Newly-released photos shared during the ongoing sex trafficking trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell show her and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein cosying up in what appears to be the Queen’s log cabin in Glen Beg on the Balmoral estate.
Prosecutors showed the jury a number of photos which they said prove the pair’s intimate relationship, including one at the Queen’s cabin where they were reportedly hosted by Prince Andrew.
The Duke of York was friends with Maxwell for many years and he also had a friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein that he terminated in 2010.
The image is thought to have been taken in 1999, when Prince Andrew reportedly invited the couple to stay at the Scottish estate.
Prince Andrew has always categorically denied any wrongdoing and claims made by Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says she was trafficked to London to have sex with him.
More than a dozen photos which were entered into evidence on Tuesday, were seized from CDs found as part of FBI searches at Epstein’s New York home in July 2019.
Several photos show Maxwell and Epstein embracing in various locations, with some appearing to be while the pair were on holiday together.
Some photos show Maxwell massaging Epstein’s feet while on a private plane. Others were taken of Maxwell sunbathing in a bikini on a yacht.
The photos were presented alongside other evidence including a hard drive which contained a job advert for a massage therapist “in Palm Beach home” thought to have been created by Maxwell, as well as photos of the massage room where Epstein allegedly sexually abused young girls.
Maxwell, 59, is accused of luring young girls to massage rooms to be molested by Epstein between 1994 and 2004.
The court is hearing further evidence from alleged victims and witnesses pertaining to the high-profile case.
Prosecutors have sought to make clear to the jury of 12 that there should be no confusion about whether Maxwell, the one-time girlfriend of convicted paedophile Epstein, was his puppet or accomplice.
Maxwell is accused of being central to the disgraced financier's sex abuse scheme and that the pair were "partners in crime".
The socialite has been in a US jail since her arrest in July last year after being repeatedly denied bail.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges and denies all the charges against her.
She faces 80 years behind bars if found guilty.
Epstein was found dead in his cell at a federal jail in Manhattan in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges.
The death was ruled a suicide.