Prince Andrew: ‘Long road back to public life’ says expert
Ms Maitlis said she had “plenty of engagement” with the Palace afterwards and that she does not think they were shocked by the interview itself. Last week, the BBC received more than 400 complaints after it aired an interview with Andrew about the death of his father Prince Philip. It was the first time he had made a public appearance since his interview with Ms Maitlis about the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, after which he stepped back from royal duties.
The interview, widely viewed as a car-crash for the Duke of York, delved into his friendship with convicted sex offender Epstein and the allegations against Andrew personally.
Epstein, who died in prison in 2019, was convicted of procuring a child for prostitution in 2008 and served 13 months in custody.
He was later arrested again and charged with sex-trafficking offences, but was found dead in his cell while awaiting trial.
His girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has been accused of being a co-conspirator in his sex-trafficking operation and has been charged with the trafficking of underage girls and enticement of minors, which she vehemently denies.
Andrew has been criticised for associating with the pair, even staying in Epstein’s Manhattan house after he was released from prison the first time.
Prince Andrew was interviewed by Emily Maitlis for Newsnight
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