Prince Andrew 'snuck Ghislaine Maxwell into exclusive Bafta party without an invite'

PRINCE Andrew took ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell to an exclusive Bafta event in LA where they mingled with Steven Spielberg, The Sun can exclusively reveal.

The disgraced royal is understood to have snuck Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam into the Britannia Awards in 2000 at The Century Plaza Hotel in Beverly Hills without an invite and asked for her to be sat at a top table – causing a headache for organisers.

A respected guest who attended the event said: “He kept looking over his shoulder and we were told ‘Oh, Andrew has brought a woman with him, and she needs a good seat’.

“Everyone was introduced to the mysterious Miss Maxwell and she ended up sitting on a top table with the British Consulate-General and other distinguished guests.”

Photographs from the November 4 soiree show Ghislaine, who is now languishing in a New York jail on sex trafficking charges, posing and gossiping with Denise Richards and Jessica Capshaw.

She wore a slinky figure-hugging gold halter-neck dress, while the Duke opted for a classic black tuxedo for the event.

Andrew, now 60, attended as a special guest to give Spielberg his award and organisers found him difficult from the beginning, the insider claimed.

“He was seated in a special area beforehand and when he was asked to go through the hotel to meet Spielberg he said, ‘Why can’t he come to me?’” they said.

“Everyone had to explain it was because of security at the hotel and the way things were planned out for the ceremony.

“Andrew would regularly be invited to Bafta events in LA and he was often a complete pain, full of self-importance.”

Bafta Los Angeles presented the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence In Film to Spielberg in front of a number of other film luminaries, including Pierce Brosnan and Russell Crowe.

A source close to the Duke of York hit back, saying: “Member of royal family attends awards ceremony with friend some 20 years ago?

"Are you really asking for a quote on that?

"You’ve taken leave of your senses. Lost all sense of perspective.”

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