The British government has not received any official requests from the U.S. authorities to question Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II’s middle son, on the case of the late banker Jeffrey Epstein, suspected of sexual trafficking in minors. This was reported by The Sun on Friday, July 3, with reference to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“There were no such appeals (from U.S. representatives). This is a royal case,” he answered the question.
At the same time, Johnson noted that the law must be observed.
“Everyone is very sympathetic to the victims of Jeffrey Epstein, but do not expect me to comment on the cases affecting the royal family,” added the prime minister.
On the same day, it became known that Ghislaine Maxwell, a friend of Epstein, faces up to 35 years in prison on charges of trafficking in minors.
Epstein killed himself in a correctional center in New York in August 2019. A few months earlier, he was arrested on charges of organizing sex trafficking and luring minors into prostitution.
According to the investigation, Maxwell helped this businessman, for whom she was a friend and assistant. In addition, it is believed that she not only helped him to establish contacts with minors, but also “participated in the abuse itself.