Prince Andrew news – Queen Elizabeth’s son must prove he CAN'T SWEAT at sex abuse trial, accuser Virginia Giuffre claims

PRINCE Andrew may have to PROVE he can't sweat at an underage sex abuse trial, his accuser's lawyer has claimed.

Queen Elizabeth's son will be asked to provide proper evidence of “his alleged inability to sweat” and the names of anyone he met at a Pizza Express in Woking by lawyers for Virginia Giuffre, who accuses him of sexual assault.

Ahead of the civil trial in New York, lawyers also demanded to see documents related to Prince Andrew's “travel to or from . . . the Tramp nightclub” and any gifts he received from Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein, The Times reported.

The news comes as Lisa Bloom, a lawyer representing Epstein's victims, said Maxwell’s conviction should leave Prince Andrew “quaking in his boots”.

Prince Andrew denies any wrongdoing.

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  • Milica Cosic

    Explained: Was Jeffrey Epstein a Navy SEAL?

    Epstein wasn't a Navy SEAL.

    The theme of Princess Beatrice's party was the period of 1888, so it is unclear why he wore a Navy SEAL uniform since the special operations force was founded in 1962.

  • Milica Cosic

    When did Jeffrey Epstein dress in a Navy SEAL uniform?

    Epstein dressed in a Navy SEAL uniform back in 2006 for Princess Beatrice’s 18th birthday party.

    He wore a white high-ranking Navy commander suit, which is reserved for formal occasions.

    Senior officials usually wear this uniform, which includes the Navy SEAL Trident, the insignia reserved for members of the elite fighting force.

    Epstein's suit featured legitimate service ribbons and medals, although some were fictitious.

    The Sun exclusively obtained this 2006 photo of Epstein dressed in a Navy uniform at Princess Beatrice's 18th birthday
  • Milica Cosic

    Kate's 40th birthday plan

    It is claimed that Kate Middleton will most likely have a "low-key" 40th birthday celebration next month which will avoid comparisons with Meghan Markle.

    Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! he believes the Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday will instead be an affair that is “deliberately modest.

    He claims the palace is keen to avoid “this awful continuation of one-upmanship” with the Duchess of Sussex.

    Mr Larcombe said: "It will be low key and it will be focused entirely on the family.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Christmas 'a test' for The Queen

    A source has said that The Queen's first Christmas since the death of husband Prince Philip was "a test."

    A source told US Weekly: "Without Prince Philip by her side, Christmas was a bit difficult for the Queen.

    "And the fact of not being able to spend it with all your family did not help."

    Despite this, a source said: "Elizabeth II is not the type to feel sorry for her fate."

  • Milica Cosic

    Why Meghan and Harry 'constantly hold hands'

    An astrologer and body language expert has commented about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's public displays of affection.

    Expert Inbaal Honigman said: "Looking at Harry and Meghan, they are certainly in love.

    “They haven't been married for that many years, and are still having babies, which is a very loving stage of a relationship.

    “So their constant hand holding, cuddling, leaning on each other, are displays of affection, which are definitely genuine and not for the cameras.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Fury at New Year wish for Meghan and Harry

    Fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are furious after a commentator shared his New Year's wish for the royal couple.

    GB News presenter Darren Grimes took to Twitter and wrote: "One of my most passionate hopes and prayers for 2022 is that the world’s media finally meets the demands for privacy issued by the shy and retiring royals Harry and Meghan, meaning we never have to hear from them ever again."

    However, this post prompted a backlash from some Twitter users.

    One wrote: "If you could refrain from tweeting about them for at least five minutes, that would also be a start……(!)"

    Another said: "Set an example then."

    A third added: "Try leading by example! A right to privacy literally means the right to choose what you wish to be released they can talk about whatever they wish, as it’s their right to decide what’s in the public domain. That’s what privacy is……..it doesn’t mean they have to be hidden."

  • Milica Cosic

    Archie’s secret name for Harry

    ARCHIE’s secret name for Dad Prince Harry has been revealed in the families adorable Christmas card message.

    Last week Harry and Meghan revealed their Christmas card which featured Archie and a rare glimpse of new born Lilibet.

    The Christmas card not only showed the public Archie’s gorgeous red hair just like Harry, but it also revealed that Archie has a secret name for Harry.

    Rather than using the name of dad or daddy Harry’s children actually call him Papa.

    In the card, the couple wrote: “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family.”

  • Milica Cosic

    10 key milestones for the Sussexes this year

    The royal couple have dropped bombshell after bombshell in the last 12 months, providing enough jaw-dropping moments to last a lifetime.

    So from outrageous TV moments to becoming parents for the second time, here are 10 of the Sussexes massive milestones for 2021.

    1. Megxit becomes official
    2. Bombshell Oprah interview
    3. Messing around with Ellen
    4. Meghan the ‘bully’
    5. Harry lands first ‘job’
    6. Meg’s debut book
    7. Lilibet is born
    8. Big birthday celebrations
    9. Privacy case victory
    10. Harry comes home
  • Milica Cosic

    Senior royal to publish bombshell memoir

    The Duke of Kent, 86, will publish his royal secrets in May next year, beating Harry’s publishing date expected later in 2022.

    The book, which falls in the Queen’s platinum jubilee year, will give the story “behind the scenes of the world’s most celebrated family”, according to its publishers.

    But it is likely to present a far different version of events to Harry, who has vowed to give a “first-hand account” of his life in a memoir that is “wholly truthful” after slamming the Royal Family during his bombshell Oprah interview.

    It is understood Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, will focus on “the most important moments and themes of The Queen’s life and seventy-year reign”, while featuring photos from his own collection.

    The book, titled A Royal Life, will be based on his conversations held with royal historian and biographer Hugo Vickers.

    One figure close to the royal told the MailOnline it will “aim to show that the most successful members of the Royal Family are those who support the Queen and don’t compete with her”.

  • Milica Cosic

    A look back at Meghan’s appearance on Ellen

    In her second major TV appearance, Meghan joined US TV host Ellen DeGeneres on the sofa for her self-titled show.

    The duchess made several surprising revelations, and also took part in a cringeworthy prank which saw her imitate a cat before drinking milk from a baby bottle.

    In other toe-curling clips, she giggled at her own royal title, told a hot sauce seller “mummy wants some heat, and referred to Harry as her “boo”.

    She followed in the footsteps of only a handful of royals to appear on TV, including Princess Diana and Prince Andrew.

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen’s Guard knocks over boy

    The guard shouted for the youngster to move before knocking him down at the Tower of London.

    Onlookers can be heard gasping in shock as the kid falls to the ground and then quickly gets back to his feet, appearing relatively unscathed.

    The lad was visiting on holiday, according to the caption of the video, which was posted to TikTok.

    The clip – viewed 1.2 million times since it was uploaded yesterday – has got users asking who was in the wrong.

    A group of viewers argued the guard could have used some common sense and avoided knocking down the kid.

    One person wrote: "That child isn’t dangerous I get it's their job but it's a child there was no reason to do that."

  • Louis Allwood

    Andrew’s lawyers ‘in emergency talks’

    Andrew's lawyers were locked in emergency talks last night amid fears his pal Ghislaine Maxwell could "name names" following her guilty verdict, a report says.

    Maxwell now faces up to 65 years in prison after a New York court found she procured, groomed and trafficked young girls for her ex-lover Jeffrey Epstein.

    The decision comes as Epstein survivor Virginia Roberts Guiffre has launched a civil case against the Duke of York – who she alleges had sex with her when she was a teenage sex slave.

    Andrew strongly denies the claims and all allegations of misconduct made against him.

    The jury's verdict to convict Maxwell has sparked alarm in the Prince's legal team because the burden of proof in a criminal case is far higher than in a civil case, the Mirror reports.

    Legal experts reportedly point to OJ Simpson who was acquitted in criminal court but was found guilty of double murder in a civll case.

    Meanwhile, it has been claimed Maxwell could start "naming names" in a bid to cut her lengthy prison sentence.

    The socialite, 60, and Andrew, 61, are believed to have known each other for the better part of two decades and she is alleged to have introduced him to Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan Markle’s next move?

    Following the Duchess of Cambridge’s piano display at her Together at Christmas concert, fans have been wondering what Meghan Markle’s next move is.

    Royal fans have questioned whether Meghan Markle might follow up Kate’s performance with one of her own, given the Duchess of Sussex’s acting skills.

    A Twitter user, shared a picture of the Duchess of Cambridge playing the piano, and wrote: “Princess Katherine on the piano at the carol concert – what is Meghan going to do next I wonder?”

  • Louis Allwood

    Bombshell year for Meghan and Harry

    In what some have dubbed the TV event of 2021, Meghan and Harry gave an exclusive, tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey.

    The couple sparked royal uproar after accusing an unnamed senior member of the Firm of racism and suggesting other family members were jealous of Meghan.

    They also told Kate was the one who had made Meghan cry during a row over bridesmaid dresses, and Harry felt “trapped within the system” like his brother and dad.

    Their other bombshell claims included being cut off financially after Megxit and how the Duchess of Sussex had contemplated suicide while pregnant.

  • Louis Allwood

    Candle in the wind almost wasn't performed at Diana's funeral

    Candle in the Wind almost wasn't performed at Princess Diana's funeral – over Palace concerns it was "too sentimental", newly-unsealed documents reveal.

    Royal officials are now known to have feared that the poignant song, which was Number One for 14 consecutive weeks after Diana's tragic death, wouldn't be fitting for the service.

    Instead, it was hoped that Sir Elton – a close friend of the princess – would perform Your Song.

    However, the Dean of Westminster personally appealed to aides – and the singer's emotional performance became one of the most memorable moments of the service.

    Papers released by the National Archives suggest there was resistance to the song being used, and Westminster Abbey even arranged for a young saxophonist to be put on standby to deliver a solo instrumental version instead.

    But the Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr successfully argued that allowing Sir Elton to appear would be an "imaginative and generous" gesture to the public.

  • Louis Allwood

    New 50p and £5 coins created to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

    A 50p is the only one of its kind to salute a royal event while a £5 coin follows a tradition of marking jubilees on crown pieces.

    Clare Maclennan, from The Royal Mint, said: "Each year, the Royal Mint unveils a series of commemorative coins to celebrate key milestones that helped shape Britain.

    "This year's Annual Set is particularly special with a new 50 pence, £5 crown and special platinum set in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

    "As the Original Maker of UK coins, the Royal Mint has been trusted to strike coins for Her Majesty throughout an historic 70 years on the throne and celebrated royal milestones such as previous Jubilees on commemorative crown pieces.

    "The Platinum Jubilee celebration is a spectacular first for the British monarchy and for UK coins, and it is fitting that this historic anniversary has been celebrated on 50 pence – which is Britain's most loved, collectable coin."

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan and Harry's Spotify deal

    MEGHAN & Harry may not get their full fee from Spotify after the couple made just ONE 35 minute podcast since signing with the giant in December 2020.

    Media lawyer Ian Penman, who specialises in music streaming contracts, has suggested the Duke and Duchess' podcasts are likely to have been less popular than Spotify expected.

    He told Express.co.uk: "It would not be an unfair assumption that perhaps their popularity was not as great as maybe they or indeed Spotify initially felt.

    "I think you could draw a conclusion that if [Spotify] haven't exercised the option on the next episode of the podcast, then maybe they did not have the popularity that either Meghan and Harry expected or indeed Spotify anticipated."

    But he also claims the streaming giant wouldn't have paid the contract fee up front, adding: "It's famously the case in music deals, this goes back decades, that when people talk about a large deal, like Robbie Williams signing a deal for £15m or something, it does not mean he gets £15m on day one.

    "So the problem you have here, I would imagine, is that when they talk about an £18m Spotify podcast deal, it probably means that they have signed their first product, in this case a podcast – they then have many, many options for further products. All those options are in Spotify's favour. Make no mistake, they're not in Meghan and Harry's favour."

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal resemblance

    THE resemblance between the Queen and her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte at the age of two is uncanny, according to royal watchers

    Fans can't help but notice the striking similarities between the Queen and Charlotte as they compare pictures of them at the same ages.

    Both royal ladies have the same facial features from nose, eyes, mouth to a similar dark hair colour. As they turned 2 in 1928 and 2017, they both had slightly longer hair and were discovering the world around them.

    Meanwhile, to get us excited for the Platinum Jubilee, the Royal Mint has designed two new coins in celebration of the monarch's 70th year on the throne.

    The two new coins to honour the event include a 50p coin and a £5 crown, with the 50p coin featuring a portrait of the Queen designed by the artist Jody Clark. Designed by John Bergdhal, the £5 crown features a regal design centralised by the quartered shield of the Royal Arms.

  • Louis Allwood

    What titles does Charles have?

    As the heir apparent, Charles has the grand title of Prince of Wales, but that is just one of his many other titles.

    Upon his father’s death earlier this year, Charles also inherited the title of Duke of Edinburgh.

    His title also differs depending on his location, also known as  Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew and Earl of Chester.

    Once Prince Charles becomes King, he will decide who inherits the Prince of Wales title – as it is not automatically passed on in the Royal Family.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry and William's titles

    As well as his obvious title of Prince, Harry became the Duke of Sussex when he and Meghan married.

    And as Meghan holds the female titles for Scotland and Northern Ireland, he is the holder of the male counterparts making him the Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

    Like his brother, William was born a Prince but inherited the title of Duke of Cambridge when he married Kate Middleton in April 2011.

    And as with Harry, William’s title also differs to Earl of Strathearn when in Scotland and Baron Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan's titles

    While she has officially stepped down from royal duties Meghan has managed to cling on to several titles.

    The Queen bestowed her with the honour of the Duchess of Sussex after she married her grandson, Prince Harry in May 2018.

    And with Harry as her husband she automatically inherited the female counterparts of his own titles including  the Scottish title Countess of Dumbarton as well as the Northern Irish style Baroness Kilkeel.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry is ‘restless’ claims Diana’s astrologer

    Debbie Frank, who was also a close confidante of Harry’s late mother, claims that it will take the Duke of Sussex “years to let go of his old life.”

    Speaking to Hello! Debbie analysed Virgo Harry’s upcoming year, revealing that his star sign is typically restless and prone to anxiety.

    She explained: “Harry is still going through a major internal process over a number of years which involves a lot of soul-searching and letting go of his old life.

    “It's a sensitive time for him as a Virgo with a mind that races and is prone to anxiety.”

    Commenting on the upcoming Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, she commented that Harry was likely to feel “awkward and out of step.”

    The Duke reportedly wants to be included in next year’s four-day bonanza for the Queen, with plans being released by Buckingham Palace in June.

    The Palace confirmed that Brits will be given a four-day Bank Holiday weekend so they can celebrate the Queen’s 70th year on the throne next June.

  • Louis Allwood

    Virginia Roberts says ‘others must be held accountable’

    Virginia Roberts Giuffre says "others must be held accountable" after Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking.

    Ms Roberts reacted after the trial in New York where Maxwell was found guilty on five of six counts of grooming girls for Jeffrey Epstein’s paedophile ring.

    The 38-year-old, who is staying with family in Australia, tweeted: “My soul yearned for justice for years and today the jury gave me just that.

    “I will remember this day always.

    “Having lived with the horrors of Maxwell’s abuse, my heart goes out to the many other girls and young women who suffered at her hands and whose lives she destroyed.

    “I hope that today is not the end but rather another step in justice being served. Maxwell did not act alone. Others must be held accountable. I have faith that they will be.”

    Ms Roberts claims the Prince abused her on multiple occasions in 2001 – something the royal strongly denies.

  • Louis Allwood

    Maxwell was able to “just breeze into the Palace"

    Former royal protection officer Paul Page has now told Vanity Fair during that time Maxwell was able to “just breeze into the Palace like she was one of the royal family”.

    The Duke of York was first spotted with her and Epstein at a tennis tournament at Donald Trump's resort Mar-a-Lago in February 2000.

    It was reported the duo were together at least eight times in the year 2000 – and were seen a various nightspots in London.

    Andrew, Epstein, and Maxwell – along with Donald and his then girlfriend Melania – were pictured together in one striking image at Mar-a-Lago in December 2000.

    And during this period, Epstein and Ghislaine are said to have introduced the royal to the then 17-year-old Virginia Roberts.

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘Could be bad news’ for Prince Andrew (Continued…)

    GHISLAINE Maxwell and the multi-millionaire paedophile Jeffery Epstein are believed to have been dating at the time – and the Duke is believed to have subsequently struck up a friendship with Epstein.

    That friendship has come under intense scrutiny and one of the multi-millionaire’s sex slaves is currently suing the royal.

    He has strenuously denied any wrongdoing and strongly refuted the allegations made in the lawsuit.

    A legal source connected with Maxwell's case told The Mail on Sunday a guilty verdict in the case could spell trouble for the royal.

    “This could be bad news for Prince Andrew and other high-profile men who hung out with Ghislaine and Jeffrey Epstein," the source said.

    “It is possible she will begin to co-operate and tell what she knows in an attempt to lessen her jail term."

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