It sounds like Prince Andrew is preparing to do something that is fairly unthinkable for most members of the royal family. He is seriously considering addressing the accusations that he paid for a teenage sex slave 13 years ago. Virginia Roberts has filed a civil suit against convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and Prince Andrew is named in it as one of the men she was paid to have sex with when she was only 17. Andrew is expected to speak in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 22, at the World Economic Forum and he is reportedly going to address the scandal.
"The World Economic Forum, an annual event for industry leaders, is usually closed to the press, but some cameras will be invited to record Prince Andrew's speech, according to British media.
"His speech will focus on his Pitch@Palace business initiative for young entrepreneurs.
"Any mention of the scandal will be in vague terms and offer firm denials without naming his accuser or specifying the allegations, the paper reported. It would be the first time a British royal addressed his or her private life since the late Princess Diana gave a candid television interview detailing her failed marriage to Prince Charles."
Do you think that it is a wise move for the prince to address things directly himself? There have been denials of wrongdoing from Buckingham Palace and even his ex, Sarah Ferguson has spoken out to publicly defend the father of her children, but does he need to speak up himself? Do you think Andrew is really innocent and has found himself truly tangled in a mess that does not really involve him? Do you think the accuser's accusations have any weight? Let us know what you think, readers, in the comments section below.