Prince Andrew continues to fight to prove his innocence in the sex abuse lawsuit filed against him by Virginia Giuffre. Not only does he appear to be facing a costly US court battle, but he also fears for the future of his two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Prince Andrew is now facing trial as an ordinary citizen after Queen Elizabeth II stripped him of his royal titles. With that, he fears that Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will be sidelined in the future.
There are so many questions surrounding the Duke of York’s lawsuit. What will happen to his children after the palace distances itself from him?
Sarah Ferguson’s ex-husband now fears for their children if his mother dies, The Express reports. He once requested that his daughters be supported by taxpayers, but Her Majesty herself reportedly rejected this in 2016.
At the time, a source told The Sun that Prince Andrew saw the monarch’s move as an insult to him and her. However, his brother, Prince Charles, was in charge and wanted the royal family to offer value for money.
First of all, the future king wants to slim down the monarchy as he takes the throne and focus on the succession. However, as Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are respectively 10th and 12th in line to the throne, it is highly unlikely that they will become queen one day.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are all ahead. The insider added that Prince Andrew thinks the Cambridges and even Prince Harry are putting his daughters to shame and that this could get even worse as the Cambridge kids get older.
He fears they will be completely sidelined if the Queen dies, the tipster said. Both Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have no royal engagements, although they do appear at some major public events.
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew faces the toughest legal battle of his life that could cost him a fortune. Bloomberg revealed he faces seven-figure court costs if Giuffre’s sex abuse lawsuit goes to trial.
The trial is expected to cost in excess of $5million and with his net worth of £5million or $6.8million (as of 2017), funding his lawsuit will be a challenge. Former US Attorney Mitchell Epner believes Prince Andrew has no good options ahead of him – only bad ones and he must choose the best bad option.
After his team failed to stop the lawsuit, they moved that the case be decided by a jury rather than a judge. You can also use legal defenses to get him out of the proceeding before the trial.
If a judge dismisses the case, Epner says he’ll save millions and about $200,000 to $300,000 in legal fees. If it goes to trial, Prince Andrew will have to shell out around $4 million to $6 million, and it could be even more.