One of Princess Diana’s bridesmaids last night told of her ‘very lucky’ escape after she was a guest on Jeffrey Epstein’s island.
Clemmie Hambro also took two flights on the paedophile’s jet, part of a fleet he owned, including one dubbed the Lolita Express.
On both occasions she had been at Epstein’s luxury homes where he spent many years abusing young girls.
One of them was on Little St James in the US Virgin Islands, known to locals as Paedo Island.
Clemmie Hambro last night told of her ‘very lucky’ escape after she was a guest on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Paedo island’
Miss Hambro, a great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill, said she has been ‘completely horrified’ by the revelations about the financier’s conduct and her ‘heart breaks for all the survivors’.
The now married mother of four said she did not suffer or witness any abuse, but added that she hopes those who were raped and molested ‘get the justice they so deserve’.
Miss Hambro, now 44, issued a statement after the logs, released as part of court proceedings, revealed she flew on Epstein’s Gulfstream jet following visits to his ranch in New Mexico and Little St James.
At the point she made the trips in 1999, Miss Hambro was a 23-year-old employee at Christie’s auction house in New York.
The now married mother of four, who was one of Princess Diana ’s bridesmaids, said she did not suffer or witness any abuse, but added that she hopes those who were raped and molested ‘get the justice they so deserve’
One was a ‘work trip’ to help Epstein decide what art he wanted to buy for his ranch, while another was a ‘personal invitation’ to Little St James.
The island, bought by the former Wall Street financier for just under £5million, is at the centre of appalling allegations of abuse by Epstein, who killed himself in jail a year ago. Epstein would ferry his victims around the world on his jets.
Records show Epstein, then eight years before his conviction, was with Miss Hambro on both flights, and that his alleged madam, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was also present for one trip.
Writer Miss Hambro’s contact details were also listed in the disgraced tycoon’s infamous ‘little black book’. She was the youngest bridesmaid at the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles in July 1981. The daughter of Richard Hambro from the banking family, she was just five at the time.
She also took two flights on the paedophile’s jet, part of a fleet he owned, including one dubbed the Lolita Express. One of the flight was from Little St James in the US Virgin Islands, known to locals as Paedo Island.
The flight logs unearthed by the Mail reveal that on February 21, 1999, Miss Hambro flew with Epstein, Maxwell and two other women from Santa Fe, where Epstein had his ‘Zorro Ranch’, to New York’s Teterboro airport.
A month later, on March 21, she was on his jet from St Thomas, used by Epstein to access Little St James, to Teterboro. With her were Epstein and two women including a New York socialite.
In a statement last night, Miss Hambro said: ‘The first flight was a work trip with female colleagues to look at Epstein’s new home in Santa Fe to discuss what art he was going to buy.
‘The second trip, to Little St James, was a personal invitation, which I thought would be fun to accept, but I didn’t know anyone there, didn’t really enjoy myself, and never went back. My heart breaks for all the survivors, now I know what happened on that island.
Miss Hambro, now 44, issued a statement after the logs, released as part of court proceedings ahead of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, revealed she flew on Epstein’s Gulfstream jet following visits to his ranch in New Mexico and Little St James
‘In the course of those two trips, I was not abused, nor did I see anyone abused, or anything untoward happen, with minors or otherwise. I have been completely horrified about the revelations of his conduct since then. I was clearly very lucky, my heart goes out to those who were abused by him, and I trust they get the justice they so deserve.’
She added: ‘I was young and naive, and could not conceive of what was to unfold.’ She only travelled on Epstein’s jet, logs show, when leaving his homes. It is not known how she arrived.
Details came days after it emerged another British woman, described as Epstein’s former secret girlfriend, flew on his jets 35 times. Now 43, Shelley Anne Lewis is a ‘spiritual entrepreneur’. There is no suggestion she was involved in any wrongdoing.
And the wife of an aristocrat whose family are worth £900 million also flew more than 30 times on Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’. Clare Hazell took 32 flights between 1998 and 2000, including trips to his luxury homes. She became Countess of Iveagh in 2001 when she married Edward Guinness, part of the famous brewing dynasty.
While there is no suggestion she had any knowledge of any wrongdoing, Epstein’s victims are understood to have approached her as a possible witness.
In 2015, Miss Hambro, whose stepfather was Harold Pinter, wrote movingly in the Mail of the day she was Diana’s bridesmaid. She said: ‘Like Charlie in his Chocolate Factory, I’d won the golden ticket.’
Maxwell is awaiting trial for helping Epstein in his abuse. She denies all the allegations.