2020-07-07 01:23:52 UTC
Prince Andrew has canceled his annual golfing trip in Spainof course he
routinely goes golfing in Spain, why would you even ask?because Ghislaine
Maxwells arrest has reportedly severely rattled his cage, and most likely, he
wont be going anywhere for a while for fear of somehow being snapped up by US
Federal authorities have finally bagged Maxwell, Epsteins alleged co-abuserand
the woman who reportedly introduced him to Prince Andrew, whos in the infamous
photo of Andrew and his accuser, Virginia Giuffre. Now the Daily Mail has
reported that, according to their sources, The Duke of York is nervous about
leaving Britain so has sacked off a holiday in the Costa del Sol, and reports
suggest that His fears about travelling abroad have only worsened after his
friend Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a palace source told The Sun, They know they cant extradite him.
What theyre trying to do is get him over voluntarily and, if they think theyve
got enough evidence, charge him there. Hes not a witness, hes a covert target
of this operation. Hence: he will probably never travel to the US again and
likely wont be leaving the UK any time soon. Makes sense that he and Sarah
Ferguson are attempting to sell their luxury Swiss chalet, although maybe that
has more to do with the fact theyre being sued for $6.7 million over their
original financial arrangements to purchase the housean entirely separate
embarrassment to the royal family.
Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that Andrews lawyers at the London firm
of Blackfords apparently reached out to a Washington lobbyist named Robert Stryk
with ties to the Trump administration, who represents international figures
with sensitive legal or diplomatic issues. But the Times said he wasnt too
sure about the prospect of having anything to do with Prince Andrew:
Mr. Stryk has a history of taking on clients with unsavory reputations. But he
expressed discomfort about the possibility of assisting Prince Andrew, and talks
about the potential representation appear to have fizzled, according to the
person familiar with the situation.
Of course, it remains to be seen what the authorities can actually get out of
Maxwell herself. The Guardian reported that a friend of hers expects her to take
a plea deal and to keep her mouth shut about Andrew: Shes always told me that
she would never ever say anything about him. I think she felt that he was her
friend and she was never ever going to say anything about him. She really felt
that in the 90s when her father died that Prince Andrew was there for her, in
many ways. Like, for instance, the time he took her on a private tour of
Buckingham Palace and let her sit on his mothers throne next to Kevin Spacey!