Prince Andrew has paid his settlement to Virginia Giuffre, according to court documents.
- Prince Andrew has paid the financial settlement to Virginia Giuffre in his sexual assault case, using money he reportedly borrowed from the Queen and Prince Charles.
- The Duke of York will now be expected to repay Her Majesty and the Prince of Wales.
- In other royal news, Prince William under ‘constant strain’ as he ‘misses out the most’ following heartbreaking royal change.
The Duke of York has paid a settlement to Virginia Giuffre with loaned money, leaving him now in the process of paying back his debts.
Prince Andrew's civil sexual assault case was dismissed on Tuesday, after the disgraced royal paid a reported £13 to £15 million in damages to his accuser.
Giuffre sued the 62-year-old last year, alleging that he committed 'sexual assault and battery' against her when she was 17. She also claimed that Jeffrey Epstein, the late convicted sex offender, forced her to have sexual intercourse with Prince Andrew at Ghislaine Maxwell's home in New York.
The Duke has vehemently denied Giuffre's allegations, insisting he had no recollection of ever meeting her.
A statement released by his lawyer after the settlement was confirmed, however, saw the second youngest of the Queen's children acknowledge his accuser's turmoil.
“Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks," the Duke's legal representatives said.
How will Prince Andrew pay back the Queen and Prince Charles?
It's understood that Prince Andrew is now in the final stages of selling his Verbier ski chalet—his only known means of repaying the Queen and his older brother.
The Duke and Duchess of York purchased the Swiss Alps retreat in 2014 as a 'family investment', with a mortgage and financial contributions from Her Majesty. In the 17 years prior, the ex-couple had rented the residence for an eye-watering £22,000 a week.
The ski chalet boasts seven bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a sun terrace, and even a bar.
Prince Andrew is now in the last stages of selling the property—a process that could reportedly take several months.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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