Prince Andrew, now at the top for a jury trial on the allegation of rapestill intends to argue that a photograph of him with a young Virginia Giuffre in the home of convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell in London is fake, The Daily Beast understands.
“It was impossible to determine if the photo was edited or altered based on the digital copy that was posted all over the web,” said an Andrew confidant, who offered insight. about the prince’s thoughts, exclusively told The Daily Beast.
The defiant attitude reflects messages being conveyed by Prince Andrew’s friends and acquaintances, who say the queen’s disgraced second son is just as insistent on private matters as when he was at home. Night interview that he had never met Virginia Giuffre, the woman who accused him of raping her three times when she was 17.