Virginia Roberts says ‘Happy Birthday’ to the Queen by sharing photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around her
- Roberts, now known as Giuffre, lives in an area of Australia which officially celebrates the Queen’s birthday (April 21) on the first Monday of October
- Giuffre shared photo of her 17-year-old self with Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell
- She also shared link to Andrew’s Newsnight interview in her ‘gift’ to Her Majesty
- Andrew denies Giuffre’s claims they had sex in Maxwell’s London house in 2001
Virginia Roberts has wished the Queen a ‘Happy Birthday’ by sharing the infamous photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around her waist.
Roberts, now known as Giuffre, lives in an area of Australia which officially celebrates Her Majesty’s birthday on either the last week of September or the first week of October.
Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell stands behind Prince Andrew and the 17-year-old Giuffre in the photo taken at the British socialite’s London townhouse.
Giuffre tweeted: ‘Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth Here’s my gift to you- just a memorable moment of your son,’ linking to Prince Andrew’s Newsnight interview during which he vehemently denied Giuffre’s claims that he had sex with her.
Virginia Roberts, then 17, with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell at the British socialite’s London townhouse in 2001
Roberts, now known as Giuffre, lives in an area of Australia which officially celebrates Her Majesty’s birthday on either the last week of September or the first week of October
In an interview with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis last year, Prince Andrew denied Giuffre’s claims that they had sex in Maxwell’s London townhouse in 2001
Giuffre’s lawyers are involved in the case against Maxwell, who is awaiting trial on charges of helping Epstein to recruit and abuse underage girls.
The lawyers have been arguing for the release of Maxwell’s deposition in a lawsuit against Giuffre in 2016.
Maxwell’s lawyers argue that her deposition contained ‘intimate, sensitive, and personal information’ and that its release would wreck her chances of a fair trial.
The British socialite, who denies the claims against her, in August pleaded with judges not to ‘let the cat out of the bag’ by unsealing the documents.
Giuffre’s lawyers responded by saying that other high-profile suspects such as al-Qaeda terrorists and cult leader Charles Manson had been given fair trials.
Quoting from a ruling in the Manson case which ended with the killer being sentenced to life in prison in 1972, Giuffre’s lawyers said that massive pre-trial publicity ‘does not automatically translate into prejudice’.
Epstein and his ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who denies federal charges of helping him to recruit and abuse underage girls
Maxwell’s trial is scheduled for next July. She was arrested in New Hampshire on July 2 and is being held in a Brooklyn jail after a judge deemed she was a flight risk.
A grand jury returned a sealed, six-count indictment against Maxwell on June 29, almost a year after Epstein was charged.
It alleges that Maxwell groomed three unnamed girls, all under the age of 18, in London, New York, Florida and New Mexico between 1994 and 1997.
She is accused of having befriended them by taking them to the movies or on shopping sprees and ‘normalised’ abusive behaviour by getting undressed in front of them.
Maxwell’s lawyers have tried to distance their client from Epstein, saying she’d had no contact with him for more than a decade.
Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured in a court sketch during a July 14 hearing) is battling to block the release of documents from her 2016 lawsuit against Virginia Roberts Giuffre
Epstein killed himself at age 66 in August 2019 at a federal jail in Manhattan while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
He had previously pleaded guilty in 2008 to a Florida state prostitution charge, and completed a 13-month jail sentence now widely considered too lenient.
Before Epstein’s conviction, he and Maxwell had a network of powerful friends including Prince Andrew, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.