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Queen Elizabeth ‘could be asked to help fund a settlement between Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts in sex abuse suit

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The Queen would reportedly be asked to help fund a potential settlement that her son Prince Andrew pays to his accuser Virginia Roberts.

This is coming after it emerged this week that Prince Andrew could settle out of court with Ms Roberts to avoid the case going to trial.

If he does decide to offer his accuser a payoff, which allegedly could exceed £5million, the Queen would be asked to contribute alongside his own input, The Telegraph reported.

The monarch has been funding the Duke’s legal fees since last February, when he first appointed a solicitor.

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Ms. Roberts, who now uses her married name of Giuffre, claims that the prince had sex with her three times after she was trafficked by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Prince Andrew has consistently denied the allegations.

The funds provided by the Queen are sourced from the income from her private Duchy of Lancaster estate.

Prince Andrew is also to be considering selling the Swiss chalet he and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson bought for £17million in 2014, and the money could also be used to help pay fees associated with the case brought by Ms. Roberts.

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