From rubbing shoulders with royalty to trafficking minors: Ghislaine Maxwell revealed details of her relationship with Queen Elizabeth II

Ghislaine Maxwell, trafficker of minors. Ghislaine Maxwell, royal friend.

As early as October, Maxwell had spoken about his “dear friend”, Prince Andrew, expressing deep sadness at his fall from grace after Queen Elizabeth II stripped him of his honorary titles and removed him from public life.

You are paying a heavy price for the association with Jeffrey Epstein. I care about him, and I feel so bad for him.‘” he said at the time.

February 9, 2000, England: Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late British media owner Robert Maxwell, with Prince Andrew, Duke of York (Photo: Chris Ison / PA Wire / dpa)
February 9, 2000, England: Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late British media owner Robert Maxwell, with Prince Andrew, Duke of York (Photo: Chris Ison / PA Wire / dpa) (Chris Ison/)

And now more information has been released about his relationship with Queen Elizabeth II herself, who died last year.

In a preview of an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail to be published in the next few days, Maxwell says that spend time with the British monarch and talk about her shared love for horses it was one of the greatest honors of his life.

I thought the Queen was one of the most exceptional women that I have had the honor and privilege of knowing”, he assured.

He claimed the late monarch had a “brightness” and said he was “deeply saddened” when he heard the news of her death.

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Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a hunt hosted by Andrew, Sandringham, Norfolk, UK (Albanpix/Shutterstock)

It is known that Maxwell was invited by Andrew to the Buckingham Palace on several occasions, and also participated in a more intimate meeting in balmoral in the summer of 1999, when the Queen is believed to have been in residence. On that visit, Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were photographed relaxing in the queen’s cabin

The following year, in June 2000, they had fun at the birthday party. Andrew’s 40th birthday at Windsor Castle, hosted by Elizabeth II. In addition, in December of the same year, the prince invited them to Sandringham, where the monarchs spend their Christmas holidays.

The socialite A friend of the British actress and many powerful politicians and finances, she was sentenced in June 2022 to 20 years in prison for participating in a scheme of sexual exploitation and abuse of minors for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein over a decade.

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The socialite was friends with politicians and the most influential figures ((Netflix /)

The daughter of the British newspaper magnate Robert Maxwellwho also has American and French nationality, did not react when Judge Alison Nathan announced the sentence in the court for the southern district of Manhattan, which had generated enormous expectations.

The judge described Maxwell’s crimes as “abominable and predatory” and made it clear that although “Epstein was central to this criminal scheme, Maxwell is not being punished in his place or on his behalf, but rather for his conduct.”

The financial billionaire committed suicide in jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial for these crimes. According to the prosecution, for a decade, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and participated in the child abuse by Jeffrey Epstein, helping him recruit, attract and abuse young people he knew to be under 18 years of age.

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The photo of the scandal: Prince Andrew Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts, then 17 years old, and behind them Ghislaine Maxwell (The Grosby Group)

The sentence was more lenient than the 30 to 55 years in prison that the New York prosecutor requested, but a little more than what the scale establishes for each of the five crimes of which she was found guilty by a jury on December 29. , which would add up to between 15.6 and 19.5 years.

Nathan justified the sentence in “the seriousness of the facts” despite acknowledging the mitigating factors such as the defendant’s apologies to the victims, that the events occurred between 1994 and 2004, that he has not had any problems with the law either before or in the last almost 20 years, in addition to his good behavior in prison, where she has been held since her arrest in the summer of 2020.

For prosecutor Damian Williams, the sentence “sends a strong message that no one is above the law and that it is never too late to do justice.”

After the prosecution had criticized his “total lack of remorse” and the testimonies of several victims who, with broken voices, recounted the ordeal that the Epstein-Maxwell couple made them live and with which they continue to deal almost three decades later, the Socialite recognized “the terrible damage he did to too many women.”

“It’s hard to hear and even harder to take,” he said before adding: “I deeply sympathize with all the victims in this case” and “I feel the pain they are experiencing.”

Two of Epstein’s victims, identified as “Jane” and “Carolyn,” testified at trial that they had 14 years when Maxwell began to attract them for the financier’s solace.

Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein (right in a black and gray tie) at Royal Ascot (Shutterstock)
Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein (on the right in a black and gray tie) at Royal Ascot (Shutterstock) (Shutterstock/)

“I think Jeffrey Epstein was a manipulative, cunning and controlling man who had a deeply compartmentalized life and misled everyone in his orbit,” Maxwell said.

Maxwell and Epstein were a couple in the early 1990s. before becoming professional collaborators and accomplices for nearly 30 years.

In the recent trial a witness declared that she was “the lady of the house”.

The relationship that persisted was difficult to define but had its obvious consequences: “She was part girlfriend, part employee, sort of general manager and best friend. She was the one who fixed the problems and made things easier,” said the witness in court.

She organized the house and the staff. She gave each new employee a 58-page manual with instructions on how they should behave (they could not address Epstein or look him in the eye) and made them sign a confidentiality agreement. She was the one who gave the orders and handled the day-to-day finances.

She went from being Epstein’s girlfriend to his madam.

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Ghislaine Maxwell in jail

She would get Epstein the teenage girls to give him his three daily sexual massages, talk them down, threaten them, talk them into going on a trip with the financier and his powerful friends, do whatever it takes to recruit replacements, and even participate. in several of the sessions.

“For me and for many others, You opened the door to hell for us.”he told Maxwell Virginia Giuffreone of the victims of the couple -although he did not appear in the case-, in a statement read by his lawyer at the hearing.

In one of the many ramifications of this case, Giuffre sued the prince andrew of england for sexual abuse when he was a minor. Last February they reached an out-of-court economic agreement for which the son of the Queen of England would have paid, according to the press, 13 million dollars, thus avoiding an embarrassing process for the British royal family.

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