PRINCE Andrew today boarded a private jet just days after the Queen supported him over the death of his paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein.
The 59-year-old got out of a black Range Rover and was pictured making his way onto the aircraft in Aberdeen this morning.
It comes just a day after Her Majesty invited her son to ride alongside her in her car as they were taken to church at Balmoral in what was a display of unity.
Her backing came 24 hours after his financier friend was found dead in his cell where he was awaiting trial accused of sex trafficking.
Andrew is accused in court documents of romps with one of Epstein’s “sex slaves” when she was 17.
The manuscript by former masseuse Virginia Roberts is among 2,000 legal documents released just hours before his death.
PAEDO PAL'S DEATH
It details three alleged sexual encounters with the Duke of York.
Andrew strenuously denies any sexual contact with Virginia — whose surname is now Giuffre.
He had learned of Epstein’s death while at Balmoral with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and their two daughters on Saturday.
Buckingham Palace, acting on his behalf, has issued a statement strongly denying any wrongdoing.
The court struck out the allegations in 2015.
Last night the FBI was investigating Epstein’s death amid claims he had told authorities someone tried to kill him several weeks ago.
The billionaire had been taken off suicide watch a few days ago, despite being taken to hospital with neck wounds following an apparent suicide bid last month.
The US Attorney General has said his death “raises serious questions”.
Epstein was accused of arranging to have sex with dozens of underage girls at his residences in New York and Florida, but had denied two counts of sex trafficking.
Prosecutors are now focusing their probe on British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, also a friend of Andrew.
BILLIONAIRE WAS FOUND HANGED
New York investigators, who said Epstein headed a sex trafficking ring, vowed to ruthlessly hunt down his alleged co-conspirators following his death.
The billionaire, 66, was found hanged in his Manhattan prison cell after being accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14.
Buckingham Palace said: “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.”
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