Prince Andrew‘s lawyers have admitted he has no documents to support claim that he has the ‘inability to sweat’, and there are also no witnesses to confirm he was in Pizza Express on night he’s accused of having sex with Virginia Giuffre.
The Duke of York infamously claimed in his car-crash Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis in 2019 that a medical condition after being shot at during the Falklands War left him unable to perspire.
However, Ms Giuffre, who was 17 at the time, claimed that they danced together in a London nightclub and he had been ‘sweating profusely’.
Andrew vehemently denies her assertions and says he cannot recall meeting her, despite the picture of them together at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell – the British socialite convicted of multiple counts of child sex trafficking for her billionaire paedophile boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein – in March 2001.
Lawyers for Ms Giuffre want the court to order him to hand over proof about his ‘alleged medical condition of anhidrosis’.
But his legal team said ‘no documents exist in his possession, custody or control’ to back the claim.
Furthermore, the Duke revealed he was also unable to put forward any witnesses to corroborate his claim that he was at Pizza Express in Woking on the night it’s alleged he slept with Miss Giuffre.
He said it could not have happened because he spent the day with his daughter.
‘I was with the children and I’d taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at, I suppose, sort of 4pm or 5pm in the afternoon,’ he said.
When asked why he would remember a meal at Pizza Express 18 years later, he said: ‘Because going to Pizza Express in Woking is an unusual thing for me to do, a very unusual thing for me to do … I’ve only been to Woking a couple of times and I remember it weirdly distinctly.
‘As soon as somebody reminded me of it, I went, ‘Oh yes, I remember that’.
Read more: Prince Andrew’s lawyers says he has no documents to support claim that he has the ‘inability to sweat’ and there are no witnesses to confirm he was in Pizza Express on night he’s accused of having sex with Virginia Giuffre. NO – who would have believed it