By CHRIS DYER: Courtney Love says Prince Andrew once visited her Hollywood home ‘looking for sex’ after turning up unexpectedly at 1am.
The 2000 meeting saw Prince Andrew acting ‘very flirtatious’ after arriving at her home unannounced with a protection officer, according to the Sun.
In her 2007 book, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love, the rocker published a picture of her with the Queen’s second son. (Above: Prince Andrew and Courtney Love at the How The Grinch Stole Christmas premiere on November 2000 at Universal City, California )
Love, who was married to Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain until he committed suicide in 1994, claimed Andrew was ‘looking for a good time’ in Los Angeles and was given her address by a mutual acquaintance.
She made the Duke of York tea from a pot with his mother’s face on it, according to a friend of Love.
After chatting on the sofa for around 45 minutes the prince reportedly left. The pair did not have sex, the source said.
Love reportedly told a friend: ‘Of all the things that have happened in my life, this truly is one of the most surreal things.’
In a 2006 TV interview Love, 55, claimed to have also met Andrew in Hay-On-Wye, Wales, and that the royal came ‘looking for chicks’.
At the time a spokesman for the prince admitted he visited Love’s house but insisted he was not alone and said it was ‘absolute nonsense’ to suggest he went there looking for girls.
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said Andrew visited Love’s home with a group of friends.
In 2012 a contacts book belonging to the disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was seized by the FBI, and subsequently leaked, contained Love’s details.
A friend of Love’s said: ‘Courtney had no direct dealings with Jeffrey Epstein and had no idea the prince was going around. She never met Jeffrey.’
Epstein was facing trial on sex trafficking charges when he was found hanged in his Manhattan jail cell in July.
The 66-year-old was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of girls as young as 14.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of media mogul Robert, connected him with high-profile friends such as Andrew, magician David Copperfield, disgraced film tycoon Harvey Weinstein.
Andrew was pictured with a 17-year-old Virginia Roberts, as she was known at the time, in 2001 in a photograph taken by Epstein at Ghislaine Maxwell’s west London home.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleged in court papers in Florida that she had sex with Andrew ‘three times, including one orgy’ at Epstein’s home and on his private island in the Caribbean.
However, a judge struck out this claim against the Duke of York in 2015, describing them as ‘immaterial and impertinent’.
Sources close to the prince allege a picture taken in 2001 claim it could have been altered as part of a ‘witch hunt’, claiming it does not show Andrew’s fingers because his are ‘chubbier’ and the pair’s respective heights are wrong.
After Epstein’s death, Prince Andrew issued a statement saying he was ‘appalled’ by the allegations against Epstein and insisted he only ‘saw him infrequently and probably no more than only once or twice a year’.
Epstein was convicted and previously jailed for 18 months in Florida in 2008 on charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution.
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