Riding out the storm! Prince Andrew takes trot around Windsor’s Home Park amid Jeffrey Epstein scandal
- Duke of York took a ride around Windsor’s Home Park with Terry Pendry today
- He dressed for the cooler weather in a dark blue riding jacket and black trousers
- It comes amid ongoing scrutiny over friendship with financier Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew wrapped up warm as he took a morning ride around Windsor’s Home Park on Saturday.
The Duke of York, 59, who has faced controversy over his former friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, fended off the colder weather in a dark blue riding jacket and black trousers.
He was joined by head groom Terry Pendry in his outing, who he chatted animatedly to as the pair made their way slowly through the 655-acre Royal park.
Prince Andrew wrapped up warm as he took a morning ride around Windsor’s Home Park with head groom Terry Pendry on Saturday
It comes as the Royal faces ongoing scrutiny over his friendship with disgraced billionaire Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell on August 9.
The Duke has vehemently denied claims by Epstein’s alleged ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts that she had sex with the Prince on three occasions, the first when she was 17.
Prince Andrew was said to have visited Epstein on his atoll, Little St. James, in the US Virgin Islands, an island which was dubbed Paedophile Island due to the stream of young women who frequented it.
The Duke of York fended off the colder weather in a dark blue riding jacket and black trousers
Prince Andrew and Pendry chatted animatedly as they slowly made their way around the park
It comes as the Royal faces ongoing scrutiny over his friendship with disgraced billionaire Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell on August 9
He also visited the financier’s £60million Manhattan house in December 2010, shortly after Epstein had been released from an 18-month sentence for child prostitution offences.
Andrew has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and a statement from Buckingham Palace on behalf of the prince said the allegations were ‘false and without foundation’.
In a statement given to the Sun, it said: ‘It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.’
Roberts claims she was forced into sexual encounters with the Duke, describing him as ‘an abuser, he was a participant’.
Prince Andrew pulls on the reins of his horse as he indicates for the animal to slow down
The Duke of York and Terry Pendry were also spotted on an early morning ride last Saturday
Earlier this month, the Duke flew to Australia for an appearance at Murdoch University in Perth
Epstein was arrested by federal authorities in July and held at a Manhattan lockup, where he died before he could be tried for running a child prostitution ring.
Earlier this month, the Duke flew to Australia for an appearance at Murdoch University in Perth where he was promoting a ‘boot camp’ for his entrepreneurs’ initiative Pitch@Palace.
Royal experts have speculated it is possible the Duke’s antipodean trip has been deliberately kept low-key as the scandal rumbles on.