FERGIE is taking “panicked” Prince Andrew on a romantic holiday to show the world she is standing by him amid scrutiny over his links to paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
The pair landed in Malaga this afternoon after flying out on a private jet without their two daughters.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were spotted getting off a private jet in Malaga[/caption]
The pair were driven from Malaga airport after Prince Andrew cut short his break at Balmoral[/caption]
The Duke and Duchess of York were on the way to their favourite Spanish hideaway Sotogrande, after The Sun revealed they planned to stay on their own at a secret retreat.
Royal insiders have revealed Andrew, 59, is starting to “s*** himself” over renewed attention after Epstein’s death in a New York jail while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.
Sources insist Sarah Ferguson intends to show support for her ex-husband publicly — and wants to secure their renewed romantic relationship.
The insider explained: “The Duchess insisted she go on holiday with the Duke to look after him and show the world she stands by him.
“The Duke has been fairly relaxed up to now, he’s starting to s*** himself.
“It’s become the biggest story in the world and he’s at the heart of the coverage.”
The Duke has been fairly relaxed up to now, he’s starting to s*** himself
Fergie has been resolutely supportive, royal insiders say.
The source added: “She feels this is like the old days when they would take on the world together. She knows she has to get him away from all the headlines.”
Andrew and Fergie were meant to spend the week at Balmoral but left early and travelled today from Farnborough airport, Hants.
They were spotted descending the steps of his private jet with luggage at Malaga at around 3pm.
The apparent suicide of Epstein, 66, on Saturday came hours after a court in New York released previously sealed legal documents.
They included old claims — struck from US court records in 2015 — that Andrew romped with one of Epstein’s alleged sex slaves, Virginia Roberts, when she was 17.
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The Prince yesterday vigorously denied any wrongdoing.
A Palace spokesman said: “This relates to proceedings in the United States, to which The Duke of York is not a party. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.
“It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”
Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his jail cell on Saturday[/caption]
Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein were pictured strolling through New York together[/caption]
A source said Fergie ‘felt like it was the old days’ with Prince Andrew[/caption]
Epstein had been awaiting trial for sex trafficking when he died[/caption]
The pair were meant to be spending the week at Balmoral[/caption]
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