The prince said he met Epstein in 1999 and claimed he saw Epstein infrequently, “probably no more than only once or twice a year.” It was, he added, “a mistake and an error” to visit him in 2010 after his sex conviction.

But the claims of short and infrequent visits are belied by Andrew’s lengthy stays at Epstein’s homes. Andrew spent multiple days on Epstein’s private island in February 1999, and in 2000 the two saw each other nearly a half a dozen times or more in the United Kingdom and the United States, with Andrew reportedly staying at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion multiple times, apparently followed by a New Year’s excursion to Thailand in early 2001.

While Andrew acknowledged he stayed in “a number” of Epstein’s residences, he didn’t mention he’d invited Epstein to royal residences like Windsor Castle, Sandringham Estate, and Balmoral Castle.