This is the astonishing moment ITV journalist Ranvir Singh appears to reach Prince Andrew’s voicemail after finding his number in Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘black book’.
The Good Morning Britain presenter, 44, is seen scrolling through a list of addresses and landline numbers for the Duke of York, including one for Buckingham Palace and another for Balmoral.
The video then shows the broadcaster calling a mobile number from the address book -said to have been compiled by the paedophile financier Epstein.
However when she calls the number it goes straight to a personal voicemail message.
The person, who sounds like Prince Andrew, says: ‘I’m afraid I’ve not been quick enough to get to the phone before it went off to take your message.
‘If you do have a message, please leave it and I will get back to you as soon as I can.’
After the voicemail message, the presenter says: ‘Hello, I think this might be Prince Andrew.
‘This is Ranvir Singh from ITV and we found your number on the little black book and we’d like to have a chat with you if you get back to us, thank you.’
The Good Morning Britain presenter, 44, is seen scrolling through a list of addresses and landline numbers for the Duke of York (pictured), including one for Buckingham Palace
She then turns to camera and says: ‘That sounded like Prince Andrew’s voice, Prince Andrew’s voice on voicemail?’
Singh, who is GMB’s politics editor, phoned the number as part of an upcoming ITV documentary on Prince Andrew and his relationship to the late-Epstein and recently convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.
The mobile contact was apparently listed with a contact for Prince Andrew’s former Sunning Hill address, as well as his equerry.
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Euan Rellie, who is a New York-based, British investment banker, attended the University of Oxford with Maxwell, 60, and was a guest at dinner parties that she and her disgraced ex-boyfriend Jeffery Epstein hosted in the US.
He recalled being invited to Epstein’s New York home one evening and the disgraced socialite admitted that it was ‘for my friend Prince Andrew’.
And a former Palace police guard made similar claims. Paul Page said he and colleagues wondered if the Andrew and Maxwell were ‘intimate’ due to the frequency of her visits to the Palace.
Mr Rellie and Mr Page made the revelations during an interview with Ranvir Singh for the upcoming ITV documentary, Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile.
Speaking in the upcoming documentary, Mr Rellie said: ‘She described Andrew as being her friend, not Jeffrey’s.’
‘I got the sense that Prince Andrew and Ghislaine had probably been girlfriend and boyfriend in the past. They had an easy warmth around each other’, reports The Telegraph.
This comes as the disgraced socialite is set to be sentenced on sex trafficking crimes on June 28.
The sentencing date was set by Judge Alison Nathan on Friday afternoon.
Beside his name were also addresses and contacts for Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Wood Farm home at Sandringham and a number for Balmoral.
Reading the book, Singh says: ‘The names and numbers in here are vast, it’s not exactly a little black book by any means.
‘But one really catches your attention is the one up here and this is for the Duke of York.
‘Duke of York, Buckingham Palace London’ his address, it says here and there are numbers for Sunning Hill, Wood Farm, his equerry, Balmoral.
‘There’s what looks like a mobile phone number on here for him, I’m going to give it a go.’
The little black book is said to be a 92-page collection of typed contacts compiled by Maxwell and Epstein.
A version of the book was leaked in 2015, and reportedly includes names and phone numbers of more than 1,000 celebrities, politicians and titans of business.
US blog Gawker, who leaked the contents, claimed it found the directory in court documents.
At least two hard copies of the directory existed, with staff at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansions reportedly told to make sure one was kept on each side of Epstein and Maxwell’s bed.
The book was used last year as evidence to help convict Maxwell for trafficking underaged girls for sex.
The British socialite, Epstein’s madame, was found guilty of five of six charges, including sex-trafficking of minors, in December.
The latest teaser clip came as Singh fought back tears as she spoke about the reason why she decided to speak out her own experience of sexual assault in the documentary, called Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile.
The Good Morning Britain presenter became emotional as she revealed she had only ever told two people in her life and had a ‘tug of war’ with herself if she wanted to go public with the harrowing ordeal, which took place when she was 12.
Appearing on the show on Tuesday, Ranvir said she felt compelled to talk about her assault when trying to comfort survivor Lisa Phillips, now 45, who is one of the many underage girls targeted by the late Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Speaking to Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley, Ranvir said her revelation ‘came as a complete surprise to me actually, which I suppose speaks to some of the issues around the Ghislaine trial, about memory around incidents that happen in your life of that nature’.
The presenter went on to describe how she saw a distressed Lisa ‘retreat into that moment as she was recounting it’.
‘I think a lot of people who have crimes of that nature committed to them do feel a sense of guilt, of could I have done more? Should I have shouted, should I have screamed? A sort of survivor guilt I think,’ Ranvir said.
Inner conflict; The Good Morning Britain presenter, 44, became emotional as she revealed she had only ever told two people in her life and had a ‘tug of war’ with herself
Painful: Singh made the admission after speaking to Lisa Phillips, now 45 and one of the many underage girls targeted by the late Epstein (Philips is pictured on her way to Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean island in 2000)
‘Often when we do this job people think we are just out to make people cry on telly, do you know what I mean, I’m being blunt about how people view journalists.’
Ranvir said because the interview was done over Zoom she couldn’t physically comfort Lisa, and so decided to confide her as feelings she had felt resurfaced when she was recounting her ordeal.
‘It was just an instant thing,’ she said. ‘I felt a really shocking kind of empathy with what she was describing.
‘I was acutely aware we were on camera but it’s a human to human experience when someone is telling you something so painful.
‘So I did say to her something happened to me when I was 12, and I understand you shouldn’t feel guilty about not’.
Ranvir bit her lip as she tried to steady herself from crying. She went on: ‘Sorry, do you know what? I’ve only ever told two people in my whole life, and in the last two weeks I’ve had to tell family members and so on.’
Susanna told her she didn’t need to tell anyone anything, but an emotional Ranvir went on to talk about the turmoil she felt as to whether to include her experience in the documentary.
She added: ‘It’s odd because it’s not something you generally talk about, but the point being even on the Friday it was very touch and go about whether I should leave it in the documentary, because it’s a big thing to say.’
The documentary airs on Tuesday evening and shows the mother-of-one admitting she had experienced a similar trauma in her own childhood.
She said: ‘Speaking to Lisa brought up something that happened to me when I was 12.
‘It happened once — and that person is dead — and so I have an understanding of what it’s like and why you would never want to speak of it again.’
Former model Phillips, who now lives in Los Angeles, claimed she first met Epstein after a photoshoot in the Caribbean more than 20 years ago, where he invited her and another friend to his island, Little St James.
Admission: Ranvir Singh has revealed she was sexually assaulted at the age of 12 after admitting the testimonies of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims brought back ‘painful memories’
Disgraced: The late Epstein and his close friend Ghislaine Maxwell before their arrest for the trafficking of minors
She told Singh: ‘I went along with it. You’re not going to kick and scream and fight and yell when you’re on an island.’
Phillips had previously claimed that Epstein introduced her to Prince Andrew, who was stripped of his military titles this week while facing a civil suit in the United States for the alleged assault of Virginia Giuffre.
Speaking in 2020, she told The Sun: ‘I found Jeffrey very charming and he seemed really nice. I had mentioned I had lived in England and he said, “Oh, would you like to meet a prince?”
‘This man walked up and I recognised him as Prince Andrew. He was very nice. It was very brief.’
Giuffre said she was 17 when she was introduced to the Queen’s second son in London, and described him as an ‘abuser’ and ‘not the prince from the fairy tale stories you read’.
Giuffre, who says she was trafficked by Epstein, alleges the Duke had sex with her on three separate occasions, including when she was 17, still a minor under US law.
Epstein committed suicide at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center while awaiting trial for sex trafficking in 2019.
Close friend Maxwell, the Oxford-educated daughter of the late British press baron Robert Maxwell, will be sentenced in June after being found guilty of assisting him in the procurement of young girls.