No official US approach to quiz Prince Andrew over Epstein, UK PM says

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that it is a matter for the royal family. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - US authorities have not made an official approach to the British government for permission to speak to Prince Andrew about his contacts with the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday (July 3).

"Everybody's sympathies are very much with the victims of Jeffrey Epstein but you wouldn't expect me to comment on matters affecting the royal family," he told LBC radio.

Asked what the response would be if US officials sought access to Queen Elizabeth's second son for an interview, Johnson said: "No such approach has been made. It's a matter for the royal family.

"The law must carried out and the law must be observed," he added.

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