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Duke accuser ‘not interested i purely financial settlement’ as Queen STRIPS son of HRH title

THE Duke of York’s accuser wants to be “vindicated” by the legal process and is not motivated by reaching a “purely financial settlement”, her lawyer has said.

One of the few options open to Andrew is to try and reach an out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre after a US judge ruled her allegation of sexual assault against him can be heard at a civil trial.

But the suggestion by David Boies, Ms Giuffre’s attorney, that money alone would not satisfy his client might indicate she may want her day in court or some admission from the duke or acknowledgement of her position. The lawyer declined to rule out the prospect of his client agreeing a settlement but said there was “no suggestion of settlement discussions at this point”.

He told BBC Newsnight: “I think it’s very important to Virginia Giuffre that this matter be resolved in a way that vindicates her and vindicates the other victims. I don’t think she has a firm view at this point, or could she, as to exactly what a solution should be.

“But I think what’s going to be important is that this resolution vindicates her and vindicates the claim she has made. A purely financial settlement is not anything that I think she’s interested in.”

It comes as Andrew was sensationally STRIPPED of his military & HRH honours by the Queen amid his sex assault scandal.

The bombshell news was announced by Buckingham Palace this evening just days after a US judge ruled the abuse claims against him should go to trial.

Ms Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York three times back in 2001 – and Prince Andrew strongly denies any wrongdoing and even says he has never met Ms Giuffre.

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  • More about Prince Harry’s book

    It is feared the release of the book threatens to overshadow Her Majesty’s Jubilee celebrations – even though he and Meghan could return to the UK to join in the fun.

    Harry has been writing the book with ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer – who has also written memoirs for Andre Agassi and Nike co-founder Phil Knight.

    He said he will be donating his profits from the book to charity.

    An audiobook version will also be released.

  • Prince Andrew breaks cover for the first time

    The Duke of York, 61, was driven in a Range Rover in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Thursday morning.

    Andrew looked solemn as the 4×4 left his home Royal Lodge after a judge threw out his plea to dismiss the civil case brought by Virginia Giuffre.

    Andrew strongly denies all allegations against him and also claims he had no knowledge of any wrongdoing by his pals Maxwell and Epstein.

  • Piers takes swipe at Prince Andrew again

    It is not the first time that the ex-GMB host and Sun columnist has taken a swipe at the royal, mocking Andrew after he will be forced to fight off a sexual assault lawsuit – joking that he has “probably discovered he can sweat”.

    In another swipe, Piers said: “Will vile sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell now sing like a canary to avoid spending the rest of her life in prison?” he wondered.

    “If she does, there could be a lot of rich, powerful & famous people sweating tonight… and not sweating.”

  • Prince Andrew will NOT be able to hide behind Royal Family

    PRINCE Andrew won’t be shielded by the Royal Family while he fights his sex abuse lawsuit as a “private citizen”.

    The Duke of York, 61, was today stripped of his royal titles and military honours after a showdown with the Queen.

    His military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen with immediate effect after he was accused of sexually assaulting Virginia Roberts Giuffre when she was just 17.

    The Duke will also no longer be able to use ‘His Royal Highness’ – and will face his US lawsuit as a “private citizen” meaning he can’t hide behind royal privileges. 

    Former assistant US attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Richard Signorelli told The Sun: “The stripping of his titles is very significant because it indicates he is no longer supported by a very important person in his life.

    “It will send him a signal and message that he is on his own in fighting these serious allegations.

    “He should give serious consideration to resolving with the plaintiff before the case progresses even further.”

  • Piers Morgan warns Prince Andrew of ‘far worse to come’ 

    PIERS Morgan has warned Prince Andrew “far worse is to come” after the “utter humiliation” of the Queen stripping him of his titles. 

    The firebrand broadcaster warned the Duke against continuing to “stonewall his way out of accountability” amid growing anger at the Virginia Giuffre sex-assault lawsuit.

    Andrew was tonight stripped of his royal titles and all military honours after a face-to-face showdown with the Queen.

    The move comes after Andrew’s lawyers failed to persuade a US judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit against him that accuses him of sexually abusing Ms Giuffre when she was 17— which he vehemently denies.

    In a stark tweet, Piers said: “Utter humiliation for Andrew but he only has himself to blame — and far worse is to come if he continues to try to stonewall his way out of any accountability re the serious allegations against him and his relationship with Epstein/Maxwell.”

  • Is Prince Andrew still part of the royal family?

    Prince Andrew has today lost the right to be able to formally use his HRH title.

    But the Duke, who is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, is still a member of the Royal Family.

    Andrew was originally ninth in the line of succession to the British throne.

  • Why was Prince Andrew stripped of his title?

    Prince Andrew was stripped of his military and royal titles following his sex abuse scandal.

    Virginia Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York three times back in 2001.

    Her bombshell allegations have dogged Andrew, 61, since she first made them in 2011 when the now-infamous photograph emerged of him with his hand around her emerged.

    Prince Andrew strongly denies any wrongdoing and even says he has never met Ms. Giuffre.

    On January 13, a source close to Prince Andrew told the BBC that the disgraced royal would “continue to defend himself” against Virginia Giuffre’s allegations.

  • What name will Prince Andrew go by now?

    The Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages have now been returned to the Queen. According to reports, Andrew will not go by His Royal Highness in any capacity.

    It is unclear how he will be addressed moving forward.

    Andrew’s titles have been suspended since he stepped down from public duties in 2019 amid fury at his friendship with paedo Jeffrey Epstein.

    But until January 13, the duke retained his roles – which left eight British regiments in limbo more than two years on.

    His honours included Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, Honorary air commodore of RAF Lossiemouth and Deputy colonel-in-chief of The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeth’s Own).

  • Is Prince Andrew still a prince?

    Prince Andrew, who was stripped of all royal and military titles following his legal trouble, will now no longer use ‘His Royal Highness’ in any official capacity – which puts him in the same position as Prince Harry.

    Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement: “With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen. 

    “The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”

    “He could never again attend a military ceremony,” a source told Express.co.uk, “Even if Andrew is completely exonerated from any wrongdoing he is now regarded as toxic.”

    A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence told the BBC that it had no comment about the duke’s military titles being handed back to the Queen and that it was a matter for the Palace.

  • Why was he stripped of his military titles?

    It was announced on January 12, 2022, that Queen Elizabeth II had removed all of Prince Andrew’s military titles, just hours after 150 former members of the Royal Navy, RAF, and British Army had written a letter asking her to do so.

    The decision comes after it was revealed that Prince Andrew will face a civil trial in New York after his motion to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s sexual assault case was thrown out by a judge.

    She claims she was trafficked to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17-years-old, accusations he has since denied.

    “With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen,” a statement from Buckingham Palace read.

  • What were Prince Andrew’s military titles?

    Over the years, Prince Andrew was awarded a number of military titles.

    Those titles included:

    • Honorary air commodore of RAF Lossiemouth
    • Colonel-in-chief of the Royal Irish Regiment
    • Colonel-in-chief of the Small Arms School Corps
    • Commodore-in-chief of the Fleet Air Arm
    • Royal colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers
    • Deputy colonel-in-chief of the Royal Lancers
    • Royal colonel of the Royal Regiment of Scotland
  • Andrew & Virginia’s photo together

    PRINCE Andrew could face five bombshell claims during his court battle with his rape accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre – with one of the claims being a photo of him and Virginia together.

    Despite Andrew insisting he has never met his accuser, a photo appears to show them together.

    Taken in 2001 when Virginia was 17, the picture appears to show the Duke alongside her, with Maxwell standing to the side.

    It was allegedly snapped at Maxwell’s townhouse in London.

    The three are smiling in the picture, with Andrew’s arm around Virginia’s waist – with the photo allegedly taken by Epstein.

    But in his Newsnight interview, Andrew claimed the photo could have been doctored as he doubled down on claims he never met Virginia.

    He claimed he has no memory of going upstairs in Maxwell’s house and said the clothes he was wearing in the picture are his “travelling clothes”.

    Andrew also said he has never seen Epstein with a camera and dismissed the image as a “photograph of a photograph of a photograph”.

  • Andrew hasn’t attended a single military event since stepping back

    He has not attended a single military event since he stepped back from royal duties two years ago and is expected to be “invisible” during Platinum Jubilee events.

    Andrew has strenuously denied all allegations.

    Leading commentator Phil Dampier also told The Sun Online he may likely pay off his accuser to avoid any further embarrassment for Her Majesty.

  • Explained: What we know about Prince Andrew’s case

    • The royal faces a number of bombshell claims from his accuser Virginia Roberts
    • She alleges she was forced to have sex with him three times after being trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell
    • He strongly denies any wrongdoing and even says they couple have never met
    • Andrew brushed off her description of an encounter by saying he could not sweat
    • Experts have said Andrew could try to settle out of court & may lose his royal titles
  • Prince Andrew vows to defend himself (continued…)

    A source close to the Duke told Sun Online: “Given the robustness with which Judge Kaplan greeted our arguments, we are unsurprised by the ruling.

    “However, it was not a judgement on the merits of Ms Giuffre’s allegations. 

    “This is a marathon not a sprint and the Duke will continue to defend himself against these claims.”

  • Prince Andrew vows to defend himself

    PRINCE Andrew has vowed to defend himself against a civil lawsuit by accuser Virginia Giuffre as the Queen strips him of his titles,

    The Duke of York’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has sensationally announced today.

    The move comes after Andrew’s lawyers failed to persuade a U.S. judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit against him that accuses him of sexual abuse.

    The royal vehemently denies any wrongdoing.

  • One is not amused

    Prince Andrew denies claims Giuffre was forced to have sex him more than 20 years ago at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London home when she was just 17.

    Her allegations have dogged Andrew since she first made them in 2011, when a now infamous photograph emerged of him with his hand around her.

    Giuffre’s feared lawyer David Boies will grill the royal in front of jurors under oath – and could also question Andrew’s former wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, and their daughter Princess Beatrice.

    The ruling is the latest setback for Andrew, who has tried to disassociate himself from Maxwell and her paedo ex Jeffrey Epstein.

  • What titles will Prince Andrew lose?

    His honours included Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, Honorary air commodore of RAF Lossiemouth and Deputy colonel-in-chief of The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeth’s Own).

  • Duke of York accuser not motivated by reaching ‘purely financial settlement’

    The Duke of York’s accuser wants to be “vindicated” by the legal process and is not motivated by reaching a “purely financial settlement”, her lawyer has said.

    One of the few options open to Andrew is to try and reach an out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre after a US judge ruled her allegation of sexual assault against him can be heard at a civil trial.

    But the suggestion by David Boies, Ms Giuffre’s attorney, that money alone would not satisfy his client might indicate she may want her day in court or some admission from the duke or acknowledgement of her position.

    The lawyer declined to rule out the prospect of his client agreeing a settlement but said there was “no suggestion of settlement discussions at this point”.

    Legal experts have described Andrew reaching an out of court agreement, rumoured to be in the millions of pounds, as his best worst case option – as it avoids him being cross-examined in court.

    The civil sex case also threatens to set off a “constitutional crisis” which will engulf the royal family, media lawyer Mark Stephens has said.

  • Andrew will no longer formally use HRH title

    Prince Andrew will also no longer use the style “His Royal Highness” in any official capacity, it’s claimed.

    Andrew’s titles have been suspended since he stepped down from public duties in 2019 amid fury at his friendship with paedo Jeffrey Epstein.

    But until today, the duke retained his roles – which left eight British regiments in limbo more than two years on.

    His honours included Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, Honorary air commodore of RAF Lossiemouth and Deputy colonel-in-chief of The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeth’s Own).

  • Armed Forces veterans had called for Andrew to be stripped of titles

    In another development, Armed Forces veterans have called on the Queen to “strip” her son of all his military ranks and titles in an open letter to the head of state.

    The group had been co-ordinated by Graham Smith of the campaign group Republic.

  • Statement in full as patronages handed back to the Queen

    The Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages have now been returned to the Queen.

    Buckingham Palace said in a statement this evening: “With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen. 

    “The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”

  • News from Buckingham Palace

    Andrew will give up all of his royal titles and patronages it was revealed this evening.

    The bombshell news was announced by Buckingham Palace this evening.

  • BREAKING: Prince Andrew stripped of titles by the Queen

    The Duke of York has been stripped of his titles by the Queen, it has just been revealed.

    It comes after a judge ruled he will have to face a sex assault lawsuit in court.

  • Prince Andrew breaks cover for the first time

    The Duke of York, 61, was driven in a Range Rover in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Thursday morning.

    Andrew looked solemn as the 4×4 left his home Royal Lodge after a judge threw out his plea to dismiss the civil case brought by Virginia Giuffre.

    Andrew strongly denies all allegations against him and also claims he had no knowledge of any wrongdoing by his pals Maxwell and Epstein.

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