Royal family begs Andrew to settle

New reports are coming in stating that senior Royals are begging Prince Andrew not to fight the sexual assault lawsuit that has been leveled against him by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. 

Senior Royals Desperate For Andrew To Settle

A source told The Sun that Prince Charles and Prince William are pressuring Andrew to settle the lawsuit out of court due to fears that a trial would bring humiliation upon the Royal family.

“The best outcome for everyone is that this is settled as soon as possible,” the insider said. “There are deep, deep worries that this will get worse and worse for the family.”

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Charles And William ‘Deeply Shocked’

The source went on to say that Charles and William were “deeply shocked” when they heard that Andrew wanted to fight the lawsuit in a trial.

They are particularly worried given Andrew’s infamous “Newsnight” interview in which he denied Giuffre’s allegations yet only made himself look worse in the process.

This directly led to him having to step back from royal life at the end of 2019. 

“After the car crash of ‘Newsnight,’ no one thinks a seven-hour deposition is a good idea,” the source said. “If he were to appear in court, it could be many times worse.”

Media lawyer Mark Stephens told DailyMail yesterday that a trial in this case would risk “bringing down the monarchy.” David Boies, the attorney representing Giuffre, who alleges that she was forced to have sex with Andrew multiple times when she was underage, said that it will be up to the judge whether or not Andrew has to appear in person at trial. 

“My strong expectation is that he’s going to appear at trial,” Boies said. “It would be, I think, a devastating tactical error for him to simply thumb his nose at the jury and not show up.”

Related: Queen Elizabeth Turns On Prince Andrew – Strips Him Of All Military Titles, Royal Patronages Amidst Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Andrew Gives Up Golf Club Membership

It was also revealed today that Andrew had to give up his membership at one of the world’s most prestigious golf clubs.

“I can confirm that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has received notification that the Duke of York will relinquish his honorary membership,” the club said in a statement obtained by The New York Post. “We respect and appreciate his decision.”

This all could not come at a worse time for Andrew’s mother Queen Elizabeth, as she is set to celebrate her record-breaking 70 years on the British throne later this year with her Platinum Jubilee. For her sake, we hope that Andrew takes the advice of senior royals, and settles this case out of court. 

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