What is more, in 2013, Andrew attended her birthday party at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The starry guest-list included Britain’s richest MP, Labour’s Shaun Woodward, and his Sainsbury’s heiress wife Camilla, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and former It-girl Tamara Beckwith.
Prince Andrew threw a ‘surprise’ 40th birthday party for Miss Maxwell at Sandringham. Epstein was in attendance. Within a matter of months he and Miss Maxwell appeared to have become the prince’s closest friends.
By April 2000 Ghislaine and Andrew were spotted sharing one of several intimate lunch dates together. They sat hand in hand while dining on lobster salad – she sipped a champagne cocktail – at Nello restaurant on New York’s Madison Avenue.