Lawyers say BEATRICE, Eugenie and their mother Sarah Ferguson will not be forced to take a stand on Prince Andrew’s sexual abuse case.
However, two other Britons could be grilled if the Duke appears in court.
Sources close to the royal family say they have braced themselves for the family – and especially Beatrice, 33 – to be called key witnesses.
In News’s nighttime interview on a car crash in 2019, Andrew claims he was at Pizza Express in Woking with Beatrice on the night at the center of the claims against him.
However, in a surprise move last night, legal counsel to Virginia accuser Roberts Giuffre said that it only plans to seek deposits from two British witnesses, walkie talkie report.
Robert Olney, a former soldier for the Duke, and Shukri Walker, who claim to have seen Andrew at the Tramp nightclub in London the night he allegedly coerced Miss Giuffre into having sex with him, will be released. call.
Mr Olney was said to have information about the Duke’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein when his name appeared in the convicted pedophile’s “little black book”, court documents reveal.
That means the sisters and Fergie won’t have to fly to New York to give evidence if a trial does eventually take place.
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Attorney David Boies even suggested calling the Prince of Wales to see witnesses – a move that seemed unlikely.
Beatrice was spotted looking gloomy when she went shopping in Chelsea with baby Sienna yesterday.
The princess kept a contemplative expression as she picked up a cup of coffee and considered the sale with her daughter on the King’s Road.
Last night’s news came when Andrew was working effectively banished from the Royal Family after an emotional meeting with his mother at Windsor.
He has been stripped of all his ranks and patronage after the Queen met Charles and William for an hour-long summit in which both men are said to have told her that Andrew’s location was “the grave”.
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In a statement, the Queen said her second son would defend himself as a private citizen.
William is understood to have especially important in the decision.
He and his father are said to have completely agreed that Andrew had to go – and did “completely angry” after he “crossed the red line”, The Sun exclusively reported.
An insider said Queen’s decision to hand over to the royal family – often referred to as “her favorite son” – arriving in the wilderness was one of the most difficult of her 70 years on the throne.
In further bad news for the Duke, he was also told this week that he would face a civil trial by jury after attempting to dismiss the case on technicality.
He vehemently denies all allegations of wrongdoing.
He is publicly backed by his ex-wife Fergie, and it is understandable that both Beatrice and Eugenie – while deeply shaken by the allegations – have privately supported their father.
However, it is alleged that Beatrice “remembers absolutely nothing” about the visit to Pizza Express.
Sources say the Duke will continue to defend himself against claims against him, although the option of a £10million settlement remains on the table.
It is claimed that he is afraid of financial ruin because he faces being evicted from the 31-bed Georgian mansion he shares with Fergie and lose police protection.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8209438/princess-beatrice-witness-andrew-sex-case/ Beatrice & Eugenie will NOT be forced to stand on Andrew’s sexual abuse case as accuser seeks to grill two other Britons