Prince Andrew pays financial settlement to Virginia Giuffre

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  • Prince Andrew has paid the agreed-upon amount to Virginia Giuffre less than a month after reaching an out-of-court settlement.
  • Attorneys for the Duke of York and Giuffre filed a notice in US District Court on Tuesday, a judge in New York signed off on.
  • The prince, 61, has not been criminally charged and has continued to deny the allegations.


Prince Andrew has paid the agreed-upon amount to Virginia Giuffre less than a month after reaching an out-of-court settlement.

Attorneys for the Duke of York and Giuffre filed a notice in US District Court on Tuesday, confirming they have settled the US civil case brought against the prince by Giuffre.  

According to BBC News, a judge in New York signed the court papers, which further stated that each party would "bear her/his own costs and fees".

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In February, a joint statement from Giuffre's lawyer, David Boies, and Prince Andrew's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, stated that both parties reached an out of court settlement of "a sum of which is not being disclosed".

It was later reported by The Telegraph that the royal was to pay £10 million to Giuffre and £2 million to "Ms Giuffre's charity". It was also reported that Queen Elizabeth, Prince Andrew's mother, would be contributing to the "substantial donation" made.

The settlement allows Britain's monarchy to "move on", just as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates a landmark 70th year on the throne.

The royal opted against pursuing a jury trial in the US civil case and instead agreed to make the donation to a charity established by Giuffre that supports sex trafficking victims.

Giuffre, 38, has said the Duke of York sexually assaulted her in 2001 when she was 17- a minor under US law - after meeting him through the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew, 61, continues to deny all the accusations against him.

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