A former police officer has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell made several secret visits to Buckingham Palace to visit Prince Andrew.
Paul Page, who served in the Royal Protection Command from 1998 until 2004, alleged that Maxwell and several other women made trips to the palace to meet with the Duke of York.
He said that the female guests wouldn’t sign the Palace’s gate book and royal protection officers would even drive them home, or face an angry Andrew who’d become ‘abusive’ if challenged.
The Duke of York is under intense scrutiny over his close relationship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein after he killed himself in a Manhattan prison two weeks ago.
Video obtained by the Mail on Sunday shows Andrew waving to a woman from inside Epstein’s New York mansion and the royal has been dogged by claims by Epstein’s alleged ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts that she slept with him three times.
The Prince categorically denies Roberts allegations and there is no suggestion he slept with underage women.
The Palace also issued a statement calling Mr Page’s claims ‘unsubstantiated’ and drawing attention to his conviction for fraud and his time spent in prison.
It comes as he faces further lurid allegations of having had more than 1,000 lovers, according to the Sun.