Virginia Giuffre, formally Roberts, said she was forced to have sex with the prince three times by convicted pedophile Epstein while in London in 2001 when she was 17 years old, as well as in NY and on Epstein's private island in the Caribbean.
Andrew admits as a outcome of be broadcast his determination to stay mates with Epstein after he had been convicted of soliciting prostitution from a small in 2008 was a severe mistake of judgement. Giuffre claims she was enslaved and sex trafficked by Epstein and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.
Andrew told the BBC he had "no recollection" of meeting Giuffre.
Andrew also told BBC television that he had "let the side down" by staying with USA financier Jeffrey Epstein after Epstein's conviction for paying a teenage girl for sex, in comments broadcast on Friday. The wealthy financier had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing girls as young as 14 and young women in NY and Florida in the early 2000s.
When asked how he met Epstein, His Royal Highness responded: "I met through his girlfriend back in 1999.it would be a considerable stretch to say that he was a very close friend".
"I stayed with him and that's..."
"There are a number of things that are wrong with that story, one of which is that I don't know where the bar is in Tramps".
"But at the time I felt it was the honourable and right thing to do".
Andrew will apparently be confronted with allegations made by Epstein's "slave" Virginia Roberts that she was flown to London on the American's private jet, nicknamed the "Lolita Express", for sex with the prince.
Though the royal palace was in no hurry to officially address the photo, anonymous supporters of Andrew told the Telegraph in August that the image is "a fake", however Giuffre insists that is merely an excuse.
Andrew has previously denied any inappropriate relations with Giuffre.
It was not the sound of pre-prepared Buckingham Palace statement.
"The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes".
In August, it issued a statement after a video emerged purporting to show Andrew at Epstein's NY home in 2010 waving goodbye to a woman leaving the property. He also registered as a sex offender and paid restitution to the victims identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Andrew's close relationship with Epstein, who committed suicide in a NY jail cell in August, has deeply embarrassed Britain's royal family.
"It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty and pure real truth, that remain steadfast and strong to their beliefs", Sarah began the emotional caption.