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Prince Andrew ‘willing to cooperate’ in any police enquiry

Prince Andrew, Duke of York

The Duke of York is reportedly willing to cooperate in any police enquiry relating to the activities of Jeffrey Epstein.

According to the Daily Express, Prince Andrew would be happy to speak to the police to assist law enforcement officials in the United States or in the UK.

The 59-year-old Prince is willing to provide a witness statement to the police, or undergo questioning.

However, a source revealed to the Express that neither the authorities in the UK or the US have requested information from the Prince at this stage.

The Duke of York spoke out last week after pictures were published in the Mail on Sunday showing the 59-year-old visiting Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion back in 2010.

In a statement, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes.

“His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”

The new pictures published in the Mail on Sunday were taken in 2010, this was after the billionaire had served an 18-month prison sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution.

The statement released on Sunday is just one of many Buckingham Palace has been forced to publish following the Duke’s former friendship with Epstein.

In 2011 the Duke apologised for his friendship and was forced to step down as the UK special representative for trade and investment.

Epstein was facing federal sex trafficking charges in New York, however, news emerged of his death on Saturday morning.

The disgraced financier killed himself in his Manhattan cell just a few hours after the new court documents were opened.