Prince Andrew made 'profound error' meeting Epstein says Rellie
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The Duke of York, 61, has had his relationship with the late convicted sex offender thrown under the spotlight in a new ITV documentary tonight. ‘Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile’ features interviews with members of Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell’s social circle. Last month Maxwell was found guilty of recruiting and trafficking young girls for Epstein to sexually abuse.
The former socialite is set to be sentenced in late June and could potentially face up to 65 years behind bars.
Tonight’s programme, presented by Ranvir Singh examines Andrew’s former friendship with Epstein.
It features the shocking claim that Andrew flew on Epstein’s private jet “at least 3 times”, according to the flight logs.
The Gulfstream II aircraft, which was nicknamed the “Lolita Express”, transported dozens of famous passengers.
Bill Clinton also allegedly flew on Epstein’s jet nine times, according to the logs quoted in the documentary. The former US President has denied being “close” to Epstein.
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“Lolita” is a reference to the 1955 book of the same name by Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov about a professor who becomes obsessed with a 12-year-old.
In the documentary, Ms Singh looks over the flight logs, which are shown heavily redacted.
The journalist says: “These are the flight logs that show that Prince Andrew was on board at least three times.
“If you for example, look at page 62, it shows here, February 9, 1999.
“You go across, you can see, ‘JE’, Jeffrey Epstein, ‘GM’, Ghislaine Maxwell, and in full words, Prince Andrew, plus his personal protection officer.
“There is no suggestion that Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, or any passengers were aware of or involved in any of Maxwell or Epstein’s crimes.”
It has previously been claimed that Andrew travelled on Epstein’s private jet at least four times.
The flight logs quoted in the ITV film appear to match those referenced in a Mail on Sunday investigation last month.
Like ITV, the paper also suggested Andrew used Epstein’s jet on February 9, 1999, in what was said to be his first flight on the plane.
The Duke’s journey on that occasion was to Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St James, in the US Virgin Islands.
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Epstein, Maxwell and one of Andrew’s personal protection officers were all said to have been onboard.
The Mail on Sunday quoted a source close to Andrew, who said he had “no recollection” of the 1999 flight.
The flight logs also reportedly show that after three nights on the island, Andrew used Epstein’s jet to travel to West Palm Beach in Florida.
According to the Mail on Sunday report, the records also showed that Andrew travelled on Epstein’s private plane from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport to West Palm Beach on May 12, 2000.
The Duke is also alleged to have used the same jet to travel with Maxwell from London Luton to Edinburgh on September 1, 2006.
The date of that alleged trip was six weeks after Epstein was arrested for sex offences.
The documentary does not imply Andrew was involved in or witnessed any sexual activity while on board Epstein’s private jet.
The Duke of York has vehemently denied all accusations of sexual misconduct made against him by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre.
‘Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile’ was shown on ITV last night and will be available on ITV Hub.
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