PRINCE Andrew did stay at Jeffrey Epstein’s New York mansion during a trip when he is accused of romping with a sex slave, it has been reported.
The bombshell claims contradict the royal’s car crash TV interview with Emily Maitlis last year – during which he said he “definitely” didn’t stay.
It’s claimed that:
- Prince Andrew had hours of ‘private time’ scheduled in during the New York trip
- Sources confirm Andrew stayed at the £60m home on the final night of his trip to “save taxpayers’ money”
- Days ago, it was reported that Princess Beatrice has “no recollection” of the Pizza Express birthday party Andrew used as his ‘alibi’ for one of the occasions he was alleged to have slept with a teen
- The family who hosted the bash can’t recall if the Duke attended and got no pictures
- Andrew had a home manicure booked for the afternoon he claimed he dropped Beatrice at the restaurant in Woking, a family diary says
Sources told the Daily Mail the Queen’s second son was a guest at the paedophile financier’s Manhattan home in April 2001 – and three hours of the trip were set aside for ‘private time’.
Andrew, 60, told Newsnight: “I wasn’t staying there.
“I may have visited but definitely didn’t, definitely, definitely no, no, no activity.”
But it’s now claimed by the paper that both the duke and a Scotland Yard bodyguard did spend a night at Epstein’s townhouse, the largest in the city.
It was during this three-day trip to America that the prince’s accuser, Virginia Roberts, alleges she slept with the father-of-two for a second time after a previous encounter in London.
The royal has always ferociously denied the claims.
The paper alleges that well-placed sources confirm Andrew stayed at the £60million home on the final night of his trip to “save taxpayers’ money”.
The insiders stressed that neither Epstein, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell nor Miss Roberts were at the property at the time.
An official itinerary shows that the duke spent the first night of his US trip at the residence of the British consul general in New York.
He then flew to Boston for 24 hours before returning to New York and sleeping at a ‘private address’.
That address was Epstein’s home near Central Park, it’s alleged.
The prince was also booked in for a gap of a few hours in the city.
The period of time is referred to in the confidential tour itinerary as ‘private time’, it’s alleged.
Miss Roberts claims she was trafficked by Epstein to have sex with the duke on three occasions in 2001.
One of those alleged occasions includes a time in New York in around Easter that year, when she was 17, she claims.
Andrew strongly denies all her allegations.
The royal says he cannot even recall meeting her, despite the pair being apparently pictured together at Miss Maxwell’s London home on March 10, 2001.
Tonight’s claims follow allegations that his “alibi” for one of the nights he is claimed to have spent with Miss Roberts has been blown apart.
His daughter Princess Beatrice has “absolutely no recollection” of the Pizza Express birthday party her father claimed to have attended on March 10, 2001.
The family who hosted the now infamous party cannot recall what happened and have no pictures, it’s reported.
It’s also claimed that housekeepers at his Sunninghill Park home “can’t remember” his movements.
It has also emerged that a royal protection officer said to have been on duty that weekend has died.
According to the Mail, Andrew’s diary also shows he had a manicure booked on the afternoon he says he dropped his daughter at the party.
It is also claimed that Princess Beatrice has “absolutely no recall whatsoever” of the bash or her father picking her up and that she went to “any number” of Pizza Express parties as a child.
Meanwhile, the layout of Maxwell’s London house including her “too small for sex” bathroom, where Prince Andrew is accused of foreplay with Virginia Roberts, has been revealed.
Maxwell had previously said her bath was “too small” for sex, after Prince Andrew’s accuser claimed they were in the tub together.
The standard size bath is 5ft 6in by 2ft 4in and boxed in on three sides by two walls and the back of the airing cupboard, floor plans show.
The plans, and more recent images, also don’t show a free-standing Victorian bath tub in the middle of the room, as described by Miss Roberts.
When Andrew met Emily
Prince Andrew faced royal relegation after a bombshell interview with Emily Maitlis for Newsnight.
DURING the chat, screened on November 16 last year, he complained that the Jeffrey Epstein saga had become a “constant sore” for himself and his family.
The Duke of York publicly declared that he has “no recollection” of ever meeting Miss Roberts, who claims she was made to have sex with him as a teen.
And he denied he had slept with her on three separate occasions – twice while she was underage.
He said one encounter in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter Princess Beatrice, taking her to Pizza Express in Woking for a party.
The same alleged sexual liaison, which Roberts said began with the royal sweating heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp, was factually wrong, the Duke said.
This is because, he claimed, he had a medical condition at the time which meant he could not sweat.
Prince Andrew twice stated his relationship with Epstein had provided “seriously beneficial outcomes”, giving him the opportunity to meet people and prepare for a future role as a trade envoy.
And he expressed regret at making contact with Epstein in 2010 – flying to New York to tell him in person that the friendship was over – after the 66-year-old had been released from an 18-month prison term for prostituting minors.
But Maitlis highlighted how he spent a number of days with him at his home, and how he was guest of honour at a dinner party that reportedly celebrated Epstein’s release.
Miss Roberts has given an account of the royal “pouring with perspiration” when they danced at a London club on a night out in 2001.
Miss Roberts has claimed she met Andrew at London club Tramp before sleeping with him in that year when she was aged 17.
But the prince told the BBC: “That couldn’t have happened because the date being suggested – the 10th of March – I was at home with the children.
“I’d taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at about 4 or 5 in the afternoon.
“And then because the Duchess was away, we have a simple rule in the family that when one is away the other is there.”
Asked why he could remember something so specific from 18 years ago, he added: “Because going to Pizza Express in Woking is a very unusual thing for me to do.
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“I’ve never been… I’ve only been to Woking a couple of times and I remember it weirdly distinctly. As soon as somebody reminded me of it, I went, ‘Oh yes I remember that’.”
It’s alleged Andrew has still has not spoken with US authorities about his former pal Epstein.
The Duke of York stepped down from public life a year ago, following the disastrous interview about his friendship with the convicted sex offender.
A spokesman for the duke said: “It would not be appropriate to comment on any of these matters.”