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Prince Andrew the Duke of York is considering a second interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein after his appearance on the BBC was hammered, according to a Vanity Fair report.

Prince Andrew was globally criticised by the public and commentators who called his interview a PR disaster when it hit TV screens on Saturday night.

Many thought he would stay away from the limelight but he is now apparently contemplating another TV appearance, according to a royal source.

Vanity Fair said a source told them there were rumours Prince Andrew wanted to “put right the things he didn’t say” despite apparently telling his mum the Queen his initial interview was “a great success”.

The source said: “Newsnight gave him the chance to show some remorse.

“He was asked if there was anything else he wanted to say. It was an open goal – he didn’t grasp it, and I think he sees that now.”

Prince Andrew, 59, had responded to allegations made by Virginia Giuffre that Epstein forced her to have sex with him when she was 17 years old.

American Ms Giuffre said the same alleged sexual liaison began with the duke sweating heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp.

But the duke said he had a medical condition at the time which meant he did not sweat.

He claimed it was due to being shot at in the Falklands war – a point we The Euro Weekly News are following up on presently with former sailors from the Fleet Air Arm who served at the time on HMS Invincible.

Buckingham Palace added it was “not aware” of any plans for a second interview.