A documentary suggests Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell were in a relationship.
The Duke of York previously said Maxwell introduced him to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
A timeline of their friendship shows that Prince Andrew and Maxwell were often seen together in the late ’90s and early ’90s.
A revealing documentary has shed light on Prince Andrew’s relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who… sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking of underage girls for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Two sources interviewed for the ITV documentary “Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile” said Andrew and Maxwell were so close? that Buckingham Palace staff believed they dated at some point in the early years.
It was also in the early 2000s that Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre Claims Epstein And Maxwell Made Her Sleep With Prince Andrew several times when she was 17. Giuffre is currently suing Prince Andrew over allegations that he sexually assaulted her at Maxwell’s London home, Epstein’s New York home, and Epstein’s private island.
Prince Andrew has denied the allegations, saying he cannot remember ever meeting Giuffre. One day later lose a bid to get Giuffre’s case dismissed last week, the Duke of York was stripped of his royal patronage and military titlesand stated that he would have to defend himself as a private person in the lawsuit.
Prince Andrew has long been linked to Epstein through his friendship with Maxwell, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about his association with the convicted sex trafficker. Here’s a timeline of their friendship as documented in news reports and interviews over the years.
Prince Andrew met Maxwell when she was in college
Prince Andrew said in his infamous November 2019 interview with: BBC Newsnight that he’d known Maxwell since college.
Maxwell attended Oxford and graduated in 1985, a period when the Duke of York served in the Royal Navy.
Maxwell also came from a well-connected family. Her father, Robert Maxwell, was the owner of the Daily Mirror newspaper and a one-time Member of Parliament before his death in 1991.
The pair were often spotted together in the late 90s and early 90s
Maxwell and Andrew seemed especially close in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when their forays into the social scene in New York and London received a lot of press coverage and the friends were often photographed together.
February 1999: Flight logs obtained by the daily mirror show Andrew flew with Maxwell aboard Epstein’s private jet to the financier’s private Caribbean island, Little St. James.
Late Summer/Early Fall 1999: Prince Andrew receives Maxwell and Epstein at Balmoral, according to a model who attended the outing and later spoke with the Daily mail†
February 2000: Andrew vacations in Mar-a-Lago with Maxwell before attending a fashion show in New York, according to a 2001 article in The evening standard.
April 2000: Andrew makes another trip to New York, where he “socialized with Ghislaine,” according to The Evening Standard.
May 12, 2000: Flight logs again show Andrew flying aboard Epstein’s private jet from New Jersey to Palm Beach, Florida, with Maxwell also on board.
June 21, 2000: Epstein and Maxwell attend a party at Windsor Castle, in part celebrating the Prince’s 40th birthday, according to the BBC†
June 22, 2000: Andrew and Maxwell are pictured at the Royal Ascot.
September 2000: Andrew and Maxwell are pictured together at the wedding of the Prince’s former girlfriend, Aurelia Cecil, in Wiltshire. Photos show the two arriving at the wedding in the same car, the BBC said.
October 31, 2000: Andrew and Maxwell were photographed together at Heidi Klum’s Halloween party in Manhattan.
December 2000: Andrew hosted Maxwell and Epstein at Sandringham for an “easy shooting weekend,” according to his 2019 BBC Newsnight interview.
January 2001: Andrew takes a trip to Thailand with Maxwell, according to The evening standard†
It was believed that Maxwell and Epstein were dating at some point in this era. During Maxwell’s child trafficking trial last month, Cimberly Espinosa testified that she worked at Epstein’s company from 1996 to 2002, largely as Maxwell’s executive assistant. Espinosa said that when she first started at the company, she believed Epstein and Maxwell were dating, but she was under the impression that sometime during the last two years of her employment with J. Epstein and Co. broke up.
A former Buckingham Palace royal protection officer says Maxwell visited so often he suspected she and Prince Andrew were dating
According to Paul Page, a former Royal Protection Officer who spoke for the ITV documentary, Prince Andrew and Maxwell may have started dating around 2001.
Page said he first met Maxwell in 2001, and that Buckingham Palace staff suspected Andrew and Maxwell were having an “intimate relationship” due to the frequency of her visits.
“From the way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace at will, we realized…suspected she had an intimate relationship with Prince Andrew,” Page said. “A colleague of mine recalled coming in four times in one day, from morning to night — she kept going in and out, in and out.”
Another source talking about the program was Euan Relliea banker who said he also became friends with Maxwell during college.
“I got the feeling that Prince Andrew and Ghislaine were probably girlfriends and boyfriends in the past,” Rellie said in the documentary, according to the Telegraph. “They had an easy warmth around each other.”
Prince Andrew’s news agency has not responded to Insider’s request for comment on the claims made in the ITV documentary.
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