An ex-girlfriend of Prince AndrewLady Victoria Hervey, on Wednesday announced that the infamous photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around Virginia Giuffre’s waist was a fake photo created with “double Irish bodies.”
Hervey, 44, who dated Andrew, 62, in 1999, appeared on a British documentary earlier this month about Ghislaine Maxwell in which she said she was used by Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein used as “bait”.
Hervey, whose brother was the famously lecherous 7th Marquis of Bristol, appeared to protest against Camp Andrew’s claims that the photograph was a fake.
Last week, a source familiar with Andrew’s legal thinking and strategy told The Daily Beast that he considers the photograph of Andrew and Giufffre “irrelevant” unless and until the original photograph is produced. A source from Giuffre’s side admitted to The Daily Beast that they don’t even know if the original photo still exists.
On Wednesday on Instagram, Hervey posted what looks like a widely circulated version of the photo, sloppily edited to feature Giuffre alone against a simple two-tone background.
Hervey wrote: “Do you believe that photo is real? Or what if I told you an Epstein survivor told me it was a modified Irish double. ”
Hervey also posted a famous photo of Giuffre on a yacht in the south of France, taken at Naomi Campbell’s birthday in 2001, in which she appears to be wearing the same outfit — a top pink shirt and colorful pants — she wore in the photo with Andrew.
Hervey’s implication seems to suspect that Giuffre wore the same outfit on both occasions.
Andrew’s refused to accept the photo as real in recent court documents.
This reflects the position he took during his disaster Night in an interview, when he said: “From the investigations we’ve done, you can’t prove that the photo is fake because it’s a photograph of a photograph… No who can prove that the photo is or not has been verified but i don’t remember that picture was ever taken. “
Giuffre has repeatedly confirmed the photo is real. In an interview with the British TV show Overview “It’s a real photo,” she said. I gave it to the FBI for them to investigate and it’s an authentic photo. There is a date on the back of it from when it was printed. “