Prince Andrew spotted at Balmoral with the Queen hours after US lawsuit accuses him of sexual abuse
Prince Andrew has been seen arriving at Balmoral where his mother, the Queen, is currently enjoying her annual retreat
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Prince Andrew has been spotted arriving at the Queen's Scottish residence in Balmoral, just a few hours after a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse was filed in the US.
- Prince Andrew has been sued for sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre.
- The Queen's son has now been spotted in Balmoral, where the Queen is currently on holiday.
- In other royal news, Who are Queen Elizabeth's children, where do they live and where are they in the line of succession?
Prince Andrew has been spotted arriving in a Range Rover at the Queen's Scottish, Balmoral Castle.
It has been reported that Prince Andrew left his home, Royal Lodge in Windsor, a few hours before the US Summons arrived at his Windsor residence.
Prince Andrew has yet to make a formal response to this summons. This means that he could face a civil ruling in his absence if he refuses to respond to the lawsuit.
Alternatively, the Prince could contest the lawsuit which means he would face a public legal battle.
The Duke of York was joined in Balmoral, by his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
The Duke's daughter, Princess Eugenie also visited Balmoral with her husband Jack Brooksbank and their young son August Brooksbank. The family-of-three arrived in Scotland on Wednesday at Aberdeen Airport after flying from London Heathrow.
One royal source told the Mirror (opens in new tab) that rather than enjoying a holiday, the Duke has been summoned for crisis talks with the Queen.
"He was summoned up to Balmoral, there’s no doubt about it," said one source. "The Duke is locked in talks, both with the Queen and his advisors which includes his ex-wife who it’s fair to say is his closest confidant."
They added, "It’s no surprise to anyone Fergie has ended up being very publicly back on the scene mere weeks after the Duke of Edinburgh’s death."
"Everyone knows the clock is ticking and all the whole further embarrassment is being caused but after this latest turn he is fighting to save the last crumb of his reputation."
The members of the royal family have often used Balmoral Castle as their holiday retreat for their summer months and the Scottish castle is very much seen as a haven for them.
It's unclear how long Prince Andrew will be staying at Balmoral Castle with other members of his family. It also remains to be seen whether the Prince, or any other members of the royal family, will release a statement in response to this sexual abuse lawsuit.
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