‘A former police protection officer has claimed that Ghislaine Maxwell would visit Prince Andrew up to four times a day at Buckingham Palace and that the pair would enjoy picnics together on the grounds on the estate in London.
Maxwell was a close friend of Prince Andrew’s and is alleged to have recruited girls for US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was also friends with the Prince.
The British socialite is said to have enjoyed afternoons at the palace with the Prince, in view of the Queen’s bedroom window.
Met Police officer Paul Page had previously served as a protection officer for Prince Andrew and claimed the first time he had been made aware of Maxwell was in 2001.
Speaking to The Mirror, Mr Page, who worked with the Royals from 1998-2004 said he was first alerted to Maxwell when the privy purse called, informing him that a guest was coming to see Andrew but that the name was not to be entered into the book.
‘She turned up in a chauffeur-driven Range Rover and we let her in. Half an hour after that me and my colleague walked through the garden to go back to the police lodge and he was having a picnic with her by the summer house, opposite the Queen’s bedroom window.
‘One of my colleagues saw her come in and out the Palace four times in one day.’
Prince Andrew has been criticised for his relationship with Maxwell and Epstein.’