(HorizonPost.com) – Last week, the UK Telegraph published a photo released by the family of Ghislaine Maxwell which purportedly “clears Prince Andrew” of the accusations made by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre.
The staged photo features two unknown associates of Maxwell sitting in the bathtub of her former London home while wearing paper masks of Prince Andrew and Giuffre.
Giuffre alleged that Prince Andrew abused her in 2001 when she was 17. In her account of the alleged abuse, Giuffre claimed that the prince molested her in the bathtub of Maxwell’s London home.
According to Ghislaine’s brother Ian Maxwell, the photo was created as part of his sister’s defense as a way to prove that Giuffre’s claims were false by showing that the bathtub is “too small” for two people to engage in sexual “frolicking.”
The photo was released as part of an ongoing effort by Prince Andrew and his allies to polish his public image.
But according to a report this week in The Daily Beast, it is unlikely Andrew’s efforts to restore his standing in the royal family will find any success, especially with his brother, His Majesty King Charles III.
According to the UK Independent, a source close to Prince Andrew revealed that before she died, the late Queen Elizabeth II told Andrew to put his energy toward charitable work as a way to distance himself from his scandals. The source said “other members of the family agreed” with the late queen “and saw it as his only way to rehabilitation.”
According to The Daily Beast, there is no indication that the late queen, who stripped Andrew of all military roles and charitable patronages last year, ever suggested such a plan.
What’s more, a source told The Daily Beast that King Charles does not support the rebrand and has made it clear that “there is no way back to public life for Andrew.”
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