PRINCE Andrew met Jeffrey Epstein while the convicted pedophile was under house arrest, court documents show.
The 63-year-old royal visited him in Florida in June 2010. Epstein emailed a banker saying, “Andrew just sat next to me at dinner.”
It contradicts a claim made by the Duke of York in his infamous 2019 Newsnight interview that he only saw Epstein in December 2010.
He told Emily Maitlis that he had gone to New York to end his friendship with the disgraced tycoon and did not mention any further contact.
Paedo Epstein was released from prison after being sentenced to 13 months in prison in 2008 for recruiting a minor into prostitution. Andrew claimed he met him in December 2010 to sever their friendship.
However, new court documents say the prince also met with the pedophile in June of the same year while he was under house arrest at his Florida home. The mirror reports.
An email Epstein sent to a banker on June 14 said, “Andrew was sitting next to me at dinner.”
The court documents stem from a civil lawsuit brought by the US Virgin Islands government against JP Morgan in New York.
They point to a series of emails between Epstein and then-JP Morgan chief Jes Staley that allegedly show Andrew acting as an intermediary.
Florida police began investigating Epstein in 2006 before he was jailed for recruiting a minor into prostitution.
The convicted sex offender was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
The Mirror has reached out to Prince Andrew for comment.