Prince Andrew "stands by" his excruciating Newsnight interview 3 years ago

Prince Andrew "stands by" his excruciating Newsnight interview

Went well, then.

In case you somehow missed one of the most jaw-dropping interviews ever recorded for the benefit of a viewing audience, Prince Andrew sat down with Emily Maitlis for a special Newsnight chat on Saturday night.


The royal, who is the second eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, faced questions on his friendship with deceased billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as well as accusations by Virginia Roberts Giuffre that Prince Andrew had sexual contact with her while she was being trafficked by Epstein.

To say it didn't go well would be an understatement as Prince Andrew floundered repeatedly, noting that at one point in his life he was incapable of sweating, while also questioning the validity of a photograph in which he appeared and providing an air-tight alibi in the form of a Pizza Express visit.

He also stated that Jeffrey Epstein's conduct was "unbecoming" to which Maitlis immediately reminded him that Epstein was a convicted sex offender. In response, the royal offered that he was being polite.

Honestly, the entire thing is a must-see:


Clip via BBC Newsnight

As you might expect, the interview was met with a huge reaction online and in the Sunday newspapers, with the general consensus being that Prince Andrew did not emerge from the sit-down in the best of lights.

Apparently, he's all good with it, though.


A source told the BBC on Sunday night that he "stands by" the interview and agreed to participate in order to address the issues directly, ultimately doing so with "honesty and humility".

Certainly one way of putting it, anyway.