Duchess of York supports Prince Andrew
Britain’s Duchess of York has described her ex-husband Prince Andrew as “the best man in the world”.
The Duchess, who was married to Prince Andrew from 1986 to 1996 and is the mother of his two children – Princess Beatrice, 26, and 24-year-old Princess Eugenie – has defended the royal over claims he had sex with American Virginia Roberts in Florida when she was 17, one year below the age of consent in the state.
Asked if she was sticking by her former husband, the 55-year-old Duchess said: “The York family is a tight unit. We’ve always been a tight unit.
“He is the greatest man there is. It was the finest moment of my life in 1986 when I married him. He is a great man, the best in the world.”
Prince Andrew, 54, has vehemently denied all of the accusations levelled against him in US court papers.
However, he flew home from a skiing holiday with the Duchess and their daughter Princess Eugenie in Verbier in the Swiss Alps to discuss the issue with lawyers and his closest aides.
Buckingham Palace has refused to answer questions about the allegations.