Prince Andrew’s face has been plastered across an American school bus, urging him to speak to the FBI about his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The stunt – which saw the vehicle drive through London and past Buckingham Palace – was organised by US lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents some of Epstein’s victims.
The Duke of York, who turned 60 earlier this week, was friends with the disgraced financier, who took his own life in prison while awaiting trial for sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.
Today, a yellow bus brandished a blue banner showing a picture of Prince Andrew, with the words: “If you see this man please ask him to call the FBI to answer questions.”
US lawyer Geoffrey Berman, who is leading the investigation, has previously accused the prince providing “zero cooperation” in the inquiry, despite his lawyers allegedly having been contacted by prosecutors and the FBI.
Andrew was reportedly “angry and bewildered” at the claims by the US authorities, with the Telegraph quoting a source as saying: “The duke is more than happy to talk to the FBI but he hasn't been approached by them yet.”
The Queen’s second son stepped away from royal duties in November following a Newsnight interview about his relationship with Epstein that was widely regarded as a PR disaster.
He was widely criticised for not having expressed regret over his friendship with Epstein during his conversation with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis.
Following the backlash he said in a statement that he “unequivocally” regretted his “ill-judged association” with Epstein.
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