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Buckingham Palace issues second denial over Andrew sex claims

Buckingham Palace has issued a second denial that the Duke of York had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have under-age sex with him, branding the allegations "false and without any foundation".

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Prince Andrew 'the greatest man there is'

The Duchess of York has defended her former husband Prince Andrew in the wake of underage sex claims, describing him as "the greatest man there is".

Asked during a ski trip if she was standing by him, Sarah Ferguson told the Daily Mail: "The York family is a tight unit. We've always been a tight unit.

Sarah Ferguson reportedly said marrying the Duke of York was 'the finest moment' of her life. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

"He is the greatest man there is. It was the finest moment of my life in 1986 when I married him. He is a great man, the best man in the world."

Ms Ferguson reportedly made the comments as she left the luxury ski chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, where she had been holidaying with the Duke of York and their younger daughter, Eugenie.

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