Prince Andrew seen for first time since unsealed Jeffrey Epstein docs released

Prince Andrew was spotted for the first time since being named in a trove of newly unsealed documents relating to late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

The disgraced royal family member, 63, was photographed riding solo Tuesday as he departed Royal Lodge in England in a green Range Rover.

He left the estate in a black quarter-zip sweater and maintained a blank expression while driving through the gates.

The sighting follows the recent release of the Epstein files, which Manhattan federal Judge Loretta Preska ordered unsealed as part of Virginia Giuffre’s settled defamation lawsuit against Epstein’s madam, Ghislaine Maxwell.

The disgraced royal was seen in England. TheImageDirect.com
The docs were released as part of Virginia Giuffre’s settled defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell. DOJ

Transcripts of depositions given by Giuffre, as well as Epstein’s masseuse Johanna Sjoberg, both mentioned the Duke of York.

Giuffre claimed she had been paid $15,000 to have sex with Andrew, while Sjoberg alleged that the second son of the late Queen Elizabeth ll had touched her breast while they posed for a photo together in the disgraced sex offender’s Manhattan townhouse.

Despite the damning accusations, which he has long denied, Andrew has been welcomed back into the royal fold since his older brother, King Charles lll, assumed the throne in May 2023.

The royal, who was friends with Epstein, denied having met Giuffre, who accused him of rape. Corbis via Getty Images

Last August, the prince joined senior members of the royal family in Scotland, where Prince William was photographed driving his scandal-plagued uncle to a Sunday church service.

“Andrew won’t ever have the same ceremonial role within the family; he is no longer and never will be a working royal. That is clear,” a source described as a friend of the king told the Daily Beast at the time.

“But he is part of the family. He is the king’s brother. He has not been found guilty of any crime, and I think it’s fair to say that the king is making it clear that he won’t turn his back on his brother.”

Epstein’s masseuse Johanna Sjoberg also accused Andrew of touching her inappropriately. AP

The apparent show of support for the black sheep marks a dramatic change in fortunes.


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In the final months of his mother’s life, Andrew was effectively booted from the royal family and reportedly lost his $300,000 annual stipend.

Epstein died by suicide in 2019. REUTERS

He has long been associated with Epstein, who died by suicide in a Manhattan jail in 2019; however, public opinion of Andrew tanked following his disastrous interview with the BBC that same year.

During the sit-down, he denied having ever met Giuffre — who accused him of rape — and suggested that an infamous photograph of him with his arm around her had been digitally altered.

Andrew avoided going to trial by paying Giuffre, now 40, a multimillion-dollar settlement.