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Prince Andrew: If push came to shove, I would testify in court

The Duke of York has said that he is willing to testify in court regarding the Jeffrey Epstein scandal “if push comes to shove.”

Speaking in an extraordinary interview on BBC Newsnight, Prince Andrew said that he would be willing to testify under oath as he is “duty-bound to do so.”

Interviewing the Prince, journalist Emily Maitlis asked said: “You seem utterly convinced you are telling the truth, would you be willing to testify or give a statement under oath if you were asked?”

Prince Andrew responded: “I’m like everybody else, I would have to take all the legal advice that there was before I was to do that sort of thing. But if push came to shove, and the legal advice was to do so, then I would be duty bound to do so.”

Ms Maitlis then asked: “You’ve said there are many unanswered questions, everybody affected wants closure, you would help to provide that closure?”

Andrew responded: “In the right circumstances, yes I would, because I think there is just as much closure for me as there is for everybody else.

“Undoubtably some very strange and unpleasant activities have been going on. I’m afraid to say I’m not the right person to shed light on it.”