Prince Andrew insisted today it was far too soon to resume international travel to the US after the COVID-19 crisis.
He says we should all wait much longer, possibly as much as 25 years, before lifting travel restrictions.
The Duke of York made his announcement “out of concern for the welfare of British travellers”, insists a royal pal.
But sceptical royal watchers insist it has a lot more to do with the fact that Virginia Giuffre has filed a civil case in New York claiming Prince Andrew abused her.
Giuffre, who was an accuser of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, claims she was sexually assaulted by Prince Andrew in London and New York.
The Duke has categorically denied he had any physical contact with Giuffre, and that he does not sweat.
Royal biographer Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “It might appear at first glance that Prince Andrew simply has our best welfare at heart.
“But it seems there may be a little more to his concern about travelling to the US than first meets the eye.”
The Duke was speaking outside Pizza Express in Woking today while waiting for it to reopen. He is hoping to find an old receipt.
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