Newsnight Photographer Claims To Have Photo Of Prince Andrew That Would 'Embarrass' Royal Family
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A BBC employee claims to have a photograph of Prince Andrew that would embarrass the monarchy.
The disgraced royal was quizzed about his controversial past by Emily Maitlis, in a now infamous Newsnight interview back in 2019.
During the special edition, Andrew was asked about his relationship with deceased paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his partner Ghislaine Maxwell, who was recently convicted of multiple sex offences.
And while the interview was a cause of great embarrassment for the 62-year-old, photographer Mark Harrison said he captured a 'jaw-dropping' pic, which Andrew insisted not be released.
A source close to the production told the Mirror that it was truly shocking.
"It's the kind of thing which would make the public drop their cornflakes, it is definitely not what Andrew would want out there and apparently he insisted that it remained secret," they said.
"Our jaws dropped to the floor when we saw it. It would cause Andrew much embarrassment.
"There is, of course, a chance that it will at some point come out for all to see, perhaps if the price is right and of course the movie about the interview is happening so that is a possibility."
This comes after reports claimed that the interview was being turned into a film.
Scoop is set to tell the story of how the BBC managed to secure the interview with the Duke of York.
According to Deadline, Scoop will be written by Your Honor screenwriter Peter Moffat, who told the outlet that it would centre on ‘how the BBC’s Newsnight team got the scoop, then the actual filming of it’.
He added: The other thing is, ‘why did he agree to do it?’
"How was it that he decided it was a good idea to do a great big long interview with Emily Maitlis on the BBC?"
The film will be based on Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews by Sam McAlister, who used to work as a Newsnight producer.
Moffat told Deadline he wants the story to tell how ‘Sam and those two extraordinary women, Emily and Esme [Wren, former Newsnight editor] made the interview happen under real stress and pressure because once it was agreed it happened in secret. Almost nobody inside the BBC could know about it for fear it would leak’.
He added: "What Andrew was going to say was going to be extremely relevant in court later… a real responsibility, particularly to Epstein’s women victims. It was our one shot at looking at what Andrew had to say about Epstein.
"The seriousness with which Emily, Esme and Sam were taking it, of course, was right."
LADbible has contacted Prince Andrew's representatives.
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