In case you haven't read the news today, the biggest story is Prince Andrew using Pizza Express as an alibi to distance himself from allegations against his association with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

During an interview with BBC News night the member of the Royal family claimed that on the day that Virginia Giuffre said that she was made to have sex with him, he was actually with his daughter Princess Beatrice at a party in a Pizza Express restaurant in Woking.

On that particular day, that we now understand is the date which is the 10th of March, I was at home. I was with the children and I’d taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at I suppose, sort of, four or five in the afternoon.

Going to Pizza Express in Woking is an unusual thing for me to do, a very unusual thing for me to do. I’ve never been… I’ve only been to Woking a couple of times and I remember it weirdly distinctly.

This bizarre alibi has since become something of a meme, with dozens of people taking to the internet to post joke reviews about the Woking branch of the high street pizza restaurant.

Pizza Express themselves also tweeted about them being referenced by Prince Andrew in the interview.

Just when you thought this whole thing couldn't get any more surreal, it appears that the British sitcom Catastrophe might have vaguely predicted this strange turn of events in January.

In season 4, episode 2 of the acclaimed comedy series, starring Rob Delaney and Sarah Horgan, a line of dialogue mentions both Princess Beatrice and Pizza Express.

In the scene, they are asked by a Rob's sister, who is visiting London if they would like to go to Buckingham Palace. Now despite Rob having a thing for Beatrice he doesn't approve of the monarchy.

He says:

Oh no, thank you. I don't like the monarchy.

To which Sharon replies:

Oh, that's funny, cos I've seen you looking at pictures of Princess Beatrice on your phone.

Rob then tries to cover his ground by saying:

Well, that's not cos she's a royal. She has giant beautiful eyes, and even if she worked at Pizza Express, I'd still look at pictures of her on my phone.

 

This completely bizarre coincidence was noticed by Twitter @wtenderfeelings and when Delaney saw it pop up in his notifications, he was also pretty flabbergasted.

 

As you can imagine, everyone else was just as shocked.

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