Prince Andrew has been spotted horseback riding in Windsor amid reports his Newsnight interview is to be filmed
Prince Andrew was snapped during a morning horseback ride in Windsor today after reports said he was notorious BBC The Newsnight interview will be filmed.
The 62-year-old royal, who was accompanied by another driver, was also photographed behind the wheel of his car.
Prince Andrew wore a casual blue shirt and trousers and wore sunglasses to protect his eyes from the harsh sunlight during his outing.
His appearance follows reports this week that his Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis – widely regarded as one of the most disastrous in royal history – is set to be the focus of a new film.
Prince Andrew was spotted in Windsor this morning wearing a casual blue outfit and dark glasses
The royal (pictured), who appears to be smiling, was accompanied by a second rider who is believed to be a groom
He was also spotted behind the wheel of his car. The sighting comes amid reports that Prince Andrew’s infamous Newsnight interview will be dramatized in a new film called Scoop
The prince looked casual during an early morning horseback ride in Windsor today, where he was joined by another rider
It’s titled ‘Scoop’ and is based on the new book by Sam McAlister, the woman who sat down with the Duke of York about his friendship with a pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Your honorary screenwriter Peter Moffat is writing the film adaptation, which will tell the story of how the interview came about.
The film’s newness sparked speculation about the casting, leading to rumours Hugh Grant could be cast as Prince Andrew.
But the 61-year-old Notting Hill actor has squashed the rumors in the bud and made himself social Media to distance themselves from the role, writing on Twitter: “No, I’m not. Never heard of it.’
While Grant has been suggested as potential casting for Prince Andrew in a report by entertainment news site Deadline, there has been no word yet on who might play Ms Maitlis.
Fans have made their own suggestions on social media, including The Crown star Gillian Anderson, 53, and British actress Dame Emma Thompson, 63.
Prince Andrew’s BBC Newsnight interview (pictured) – widely regarded as one of the most disastrous in royal history – will be the centerpiece of a new film in which Hugh Grant is set to play the Duke of York
But Notting Hill actor Hugh Grant, 61, took to social media (pictured) to distance himself from suggestions that he should be cast as the Duke of York, writing: “No I’m not. Never heard of it.’
During the now infamous meeting with presenter Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew denied having had sex with her Virginia Giuffrewho said she was trafficked by Epstein three times, including when she was 17 – still a minor under US law.
The Duke denied sleeping with Ms Roberts, one of Epstein’s victims, three times, twice when she was a minor.
He said an encounter in 2001 didn’t happen when he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to a party at Pizza Express in Woking.
The Duke also said the same alleged sexual liaison that the American said saw the King sweat profusely as they danced at London nightclub Tramp was factually incorrect as he was suffering from an illness at the time, meaning that he wasn’t sweating.
The Duke denied he slept with Ms Roberts (pictured), one of Epstein’s victims, three times, twice when she was a minor
He said an encounter in 2001 didn’t happen when he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to a party at Pizza Express in Woking (pictured).
He questioned the authenticity of a picture that appears to show Andrew with his arm around Miss Roberts’ waist as a teenager (pictured here with Prince Andrew in 2001)
He questioned the authenticity of a picture that appears to show Andrew with his arm around Miss Roberts’ waist as a teenager.
Andrew came under pressure again last month to speak to the FBI about his pedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein following the incarceration of Ghislaine Maxwell.
Their victims say the Duke and other “cowardly” Epstein associates “hiding behind power and prestige” should be targeted by authorities.
Andrew has largely retired from public life since he reached a £12million out-of-court settlement with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre) earlier this year, who accused the Duke of raping her. He has always denied the allegations.