Riding above the scandal! Princess Eugenie shares a sweet throwback snap with a pony on Instagram - hours after her father Prince Andrew's explosive TV interview

  • Princess Eugenie, 29, shared old photo of her on pony to Instagram on Saturday
  • Was posted hours after her father Prince Andrew's Jeffery Einstein interview  
  • He denied he ever had sex with the financier's 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts

Princess Eugenie shared an adorable throwback picture of herself riding a pony - just hours after her father Prince Andrew's car crash 'no holds barred' interview.

The 29-year-old appeared to ignore the criticism following her dad the Duke of York's Jeffrey Einstein Newsnight interview on Saturday, by taking to her Instagram account. 

Alongside the photograph, where she can be seen donning a riding hat and pulling an unimpressed expression, she penned: 'I guess someone wasn't too happy that day to be riding...Maybe it was my 90s oversized grown-up coat! #tbt'

And royal fans were quick to take to the comments section, with many branding the snap 'adorable.' 

'So cute! What a face. Thank you for sharing!' wrote one, while a second penned: 'Priceless photo.'

Princess Eugenie, 29, appeared to ignore the backlash her father Prince Andrew, 59, faced following his 'no holds barred' interview with BBC Newsnight on Saturday. Pictured, Princess Eugenie attends the Dior Sessions book launch in London on October 1, 2019

Princess Eugenie, 29, appeared to ignore the backlash her father Prince Andrew, 59, faced following his 'no holds barred' interview with BBC Newsnight on Saturday. Pictured, Princess Eugenie attends the Dior Sessions book launch in London on October 1, 2019

The royal took to Instagram and shared an amusing throwback photograph of her younger self pulling an animated face while riding a pony (pictured)

The royal took to Instagram and shared an amusing throwback photograph of her younger self pulling an animated face while riding a pony (pictured)

Alongside the adorable picture, Princess Eugenie penned: 'I guess someone wasn't too happy that day to be riding...Maybe it was my 90s over-sized grown-up coat!'

Alongside the adorable picture, Princess Eugenie penned: 'I guess someone wasn't too happy that day to be riding...Maybe it was my 90s over-sized grown-up coat!'

A third added: 'Hahaha! Fantastic face,' while a fourth agreed: 'Oh my goodness look how cute you were!'

Princess Eugenie shared the post just hours after the Duke of York, 59, answered questions from Emily Maitlis, 49, during an hour-long Newsnight interview aired on Saturday. 

He spoke about his links with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead aged 66 earlier this year in a prison cell while being held on sex trafficking charges - denying he ever had sex with the financier's 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts.   

Prince Andrew maintained he does not recall meeting Miss Roberts and did not spend time with her at Tramp Nightclub in London on March 10 in 2001 after which she claims the pair first had sex.

Royal fans took to the comments section to brand Princess Eugenie 'adorable' in the snap

Royal fans took to the comments section to brand Princess Eugenie 'adorable' in the snap

Prince Andrew tonight told the BBC that when Epstein was a guest at Windsor Castle and at Sandringham in 2000 there was 'no indication' of wrongdoing

Prince Andrew tonight told the BBC that when Epstein was a guest at Windsor Castle and at Sandringham in 2000 there was 'no indication' of wrongdoing 

The duke denied he slept with her on three separate occasions, saying the encounter in 2001 did not happen as he had taken his daughter Princess Beatrice to Pizza Express in Woking for a party, and they spent the rest of the day together.

A photograph apparently showing Andrew with his arm around then 17-year-old Roberts, now Giuffre, that evening and with Epstein's friend Ghislaine Maxwell standing in the background, has been widely published. Supporters of Andrew, however, have disputed its authenticity.

The Duke of York said: 'I was with the children and I’d taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at I suppose sort of 4 or 5 in the afternoon.

'And then because the Duchess was away, we have a simple rule in the family that when one is away the other one is there.

Speaking during the interview, he said the appeal of Epstein was that 'he had the most extraordinary ability to bring extraordinary people together'

Speaking during the interview, he said the appeal of Epstein was that 'he had the most extraordinary ability to bring extraordinary people together'

In an image released by Newsnight yesterday Andrew looked terse and sombre as he spoke for the first time in a TV interview about his relationship with Epstein, who was seen with after he was jailed in the US for prostituting minors
Jeffrey Epstein's police mugshot

Andrew (left) also again rejects the claim by one of Epstein's (right) victims, Virginia Roberts, that he had sex with her when she was 17 

'I was on terminal leave at the time from the Royal Navy so therefore I was at home.'

Questioned why he remembers the evening so distinctly, Andrew said: 'Because going to Pizza Express in Woking is an unusual thing for me to do, a very unusual thing for me to do.

'I’ve only been to Woking a couple of times and I remember it weirdly distinctly.

He also dismissed claims he was sweating profusely during their encounter because he had a ‘peculiar medical condition’ meaning he cannot sweat, caused by his experiences in the Falklands War. 

More controversially, however, he said he did not regret his friendship with Epstein because of ‘the opportunities I was given to learn’ from him about trade and business.

He also revealed he believed he been acting ‘honourably’ in flying to New York to tell Epstein personally that he could no longer have anything to do with him, although admitted that ‘in hindsight’ this had been a mistake.

Princess Eugenie on Instagram after Prince Andrew interview

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