02:59 GMT14 August 2020
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    Ghislaine Maxwell, arrested on Thursday and charged with sex trafficking, was high-profile pedophile and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's mistress. Prince Andrew, who was reportedly a close friend to the pair, is now being urged by prosecutors to come forward on the matter.

    A 'controversial' photo of Ghislaine Maxwell sitting on a throne in the Buckingham Palace, accompanied by Kevin Spacey, who was accused but not convicted of sexually harassing a 14-year-old boy, has made waves on Twitter.

    Released shortly after UK's Prince Andrew was asked by Maxwell's prosecutors to speak on the matter, as Epstein's ex-girlfriend was taken into custody and charged of sex trafficking.

    The photo was obtained and published by The Daily Telegraph, and reports suggest that Maxwell and Spacey were guests of Prince Andrew, who organized a private tour of Buckingham Palace for the two.

    “They were larking about on the thrones, doing regal waves", The Telegraph said, cited an unnamed source. "Ghislaine sat on the Queen’s throne with Spacey pretending to be the Duke of Edinburgh". 

    No comments from Buckingham Palace have followed the reports.

    ​The photo went viral and caused hot discussion on Twitter, with users tweeting that by allowing the release of the photo, Buckingham Palace intends to "throw Prince Andrew under the bus".

    ​Some saw the photo as annoying and disrespectful.

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