And I had a number of people counsel me in both directions, either to go and see him or not to go and see him and I took the judgement call that because this was serious and I felt that doing it over the telephone was the chicken's way of doing it. Seward writes: "A calamitous interview for BBC TV's Panorama , in which he failed to show regret or empathy for Epstein's young victims — one of whom has alleged she had sex with him — lost him any vestige of support he still had. Late last year, he attempted to move beyond the allegations by doing a sit-down interview with the BBC's Emily Maitlis but, amid fierce criticism of his remarks, the prince later announced he would be stepping back from public life. Just a handful hours before The Crown season 3 premiered, Prince Andrew took it upon himself to serve up even more royal drama. I had to go and see him and talk to him. You have to … take some sort of positive action and so therefore if you try to forget it's very difficult to try and forget a positive action and I do not remember anything.