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Prince Andrew in ‘difficult situation’, says royal correspondent

Prince Andrew is awaiting a ruling on his bid to have Virginia Giuffre’s sexual assault civil lawsuit against him thrown out of court.

Ms Giuffre says she was forced to have sex with ex-financier Jeffrey Epstein’s friends – including the Duke of York, when she was 17.

He denies all the allegations against him and says he does not remember meeting Ms Giuffre.

It comes as Carolyn Andriano, a fellow alleged victim of Epstein, says Ms Giuffre confided in her at the time and told her she had slept with Andrew in 2001. She made the claims in an interview with The Daily Mail.

Last Tuesday, a New York estimate said he would rule “pretty soon” on whether Ms Giuffre can pursue her civil case. estimate Lewis Kaplan is weighing up whether a settlement agreement between Epstein and Ms Giuffre offers Andrew protection from legal action.

Last month, the duke’s former friend, Ghislaine Maxwell, was found guilty of recruiting and trafficking underage girls to be abused by Epstein.

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Voices: The royal family will survive

No matter what happens to Prince Andrew, the royal family will survive, writes Sean O’Grady.

Oliver O’Connell11 January 2022 02:25

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Editorial: What can be done about Prince Andrew?

Such is the character of the hereditary rule that, sometimes, less than ideal personalities pop up in the line of royal series or in other places as noticeable members of the family; people whose sense of judgement can be problematic, to put it mildly, and cause trouble.

Such is human character, indeed, that not everyone who happens to be born into the House of Windsor is as careful and dutiful as, say, the Queen – genetics has its limits. What, then, can be done with and about her turbulent second son, the Duke of York?

Oliver O’Connell11 January 2022 01:45

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‘You’ll have a decision pretty soon’

estimate Lewis Kaplan promised a decision “pretty soon” on whether the case against the prince can proceed to trial.

Oliver O’Connell11 January 2022 00:40

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What are the allegations against the duke?

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, filed her suit against the Duke of York in the Southern District Court of New York in August under the state’s Child Victims Act.

The suit alleges Prince Andrew sexually abused Ms Giuffre as a teenager on multiple occasions in London, Manhattan, and the US Virgin Islands in 2001 – allegations which he denies.

Oliver O’Connell10 January 2022 23:45

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Will Maxwell name names?

With a guilty verdict handed down on five of the six sex trafficking charges against her, Ghislaine Maxwell faces the possibility of spending the rest of her life in prison.

The 60-year-old British socialite was convicted of sex trafficking, three conspiracy charges, and of transporting a minor to include in sexual activity. The total possible sentence amounts to 65 years.

already the most lenient sentencing looks bleak for Maxwell, so what are her options now?

There are two courses of action she can take – she can continue to fight and allurement her conviction, or she can cooperate with federal prosecutors and show details concerning anyone else’s involvement in the crimes for which she has been convicted.

Oliver O’Connell10 January 2022 22:45

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What were the duke’s ties to Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein?

Prince Andrew’s presence in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial was most keenly felt in a photograph he didn’t appear in.

Government characterize GX-347 showed a picture of Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein on a porch bench in the grounds of the Queen’s Balmoral estate in the Scottish Highlands.

The photo was taken on a trip the pair took to the royal manor in 1999 as the guest of Prince Andrew.

It was among 19 images released to the jury of Epstein and Maxwell in exotic locations appearing to be very much in love that were found on CDs taken from a 2019 FBI raid on Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse.

Bevan Hurley looks at their relationship with the prince.

Oliver O’Connell10 January 2022 21:59

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What the Maxwell verdict method for the case against Prince Andrew

The Duke of York’s accuser who claims she was trafficked to have sex with the royal has said “others must be held accountable” following the conviction of predatory socialite Ghislaine Maxwell

Virginia Giuffre, who has brought a civil sex case against Andrew and features in an infamous picture with the duke and his friend Maxwell, has “faith” others will confront justice.

Maxwell, 60, who was labelled “dangerous” by the prosecution, faces the rest of her life in jail for helping to entice unprotected teenagers to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s various similarities for him to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004.

Attention will now focus on the damages action launched by Ms Giuffre who is suing the Queen’s son for alleged sexual assault.

Oliver O’Connell10 January 2022 21:22

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Duke’s title in question, report says

Prince Andrew could reportedly be asked to give up his title if he loses the lawsuit filed against him by Virginia Giuffre, a report says.

Oliver O’Connell10 January 2022 20:29

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Report: Chalet sale moving ahead

Prince Andrew has found a buyer for his Swiss ski chalet in a deal worth an estimated £1m, MailOnline reports.

supplies close to the Duke of York confirmed to the publication that the sale of the chalet in the resort of Verbier is moving ahead after a mystery buyer agreed to take it off his hands.

The prince is able to sell the character after settling a £6.6m debt to French socialite Isabelle de Rouvre who sold it to him and Sarah Ferguson in 2014.

It was reported last week that the prince was rushing by the sale to cover his legal bills.

Oliver O’Connell10 January 2022 19:59

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Maxwell observe: Giuffre told me she had sex with Prince Andrew

Carolyn Andriano, who testified in the trail of sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell last month, has claimed in an interview with Daily Mail that the-then 17-year-old Ms Giuffre confided in her at the time of the incident.

Oliver O’Connell10 January 2022 19:31

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