Sarah Ferguson nonetheless thinks Prince Andrew is prince charming.
The 61-year-old Duchess of York defended her royal ex-husband in a brand new interview — saying he’s a “variety man” and “fabulous” dad who has her full assist, regardless of his ties to the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
“No matter challenges he has, I’ll stand agency to the co-parenters that we’re collectively,” Ferguson said in a new People cover story.
“I consider that he’s a form, good man, and he’s been a wonderful father to the women.”
Ferguson and Andrew share two grownup daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
The Duchess’ present of assist for Andrew echoes feedback she made again in 2019, when she urged she had her ex’s again after he was repeatedly named in courtroom paperwork within the Epstein intercourse scandal.
“I believe an important factor in life is familyhood,” she told The Sun of her ex, to whom she has remained shut since their cut up in 1996.
Andrew has emphatically — and repeatedly — denied any wrongdoing and later admitted that he “regretted” his friendship with Epstein.
Ferguson additionally has her personal ties to the convicted intercourse offender. She borrowed $24,000 from him, which she admitted in 2011 was a “gigantic error of judgment.”
The FBI introduced in September 2019 that it would be investigating Andrew’s ties to Epstein, a billionaire who died in a New York City jail cell in 2019 whereas being held on intercourse crimes costs.
Often called “Randy Andy,” Andrew was accused of having sex with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one in all Epstein’s alleged underage “intercourse slaves.”
Giuffre, now 37, mentioned she was 17 on the time she was allegedly offered up to Andrew at Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell’s townhouse in London. British authorities ended its investigation prompted in 2015 by Giuffre.
Andrew was asked to step back from his royal duties in November 2019 over the rising scandal and his now-infamous interview over Epstein by which he mentioned they remained mates as a result of he was “too honorable.”