By Cristina Hodgson • 18 November 2019 • 23:20
FURTHER CONTROVERSY FOR PRINCE ANDREW WHO NOW FINDS HIMSELF CAUGHT IN A N-WORD ROW
IF PRINCE ANDREW’S recent interview, previously covered by Euro Weekly News, hasn’t been criticised enough, with commentators questioning his responses and condemning his unsympathetic tone and lack of remorse for the friendship with the sex offender.
Prince Andrew now finds himself in further controversy as he’s caught in a n-word row.
According to Evening Standard writer Rohan Silva, Prince Andrew used the n-word at a Buckingham Palace meeting with him when he was a Downing Street advisor.
Silva, who is of Sri Lankan heritage, says the incident took place during a discussion in 2012 about trade, when he was David Cameron’s key aide on the tech economy at the time.
Silva said during a discussion about trade policy he asked the royal if the government department responsible for trade “could be doing a better job”.
Silva told the Standard the Duke replied: “Well, If you’ll pardon the expression, that really is the n***** in the woodpile.”
Palace sources flatly denied that the duke used the word, telling the paper: “The duke did not say that”.
The disclosure has comes after the duke’s polemic BBC Newsnight appearance, which saw him deny allegations he had sex with an underage girl and explain his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The interview has drawn widespread condemnation, but the duke is said to be standing by his decision to put out his side of the story.
Calls are now growing for the duke to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Epstein sex scandal.
According to IBC, Royal correspondent Peter Hunt says Prince Andrew interview has damaged The Queen, however, according to reports by the Daily Mail, the Queen ‘backs’ Prince Andrew and ‘believes him 100 per cent’
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