Prince Andrew pal Ghislaine Maxwell ‘honored’ to meet Queen Elizabeth

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Prince Andrew pal Ghislaine Maxwell 'honored' to meet Queen Elizabeth

Ghislaine Maxwell sure was a fan of Queen Elizabeth.

The disgraced ex-socialite, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for her involvement with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, revealed how happy she was when she met the late monarch.

“I thought the Queen was one of the most exceptional women I ever had the honor and privilege of meeting,” Maxwell, 61, told the Daily Mail on Sunday from behind bars.

She added that the sovereign — who died in September 2022 at the age of 96 — had a “sparkle” in her eyes and was “profoundly sorry” to hear of her passing.

Maxwell had been a guest of the Queen’s son Prince Andrew over the decades and she was even pictured at Balmoral Castle with Epstein back in 1999.

Maxwell and Epstein had attended royal events on several occasions as well, including the Duke of York’s 40th birthday at Windsor Castle in June 2000.

Epstein and Maxwell sitting at the Queen’s log cabin on her Balmoral estate.
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UNDATED: The Queen and her cousin Margaret Rhodes enjoy lunch at her log cabin in Glen Beg, on the Balmoral estate. The Queen drinks a gin and Dubonnet, by her side.
An unspecified photo of the Queen and her cousin Margaret Rhodes enjoying lunch at her log cabin on the Balmoral estate.
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Maxwell also made appearances at events in 2000, including the Royal Ascot and Christmas at the royal family’s winter estate, Sandringham.

Epstein committed suicide in his jail cell in August 2019.

Prince Harry slammed his uncle in his new memoir “Spare” over his ties with Epstein.

Harry, 38, wrote about how Andrew, 62, was able to keep his security detail despite his relationship with the sex offender, while he and his wife Meghan Markle had theirs taken away.

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Virginia Giuffre, Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew take a photo together in March 2001.
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“Despite being involved in an embarrassing scandal, accused of having sexually abused a young woman, nobody had suggested removing his security,” the Duke of Sussex penned of Andrew.

“People may have a lot of grievances towards us, but sexual offenses weren’t one of them,” he continued.

While Andrew was stripped of his military and royal titles in January 2022, he was also involved in a sexual assault lawsuit from Epstein and Maxwell accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 22:  Royal Ascot Race Meeting Thursday - Ladies Day. Prince Andrew, Duke Of York and Ghislaine Maxwell At Ascot. With them are Edward (far left) and Caroline Stanley (far right), the Earl and Countess of Derby. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell attend the Royal Ascot horse race in June 2000.
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Robert and Andrew reached a settlement in February of last year, however, the terms were not disclosed.

A source told the Sun last December that King Charles III banned Andrew from Buckingham Palace.

“Any presence at the Palace is officially over,” an insider said. “The King has made it clear. He isn’t a working royal. He’s on his own.”

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