72-year-old Prince Charles is extremely concerned about the situation around his younger brother, 61-year-old Prince Andrew. According to Charles, after the American Virginia Roberts sued the Duke of York for rape, Andrew will never be able to return to public life and his royal powers, which he resigned two years ago. Despite the fact that the whole family is now suffering from reputation, including Charles himself, he is very sympathetic to his brother.
“Charles loves and empathizes with his brother, despite the public outrage and resentment that Andrew faces,” according to an insider for The Times.
The Prince of Wales is confident that now, regardless of the outcome of the case, Andrew will never cease to be associated with this scandal due to his connection with the late Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sex trafficking in minors and pedophilia. Charles believes his younger brother’s reputation is irrevocably tarnished.
“It will cause unwanted reputational damage to the entire family. Prince Charles has long concluded that this is probably an intractable problem,” added the insider.
Prince Charles and his son Prince William are also concerned about the actions of Prince Andrew’s legal team – so far, his lawyers have not responded to the lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts in court in New York.
Earlier, when the sex scandal had not yet reached the court, Prince Andrew denied all accusations against him and said that he was not familiar with Virginia (although there is a snapshot proving the opposite). And now his silence is clearly not playing into his hands, since in the eyes of society his reputation is rapidly crumbling.
According to Virginia Roberts’ lawyer Robert Boyes, the scandalous case may be considered in court as early as the middle of next year. In his opinion, the Duke of York will not be able to get away from answering questions.
Prince Andrew now spends time at the royal residence at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with his mother Elizabeth II, ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, youngest daughter Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank and their six-month-old son August.
Recall that Virginia Roberts said that she was sexually abused three times by Prince Andrew. On two occasions she was a minor at that time.