The Duke of York has arrived in Davos where he will make his first public statement about “sex abuse” allegations as it was claimed that he took part in an orgy with nine teenage girls.
Any hope the Duke may have had that he could put the allegations behind him with a speech at the World Economic Forum were dashed as his accuser, Virginia Roberts, made a series of lurid claims in her first sworn court statement.
She claimed the Duke had a “sexual interest in feet”, that she had sex with him while his police protection officers sat in a car outside and that his friend Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, was “collecting private information” about the Queen’s son.
The Duke has categorically denied any form of sexual contact with Miss Roberts, now 31. She described the denial as “hurtful”.