Sarah Ferguson praises ex Prince Andrew amid car crash interview

Sarah Ferguson praises ex Prince Andrew amid car crash interview

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, has spoken out in defense of her ex-husband Prince Andrew.

This took place ahead of an explosive "no-holds-barred interview" with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis where the Prince discusses the sexual assault allegations made against him and his friendship with the now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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"It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty+pure real truth, that remain steadfast and strong to their beliefs," Sarah, more commonly known as Fergie, wrote on Friday.

"Andrew is a true+real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness + goodness @TheDukeOfYork," she continued.

The pair were married between 1986 and 1996.

"I kick myself ... on a daily basis," the Duke of York admitted of his friendship with Epstein.

"I stayed with him and that's [something] I kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the royal family and we try and uphold the highest standards and practices and I let the side down, simple as that," the Queen Elizabeth's second son said.

In the interview, the Prince also addressed his alleged relationship with Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre), who claims that she was forced to have sex with the Prince three times between 1999 and 2002. The incidents were alleged to have taken place in London and Epstein's private island in the Caribbean.

"I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever," he said.

In the interview, Prince Andrew claims Robert's allegations are false... because he cannot sweat:

According to Giuffre, she was paid to have sex with Prince Andrew by Epstein, with the first incident taking place when she was just 17 years old.

In August, Buckingham Palace released a statement saying that the Prince was "appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes," which also involved the alleged trafficking of girls as young as 14.

"His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior is abhorrent," the palace said.

The "Prince Andrew & the Epstein Scandal" will air on BBC2 at 9 pm this Saturday in the UK. It's not known when it will broadcast in the UK.