He also insisted that he and Epstein, who committed suicide in a New York prison cell two weeks ago, only saw each other ‘infrequently and probably no more than only once or twice a year’.

However, The Mail on Sunday understands that the Duke stayed over a period of six days with Epstein in 2010, two years after the multi-millionaire businessman was convicted of having sex with a child.

Our exclusive video, which made headlines around the world after its release, showed the Prince in the mansion’s doorway on December 6, 2010, waving off a brunette.