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Prince Andrew’s wife could be called to give evidence in s3x assault lawsuit against the Duke of York
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Prince Andrew’s wife could be called to give evidence in s3x assault lawsuit against the Duke of York

The Duchess of York could be called as a witness in the sex assault lawsuit against her husband, Prince Andrew. Lawyer David Boies, who represents the Duke of York's accuser Virginia Roberts, spoke of his intentions to formally speak with two British witnesses to a New York judge. The move, which comes after lawyers for Ms. Roberts said they would request for Prince Andrew to give testimony under oath, has sparked speculation that the royal's former wife Sarah, Duchess of York, could be subpoenaed, The Telegraph reports. Sigrid McCawley, another lawyer for Ms. Roberts, suggested that one of the people who could be asked for a deposition was Andrew's ex-wife. The Duke of York, 61, is facing a civil lawsuit in the US after Ms. Roberts filed the lawsuit in August alleging ...
Prince Andrew seeks dismissal of accuser’s ‘baseless’ and ‘frivolous’ civil lawsuit in New York
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Prince Andrew seeks dismissal of accuser’s ‘baseless’ and ‘frivolous’ civil lawsuit in New York

Prince Andrew's lawyers in the US have asked a judge to dismiss his accuser Virginia Giuffre's civil lawsuit. Ms Giuffre has accused the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was 17, more than 20 years ago. In court filings, the duke said he "unequivocally denies" sexually abusing or assaulting her. His request was filed on Friday with the US District Court in Manhattan. In court documents seen by Sky News, Prince Andrew states the lawsuit should be dismissed because Ms Giuffre failed to "state a claim warranting relief" and has asked the court to hold oral arguments on his application. The document, signed by lawyer Andrew Brettler, said: "Accusing a member of the world's best known royal family of serious misconduct has helped Giuffre create a media frenzy onli...
Prince Andrew seen for first time after Met Police dropped probe into sexual abuse allegations
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Prince Andrew seen for first time after Met Police dropped probe into sexual abuse allegations

Prince Andrew was seen in Windsor today, October 11, for the first time since Scotland Yard abandoned its review of sex abuse allegations surrounding him and Jeffrey Epstein. The 61-year-old Duke of York was pictured driving his Range Rover this morning following the latest dramatic development in the case last night. The force has decided to take no further action over accuser Virginia Roberts's allegation that she was trafficked to London as a 17-year-old and forced to have sex with Andrew, after its officers reportedly spoke with her. Scotland Yard has also chosen to take no further action over claims that billionaire financier Epstein groomed and abused other young women in Britain. Andrew is facing a civil lawsuit in the US after Miss Roberts accused him of "rape in ...
Met police discontinues probe into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein sexual abuse allegations
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Met police discontinues probe into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein sexual abuse allegations

The Met Police has dropped its investigation into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein. Authorities took the decision after speaking with accuser Virginia Roberts. The force  decided to take no further action over her allegation that she was trafficked to London as a 17-year-old and forced to have sex with Andrew. Scotland Yard has also decided to take no further action over claims that billionaire financier Epstein groomed and abused other young women in Britain. The Duke of York, 61, is facing a civil lawsuit in the US after Miss Roberts accused him of 'rape in the first degree', and said she was abused by him in London after a visit to Tramp nightclub in Mayfair. Andrew has always vehemently denied the claims and his legal team is seeking to get...
Queen Elizabeth ‘is spending millions privately funding Prince Andrew’s fight against Virginia Giuffre sex assault lawsuit’
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Queen Elizabeth ‘is spending millions privately funding Prince Andrew’s fight against Virginia Giuffre sex assault lawsuit’

The Queen is reportedly spending millions of pounds funding Prince Andrew's fight against sex abuse allegations. The Duke of York is being sued in New York by Virginia Giuffre, now 38, who claims he sexually abused her on three separate occasions when she was 17 in London, New York and on billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's Caribbean island. Andrew, 61, has strongly denied the allegations. Her Majesty, 95, agreed to pay for the duke's legal defence last year shortly after his disastrous interview on BBC Newsnight, according to the Daily Telegraph. The duke last week expanded his American legal team to include Melissa Lerner alongside his lead counsel Andrew Brettler. Mr Brettler is thought to be charging the Duke around $2,000 (£1,476) an hour. The Queen will source f...
Prince Andrew hires Princeton-educated lawyer famed for making stars legal issues ‘disappear’ to fight claims he sexually assaulted Jeffrey Epstein ‘victim’ Virginia Roberts
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Prince Andrew hires Princeton-educated lawyer famed for making stars legal issues ‘disappear’ to fight claims he sexually assaulted Jeffrey Epstein ‘victim’ Virginia Roberts

Prince Andrew has brought more experience to his legal team by hiring Princeton-educated female attorney as he prepares to fight the sexual assault lawsuit brought by a Jeffrey Epstein accuser, Virginia Roberts, who claims she was raped by the royal. Court documents, filed  on Thursday, September 30, and obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, revealed the Duke of York, who denies the claims made against him, has asked Melissa Lerner to join his team. Lerner is from Los Angeles-based Lavley Singer - a top law firm known for making celebrities' legal problems disappear. The same day, an attorney for Andrew's accuser Virginia Roberts said Epstein's estate had agreed to disclose the details of a secret settlement between her and Epstein, which the duke is arguing could protect him...
Prince Andrew finally accepts legal papers served by his sex accuser, Virginia Roberts
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Prince Andrew finally accepts legal papers served by his sex accuser, Virginia Roberts

Prince Andrew's legal team has finally accepted that he has been correctly served with legal papers by his sex accuser, Virginia Roberts.   The Duke of York conceded 'the inevitable', sources told the Daily Mail, and now has 21 days to respond to her accusations of sexual assault and sexual battery. Miss Roberts's attorney, David Boies, also told the Mail last night that he expected the prince's US lawyer, Andrew B Brettler, to apply for a 'reasonable' extension to respond to the complaint and indicated they would likely agree. Sources have confirmed that they fully expect Andrew's team to embark on that course of action. But they also warned that the duke intends to 'come out fighting' and use the civil court claim to repudiate Miss Roberts's accusations 'point by point, cla...
Princess Beatrice Welcomes latest royal baby
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Princess Beatrice Welcomes latest royal baby

Princess Beatrice, the first daughter of Prince Andrew, has given birth to her daughter at a London hospital. The royal family announced the birth of the latest royal baby in a statement. The baby was born on Saturday, September 18, shortly before midnight. Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are yet to publicly reveal what they will call her. They confirmed the Queen and Beatrice’s father Prince Andrew have been informed. The baby, who is 11th in line to the throne, is the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild, and the second to be born since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, following the arrival of the Sussexes’ daughter Lilibeth in June. Princess Beatrice and millionaire property tycoon Mr Mapelli Mozzi married in July 2020 in a s...
Update: Prince Andrew holds ‘crisis talks’ with family and advisers over Virginia Roberts’s sex abuse lawsuit
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Update: Prince Andrew holds ‘crisis talks’ with family and advisers over Virginia Roberts’s sex abuse lawsuit

Prince Andrew is reportedly holding crisis talks with his family and advisers over Virginia Roberts's sex abuse lawsuit. According to Daily Mail, royal insiders have claimed there may have been a 'lack of communication and cohesion' between Andrew's UK legal team and newly appointed US lawyer about how to move forwards. And there is apparently deep concern at the way the duke's well-paid advisers on both sides of the Atlantic have been 'outwitted and out-played' at every turn in recent days by David Boies, the attorney employed by his accuser Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre. Their attempts to avoid even having papers officially served have been both a legal and a public relations disaster, with Andrew appearing to play a game of 'cat and mouse' with Ms Giuffre's legal team as he...
Prince Andrew accused of playing game of ‘hide and seek’ in sexual assault case as US judge rules legal papers can be served via his LA-based lawyers
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Prince Andrew accused of playing game of ‘hide and seek’ in sexual assault case as US judge rules legal papers can be served via his LA-based lawyers

A US judge has ruled that legal papers relating to a sexual assault lawsuit can be served to Prince Andrew via his LA-based lawyers. The Duke of York, 61, has been accused of "actively evading" formal efforts to serve him with a lawsuit on behalf of Virginia Giuffre. Giuffre, who launched legal proceedings against him last month, accused Prince Andrew of battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress over alleged misconduct from about two decades ago. Ms. Giuffre, 38, was underage at the time of the alleged abuse, which she said occurred around the time the financier Jeffrey Epstein was sexually abusing her. Her legal team sought intervention from district judge Lewis Kaplan, with lawyers accusing the duke of dodging the papers, accusing him of playing a "game of hi...
Update: US court to hold pretrial conference in Prince Andrew sexual assault suit
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Update: US court to hold pretrial conference in Prince Andrew sexual assault suit

A US court will hold a pretrial conference on Monday in the civil suit filed by a woman who claims Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her. Lawyers for the alleged victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, say the documents were handed over to a Metropolitan police officer on duty at the main gates of Andrew’s home in Windsor Great Park on 27 August. But Blackfords, a law firm that claims to represent Andrew “in certain UK matters”, has questioned whether the papers were properly served and raised the possibility of challenging the court’s jurisdiction in the case, according to a 6 September letter referenced in court documents filed by Giuffre’s attorneys. “We reiterate that our client reserves all his rights, including to contest the jurisdiction of the US courts (including on the basi...
Prince Andrew Finally Served Court Papers but his Lawyer says the papers weren’t properly Served as they Plan to Boycott Court Hearing
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Prince Andrew Finally Served Court Papers but his Lawyer says the papers weren’t properly Served as they Plan to Boycott Court Hearing

Prince Andrew has finally been served legal papers over a rape and sexual assault case. Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre, filed a civil case in New York on August 9, claiming Prince Andrew sexually abused her aged 17. However, Prince Andrew is said to have avoided attempts by US lawyers to serve him the court papers. Cesar Augusto Sepulveda, who was employed to personally serve Andrew with court papers relating to the US action, recorded how he first went to Royal Lodge, Andrew’s Windsor mansion, on August 12 and was met by Metropolitan Police officers guarding the gate who told him they "could not raise anyone in charge". They said they had been "instructed not to allow anyone attending there for the purpose of serving court process on the gr...
Prince Andrew heads for Scotland in bid to “avoid being served sex assault papers”
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Prince Andrew heads for Scotland in bid to “avoid being served sex assault papers”

Duke of York, Prince Andrew has reportedly travelled Scotland as lawyers attempt to serve sex assault lawsuit papers to him. The Sun reported that the recent trip by the scandal-hit Duke of York is part of a plan to avoid “multiple attempts” to serve sex assault legal papers at his Windsor mansion. Prince Andrew was pictured with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson yesterday September 7 fleeing Royal Lodge where he had been holed up, refusing to go outside or go horse riding. It was reported that he had rejected several attempts over the past fortnight by US lawyers to serve legal papers on his doorstep. Security guards were said to have turned the lawyers away. The Duke of York went on a 500-mile dash to the Queen's 50,000 acre estate in Scotland where she is on holiday, after failing to re...
Prince Andrew to face second sex abuse lawsuit as Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-PA is set to sue him for allegedly ‘groping her breasts’ 22 years ago
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Prince Andrew to face second sex abuse lawsuit as Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-PA is set to sue him for allegedly ‘groping her breasts’ 22 years ago

UK Royal, Prince Andrew could face another US lawsuit from one of Jeffrey Epstein's victims who accused the royal of groping her breasts in a sickening attack involving an image puppet of himself gifted to him by Ghislaine Maxwell. Johanna Sjoberg, a former PA to Epstein accused the Duke of York of sexually assaulting her when she was 21 years old and working for Epstein. The incident allegedly took place in front of Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, who on Tuesday August 10, launched a bombshell legal action accusing Andrew of raping her. The lawsuit by Giuffre claims that she was 'loaned' to the British royal and forced to have sex with Andrew three times on the orders of Epstein, fearing she would be killed if she disobeyed. Ms Sjoberg, now 43, had pre...
Jeffrey Epstein’s accuser Virginia Giuffre sues Prince Andrew for allegedly sexually assaulting her at age 17
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Jeffrey Epstein’s accuser Virginia Giuffre sues Prince Andrew for allegedly sexually assaulting her at age 17

Jeffrey Epstein's accuser, Virginia Roberts Giuffre has filed a lawsuit in New York alleging that UK Royalty, Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 years old. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court on Monday, August 9 which happens to be Giuffre’s 38th birthday, claims that she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York three times as ordered by the late Epstein. Giuffre alleges that convicted and now dead pedophile, Epstein or his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell instructed her to have sex with the UK royal. Prince Andrew has always denied having sex with Giuffre, as well as denied knowing her. He has even suggested that an infamous photo of him with his hand around Giuffre’s waist is fake. ‘Today my attorney filed suit against Prince Andrew for sexual ...
Harry and Meghan ‘Demoted’ below Prince Andrew, and other Royals on Royal family website
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Harry and Meghan ‘Demoted’ below Prince Andrew, and other Royals on Royal family website

A list of prominent members of the royal family has been reshuffled on their official website and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been moved down on the list. Previously, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were placed directly below Prince William and Kate Middleton on the website. Now, Prince Harry and Meghan have been "demoted". Before The reshuffle sees them placed beneath Prince Andrew, despite him retiring from public royal life over his friendship with convicted pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein. In the new list, after Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, and Kate Middleton comes Queen Elizabeth's other children before Prince Harry, despite him being closer in line to the throne than them. Now A spokesperson for the royals told the Daily Mail th...
Security scare as two intruders scale fence at Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor estate
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Security scare as two intruders scale fence at Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor estate

A couple was detained after they scaled the fences at the Queen’s Windsor estate, according to reports.   A man, 31, and his 29-year-old girlfriend entered the Royal Lodge grounds, in Windsor Great Park, last Sunday, April 25, according to the Sun.   The Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, officially lives at the lodge and was said to be there at the time of the breach.   Queen Elizabeth II, 95, rides her horses, walks her dogs and attends the church on the grounds.   The area was breached just over a week after her husband Prince Philip’s funeral.   A source said: "This is an astonishing lapse.  Everyone was on high alert after the first intruder, now this happens. Heads coul...
The Queen Wipes away Tears at Prince Philip’s Funeral as She Follows her Beloved Husband’s Coffin to St George’s Chapel
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The Queen Wipes away Tears at Prince Philip’s Funeral as She Follows her Beloved Husband’s Coffin to St George’s Chapel

The Queen was unable to hold back her grief as she was seen wiping away tears inside a vehicle as she followed her beloved husband's coffin to St George's Chapel on Saturday. Her Majesty was driven to St George's Chapel with a lady in waiting, before being sat alone at the front of the church. She was later seen standing as she bowed her head during the national minute's silence. Following behind the coffin was the royal procession, led by Philip's children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. The grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry, followed but the feiding brother by their cousin Peter Phillips. The Queen had decided that no royals should wear military uniform after Prince Andrew demanded to dress as an Admiral and Prince H...
Prince Andrew wears a suit to Philip’s funeral after Queen refused his demand to appear in full admiral’s outfit
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Prince Andrew wears a suit to Philip’s funeral after Queen refused his demand to appear in full admiral’s outfit

Prince Andrew was pictured in a black suit as he walked behind his elder brother Charles as they followed their father Philip's Land Rover hearse to the St George's Chapel. His decision to wear a suit to the event came after the Queen denied his demand to wear an Admiral's uniform for the funeral. The Duke of York, who served in the Navy and fought in the Falklands War, only had his military medals pinned to his chest like the other members of the royal family. Prince Andrew walked in the second row of the procession adjacent to his brother Prince Edward, and behind Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the first row. Today's funeral at Windsor Castle is the first official outing for the Duke of York, who stepped back from public life in 2019 over his friendship with ...
New Mom, Princess Eugenie Leaves Hospital with her Baby Son
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New Mom, Princess Eugenie Leaves Hospital with her Baby Son

New mom, Princess Eugenie has left the hospital with her baby son to begin family life with her husband Jack Brooksbank. On Friday morning, the Queen's granddaughter, 30, was all smiles as she was driven away from The Portland Hostpital by her husband, sitting in the back with their new arrival in his car seat. Princess Eugenie, who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, was dressed in a comfortable-looking £90 A-line tartan 'Nap' dress by Hillhouse, and a classic £785 Maxmara camel coat. The couple welcomed the child on Tuesday at The Portland Hospital in central London. The child is yet to be named. The child is The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York’s first grandchild, and the ninth great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. ...
British royal family cuts out Prince Andrew, banned from future events
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British royal family cuts out Prince Andrew, banned from future events

Prince Andrew has reportedly been banned from future events as the Royal Family aims to cut him off totally, following allegations linking the British Royal, to late disgraced pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to The Sun, the Duke of York is getting snubbed by the royal family on all major events, including Prince Philip’s upcoming 100th birthday celebration.                                    The Royal family have even asked organizers of the event to avoid using pictures of him in the Royal family's photoshoot albums. A source revealed to the Sun UK:"There is a warning from up high to play down Andrew. He will be included as little as possible.” "It’s not whitewashing history because you can’t leave him out entirely. But it will not make a big deal of his relationship ...
Princess Beatrice is Reportedly Postponing her Wedding Again Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Princess Beatrice is Reportedly Postponing her Wedding Again Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Princess Beatrice is reportedly postponing her wedding again due to the coronavirus crisis. According to a report from People, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth could have to reschedule her upcoming wedding for the third time after already changing the date due to her father's association with the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Back in February, a source told People: "The date was changed two times to adjust [around Andrew’s scandal]. It will be smaller than the original plan." Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, finally decided to get married on May 29 at St. James’s Palace in London with a reception to follow at Queen Elizabeth's gardens at Buckingham Palace. However, due to the spread of coronavirus, the Queen has cancelled all upcoming garden...
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Reaction to Awkward Prince Andrew Joke Made by Rebel Wilson at BAFTAs
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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Reaction to Awkward Prince Andrew Joke Made by Rebel Wilson at BAFTAs

Rebel Wilson boldly made jokes about Prince Andrew right in front of his nephew Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton at last night’s Baftas 2020 which held in the Royal Albert Hall. Handing out the award to the all-male Best Director category, the actress said: "Good evening distinguished guests and those who don’t identify as that. It is really great to be here at the Royal Andrew… Royal Harry… Royal Phillip… this royal palace place." Prince William and Kate Middleton were just meters away and the cameras zoomed in on them. Despite huge laughs from the A-listers in attendance, the royals barely forced a smile. Their reaction to Rebel's joke about Prince Andrew - who has received heat for his link to convicted paedophile Jefferey Epstein - was a far cry f...
FBI accuses Prince Andrew of ‘zero co-operation’ in Jeffrey Epstein child sex case
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FBI accuses Prince Andrew of ‘zero co-operation’ in Jeffrey Epstein child sex case

Prince Andrew has failed to help the FBI’s Jeffrey Epstein probe, a top US prosecutor claimed on Monday night. In a bombshell announcement, state attorney Geoffrey Berman accused the Queen’s son of providing "zero co-operation" despite a request for an interview. Two months ago Andrew pledged to "help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations" into Epstein, the paedophile financier who killed himself last year. Speaking on the steps of Epstein’s New York mansion, Mr Berman suggested the prince had rebuffed all attempts by federal prosecutors to interview him over the affair despite a high-profile investigation into Epstein’s "co-conspirators". The revelation threatens to blow open the furore over Andrew’s links to Epstein once again. The 59-year-old has...
Prince Andrew denies having sex with teenager – because he can’t sweat
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Prince Andrew denies having sex with teenager – because he can’t sweat

Prince Andrew last night denied having sex with a teenager at the centre of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal – saying he is in the clear because he can’t sweat. The Duke of York, 59, said a condition from the Falklands War meant he was medically unable to perspire. Accuser Virginia Roberts had claimed he was “sweating profusely” as he danced in a nightclub – and that they had s.e.x that night and on two further occasions. But during a 50-minute BBC interview the prince said: “We never had any sort of sexual contact whatever.” He also said he had no regrets over being pals with billionaire convicted paedophile Epstein – because the friendship had “seriously beneficial outcomes”. Andrew said he could not have met Virginia at Tramp nightclub in London’s Mayfair because he was at Piz...
Prince Andrew speaks to BBC about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
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Prince Andrew speaks to BBC about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

The Duke of York has answered questions about his links to Jeffrey Epstein for the first time, in a BBC interview. He spoke to BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis in an interview recorded at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. Maitlis said it was a "no holds barred interview", which will be broadcast on BBC Two at 21:00 GMT on Saturday. The duke faces serious claims over his ties to the 66-year-old US financier, who took his own life while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. In 2015, Prince Andrew was named in court papers as part of a US civil case against Epstein. One of Epstein's accusers, Virginia Roberts - now Virginia Giuffre - said she was forced to have sex with the duke three times between 1999 and 2002, in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Eps...
Jeffrey Epstein’s victim who alleged she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew says the Prince ‘knows what he’s done and should come clean’
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Jeffrey Epstein’s victim who alleged she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew says the Prince ‘knows what he’s done and should come clean’

One of the victims of paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has rubbished Prince Andrew's claim that he was not aware of his friend Epstein's child sex trafficking ring.   Prince Andrew spoke out for the first time over the weekend to deny knowledge of his former close friend Jeffrey Epstein's behaviour. His statement comes after the convicted sex offender committed suicide in his prison cell in New York earlier this month.   But Virginia Roberts, who is one of the victims of Jeffrey Epstein, said the Duke of York "knows what he’s done" and he needs to "come clean". She said this as she spoke outside a court hearing for the alleged victims of paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.   Virginia Roberts – now Giuffre – is one of a group of women who have f...
What We Will — And Won’t — See At Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Wedding
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What We Will — And Won’t — See At Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Wedding

There's no ring yet, there hasn't been an engagement announcement, and there is no official word that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle intend to marry, but that isn't stopping us from wondering just how their big day will go down. It has been nearly seven years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's big day, and there are many who will hope for the same kind of pomp and pageantry that we saw back in April 2011. However, it might not quite pan out that way for Prince Harry and his bride. What We Will See Meghan in a beautiful dress and Harry in his military uniform. When speaking of her Suits alter-ego Rachel's onscreen wedding dress, Meghan revealed, "I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine fo...

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