Prince Andrew has been working really, really hard (a description not usually used on Prince Andrew) to make you think he’s an upstanding member of the royal family. He’s trying really hard to remove himself from the narrative that he’s an alleged creep who was good friends with Jeffrey Epstein and is much too familiar with underage girls.
The only problem is, no matter how many times he swears he wasn’t really even friends with Epstein, or swears he’s so “appalled” by the accusations, there is still that photo floating around on the internet showing Andrew side-hugging one of his alleged accusers, a then-17-year-old Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre). Usually pictures don’t lie, but according to Team Andrew, that picture would fail a polygraph test, because it’s not telling the truth!
The picture was reportedly taken in 2001, and features Andrew, an underage Virginia, and Andrew’s alleged frequent late-night palace guest, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Virginia Roberts poses for a photo with Prince Andrew as #GhislaineMaxwell smiles in the background. Roberts reports that she was lent out to Prince Andrew when she was a teenage sex slave for Palm Beach millionaire #JeffreyEpstein and his partner, Maxwell. pic.twitter.com/clYsov0uqQ
— Marie (@Cuprikorn66) August 9, 2019
To many people, it looks like a picture, probably shot on film, of a creep creeping on a young girl, in what is allegedly Ghislaine’s London home. But sources close to Andrew tell The Telegraph that the man in the picture can’t be him, because his real fingers are much fatter. One source simply said: “The picture is a fake, and the girl’s story is a fantasy.” Virginia gave a statement on Tuesday regarding Prince Andrew, saying he “knows what he’s done” and that she hopes he comes clean about it. Well, the only thing Andrew’s side hopes gets cleared up is who Photoshopped his face onto a slim-fingered man’s body.
Andrew’s lawyers have reportedly asked Virginia for the original photo, a request her lawyers have allegedly responded to by essentially telling Andy’s lawyers to get stuffed. Prince Andrew’s legal team want to see the original to prove that it really is a picture of Prince Andrew. A source says:
“Yes, the Duke knows what he has done – absolutely nothing wrong Look at the picture. It has clearly been faked. Andrew’s fingers appear quite slender, like a girl’s fingers. They are also a strange shade of red. His real fingers are actually much chubbier – quite small and chubby. A tabloid newspaper paid a lot of money years ago for a copy of this photo. But no one has ever seen the original. Doesn’t that seem strange? Sadly – it seems to us – this girl is simply out to make a name for herself.”
Below is a picture of Andrew’s fingers taken a few years later, in 2005. I’ll be honest, I was expecting some bloated hot dog digits, but these appear to be normal fingers.
Prince Andrew’s sources also claim that he’s much taller than he appears in the photo, and that Virginia herself is below average height in real life. These sources are going to have their minds blown when they learn about high heels.
There’s another picture The Telegraph obtained featuring Virginia standing near Naomi Campbell. They claim Prince Andrew is six feet tall, and that Naomi Campbell is 5’8, which is their proof that Virginia is a shorty. It also appears Virginia is wearing the same pink top in both photos. I don’t know what they think that proves, besides an implication that Ghislaine didn’t give the girls much time to pack a bag.
Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell & a girl who appears to be Virginia Roberts with Naomi Campbell and Flavio Briatore at a VIP birthday bash in 2001 on St. Tropez Yacht, French Riviera. Sun UK P.5 pic.twitter.com/CG7PK01ZZx
— Aida Viggiano (@AidaViggiano) August 23, 2019
Something tells me that even if the original photo looks 100% legit, Prince Andrew’s “sources” are still going to doubt its authenticity. And none of us should be surprised when Prince Andrew’s side continues to call that 17-year-old picture a liar. He doesn’t exactly have the most honorable reputation when it comes to things that are 17 years old.