"We have constant reports that he has hopes of some form of rehabilitation. When it comes to the court of public opinion, his ratings hardly exist," royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams shared.
"So it's more or less an impossible task for him at the moment when it comes to anything future as a member of the royal family when it comes to anything official," he added. "It is constantly reported that Prince Andrew wishes to ride it out."
The expert continued: "Equally, he has not, so far as we're aware, cooperated with the FBI to attempt to trace some of Epstein's accomplices. And this was something that he said he would do in that car crash interview that has become so infamous. There's no doubt that he's in limbo. If he were able to carve out some sort of future in a different area, for example, running the royal estates or a role of that sort, that would be one thing."
This insight comes amid the release of documents showing that an Epstein s-- slave, Jane Doe 3, stated that she was forced to engage in sexual activity with the Duke of York. The papers shared that the underage girl was "forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor in three separate geographical locations."
The revelations have now pushed the ongoing "Andrew situation" the monarchy has faced for over four years into the "nuclear" territory when it comes to public perception. There are also fresh calls from anti-Crown activists for the King himself to publicly address the dire new evidence.
The revelation also led to widespread outrage from anti-monarchist groups and voices.
"I have reported Andrew to the police, aware that the Met claims to have looked into this before. To date, there appears to have been no serious criminal investigation, no interview of the accused or other witnesses, and no clear justification for taking no action," Graham Smith, the CEO of the anti-monarchist group Republic, stated. "I am calling on the Met to re-open this case. I am calling on MPs to debate this affair in Parliament. And I am calling on Charles to make a public statement – in front of the press and taking questions – to respond to these allegations and what they say about the monarchy."
GBN interviewed Fitzwilliams.