'Prince Andrew has been spotted riding in Windsor after photographs emerged of him surrounded by 'a bevy of topless beauties' on a yacht off Thailand in 2001.
The Duke of York was said to be visiting the island of Phuket on a Christmas trip organised by Johan Eliasch, a Monaco-based tycoon behind the top sports brand Head.
According to reports at the time, the billionaire had generously agreed to foot at least some of the bill for Andrew's stay at the Amanpuri Hotel, an ultra-opulent establishment where villas cost up to £25,000 a night. The provenance of the yacht is unknown.
During the stay, the playboy antics of 'Air Miles Andy' sparked a predictable media rumpus. In particular, pictures of the Queen's portly second son being massaged with sun-cream by skinny young women led to speculation that — aged 40 and having just left the Navy — the father-of-two was suffering from a royal version of mid-life crisis.
His friends Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were also reported to be in Phuket at the time. We all know how that relationship eventually worked out — with Epstein dying in a New York prison cell in August after being arrested on sex-trafficking charges, and Andrew forced to quit public life because of his friendship with the paedophile.'
Read more: Prince Andrew is pictured riding at Windsor as it's revealed he used pseudonym to set up secret firm with a sports tycoon who 'organised 2001 Thailand trip' during which Duke was spotted on yacht with topless women
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