Prince Andrew accuser in hospital for COVID-19 tests

A woman who claims she was trafficked to Prince Andrew for sex when she was a teenager has been taken to hospital with suspected coronavirus.

Virginia Roberts-Giuffre posted a photograph of herself on Twitter in a hospital bed wearing a mask and wrote: “I’m so scared right now, having trouble breathing, fever & cough,” she explained.

“Getting tested for COVID-19 praying it’s not positive.”

Mrs Roberts-Giuffre thanked her followers for their prayers and added: “I just hate hospitals, have had quite a few bad experiences in my time.”

It comes months after her accusations about the duke, which saw him step down from royal duties.

I’m so scared right now, having trouble breathing, fever & cough. Getting tested for Covid-19 praying it’s not positive πŸ™ πŸ¦‹

β€” Virginia Giuffre (@VRSVirginia) April 7, 2020

The prince has strenuously denied he had “any form of sexual contact or relationship” with Mrs Roberts-Giuffre, adding “any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation”.

Then known as Virginia Roberts, she says she was brought to London aged 17 by Jeffrey Epstein and his partner Ghislaine Maxwell in 2001 and was introduced to Prince Andrew.

Later that evening, she claims she was instructed to have sex with the duke.

Speaking about her first alleged encounter with Prince Andrew in London, she said she was taken to Tramp Nightclub where she recalls dancing with the “sweating” prince when she was 17.

In an interview he claimed that he could not have been sweating because he he had lost the ability to do so following his service in the Falklands War.