PIERS Morgan has warned Prince Andrew “worse is to come” after “utter humiliation” over the Queen stripping him of his title.
Fire brand broadcaster warned the Duke not to continue to “hinder his accountability” amid growing anger over the Virginia Giuffre sexual assault lawsuit.
Andrew has been stripped of his royal title tonight and all military titles after a head-to-head confrontation with the Queen.
The move comes after Andrew’s lawyers failed to convince a US judge to dismiss a civil action against him accusing him of sexually abusing Miss Giuffre when she was 17—which he vehemently denies.
In an apparent tweet, Piers said: “It’s humiliating for Andrew but he is only responsible for himself – and worse will happen if he continues to try to push through all the responsibilities in the face of these people. serious allegations against him and his relationship with Epstein/Maxwell. ”
This is not the first time the former GMB presenter and Sun columnist has fondled the royal family, mocking Andrew after he was forced to fight a sexual assault lawsuit – joking that he We “may have discovered we can sweat”.
In another swipe, Piers said: “Will vile sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell sing like a canary now to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison?” he wondered.
“If she did, there would probably be a lot of rich, powerful, and famous people sweating … and not sweating.”
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A source told Sun Online this evening that the Duke has vowed to defend himself against the allegation.
“Given the certainty that Judge Kaplan offers in welcoming our arguments, we are not surprised by the ruling,” they said.
“However, it is not a judgment based on Ms Giuffre’s allegations.
“This is a marathon not a sprint and the Duke will continue to defend himself against these claims.”
Andrew was expected to agree with a settlement out of court with Miss Giuffre.
It is understood he had to pay £10m from the sale of his Swiss chalet to make this a reality.
Legal experts say it is his “least worst option” after a US judge ruled sexual abuse claims should be heard in court.
Can see a full civil trial with jury Andrew cross-examined his sex life, linked up with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and asked what exactly he did to his accuser.
The Duke of York may be asked about the most intimate parts about his body, an attorney for Epstein’s victims has requested compensation.
Oaths from ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and daughters Beatrice and Eugenie are a possibility.
But the new statement from our source suggests that at least for now the Duke will be fighting it and isn’t done.
Announcing the removal of Andrew’s title, Buckingham Palace said in a statement this evening: “With the approval and consent of the Queen, the Duke of York’s military branches and royal patronage rights. The royal family has been returned to the Queen.”
“The Duke of York will continue to not perform any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”
According to a source, the decision was “widely discussed among the royal family” and all of his titles were returned effective immediately.
Shame on Andrew but he only blames himself – and much worse
According to Royal sources, in time they will be redistributed to other family members.
The Duke has always staunchly denied all the charges against him, and has denied ever meeting the accused in an interview with the BBC about the car accident.
During the interview, he also strangely stated that he was medically unable to sweat and that he was at Pizza Express at the time of her claim.
Duke told Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis being “shot at” during his time as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War caused him to develop a medical condition, dyschromia.
He claimed a “special medical condition” meant he couldn’t sweat properly at the time, and couldn’t “sweat much”, as Ms Giuffre claimed.
He is faced with three choices, none of which are good
1. Facing the accuser in court
FACE Virginia Giuffre in court, “get tough” and fight to clear her name.
But experts say that strategy carries a high degree of risk, pitting the senior royal against an alleged victim of sexual abuse in the US court system.
Even if Andrew was determined to oppose Ms Giuffre’s claims – which he staunchly denies – the reputational damage could still be huge.
He will most likely be cross-checked via video link on some extremely personal matters – including his sexual preferences.
2. Offer to pay in cash
SET UP and give Virginia Giuffre lots of money to walk away.
Pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, a close friend of Andrew, paid Giuffre £370,000 for a “non-prosecution agreement”.
Andrew will almost certainly have to pay up to £10m to secure a ‘no liability’ deal.
Even then, there’s no guarantee the deeply damaging new document won’t be made public as negotiations drag on.
Effective revenge for a victim of Epstein also means his reputation will never recover.
3. Remove from the case
Refused to participate in the lawsuit brought against him. His accuser will almost certainly win a judgment by default and damage and costs in the millions.
The cost of fame will be far worse for Andrew – as well as inciting the fury of the UK’s most powerful ally.
Andrew remains the subject of a US “mutual legal assistance” request against the UK – filed as they seek to question him in the Epstein investigation.
It’s getting dusty but now Andrew can put the Home Office in a tough spot.
His current predicament stems from his controversial friendship with Epstein, the pedophile, whom Ms Giuffre alleges introduced her to the royal family.
She accused Jeffrey Epstein of raping her and sued him but reached an out-of-court settlement in 2009 in which she was paid $500,000 (£371,000) in return for the case.
At this stage, it’s unclear whether Andrew will give direct evidence, via a video link, or refuse to participate.
Virginia claims she was trafficked by the sick duo Epstein and Maxwell to be abused by Andrew after meeting him at a London nightclub.
It is thought she was taken back to Maxwell’s house, where she was forced to have sex with the Royal Family, when she was 41 years old at the time.
Andrew strongly denies any charges against him and also claims he was unaware of any wrongdoing by his two friends Maxwell and Epstein.
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