My Prince is a charmer
A STUNNING model revealed yesterday how Prince Andrew charmed her while they cruised on a superyacht off Sardinia – but insisted there was no romance between them.
Alexandra Escat, 25, who has been inundated with offers of work since she was photographed rubbing suncream over Andrew three weeks ago, described how the Prince took her hands and told her: “You’re lovely.”
Alexandra said she was impressed by the way 50-year-old Andrew listened intently to her, asking about her family and telling her about the constraints of life as a royal.
The brunette claimed he told her: “I don’t even have my brother’s telephone number. I talk to my bodyguard, my bodyguard talks to his bodyguard and he talks to him.
“You’re so lucky, you have such freedom. My life is so regimented. Every single hour of every single day is mapped out.” But the model of Filipina and Spanish parents, who attends university in Madrid, insisted there was nothing between them, describing the idea as “ridiculous”.
Her encounter with Andrew came when she was invited to join wealthy friends for lunch on the 154ft yacht Yalla off Sardinia’s Emerald Coast.
She said: “There were about 10 other people on that yacht and I
Alexandra Escat and Prince Andrew on a yacht off Sardinia this month had met the Prince only the evening before. His host was a friend of mine. Andrew was a good listener, very attentive.
“There’s a real art to listening and conversation, and he has it. I thought him the perfect British gentleman.”
They talked about military history and he quizzed her about how long Britain had been at war with America, France and Germany. She revealed: “It was funny. I got it wrong and he held my hands and said, ‘You’re lovely’.”
Soon she was rubbing oil into his back – and photographs prompted speculation the pair may be involved romantically.
Fuel was added to the fire the next day when the pair were pictured together boarding a private jet, though Alexandra insisted he was just giving her a lift to Spain.
She added: “I’m not stupid. I can see what a juicy bit of gossip it must have seemed. It all looks so romantic but I know what happened – and what did not. I don’t regret it. I know who I am and the sort of girl I was brought up to be. It never occurred to me he would look at me in that way.”