Ex-Royal Staff Says Ghislaine Maxwell, Prince Andrew May Have Had 'Intimate Relationship'

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In this file photo taken on July 2, 2020 acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell during a press conference in New York City
In this file photo taken on July 2, 2020 acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell during a press conference in New York City

Disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell who was recently convicted of sex-trafficking underage girls allegedly had an “intimate relationship” with Prince Andrew, a former royal protection officer claimed. 

Paul Page, the former palace officer, said Maxwell regularly visited Buckingham Palace in 2001. That same year, the British royal and Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who accused him of sexual assault, were photographed in Maxwell’s home in London. 

“From the way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace at will, we realized — suspected — that she may have had an intimate relationship with Prince Andrew,” Page said in a new ITV documentary, “Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile.”

"A colleague of mine remembered her coming in four times in one day from the morning till the evening — she kept coming in and out, in and out."

The sentiment was also echoed by Euan Rellie, a banker who befriended Maxwell during their years studying at Cambridge University and socialized with the disgraced group. 

“I got the sense that Prince Andrew and Ghislaine had probably been girlfriend and boyfriend in the past. They had an easy warmth around each other,” Rellie said in the documentary, as quoted by the Telegraph. “She described Andrew as being her friend, not Jeffrey’s.”

The Duke of York is currently facing allegations of sexually assaulting Giuffree on at least three occasions in 2001 when she was still 17. Prince Andrew has denied the allegations and moved to dismiss the lawsuit. 

On Jan. 12, a federal judge in New York denied the British royal’s request to dismiss the lawsuit. This prompted Queen Elizabeth II to strip her son of his royal patronages and military titles, forcing him to defend himself in court as a private citizen. 

Maxwell is still behind bars while awaiting sentencing on five federal charges, including sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three counts of conspiracy. She was acquitted of one count of enticing a minor to travel across state lines to engage in an illegal sexual act.

The former socialite, who is aged 60, may face up to 65 years in prison.


A US judge has ruled that a sexual assault lawsuit brought against Britain's Prince Andrew, seen in November 2019, can move forward
A US judge has ruled that a sexual assault lawsuit brought against Britain's Prince Andrew, seen in November 2019, can move forward
Photo: AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

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