Jeffrey Epstein victim says ‘truth is surfacing’ about Prince Andrew’s visits

Prince Andrew’s sex accuser has urged him to apologise for “taking part” in financier pal Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.

Virginia Giuffre – also an alleged victim of the late American paedophile – demanded “answers” after claims emerged that the Duke of York did stay at the billionaire’s New York mansion when she alleges she slept with him.

Sources in a new report also allege the royal made provisions for three hours of “private time” while in the Big Apple.

But they stressed that on the night he stayed at the house with a bodyguard, Epstein, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and Virginia were not present.

Virginia, 37, whose allegations Andrew vehemently denies, tweeted: “After many, many years and against all odds the truth continues to surface.

“When will it be enough for Prince Andrew to acknowledge me and apologise for his partaking in Epstein’s and Maxwell’s sex trafficking ring?”

Claims the duke slept at Epstein’s New York townhouse in April 2001 contradict his disastrous interview with BBC Newsnight 13 months ago.

Interviewer Emily Maitlis quizzed the royal over Virginia’s allegation they had sex in New York, on the same visit he was accused of groping Johanna Sjoberg.

In 2016 Epstein’s former PA and victim Johanna alleged in court the duke had fondled her breast while she sat on his knee in the study, after Epstein and Maxwell presented Andrew, 60, with his Spitting Image puppet.

Court documents later alleged the royal also “cupped” Virginia’s breast with the puppet’s hand and alleged they had sex.

On Newsnight, the Prince appeared to acknowledge he “may have visited” the house but said he “wasn’t staying there” and there was “definitely no activity”.

Sources in the new report confirm he did stay at Epstein’s £60million home on the final night of his three-day pre-Easter visit to the US in 2001“to save taxpayers money”.

Andrew has still yet to speak to the FBI in its investigation into Epstein.

Mum-of-three Virginia hit out at claims questioning her testimony about having sex with Andrew at Maxwell’s London home in March 2001.

Virginia claims she was trafficked to the capital by Epstein and lent out to the prince.

She told a New York court they were intimate in Maxwell’s bathtub.

Last week two lawyers for the royal reportedly tested her claims and were photographed fully clothed in her “tiny” bath at Maxwell’s home to try to show it was too small for two.

Virginia tweeted that the “layout” was wrong, adding: “I remember everything of that night. Can Prince Andrew say the same?”

Maxwell, 58, was arrested in July.

She denies grooming and abusing three girls under 18, plus two perjury charges. The indictment says she and Epstein had an “intimate relationship”.

She faces trial in New York next July.

Epstein, 66, committed suicide last year as he awaited an underage sex trial.

A spokesman for the prince – seen driving in Windsor yesterday – declined to comment.

Meanwhile the Queen went for a horse ride at Windsor yesterday.