Prince Andrew has decided his main defence allegations of sex with underage trafficked women is that he didn’t know it was against the rules.
Andrew, who is facing civil charges in the United States over allegations he had sex with trafficked girls, has decided that the best defence is to say he had no idea what he was was doing was wrong.
Royal correspondent Simon Smythe-Williams told us, “I’ll be honest, I think it’s a bold move. Just outright admitting that you did something wrong, but then pretending you didn’t know it was wrong when you did, and believing this means you can’t be held accountable.
“It’s such a wildly implausible position to take, I can’t understand where he got the idea this might work? There is no walk of life in which ignorance of the rules is a defence against breaking the rules.
“If you ask a room full of people whether it’s ok to have sex with young women brought to you by a convicted sex trafficker, I’m going to guess that 99% of them will immediately think ‘no, that isn’t ok’.
“So no, I don’t think this is a defence that will work. On the plus side, at least he’s not claiming he didn’t know the rules that he himself implemented. You’d have to be a complete simpleton or some sort of sociopath to think that would work.”