PRINCE Andrew has been spotted horseriding at Windsor Castle on the eve of his granddaughter's Christening.
It comes as The Sun today revealed that a picture of a grinning Prince Andrew is displayed inside the mansion where Jeffrey Epstein was accused of molesting underage girls.
Andrew, 61, wearing all black was pictured heading out on an early morning ride
The Queen's granddaughters Eugenie and Zara will jointly christen their babies tomorrow at All Saints Chapel in Great Windsor Park, Berkshire.
Today The Sun exclusively revealed that a snap of Andrew sits behind a framed photo of billionaire paedophile Epstein at his former home in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Duke of York previously denied making repeated visits there.
A source said last night: “This is incredibly damaging for Prince Andrew.”
The photo is displayed “like a trophy” by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein at the home he dubbed the Pleasure Palace, sources revealed last night.
The scandal-hit royal, now 61, is seen grinning, apparently in military uniform, in the snap which billionaire Epstein showed off inside his lair in Palm Beach, Florida.
Witnesses claimed the Duke of York spent “weeks at a time” at the notorious mansion where Epstein was accused of sickening sex attacks on underage girls.
Sources said last night the photo spells more trouble for Andrew, who is currently fighting a lawsuit from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38.
She claims he sexually assaulted her when she was under 18.
A source told The Sun: “Epstein cultivated powerful friends and would show them off in pictures around all of his homes.
“This is incredibly damaging for Prince Andrew because it shows how highly Jeffrey prized his friendship with a senior member of the Royal Family.
“His picture was shown off in Jeffrey’s home like a trophy.
“Andrew’s reputation is hit every time something like this emerges – and he is already facing another year of further lurid headlines.”
The beaming royal can be seen in the photograph sitting behind a framed one of Epstein, who killed himself in prison in 2019 aged 66.
Other images – published for the first time – show Epstein in a matching kilt with Andrew’s pal Ghislaine Maxwell, who is awaiting trial for allegedly aiding the billionaire’s sex-trafficking ring.
The Brit socialite, 59, is also seen with a snake tattoo while riding a motorbike near Scotland’s Skibo Castle, also a favourite haunt of Prince Andrew.
Epstein bought his six-bedroom Palm Beach home – near ex-US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate – for £2million in 1990.
In 2005 Palm Beach cops launched an investigation after girls as young as 14 reported being recruited from high school to perform “massages” on Epstein – where they were abused. Epstein cut a deal with prosecutors and was sentenced to just 18 months in prison in 2008 for procuring an underage girl for prostitution.
Dozens of women and young girls have now come forward claiming they were sexually abused and raped at the property.
Juan Alessi, Epstein’s former butler, swore on oath that he set up massage tables every day as Andrew “spent weeks with us”.
He recalled seeing naked girls by the pool during his stay.
The mansion, bought by developer Todd Michael Glaser for £13.3million after Epstein’s death, has now been demolished. The royal admitted in his notorious Newsnight interview two years ago that he had been there.
But he vehemently denied making repeated visits every year in the early 2000s, saying he was there for the odd “day”.
He told Emily Maitlis: “I definitely did not visit his Palm Beach house three or four times a year, absolutely not. In total, probably four times in total throughout the time that I knew him.”
He went on: “In fact probably that was the place that…if you see what I mean, he was in the house more there than in other…in other places that I was at. But it was usually because I was going…I was going through and on somewhere else so it was a day, that was it.”
He was pictured at a Palm Beach club in 2000 with Trump’s then-girlfriend Melania, politician Gwendolyn Beck and Epstein.
Andrew also denies allegations from Ms Giuffre that he sexually assaulted her in New York, London and Epstein’s private Little St James island in the Caribbean.
A court heard earlier this month that the case could drag on until late next year – potentially overshadowing the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Meanwhile, Maxwell will stand trial in New York on November 29, charged with six counts, including sex trafficking conspiracy and enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.
She denies the charges and has been moaning about prison conditions while being kept on remand at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn.
In an interview at the weekend she called it a “living hell”.
She claimed she had been “assaulted and abused for almost a year and a half” by prison guards, but also played peek-a-boo with them and offered cooking tips.
Her royal chum Andrew has also visited Skibo Castle – which operates the members-only Carnegie Club – in the Scottish Highlands on numerous occasions.
He gave an interview to legendary golf commentator Peter Alliss on its course in 1996 and reportedly spent time there with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
A representative for Prince Andrew declined to comment last night.
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