Her Majesty the Queen has said that she doesn't believe for one minute that her grandson, Prince Andrew, could have been involved in any sexual activity with an underaged 17-year-old girl in 2001, when he was 41 years old, and is prepared to stake her mortgage on it.
The fact that she doesn't have a mortgage is crucial here.
Prince Andrew was a friend of former financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was a well-known sex offender, but, says the Queen, there's nothing to suggest that the Duke of York was also a sex predator who liked young girls.
Apart from Virginia Roberts (now Guiffre), a selection of witnesses, corroborrating evidence, and a highly-embarrassing BBC Newsnight interview strewn with lies that is.
And just because Andrew claims to have "wracked his brains" to see whether or not he could remember having sex with a woman he'd never met, doesn't mean his interview with Emily Maitlis was a patchwork of lies.
"He's just got a lot on his plate at the moment," she said. "Dealing with the plebs like that, especially on television, it quite takes it out of one."
A social media contributor wrote:
"Prince Andrew 'took it out of one'. Three times. And all the other 'ones' we don't yet know about."