Maitlis only realized during the editing of the broadcast what impact the interview would have. “Firstly, he did not shy away from the subject. Secondly, for me, the lack of apologies and the absence of any regrets showed that the Prince still believed that his actions were the right ones. Thirdly, the level of detail something I didn’t expect at all. ”
The impact of the conversation was great for the prince. Although Andrew has been under fire for years for his ties to Epstein, who committed suicide in prison last year, criticism of the prince increased greatly afterwards. The Duke of York resigned his public duties shortly after the conversation and disappeared from public view.