Transcript for Prince Andrew faces backlash after TV interview regarding Epstein
And from London this even, queen Elizabeth reportedly approving of the interview that her son, prince Andrew, gave to the bbc, breaking his silence about his friendship with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and the claims he had sex with a teenager years ago. But many are now calling the interview a disaster. And here's Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Tonight, prince Andrew facing growing backlash after speaking publicly for the first time about his relationship with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. Do I regret the fact that he has quite obviously conducted himself in a manner unbecoming? Yes. Unbecoming? He was a sex offender. Yeah, I'm sorry, I'm being polite. I mean in the sense that he was a sex offender. Reporter: The prince telling bbc's "Newsnight." He has no regrets about his friendship with Epstein before he was convicted in 2008 of soliciting prostitution from a minor. But just months after Epstein's sentence ended, the prince was seen in this video obtained by the mail on Sunday appearing in the doorway of Epstein's new York home. He says he came to end their friendship but admits he stayed for four days. But you were staying at the house -- Yes. -- Of a convicted sex offender. It was a convenient place to stay. I mean, I've gone through this in my mind so many times. At the end of the day, with a benefit of all the hindsight that one can have, it was definitely the wrong thing to do. Reporter: The prince insists he never saw any unlawful conduct involving underage girls and has no memory of the 17-year-old in that infamous photo. You don't remember meeting her? No. Reporter: Virginia Roberts Guiffre says she was one of Epstein's teenage sex slaves, claiming in court filings he ordered her to have sex with Andrew on three occasions. The prince flatly denies the allegations, suggesting the photo could be a fake. I am not one to, as it were, hug and public displays of affection are not something that I do. Reporter: Andrew claiming he never really partied, but British media now running a string of photos showing the prince getting cozy with multiple women. This after he insisted Giuffre's account was impossible. She was very specific about that night, she described dancing with you. No. And you profusely sweating and that she went on to have bath possibly. There's a slight problem with the sweating, because I have a peculiar medical condition which is that I don't sweat or I didn't sweat at the time and I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falk land's war when I was shot at. Reporter: The prince said he would be willing to cooperate if advised to do so by his lawyers, but says he wouldn't have much to offer because he claims to have not seen any sort of the behavior Epstein has been accused of, David. Eva, thank you.
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