There is still no confirmation from official sources, but according to the English newspapers, Queen Elizabeth II is financially helping the Duke of York Andrea, her third son, in her legal battle against Virginia Giuffre. In the United States, the woman accuses him of sexual assault on a minor. At the time of the events, which occurred in the context of the Epstein scandal, Virginia was 17 years old.
There Queen Elizabeth II he would be helping his son Andrew in the legal battle against Virginia Giuffre, the girl who accuses him of sexual harassment.
If this were confirmed, the Crown would not come out well and its image would be further compromised, already damaged by the scandal in which the prince was involved, as well as by the excesses of the dukes of Sussex, Harry and Meghan.
But according to the British tabloids, the queen is covering up attorney fees of the princedespite growing concern at court.
Epstein scandal: the accusations against Prince Andrew
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As part of the red light scandal linked to the millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, Virginia Roberts Giuffre accused the Duke of York of abusing her on three occasions, between 2001 and 2002.
At the time the Giuffre was a minor.
Andrea, for his part, has always denied, stating that he does not remember ever having met her. However, a photo has emerged showing the prince in the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell, accomplice of Epstein, to nail it.
Now, the news that Elizabeth would be helping the son threw the court into chaos.
Did the queen pay over € 1 million for Andrea’s defense?
As the royal expert said Katie Nicholl in a television interview, the sovereign is allegedly offering Andrea a refuge, allowing him to stay in Balmoral, Scotland.
Not only. Elizabeth II – but no confirmation from official sources has been given – he would have already paid over a million euros to defend the prince.
The Duke of York, in fact, would have no liquidity available to pay the legal fees. The chalet in Verbier has already been sold and was heavily mortgaged.