Jeffry Epstein’s ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell made ‘visits to Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace’

Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly spent time together at Buckingham Palace (Picture: Camera Press)

Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman accused of recruiting girls for Jeffry Epstein’s network of sex slaves, made secret visits to Buckingham Palace to see Prince Andrew, a former Met Police officer claimed.

Paul Page, who served in the Royal Protection Command, claimed Prince Andrew ‘abused’ his ­position at Buckingham Palace when it came to having female visitors. 

Page made his allegations during a 2009 trial when he was accused of a £3million investment fraud, which he was found guilty of. 

The evidence, in a defence ­statement, was never disclosed to the jury but has now been obtained by the Daily Mirror. 

The paper has reported a string of allegations Page made against former colleagues and bosses. He claimed: ‘It was not just the royalty protection officers who abused their position, members of the Royal Household also frequently did. 

‘The biggest culprit was Prince Andrew. Andrew would often have lady friends come to visit, including frequent visits by Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the disgraced late Robert Maxwell.’

The pair became friends after Prince Andrews spilt from wife, Sarah Ferguson, in 1996 (Picture: PA)

Maxwell has been accused of acting as Epstein’s ‘madam’. She has denied those allegations.

The millionaire killed himself in prison this month after being accused of sex trafficking and was facing 45 years in jail.

Page claimed Prince Andrew became verbally abusive when officers challenged him for not signing guests in the ‘gate book’ when entering the Palace.

Page, who was given six years in jail for his crime, also alleged that officers drove Prince Andrew’s female visitors home ‘when that was a clear dereliction of their duties’.

Prince Andrew, 59, has featured in claims by Epstein’s teenage ‘sex slave’ Virginia Giuffre, then Roberts, that she was paid to sleep with him three times.

He ‘categorically’ denies the ­allegations. There is no suggestion any of the female visitors referred to by Page were underage.

Former Chief Superintendent and Head of Royal ­Protection Dai Davies, who was Page’s boss, confirmed the Prince would often have female company, but said it wasn’t against protocol to not sign guests in.

He said of the female visitor claims: ‘This did happen. Royals can bring their own guests into the Palace unvetted and unchecked.

That’s their ­prerogative. It is their home. ‘Unless there was anything that would give cause for concern royal officers could not intervene.’
Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts, aged 17, and Ghislaine Maxwell at Ghislaine Maxwell\’s townhouse in London in  2001 (Picture: Rex Features)

He added: ‘He [Prince Andrew] has been known to be abrupt with police, including myself on occasions.

‘It’s fair to say and well-documented that he was involved with a number of fairly glamorous good looking young ladies but I have never been aware, then or since, that any were underage.’

A Buckingham Palace Spokesperson said: ‘During the trial, which resulted in a conviction for fraud, Mr Page made a series of ­allegations about the Royal Household and members of the Royal Family, none of which were substantiated.’

Prince Andrew, 59, became friendly with Epstein and his alleged accomplice Maxwell after his divorce from Sarah Ferguson in 1996.
Addressing his alleged links to Epstein’s crimes, Buckingham Palace said: ‘Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.

‘The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes… and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.

 ‘It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. ‘Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.’ 


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