Prince Andrew news – live: Buckingham Palace move branded ‘brutal’ as Giuffre speaks out

Queen strips Prince Andrew of military titles after sexual assault trial

Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military titles and will defend a civil sexual assault lawsuit as a “private citizen”, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The Duke of York has returned his military appointments and patronages “with the Queen’s approval and consent” and will no longer be known as His Royal Highness.

Prince Charles brushed aside questions about Andrew’s exile from the royal family during a public appearance in Scotland on Friday.

Charles and William had been ‘decisive’ in the decision and had urged the Queen to impeach him, according to the Daily mail.

The decision to demote Prince Andrew came after he failed to convince a judge to dismiss a civil case brought by Virginia Giuffre in federal court in New York.

Ms Giuffre alleges she was forced to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein’s friends – including the Duke of York – when she was 17. Prince Andrew strongly denies the allegations made against him.

During this time, The temperature reports that Andrew’s legal team could find out as early as this weekend whether Sarah Ferguson and Prince Beatrice will be interviewed by Ms Giuffre’s lawyers.

Ms Giuffre said a trial would be “a chance to expose the truth”.

1642259212

When could Prince Andrew’s trial start?

According to reports, Judge Lewis Kaplan wants all depositions completed by July with the aim of having the case ready for trial by July 28, although he does not expect that. it starts before September.

It is not yet clear whether the royal will have to travel to the United States or will have to testify in another way, such as by video.

Our reporter, Thomas Kingsley, has more here.

(Getty Images)

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 3:06 p.m.

1642256871

Andrew’s accuser seeks to testify to the Duke’s former aide

Virginia Giuffre’s legal team are now looking to speak to Prince Andrew’s former aide Robert Olney.

Documents submitted by Ms Giuffre’s legal team indicate that Mr Olney’s name appears in Jeffrey Epstein’s telephone book under ‘Duke of York’.

They say this means it is likely that Mr Olney has relevant information about Andrew’s travels to and from Epstein’s properties during the relevant period.

Read the full story below:

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 2:27 p.m.

1642254109

Denise Welch describes ‘personal beef’ with Prince Andrew over alleged Princess Diana comments

Denise Welch has admitted to having a “personal beef” with Prince Andrew over disparaging remarks he allegedly made about Princess Diana.

Discussing the news of Prince Andrew’s loss of his military titles on Loose Women on Friday January 14, Welch admitted she had a ‘personal beef’ with the royal over comments he allegedly made about the Princess of Wales when they met.

“I met him a few times. He really, really upset me once in the way he talked about his late sister-in-law Diana with such disdain, in front of a group of people like me, that he didn’t know from a bar of soap.” , she said. noted.

Read the full story below:

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 1:41 p.m.

1642251600

ICYMI: Palace faces calls to strip Prince Andrew of his duchy after loss of military titles

The City of York wants no further ties to the Royal Family as the assault case progresses.

Buckingham Palace is facing calls to strip Prince Andrew of his dukedom following the sexual assault allegations against him.

His public stance came under greater scrutiny after the Queen stripped her military titles and royal patronages on Thursday.

Prince Charles is said to have been instrumental in the decision to strip Andrew of his roles, which was taken before developments in his trial threatened to damage the monarchy.

Our reporter, Liam James, has the full story below:

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 1:00 p.m.

1642248900

Is Prince Andrew still in line with the throne?

The Duke of York has dropped his HRH style, meaning he will no longer be able to use it in an official capacity.

The development will also see Prince Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II, stripped of his military titles and royal patronages.

But what does this mean for the lineage of the throne and Prince Andrew’s place in it.

Our reporter, Kate Ng, has the full story below:

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 12:15 p.m.

1642246885

Prince Andrew fears financial ruin amid sex affair

Elsewhere, it has been reported that Prince Andrew now fears ‘financial ruin’ as it now looks increasingly likely that the sexual assault case against him will go to trial.

The daily mirror reported that Andrew was locked in talks with his teams of lawyers in the UK and US on Friday as they waited for Ms Giuffre’s team to respond to an 6pm deadline over his living arrangements .

He faces mounting legal bills as well as a possible £10million settlement with his accuser Virginia Giuffre, but his legal team insists they are not interested in a financial reward, while Ms. Giuffre said, following Judge Kaplan’s decision, that she wanted the truth to be exposed.

(Getty)

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 11:41 am

1642242571

The Queen will not risk bailing out Prince Andrew, say royal experts

The Queen will not bail out the Duke of York to help fund a financial settlement with Virginia Giuffre, royal experts say.

The temperature reported Ingrid Seward, the royal biographer, believes providing him with the money would be too damaging to the Queen’s reputation and that she would prefer to let him face the allegations in court.

The Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this summer at a time when Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson could be questioned in the case.

David McClure, who has written books on royal finances, believes the prince would not have enough money to cover a settlement himself. He said the Duke’s recent sale of a chalet in Verbier, the Swiss ski resort, revealed him to be “extremely cash-poor”.

(Getty Images)

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 10:29

1642239600

ICYMI: Virginia Giuffre’s reaction to Prince Andrew affair moves forward

Virginia Giuffre said she was delighted to have “the chance to continue to expose the truth” in her first reaction to Judge Lewis Kaplan’s decision in the Prince Andrew case.

She thanked her incredible legal team and said her goal was to ensure the rich and powerful were held accountable.

“I am not walking this path alone, but alongside countless other survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking,” Ms Giuffre said.

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 9:40 a.m.

1642238318

Palace faces calls to strip Prince Andrew of his duchy after loss of military titles

Buckingham Palace is facing calls to strip Prince Andrew of his dukedom following the sexual assault allegations against him.

His public stance came under greater scrutiny after the Queen stripped her military titles and royal patronages on Thursday.

Prince Charles is said to have been instrumental in the decision to strip Andrew of his roles, which was taken before developments in his trial threatened to damage the monarchy.

Our reporter, Liam James, has the full story:

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 9:18 a.m.

1642236062

Ghislaine Maxwell will be sentenced for sex trafficking in June

A late June sentencing date was set for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on Friday following her conviction last month on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to recruit teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein for sexual abuse.

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan announced the June 28 date even as she waits to resolve defense claims that a new trial should be ordered after a juror’s public confession following the verdict on his childhood sexual abuse.

Read the full story below:

Thomas KingleyJanuary 15, 2022 08:41

Comments are closed.