Royal Family News: Prince Andrew’s Daughter Beatrice, Wife Fergie May Testify In Trial
In Royal Family News, Prince Andrew’s daughter Beatrice as well as his wife, Fergie could be called to testify against Duke of York in the Virginia Guiffre trial according to Express.
The Duke of York recently demanded a trial by jury in the sexual assault civil case brought against him by Virginia Roberts Guiffre. The prince has made the drastic decision to face his accuser in court before a jury of his peers. This will make the duke the first member of the Royal Family to be cross-examined over such serious matters.
Keep reading and we’ll tell you more about it.
Royal Family News – Witnesses Called Already Could Be ‘Tip Of The Iceberg’
In Royal family News, according to Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English, lawyers could call on various members of the Royal Family to testify as witnesses. “I think the people that they’re looking to call so far haven’t been a great surprise but this could be just the tip of the iceberg,” English said.
“There still is a fear that they might try to call members of the Royal Family or Andrew’s family, Princess Beatrice or his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York,” she said, emphasizing that the process of which she was speaking could take these lawyers, “anywhere.”
Prince Andrew’s Trial ‘Threatens The Existence Of The Monarchy’
In Royal Family News, according to media lawyer Mark Stephens, the trial and previous legal proceedings are likely to overshadow the Queens’s Platinum Jubilee and “threaten the existence of the monarchy” by sparking debate over the “relevancy” of the Royal Family.
Prince Andrew recently put forth 11 reasons why the case against him should be dismissed claiming that Guiffre’s allegations are “barred by the doctrine of consent” and by “her own wrongful conduct,” effectively blaming his accuser.
In the same court documents, Prince Andrew’s lawyers declared that the prince, “hereby demands a trial by jury on all causes of action asserted in the complaint.”
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Royal Family News – Virginia Guiffre Claims She Was Trafficked To Have Sex With Prince Andrew
In Royal Family News, Virginia Roberts Guiffre is suing Prince Andrew in the city of New York claiming that she was trafficked but convicted sex traffickers Jeffrey Epstein, and Ghislaine Maxwell and forced to have intercourse with the Duke of York on three separate occasions when she was just 17 – a minor under United States law.
The prince, of course, has repeatedly denied all of these allegations. A statement put forth by Guiffre’s lawyer, reads, “Prince Andrew’s answer continues his approach of denying any knowledge or information concerning the claims against him, and purporting to blame the victim of the abuse for somehow bringing it on herself.” Be sure to stay apprised of all things royal and return here often for more spoilers, news, and updates.