Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is said to have traveled around Scotland while lawyers tried to serve him with sex assault lawsuit papers.
According to The Sun, the Duke of York’s recent vacation is part of a scheme to evade “repeated attempts” to serve sex assault legal documents at his Windsor estate.
Prince Andrew was photographed departing Royal Lodge with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson on September 7th, where he had been locked up, refusing to go outside or go horseback riding.
It was stated that he had turned down repeated attempts by US lawyers to serve court papers on his doorstep over the past fortnight. The lawyers were allegedly turned away by security guards.
After neglecting to react to Jeffrey Epstein’s former sex slave Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing him of “rape in the first degree” in New York a month ago, the Duke of York made a 500-mile dash to the Queen’s 50,000-acre estate in Scotland, where she is on holiday.
Ms Giuffre is seeking damages for emotional pain and suffering, which may amount to millions of pounds if she is successful in her case.
The documents have not yet been served on Andrew or his attorneys despite “several attempts” in the past two weeks at Royal Lodge, Windsor, and he is now likely to remain in the safety of the Queen’s private estate when his sex abuse case is heard on Monday September 13.
An insider told The Sun;
“Andrew was going stir-crazy inside Royal Lodge for the past few weeks.
“He wasn’t going horse riding and couldn’t step outside because of attempts to serve him with the legal papers.
“He knows he is far safer up at Balmoral on the Queen’s estate.
“Andrew is always described as the Queen’ favourite son but she is meant to be on holiday at Balmoral.
“With Andrew and everything that is happening with Charles and the investigation into cash for honours she must be wondering when she will get any peace and quiet.”
Andrew was forced to step down from all royal duties in November 2019 as the scandal engulfed the Firm.
He is said to have grown “increasingly frustrated” with his legal team ordering him to stay silent while they investigate the civil suit.
But a source close to the case said the duke would continue with his “wall of silence” so his legal team can “go through every single detail with exact precision, to make sure there are no curve balls coming their way”.
The prince has always denied claims that he had sex with Ms Giuffre and said that he had no recollection of ever meeting her.