A letter written to the Times newspaper by Buckingham Palace has cast doubt on when the Duke of York first satisfy imprisoned sexuality crook Jeffrey Epstein.

The 2011 note says they met in the early 1990 s , not in 1999 as Prince Andrew said in his BBC interview.

It comes as the duke faces a proliferating backlash after he said he did not regret his relationship with Epstein.

Buckingham Palace said the prince’s words is talking about themselves and he stands by his recollection of events.

Writing to the Times in March 2011, the duke’s then private secretary Alastair Watson aimed to address “widespread comment” about the relationship with the New York financier, who died in prison this year awaiting trial on sexuality trafficking charges.

He said Prince Andrew had known Epstein “since being introduced to him in the early 1990 s”, but rejected the “insinuations and innuendos” as “without foundation”.

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