Prince Andrew used to revel in his newspaper nickname of 'Randy Andy' but i doubt he is feeling quite so chuffed with it today as a woman claims that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew when she was a minor.
The accusation against the Duke of York comes in a document handed to a Florida court this week in connection with a suit brought by women who say they were exploited by Jeffrey Epstein, a multi-millionaire and close friend of Prince Andrew who spent 13 months in jail after admitting sex with a 14-year-old.
The document alleges that the woman, 17 at the time, 'was forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein'.
Buckingham Palace has issued a statement which states: 'For the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue'.
The woman’s lawyers allege in their motion that, in addition to facilitating her alleged encounters with Prince Andrew, from 1999 to 2002, Epstein trafficked her to 'many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians,
powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders'.
Prince Andrew's friendship with Epstein is well-documented and when rumours began circulating in 2011 when the Prince was a frequent visitor to Epstein after his release from prison, denying any sexual contact with any of the young women connected to the multi-millionaire banker.
Could be some interesting times ahead for the Queens second eldest son.