to answer questions she did not answer in the first interview in the April, and that Andrew ‘did come up’.
Prince Andrew (pictured today) has come under further pressure over a second deposition given by Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged madam for his paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew is pictured horse riding to Windsor Castle today, where he was joined by a female groom
But a source close to the 60-year-old Duke told MailOnline: ‘The Duke has done nothing unlawful and therefore has nothing to fear from the unsealing of any documents from any court case at any time. The truth will out, and soon.’
Documents from the first interview released last month revealed Andrew repeatedly labelled Ms Giuffre ‘a liar’, claiming ‘everything she said is a lie’.
The exchange was in a phone call between the two as scandal swirled around them when Ms Giuffre made bombshell claims she was forced to sleep with the prince.
Prince Andrew arrives for a lockdown ride at Windsor Castle, the Duke will not be attending a Remembrance service at the Centotaph
The former socialite is on remand for child sex trafficking charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein and may be in jail a year before her trial next summer. Pictured, the pair together in 2005
PRINCE ANDREW’S NAME WAS MISSING FROM MAXWELL’S COURT DESPOSITION
The Duke of York’s name was redacted from Ghislaine Maxwell’s court desposition documents.
Alleged victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre has accused Prince Andrew of having sex with her when she was 17 years old.
More than 400 pages became public on Thursday for the first time. Maxwell is currently in jail in New York awaiting a sex trafficking trial.
Speaking in her adopted hometown of Cairns in Far North Queensland, American Ms Giuffre said while she was happy the documents were unsealed, she questioned why several names including that of the Prince were redacted.
She told ABC: ‘I feel very angry.
‘I don’t understand why we are protecting someone who hides behind mummy’s skirt and says “I didn’t do it”. His name should have been out there in the deposition.’
It comes after a revolt among workers at Sandringham after they refused to quarantine away from their own families.
It led to the Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, spending two weeks together at Sandringham’s Wood Farm cottage last month rather than in the main house.
It is reportedly hoped that Prince Philip and the Queen both isolating at Windsor will help quell tension, after Sandringham estate workers revolted against a plan for them to stay in a coronavirus bubble there over Christmas.
A team of about 20 employees had been asked to remain on the monarch’s Norfolk estate without their families to support her, Prince Philip and other members of the Royal Family during the festive period.
But the group – said to involve cleaners, laundry and maintenance workers – are believed to have mutinied because they are unwilling to isolate from loved ones for four weeks.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman told FEMAIL: ‘No final decision has been taken on Christmas.
The Duke of York will not be present at tomorrow’s s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph and sources say it is ‘unlikely’ he will ever make an appearance again.
Royal aides are said to have been ‘agonising’ over how to handle the predicament.
Plans for a significantly pared-down service this year are said to have given them the perfect excuse not to include the beleaguered prince in the traditional royal line-up on November 8.