The day Prince Andrew’s supposedly slept with his teenager accuser Virginia Roberts, he claimed he had a Pizza Express party for his daughter Prince Beatrice.
But according to the Daily Mail, his daughter can’t recall that birthday party her father claims he attended, further damaging his alibi. In fact, the family who threw the party cannot remember the details of the party if Prince Andrews attended.
Roberts had alleged that she was trafficked to London by Prince Andrews and his late friend Jeffrey Epstein when she was only 17. The Daily Mail has conducted a four-part series into Roberts allegations that have revealed key facts.
On the day of his daughter’s party, the Duke of York scheduled a home manicure—the same day he claims he dropped his daughter off at the party in Woking, Surrey. And while his memory of that day is “vague,” the one witness who could have helped him has died—a former royal protection officer.
The news outlet claims they have looked into testimonies, witnesses, and sensitive documents, which have expanded from London, New York, Boston, Florida, and many other places. The Daily Mail also published a picture of Andrews and his accuser. A picture that was supposedly taken in March of 2001.
Roberts has accused the Queen’s second son of taking her dancing at a celebrity nightcap called Tramp located in London and then to have sex. She says they had sex three times, the first time in London, then New York, and the last place was in the Caribbean. All claims Andrew has strongly denied.
As for the allegations that he had sex with Roberts in his friend Ghislaine Maxwell’s home for the first time, Andrews said that couldn’t be true because he was at his daughter’s party.
‘I was with the children, and I’d taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at, I suppose, sort of 4 pm or 5 pm in the afternoon,’ he said. When asked why he would remember a meal at Pizza Express 18 years later, he said: ‘Because going to Pizza Express in Woking is an unusual thing for me to do, a very unusual thing for me to do … I’ve only been to Woking a couple of times, and I remember it weirdly distinctly.
‘As soon as somebody reminded me of it, I went, ‘Oh yes, I remember that.”
Furthermore, the prince has refused to be questioned by investigators, which has puzzled some of his friends on his unwillingness to cooperate. There also seems to be a bit of conflict between US prosecutors and Andrews’ London lawyers. Prosecutor Geoffrey Berman said the prince has repeatedly declined to come in, while the attorneys in his defense saying he’s willing to provide a statement.
Prosecutors urged him to cooperate following the arrest of Maxwell. She was arrested for aiding in the sexual abuse of young girls and helping predator Jeffrey Epstein.
A spokesman for the duke stated: ‘It would not be appropriate to comment on any of these matters.’ A friend said: ‘The duke has already publicly stated he has no recollection of meeting Virginia Roberts. Nor has he any recollection of dining in a Chinese restaurant or attending Tramp on the night in question.
A source who is close to Andrews has said, A source close to the duke added: ‘In the Buckingham Palace statement made on 19th August 2019 the Duke expressed deep concern for the survivors of Jeffrey Epstein and hoped that they could find some resolution.
‘It is a matter of deep regret to the Duke that he did not reiterate that empathy for the survivors during his Newsnight interview, which was clearly a mistake.’