Prince Andrew flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet AFTER the billionaire was arrested for sex with underage girls – The Sun
PRINCE Andrew flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet weeks after the billionaire was arrested for having sex with underage girls.
The Duke of York, who yesterday faced claims over a row with a royal aide, took a trip on the paedophile’s luxury Gulfstream on September 1, 2006.
Epstein, who was not on board the flight from Luton to Edinburgh, had been arrested in July over solicitation of prostitution, eight days after attending Princess Beatrice’s 18th birthday celebrations.
The disgraced financier’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell, 57, was among passengers heading to a private wedding on the flight.
A source told The Sun: “It is another example of Andrew’s close ties to the Epstein scandal.
“Weeks have gone by and yet new allegations are still emerging.”
ANDREW'S 'CLOSE TIES'
Details of the flight were in a handwritten manifest kept by Epstein’s pilot, David Rodgers.
It was among thousands of pages of court papers released last month.
The Prince’s name appears beside Maxwell’s initials. Sources confirmed the duke was on board and was heading for a private wedding.
The Gulfstream plane left Edinburgh the next day, with only Maxwell on board, for Newfoundland, then to Teterboro, New Jersey, US.
It was not clear if the duke, 59, knew of Epstein’s arrest at the time but it had been reported in the US.
It was eight days after Epstein, Maxwell and alleged Hollywood pervert Harvey Weinstein attended Princess Beatrice’s lavish 18th birthday ball at Windsor Castle.
Epstein was jailed for 18 months in 2008.
He killed himself in jail last month after being arrested on suspicion of sex-trafficking girls.
The flight revelations come as it emerged that Andrew flew into such a furious rage at a highly respected aide that Prince Charles asked him to apologise.
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