Prince Andrew may have kept in touch with Jeffrey Epstein

Disgraced Prince Andrew appears to have kept in touch with late pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein — even after he claimed to have flown to Manhattan just to dump him.

The younger son of King Charles III spent large chunks of his disastrous 2019 interview with the BBC justifying his four-day stay at Epstein’s mansion in December 2010 as a brave decision to stop seeing the shady multimillionaire who’d been released from jail months earlier for having sex with underage girls.

“I took the decision that I had to show leadership and I had to go and see him and I had to tell him, ‘That’s it,’” Andrew said, decrying his only mistake as his “tendency to be too honorable.”

He claimed that photos of them walking through Central Park were taken at the very moment he was telling the pervert he “didn’t “think it was appropriate” to stay friends.

“And to this day, I never had any contact with him,” he firmly told “Newsnight” in the sitdown in 2019, months after Epstein killed himself in prison while awaiting further serious child-sex charges.

Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein stroll through New York's Central Park in December 2010.
The disgraced royal claims that photos of him walking through Central Park with Epstein in 2010 were taken at the very moment he told the pervert he “didn’t “think it was appropriate” to stay friends.
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However, a 22-page report by JPMorgan Chase challenges that assertion, according to the Telegraph, which claims to have seen the document.

The report includes a message Epstein allegedly sent to his banker, JPMorgan’s then-executive Jes Staley, about a message seemingly from the prince.

“Andrew asked for your London schedule,” Epstein reportedly told Staley in February 2011, two months after all contact supposedly ended and years before Andrew discussed it on “Newsnight.”

Reps for Andrew, now 63, did not immediately comment, the Telegraph said.

Melania Trump, Prince Andrew, Gwendolyn Beck and Jeffrey Epstein at a party at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000.
Prince Andrew, seen with Melania Trump, Gwendolyn Beck and Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in February 2000, admitted he was “friends” with the convicted pedophile.
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Sources close to the prince maintained that he didn’t see Epstein after their supposed Central Park showdown, the paper said — without saying if that also ruled out other forms of contact.

However, in his BBC interview, Andrew stressed that cutting ties with Epstein meant they never spoke again, saying that “2010 was it. That was it.”

Andrew’s attempts to justify his luxury stay sparked the outrage that led to him getting booted from royal duties by his now-deceased mom, Queen Elizabeth II.

It was the same Upper East Side mansion where Andrew’s own accuser, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, claimed she’d been forced to have sex with the prince — and a trip where Andrew was alleged to have been seen getting a foot massage from a young-looking Russian girl.

Jeffrey Epstein posing for a portrait.
Andrew said he had to dump Epstein in person because they were friends.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Prince Andrew, Duke of York departs Westminster Abbey after the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 06, 2023 in London, England. The Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms takes place at Westminster Abbey today. Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
The scandal led to Prince Andrew getting fired from royal duties and eventually losing his titles.

“It might seem a funny way to break off a friendship — a four-day house party of sorts with a dinner” at “the house of a convicted sex offender,” BBC interviewer Emily Maitlis told the prince at one point.

“That’s a very stark way of putting it — [but] yes, you’re absolutely right,” Andrew conceded, saying only with hindsight did he realize it was “definitely the wrong thing to do.”

Still, Andrew said that he’d “had to go and see” Epstein in person because delivering the news by phone would be “the chicken’s way of doing it.”

“We were friends,” he said of the dead pedophile whose properties he would stay at “quite often.”

His main justification for the friendship was that it was via Epstein’s “girlfriend,” Ghislaine Maxwell — who is currently serving 20 years in federal prison for trafficking young girls for her financier ex.

Andrew settled with his sex accuser, Giuffre, for an estimated $12 million in February 2022. However, he has always strenuously denied knowing that Epstein and Maxwell operated a sex-trafficking ring.

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