Prince Andrew avoids authorized papers by fleeing to Queen in Balmoral

Prince Andrew has reportedly averted “a number of makes an attempt” to serve him authorized papers on behalf of his sex-assault accuser — and has bolted 500 miles to the security of mother Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish getaway, simply days earlier than the primary listening to.

Attorneys for Virginia Roberts Giuffre — who’s suing Andrew in New York — had already conceded that it could be “tough” to serve the 61-year-old royal in particular person.

The scandal-scarred royal has since been a recluse at his dwelling within the Royal Lodge in Windsor — the place safety guards have turned away attorneys making an attempt to serve the US courtroom papers, in keeping with the Solar.

After avoiding “a number of makes an attempt” up to now two weeks, Andrew on Tuesday bolted for a fair safer location — his mom the monarch’s Scottish property, Balmoral, the paper famous.

He was photographed in a automobile along with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, because the pair drove from their shared dwelling to the Queen’s 50,000-acre (78-square-mile) property, the place they’d been earlier in the summertime, the outlet mentioned.

The pictures present them arriving in the identical Vary Rover they left Windsor in — suggesting they had been pushed the greater than 500-mile journey, which might sometimes take a minimum of 9 hours, moderately than risking catching a flight.

Prince Andrew drives close to the Queen’s Balmoral Property in Scotland.
Peter Jolly/Northpix
Virginia Giuffre alleges that Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her after being trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 and is now suing him.
Virginia Giuffre alleges that Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her after she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17, and is now suing the royal.
AP
Prince Andrew is seen behind the wheel near the Queen's Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
Prince Andrew is seen behind the wheel close to the Queen’s Balmoral Property in Scotland.
Peter Jolly/Northpix

He fled after “going stir-crazy inside Royal Lodge for the previous few weeks,” a supply instructed the paper.

“He wasn’t going horse driving and couldn’t step exterior due to makes an attempt to serve him with the authorized papers.

“He is aware of he’s far safer up at Balmoral on the Queen’s property,” the supply mentioned, noting Andrew has lengthy been regarded as “the Queen’s favourite son.”

Virginia Roberts-Giuffre (center) claims that Andrew (left) forced her to have sex with him three times.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre (middle) claims that Andrew (left) compelled her to have intercourse with him thrice.
BACKGRID
Prince Andrew and his ex-wife were seen fleeing Windsor after several US lawyers tried to serve him legal documents.
Prince Andrew and his ex-wife had been seen fleeing Windsor after a number of US attorneys tried to serve him authorized paperwork.
Bennett /Seeburg
Andrew has reportedly sought refuge with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at her Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
Andrew has reportedly sought refuge along with his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, at her Balmoral property in Scotland.
Peter Jolly/Northpix
British sources indicate that Andrew had stayed with the Queen earlier this summer.
British sources point out that Andrew had stayed with the Queen earlier this summer season.
Maureen McLean/Shutterstock

The journey comes earlier than the primary listening to is scheduled in Giuffre’s lawsuit on Monday. It’s set to be a phone convention, and it isn’t instantly clear if both Andrew or his accuser are anticipated to affix.

Giuffre’s lawsuit claims she was “compelled to have sexual activity with Prince Andrew in opposition to her will” on the behest of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

“Prince Andrew’s actions represent sexual offenses” together with first- and third-degree rape, the lawsuit alleges, citing New York penal code, underneath which rape contains with somebody “by forcible compulsion.”

The Duchess of York arrives at Balmoral Castle.
The Duchess of York arrives at Balmoral Fort.
Peter Jolly/Northpix
.Andrew has repeatedly denied Giuffre’s claims, including during a BBC interview in which he insisted he had “no recollection of ever meeting this ladyAndrew has repeatedly denied Giuffre’s claims, including during a BBC interview in which he insisted he had “no recollection of ever meeting this lady.
Andrew has repeatedly denied Giuffre’s claims, together with throughout a BBC interview by which he insisted he had “no recollection” of ever assembly her.
AFP by way of Getty Photographs
The first day of hearings is scheduled for September 13, 2021. It is unknown if Andrew will be there.
The primary day of hearings is scheduled for September 13, 2021. It’s unknown if Andrew will attend.
Jackson/Pool by way of REUTERS

Giuffre claims she suffered “substantial damages” from “excessive emotional misery, humiliation, concern, psychological trauma, lack of dignity and shallowness, and invasion of her privateness.”

Andrew has repeatedly denied Giuffre’s claims, together with throughout a BBC interview by which he insisted he had “no recollection of ever assembly this girl, none in any respect.”

Neither he, his authorized group nor Buckingham Palace has responded to the lawsuit.

Epstein hanged himself in his Manhattan lockup in August 2019 whereas awaiting trial on severe intercourse costs.

Maxwell is in custody in Brooklyn awaiting trial for allegedly recruiting underage women for Epstein. She has pleaded not responsible.

Legal

Why Trump allies are disregarding the New York AG lawsuit

A lawsuit from the New York lawyer basic is the most recent authorized headache for former President Trump and arguably essentially the most private, because it targets each his enterprise and his picture as a talented dealmaker. The lawsuit has triggered a livid response from Trump, however many Republicans assume it might finally solidify Republican […]

Read More
Legal

Unease about Trump’s authorized woes spreads by way of GOP

Former President Trump has had one in all his worst weeks on the authorized entrance — and it’s inflicting unease even amongst Republicans. Essentially the most dramatic information was the swimsuit filed by New York Lawyer Normal Letitia James that accuses Trump, three of his grownup youngsters and the Trump Group of giant fraud. The […]

Read More
Legal

Trump suffers authorized setbacks in very unhealthy week

Donald Trump had a troublesome week — and it is solely Thursday. With the authorized protections he loved whereas president fading from view, Trump was reminded repeatedly that the dangers from legal and civil proceedings are larger than at any time since he stepped onto the golden escalator at Manhattan’s Trump Tower in 2015 and […]

Read More