Duke got it wrong, Maxwell didn’t introduce him to Epstein, says ...

World

Duke got it wrong, Maxwell didn’t introduce him to Epstein, says pal

Her friends contradict Andrew’s claim he met her at a party in 1999, but say there’s ‘a lot more to come out’

Martin Evans and David Millward

Ghislaine Maxwell denies introducing the Duke of York to Jeffrey Epstein, a friend has said, contradicting claims the duke made in a BBC television interview.

In November 2019 the duke told Emily Maitlis, the Newsnight presenter, that he first met the financier in 1999 through Maxwell. He said: “I met through his girlfriend back in 1999 who ... and I’d known her since she was at university in the UK.”

The duke insisted that because of his closeness to Maxwell it was inevitable he would become friends with the disgraced financier...

This article is reserved for Times Select subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Times Select content.

Times Select

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.