Prince Andrew latest: Duke's legal team dispute he was served lawsuit papers amid claims he is 'hiding behind' the Queen

SOURCES close to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson have said that the duke is 'keen to remarry if he's able to move on with his life following the sexual abuse allegations.

“Sarah and Andrew have been closer than ever in the past year.”

“They still love and care for each other a great deal and have been living together during the pandemic. It has rekindled something and I can see a second wedding happening if it all goes Andrew’s way", the source has said to Vanity Fair.

Yesterday, it was revealed to The Sun that Prince Andrew has been served with papers over bombshell sex assault allegations from Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts.

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    ANDREW'S LAWYERS REJECT NOTION THAT HE HAS BEEN SERVED

    One attempt saw a server turn up to Andrew’s Windsor address and hand the court papers to a cop, who they claim helpfully agreed to hand them to the duke.

    Virginia’s team also managed to get a copy emailed to his lawyers by the Senior Master of the Queen’s Bench Division – a post appointed by Andrew’s mum.

    David Boies, Virginia’s lead lawyer, says at least two methods of alternative service they have used, qualify under US law.

    Lawyers for Prince Andrew are said to reject the notion that he has been legally served.

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    JUDGE TO DECIDE ON WHETHER LAWSUIT HAS BEEN SERVED ON MONDAY

    Lawyers for Virginia also emailed the lawsuit to Andrew’s UK lawyers and US attorney Blair Berk – who formerly represented pervert producer Harvey Weinstein.

    In addition, they emailed the Duke of York’s office and received a cheery auto-reply back.

    It said: “Thank you for your email to the Duke of York’s office. This is an automatic acknowledgment to tell you we have received your email safely.”

    Mr Boies faces a teleconference call over Andrew’s lawsuit with Judge Kaplan in New York on Monday at 4pm EST (9pm UK time).

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    EMAIL TO ROYAL MAIL – FIVE WAYS LEGAL TEAM TRIED TO SERVE PAPERS ON PRINCE ANDREW (CONTINUED…)

    The dramatic approach at the Royal Lodge is revealed in detail in an affidavit by official process server Cesar Augusto Sepulveda.

    He said he first went to the Windsor Great Park residence at 9.30am on August 26.

    He handed his business card to security and was told to wait, the court papers claim.

    Mr Sepulveda then met two Metropolitan police officers, including the head of security, but was told neither the duke nor his staff could be raised. The official server said he was told he could not leave the papers with them and was given details for Andrew’s UK lawyer Mr Bloxsome.

    Mr Sepulveda left a message with Mr Bloxsome but heard nothing back. The server says the writ was handed over when he returned the next day at 9.15am.

    He says he spoke to another Met officer who phoned the head of security.

    Mr Sepulveda was told the court papers “could be left with the Metropolitan Police Officer at the main gates to the property and that this matter would then be forwarded to the legal team”.

    Mr Sepulveda’s statement adds: “The deponent did enquire whether it was possible to meet personally with (Prince Andrew) but told this was not possible.”

    He added that the Met officer said he could not answer as to Andrew’s whereabouts.

    Read the article in full here.

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    EMAIL TO ROYAL MAIL – FIVE WAYS LEGAL TEAM TRIED TO SERVE PAPERS ON PRINCE ANDREW

    The second attempt saw a copy posted directly to the Lodge — aptly via Royal Mail.

    The court papers were also emailed to Andrew’s US and UK lawyers, including Gary Bloxsome in Britain and Blair Berk in America.

    They were also emailed to Andrew’s lawyers via Barbara Fontaine, Senior Master of the Queen’s Bench Division. The duke’s lawyers confirmed receipt.

    Finally, the papers were emailed to the Duke of York’s office. An automated reply cheerily said: “Thank you for your email.

    “This is an automatic acknowledgment to tell you we have received your email safely.”

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    QUEEN SAYS ‘THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS’ OF ROYAL FAMILY ARE WITH VICTIMS OF ‘TERRIBLE’ 9/11 ATTACKS IN MESSAGE TO JOE BIDEN

    On the 20th anniversary of America’s darkest day, the Queen has paid tribute to the victims, first responders and rescue workers.

    The monarch said: “As we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrible attacks on September 11, 2001, my thoughts and prayers – and those of my family and entire nation – remain with the victims, survivors and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty.

    “My visit to the site of the World Trade Centre in 2010 is held fast in my memory.

    “It reminds me that as we honour those from many nations, faiths and backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determinations of the communities who joined together to rebuild.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S PREFERRED NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO BOTOX IS NOW ON AMAZON

    Back in 2018, when Meghan was being welcomed into the Royal Family, she was rumored to be a fan of this product, which has been dubbed”Botox on a bottle.”

    According to the brand, in just 60 minutes, your skin will have fewer wrinkles and have a visibly younger look.

    Many have already tried it, taking to Amazon reviews to rave about the product.

    One actually used it in place of Botox amid the Covid-19 pandemic: “This is working. Truly and honestly after a week of use, I woke up and looked in the mirror and didn’t see a riverbed of furrows.”

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    PRINCE WILLIAM IS PORTRAYED AS VILLAIN FOR ‘REFUSING TO SPEAK OUT ON RACISM’ IN CONTROVERSIAL NEW TV FILM ESCAPING THE PALACE

    Harry&Meghan: Escaping the Palace will dramatise the Sussex’s ‘escape’ from the Royal Family after the birth of their son Archie.

    The film will portray Prince William as the villain and will show him lecturing his older brother from not speaking out on racism.

    Images show Prince Harry (played by Jordan Dean) and Prince William (played by Jordan Whalen) arguing in a Kensington Palace garden.

    William tells Harry: “What causes problems isn’t colour, it’s culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal.”

    “You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism. As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

    Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business partner Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” before their company Ralph & Russo collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.

    Ms Ralph is being sued by the company’s administrators for £20.8 million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending against the claim.

    Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement dress, as well as gowns for stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

    Administrators for the company are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.

    In newly released legal papers, it is alleged that Ms Ralph spent more than £1,500 on “weekly blow-drys” at the Larry King hair salon in South Kensington, London – and the cost was charged to a company credit card, the Mail on Sunday reports.

    Court documents also claim that Ms Ralph spent more than £300 of company cash on luxury lingerie at a store in Paris and £130 on an eyelash treatment.
    It has also been claimed that Ms Ralph complained that her £225,000 salary was “extremely low” for someone in her position.

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    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE ACCUSED OF ‘BREATHTAKING ENTITLEMENT’ OVER LILIBET’S CHRISTENING BY ROYAL EXPERT

    Rumours suggest the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have requested a formal christening for baby Lilibet at Windsor Castle, Robert Jobson reports.

    Lilibet Diana, who shares both the Queen’s pet name and Harry’s mother Diana’s name, was born in California in June.

    It is not yet know where she will be christened, although royal commentator Robert Jobson suggests it would be “breathtaking” for Meghan and Harry to expect any kind of royal affair.

    Writing in The Mirror, he said: “Now there is talk – as she is already older than her brother Archie was when he was christened – that they are pushing for a ceremony in the private chapel at Windsor Castle.

    “To some, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sense of entitlement might seem breathtaking.

    “They seem to be blissfully unaware of the mayhem their behaviour has caused the Queen, the monarchy and the Royal Family.”

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    PRINCE WILLIAM AND HARRY CLASH OVER MEGHAN MARKLE’S ‘HORRIFIC RACIST BULLYING’ IN SHOCKING SCENES FROM NEW ROYAL DRAMA

    The scenes are part of the third Lifetime TV movie; Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, and sees British actor Jordan Dean and American actress Sydney Morton take over the roles of Harry and Meghan.

    Harry is seen confronting his older brother and heir to the throne and accusing him of not speaking out on racism.

    The brothers are seen arguing in the gardens of Kensington Palace, with William telling his younger sibling: “What causes problems isn’t colour, it’s culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal.”

    But Harry furiously replies: “You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism.  

    “As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying.”

    Read the article in full here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S PREFERRED NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO BOTOX IS NOW ON AMAZON

    Back in 2018, when Meghan was being welcomed into the Royal Family, she was rumored to be a fan of this product, which has been dubbed”Botox on a bottle.”

    According to the brand, in just 60 minutes, your skin will have fewer wrinkles and have a visibly younger look.

    Many have already tried it, taking to Amazon reviews to rave about the product.

    One actually used it in place of Botox amid the Covid-19 pandemic: “This is working. Truly and honestly after a week of use, I woke up and looked in the mirror and didn’t see a riverbed of furrows.”

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    THE CROWN PRODUCERS REVEAL THE TWO UNKNOWN CHILD STARS TO PLAY PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY IN NEW SERIES

    Seven-year-old Teddy Rawley will play the young royal, while Timothee Sambor, 11, will appear as his older brother Prince William.

    A source said: “Netflix bosses wanted to make sure they had the right actors for the role given the young royals are so well known and were in the public eye so much at that age.

    “They didn’t rush it and found Teddy and Timothee who they hope will be warmly received. They’re about to become household names in their own right.”

    We told back in June how bosses on the Netflix series had considered dying a child’s hair so they could find someone appropriate for the role of runaway royal Harry.

    Ginger-haired people are in decline, as a recessive gene has to be passed on by both parents. Harry will be aged six to 13 in the next series.

    Harry was previously portrayed by six-year-old Arran Tinker, who had strawberry blonde hair but only appeared briefly.

    Elizabeth Debicki, 31, takes over from Emma Corrin, 25, to play Diana and was seen this week alongside the young actors.

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    ANDREW’S LAWYERS REJECT NOTION THAT HE HAS BEEN SERVED

    One attempt saw a server turn up to Andrew’s Windsor address and hand the court papers to a cop, who they claim helpfully agreed to hand them to the duke.

    Virginia’s team also managed to get a copy emailed to his lawyers by the Senior Master of the Queen’s Bench Division – a post appointed by Andrew’s mum.

    David Boies, Virginia’s lead lawyer, says at least two methods of alternative service they have used, qualify under US law.

    Lawyers for Prince Andrew are said to reject the notion that he has been legally served.

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    PRINCE ANDREW BELIEVES HE CAN RETURN TO PUBLIC LIFE

    Andrew, 61, is yet to respond to a sex abuse civil claim lodged in a New York court a month ago.

    Jeffrey Epstein’s former sex slave Virginia Giuffre accuses him of “rape in the first degree” and there have been “multiple attempts” to serve him with papers for the lawsuit.

    Andrew, who fled his Windsor mansion for the Scottish Highlands on Tuesday, has previously denied any wrongdoing.

    And a source said he remains “utterly convinced” that he will be able to brush off the claims.

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    PRINCE HARRY SAYS GRANDAD PHILIP WAS ‘UNAPOLOGETICALLY HIM’ AS HE AND WILLIAM PAY TOUCHING TRIBUTES IN NEW INTERVIEWS

    A "unique portrait" of Prince Philip and his life will air on September 22 on BBC One – as the Royal Family pays tribute to the beloved Duke who passed away earlier this year.

    The emotional trailer begins with Prince William saying: "He's always been a huge presence behind everything we're done really."

    And then Prince Harry, wearing a white buttoned-down shirt, adds: "What you see is what you got with my grandfather, he was unapologetically him."

    Zara Tindall says: "You never really prepare yourself for losing him because he was always there."

    Prince Charles, speaking fondly of his father, then said: "We were lucky to have him for nearly 100 years."

    All of the Queen and Prince Philip's children, adult grandchildren, and other members of the Royal Family have agreed to take part in the heartfelt BBC film.

    The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex will all feature in the documentary.

    Read more here.

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    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE CHANGE ARCHEWELL WEBSITE TO NAMES OF 9/11 VICTIMS IN TRIBUTE TO MARK ANNIVERSARY

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have changed Archewell's website to the names of 9/11 victims to mark the 20th anniversary of the terror attack.

    The Duke and Duchess blacked out the homepage of the website, with the words "In Memoriam, September 11, 2001" followed by rows of the names of the tragic victims.

    Earlier this morning, the Queen said the "thoughts and prayers" of the Royal Family are with the victims of the 9/11 attacks in a touching post to Joe Biden.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

    Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business partner Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” before their company Ralph & Russo collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.

    Ms Ralph is being sued by the company’s administrators for £20.8 million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending against the claim.

    Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement dress, as well as gowns for stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

    Administrators for the company are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.

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    BREAKING: THE QUEEN HAILS EMMA RADUCANU FOR HER US OPEN VICTORY

    The Queen has released a statement praising tennis champion Emma Raducanu for his stunning victory at the US Open in New York.

    The 18-year-old stormed to victory in straight sets against Canada's Leylah Fernandez in Flushing Meadows, New York.

    In the statement released on the Royal Family's website within minutes of her victory, the Queen said her win had been "a remarkable achievement" and she had no doubt that both Raducanu and Fernandez will "inspire the next generation of tennis players".

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    KATE MIDDLETON & PRINCE WILLIAM REVEAL ‘PARTICULAR FOCUS’ ON IMPROVING DIVERSITY AT ROYAL FOUNDATION AFTER RACISM CLAIMS

    PRINCE William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation have revealed they are making a “particular focus” on improving diversity.

    The revelation comes after Meghan Markle claimed she had faced racism in the Firm before she quit the Royal Family.

    The Duchess of Sussex, together with her husband Prince Harry, told Oprah a family member had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin may be.

    But Wills hit back after the interview, telling reports his family was “very much not racist”.

    And the 39-year-old seems to be going the extra mile to make it known through his charity.

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    PRINCE ANDREW BELIEVES HE CAN RETURN TO PUBLIC LIFE

    Andrew, 61, is yet to respond to a sex abuse civil claim lodged in a New York court a month ago.

    Jeffrey Epstein’s former sex slave Virginia Giuffre accuses him of “rape in the first degree” and there have been “multiple attempts” to serve him with papers for the lawsuit.

    Andrew, who fled his Windsor mansion for the Scottish Highlands on Tuesday, has previously denied any wrongdoing.

    And a source said he remains “utterly convinced” that he will be able to brush off the claims.

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    JUDGE TO DECIDE ON WHETHER LAWSUIT HAS BEEN SERVED ON MONDAY

    Lawyers for Virginia also emailed the lawsuit to Andrew’s UK lawyers and US attorney Blair Berk – who formerly represented pervert producer Harvey Weinstein.

    In addition, they emailed the Duke of York’s office and received a cheery auto-reply back.

    It said: “Thank you for your email to the Duke of York’s office. This is an automatic acknowledgment to tell you we have received your email safely.”

    Mr Boies faces a teleconference call over Andrew’s lawsuit with Judge Kaplan in New York on Monday at 4pm EST (9pm UK time).

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    ROYAL FAMILY COULD BE GONE IN TWO GENERATIONS (CONTINUED)

    "It's very hard to understand the thinking behind the monarchy in the modern world when people are just seen as celebrities," she said.

    If her view turns out to be right little Prince George, who is currently third in line to the throne, would not become king and Prince William could see Britain become a republic.

    Mantel triggered anger in Britain earlier this month by telling La Repubblica that England was now a washed-out place that ran on "the memory of power". She described Brexiteers as callow and often ridiculous opportunists.

    "I'd like people to stop shouting and start listening to each other," she said of Britain. "I think in this country at this time it would be a change that could save us."

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    ROYAL FAMILY COULD BE GONE IN TWO DECADES, AUTHOR SAYS

    The royal family could be abolished in TWO GENERATIONS, Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel claims.

    Mantel said she admired the devotion of Queen Elizabeth, 95, and heir Charles, Prince of Wales.

    "I think they do it as well as anyone possibly could, take it as seriously as anyone could," Mantel, 69, told The Times.

    But when asked how long the monarchy had left, Mantel told The Times that her "back of the envelope" calculation was just two generations.

     

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

    Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business partner Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” before their company Ralph & Russo collapsed, according to claims in documents released by the High Court.

    Ms Ralph is being sued by the company’s administrators for £20.8 million in damages, but has denied any wrongdoing and is defending against the claim.

    Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement dress, as well as gowns for stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

    Administrators for the company are now suing Ms Ralph, after telling the High Court that she “extracted substantial sums” when she was in “de facto control”.

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    BUCKINGHAM PALACE ADMITS IT MUST DO MORE IN TERMS OF DIVERSITY

    Buckingham Palace has admitted it “must do more” and is “not where it would like to be” in terms of diversity, after publishing figures that revealed its proportion of ethnic minority employees stands at just 8.5 per cent, with a target of 10 per cent for 2022.

    The Queen’s household also brought in a change to its Diversity Strategy in early 2020 – which pre-dates the Oprah interview – to one that actively emphasises the importance of inclusion.

    Channel 4’s Black To Front, produced by an all-black presenting and reporting team, aired on Friday 10 September at 7pm.

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