Inside Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘close’ friendship with Prince Andrew
Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew shared a ‘close bond’ and may have even dated, claimed an author who wrote a biography of the sexual predator.
Nigel Cawthorne – who wrote Ghislaine Maxwell: The Fall of America’s Most Notorious Socialite – said rumors have been mounting around the nature of the couple’s relationship for years.
But their longtime friendship became the biggest royal scandal in decades when Andrew was accused of having sex with 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre, which he strongly denies.
It is alleged that his old friend Ghislaine trafficked the teenager – who was a sex slave for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein – to his London townhouse after a night out at Tramp.
The infamous photo of Andrew with his hand around Virginia’s waist as Ghislaine beams in the background has shed new light on their decades-long friendship.
“There is always gossip about a man and a woman who are frequently seen in each other’s company,” Cawthorne told Sun Online.
“They were together for a very long time and it seems that she [did] the same favor for Prince Andrew that she did for Jeffrey Epstein,” said Cawthorne – who recently penned a biography of Virginia Giuffre.
“In other words, trafficking a young woman for him.”
He said Ghislaine and Andrew met at university and hit it off immediately and were often seen in each other’s company on public outings.
“It certainly lasted a very long time. They seemed very close,” Cawthorne said.