Aviers, who represents the victims of Jeffrey Epstein, said it was “shameful” to see Prince Andrew come back into the public eye at “state-sponsored” memorials following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Duke of York has been troubled over his past friendships with Ghislaine Maxwell and pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Prince Andrew, who has always denied any wrongdoing, paid Â£12m to settle a civil sexual assault brought by Virginia Giuffre, who he was pictured with as a teenager.
Prince Andrew is expected to follow King Charles in marching past the Queen’s coffin when it is taken from Westminster Hall at 10.44am on Monday for his state funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Attorney Spencer Kuvin, who represents nearly a dozen Epstein victims, said they are “disgusted and stunned at Andrew’s continued friendship with Epstein for a long time, even after [Epsteinâs] The convictions and the stories that Epstein had with those young girls came about”.
They told Guardian: “It is a sign of poor judgment and, frankly, an embarrassment to the crown, that [Andrew] The news that would eventually emerge with someone like Epstein. ,
Cuvin said he understood the despair that boiled over in Edinburgh when a heckler clapped his mouth to shout “Andrew, you’re a sick old man” while walking past his mother’s coffin at the Duke of York.
“You want to honor the memory of a very respected monarch who has served for over 70 years – I get the fact that this is not the right place or time to shout something at a funeral – but at the end of the day, You also want to accept the fact that [Andrew] In view of his past he should not be allowed to profit from society and these organizations in public and he should be held accountable by the public.
“I get that person’s level of frustration and emotion, because [Andrew] Have a creep.”
Attorney Marianne Wang said it was “beyond shameful for Andrew to be given any state-sponsored honors or privileges, given his past affiliation with Jeffrey Epstein”.
In January, prior to their legal settlement, the Queen stripped him of all his honorary military roles, including colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and he renounced his HRH style.
However, he will be allowed to wear his military attire at the Queen’s funeral on Monday, unlike Prince Harry.