So much for family ‘rule’ cited by Prince Andrew that one parent was always at home

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A lot for household ‘rule’ cited by Prince Andrew that one mother or father was at all times at house: Photographs present Duke of York on a US journey in 2001 whereas his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson was in India

  • Of he and Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew mentioned ‘when one is away the opposite is there’
  • Used this as a part of defence in opposition to allegations he danced with Virginia Roberts 
  • However pictures and stories present duke and duchess broke this months earlier

By Arthur Martin for the Day by day Mail

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Throughout his disastrous TV interview, Prince Andrew urged he couldn’t have met Virginia Roberts at Tramp nightclub as a result of he was ‘at home with the children’.

The Duke of York mentioned he was caring for Beatrice and Eugenie as a result of his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson was away.

Andrew mentioned he and the duchess had a ‘simple rule in the family that when one is away the other is there’.

He used this as a part of his defence in opposition to the allegations that he danced with Miss Roberts – essentially the most excessive profile of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s victims – on the famed celeb nightspot in Mayfair earlier than having intercourse along with her on the evening of March 10, 2001.

Andrew mentioned he and the duchess had a ‘simple rule in the family that when one is away the other is there’. However pictures and stories recommend they broke this pact solely 4 months earlier. November four, 2000: Prince Andrew with Steven Spielberg whereas the duchess was in India

Nevertheless, pictures and stories from the time, unearthed by the Day by day Mail, present the duke and duchess broke this pact solely 4 months earlier.

Andrew flew to New York on the finish of October 2000 to attend a ‘hookers and pimps’-themed Halloween celebration – the place he was pictured with Epstein’s girlfriend, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.

The duke then travelled to a showbusiness ball on the Century Plaza Lodge in Los Angeles, the place he handed a Bafta award to movie director Steven Spielberg on November four.

He additionally carried out some official duties on behalf of the Queen. Experiences from the time mentioned he returned to the UK on November 10. On the similar time, the duchess travelled to India to make a movie for the BBC in regards to the floods that devastated the Bengal plains.

Similtaneously the duke was travelling, the duchess travelled to India to make a movie for the BBC in regards to the floods that devastated the Bengal plains. Pictured: Sarah Ferguson in India on November three

She trekked as much as the foothills of the Himalayas and was photographed in Dharamshala, the Dalai Lama’s residence, on November four. Different press pictures present her assembly help staff at a missionary in Kolkata, then referred to as Calcutta, two days later.

On the time of their journeys, Beatrice was 12 and was midway by her first time period at St George’s Faculty in Ascot, Berkshire, the place she was a day pupil. Eugenie was ten and attended Coworth Park Faculty in Windlesham, Surrey.

No photos could possibly be discovered of the ladies throughout this era and it’s unclear who sorted them.

A little bit over 4 months later, Andrew is accused of dancing with Miss Roberts at Tramp.

Miss Roberts, now often known as Virginia Giuffre, claims she was compelled to have intercourse with the duke at Maxwell’s mews home in Belgravia afterwards. She was 17 on the time and claims it was the primary of three sexual encounters with Andrew. The prince denies the allegations.

When requested in the course of the Newsnight interview whether or not he remembered dancing at Tramp, he replied: ‘No, that couldn’t have occurred as a result of the date that’s being urged I used to be at house with the youngsters.’

When requested in the course of the Newsnight interview whether or not he remembered dancing at Tramp, he replied: ‘No, that couldn’t have occurred as a result of the date that’s being urged I used to be at house with the youngsters’

He was then requested by Emily Maitlis whether or not he was certain of this, to which the duke replied: ‘On that particular day that we now understand is the date which is the tenth of March, I was at home, I was with the children and I’d taken Beatrice to a Pizza Specific in Woking for a celebration at, I suppose, kind of 4 or 5 within the afternoon.

‘And then because the duchess was away, we have a simple rule in the family that when one is away the other one is there. I was on terminal leave at the time from the Royal Navy so therefore I was at home.’ In March 2001, Andrew, his ex-wife and their daughters lived at their 12-bed Sunninghill Park house in Surrey. It’s roughly ten miles from Woking, a drive of maybe 23 minutes.

The 30-mile drive to Mayfair in central London on a Saturday night may take simply over an hour.

The duchess does seem to have been away on the time in query – selling Wedgwood china within the US, the place she was pictured on March 9. 

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