- Prince Andrew is being subpoenaed by Department of Justice prosecutors.
- He could be questioned, under oath, about his connection to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
- It’s time to recognize that the Duke of York — not the Duchess of Sussex — is the real problem in the British royal family.
Prince Andrew is finally being held accountable.
Federal prosecutors in New York are demanding that the Duke of York come stateside to testify about his role in the Jeffrey Epstein case.
This is the first time that the Prince has been made to answer for his ties to a gruesome, worldwide case filled with corruption, abuse of power, and lack of accountability.
And it’s time the British royal family recognizes that all their firepower targeting Meghan Markle in the form of “hits” in the press was misdirected, at best.
Prince Andrew’s Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein Looks Like It Was Far from Casual
For years, Prince Andrew maintained a relationship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. And as had been revealed in the disturbing Netflix documentary, “Filthy Rich,” that relationship wasn’t casual.
The Duke of York allegedly procured the services of underage girls — who were being trafficked by Epstein and his partner, Ghislaine Maxwell. He’s specifically claimed to have maintained an inappropriate relationship with Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
Thanks to what’s known as a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), which is similar to a subpoena, the disgraced royal may be forced to testify as to what exactly went on.
In the past, Prince Andrew has fought off requests to testify against Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell on August 10, 2019. His royal status helped him dodge past requests for testimony.
But this time around, he’s not so lucky. Unlike his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew does not have sovereign immunity from prosecution. And according to one royal insider, the Duke of York might be in more trouble than he realizes, depending on what he discloses in this testimony.
It’s a huge statement of intent from the US and it moves Andrew into the realms of a criminal investigation. It’s also frankly a diplomatic nightmare. The DOJ does not make a request of this nature lightly, especially one involving a senior member of the British royal family. It puts the UK government in a very difficult position – and the Duke of York even more so.