Ghislaine Maxwell was once described as Prince Andrew‘s ‘ex-girlfriend’ during a private tour of Buckingham Palace the Duke gave to VIPs including former US President Bill Clinton.
Newly emerged photographs of the 2002 trip show Mr Clinton examining artefacts in the ballroom of the Queen’s official residence alongside Ms Maxwell, who faces up to 40 years in prison after she was convicted of a string of sex offences in New York.
Mr Clinton had been given a tour of the palace alongside Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who has faced his own allegations of sexual harassment in recent years.
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew is pictured pointing at something outside of the shot as a young woman, thought to be part of the entourage, smiles for the camera.
Staff were informed Ms Maxwell was joining the tour because she was the Duke of York’s ‘ex-girlfriend’, reports The Telegraph.
A source who was part of the party told the Telegraph: ‘Ghislaine Maxwell was the one who led us into Buckingham Palace – she knew her way around this area of the palace.
‘She was described to me [as] an ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew’s.’
During that same trip, Ms Maxwell and Mr Spacey sat on the Chairs of Estate – used during the Queen’s 1953 coronation – as they posed as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Read more: Pictured: Prince Andrew gives Ghislaine Maxwell and Bill Clinton 2002 guided tour of Buckingham Palace when she was described to staff as Duke’s ‘ex-girlfriend’