Meghan Markle news latest – Prince Andrew accuser 'could call Duchess as a WITNESS in underage sex lawsuit'

MEGHAN Markle could be called as a witness in the Prince Andrew sex lawsuit.

The Duchess of Sussex is said to have been identified by lawyer's working for Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre as someone who could be counted on "to tell the truth" in the civil case.

According to the Daily Beast, the lawyer representing Giuffre in her legal action, David Boies, said there were two other key reasons why Meghan could be called; her proximity to Prince Andrew in recent years and the fact she lives in the US.

Boies emphasised that Markle is only "one of the people we are considering, we haven't made a decision yet." He says Andrew's 95-year-old mother, the Queen, won't be called out of respect for her age.

Ms Giuffre, 38, claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times in 2001, when she was just 17. She seeks unspecified damages.

Prince Andrew vehemently denies all the allegations made against him and his lawyers want the civil action to be dismissed, saying it was "baseless" and adding that "sensationalism and innuendo have prevailed over the truth".

Read our Meghan Markle live blog for the latest news and gossip

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan could give evidence in Andrew’s sex case

    MEGHAN Markle could give evidence in the sex case being brought against Prince Andrew by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, her lawyer has said.

    David Boies reportedly believes the Duchess of Sussex has “important knowledge” and can be relied on to “tell the truth” about the royal’s behaviour.

    Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now 38, is suing Andrew, alleging he sexually assaulted her in New York, London and on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island when she was 17

    She has spoken about being abused by multi-millionaire Epstein and alleges the paedophile and Ghislaine Maxwell introduced her to the royal.

    The Duke of York has strenuously denied any wrongdoing and strongly refuted the allegations made in the lawsuit.

    Boies has now told The Daily Beast that Meghan could be served with a deposition to give evidence in the case.

    “She is somebody we can count on to tell the truth,” he said.

    He said since the Duchess of Sussex lives in the US “we have jurisdiction over her” and “at least for a period of time, was a close associate of Prince Andrew”.

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen suffers Xmas blow with party plans in Covid chaos

    THE Queen was today dealt a blow to her Christmas plans after daughter Princess Anne was forced to isolate – meaning she will MISS the monarch’s festivities. 

    Anne, 71, will not be able to spend Christmas Day with the monarch as planned as her husband Sir Timothy Laurence has tested positive for Covid.

    It’s understood retired Royal Navy vice admiral Sir Timothy, 66, and the Princess Royal are isolating at the Gatcombe Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

    But it is not yet known where the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be spending Christmas.

    Royal expert Angela Levin says the Queen will be “disappointed” that Anne will not be able to join the festive gathering.

    She tweeted: “The Queen will be disappointed not to see Princess Anne at Windsor because he husband Sir Timothy has tested positive for Covid. 

    “Anne is very dutiful and the offspring most like the late Prince Philip. Same sense of humour, same attitude. Hopefully he will recover soon.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen will remain at Windsor – but she won’t be alone

    The Queen has chosen to stay at Windsor but royal sources say she will not be alone as members of her family will drop in on Christmas Day.

    They are expected to include Princess Anne, Princes Charles, Andrew, Edward and William and Princess Eugenie.

    A royal insider said yesterday: “There was no way they could safely move her whole court from Windsor to Sandringham.

    “It’s just too much of a risk when you also think of all the extra staff you would have to bring into Sandringham and all of the extra members of the family coming and going.

    “Family will be dropping by but they just haven’t sorted out who and when yet. It’s now highly unlikely she will even go to Sandringham at all this winter.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Awkward exchange between Meghan and fan

    TikTok user Laura-Ann Barr has shared the hilarious moment when the Duchess asked her if she had picked the bouquet from her own garden, pretending that she had.

    The woman shakes Meghan’s hand and gives her a bouquet of flowers, saying: “Nice to meet you, congratulations.”

    Meghan can be heard asking for Laura’s name, before saying: “Thank you, are these from your garden?”

    In a moment of panic, Laura replies: “Yes.”

    Meghan then adds: “Oh my goodness how sweet, thank you for thinking of me. That’s really kind.”

    Laura-Ann, who posts under @allthatspretty admittited that: “They were really just from Tesco.”

    One person wrote: “Sorry this is so funny.”

    Another added: “No hesitation,” while a third wrote: “Finds the price tag”, while a fourth queried: “What made her think they were from your garden?!”

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘There will be family visiting Queen in Windsor’

    “The decision was a personal one after careful consideration and reflects a precautionary approach,” a source has said.

    “There will be family visiting Windsor over the Christmas period and all appropriate guidelines will be followed.”

  • Louis Allwood

    William & Kate’s Christmas card shows family in Jordan

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released their official Christmas card photograph showing their family in Jordan.

    William is pictured sitting on a gold pouffe next to wife Kate, with the couple resting a hand on the other’s knee.

    Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, six, sit next to their parents, while three-year-old Prince Louis is sitting on what appears to be a sheepskin rug at his mother’s feet.

    Kensington Palace said the photograph was taken in Jordan earlier this year, but did not say what the nature of the trip was, when exactly it took place, or who was behind the camera.

    Last month, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall went on an official tour to Jordan and Egypt, where they celebrated the culture, heritage and achievements of the Middle East nations.In the photographer, the Cambridges and their children are smiling and look relaxed in casual outfits.

  • Louis Allwood

    Harry’s loss of military titles

    He is thought to be devastated over the loss of his military titles and is said to have agreed to he and Meghan’s bombshell Oprah interview hours after he was told he would have to give them up.

    A source previously revealed to The Sun: “There was a bust-up just before Oprah but it wasn’t to do with Archie’s title.

    “That had been known and discussed for quite a while.

    “Harry and Meghan were very cross before Oprah because the final Megxit separation had just been signed off which included Harry not keeping military roles.

    “That was what made him so angry. He’s very emotional and his military roles were very important to him given that he served.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Sandringham has been a royal tradition

    For years, members of Britain’s extended royal family have spent the holidays at Sandringham, where crowds gather to watch them attend the local church on Christmas Day.

    The queen has cut down on travel and work since spending a night in the hospital in October and being told to rest by her doctors. She has since undertaken light duties including virtual audiences with diplomats and weekly conversations with the prime minister.

    This is the queens first Christmas since the death of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, in April at 99. The royal couple spent their final Christmas together at Windsor last year.

  • Louis Allwood

    Queen will stay at Windosr

    THE Queen will spend Christmas at Windsor Castle as she won’t travel to Sandringham as the decision is described "precautionary approach” due to rising Omicron cases in the UK.

    This means that the monarch will have a more relaxed and low-key Christmas this year. Experts claim there will be no games of charades and limited gift-giving.

    Instead of the usual 30-person celebration the Queen is used to hosting for, this year she is expected to have no more than 15 family members.

    Royal commentator Phil Dampier told The Sun: "Obviously it's going to be much smaller and it's going to be similar to last year.

    "Except obviously, the one big difference is that Prince Philip is not going to be there.

    "It wouldn't surprise me if Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince Andrew and possible Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex and maybe some others – a small hard core of people – join her for lunch."

    Phil added that: "I can't believe that she'll be on her own completely. So I'm sure that some members of the family will join her on the day."

  • Louis Allwood

    Princess Anne ‘has secret weapon’

    According to a royal author, the popularity of Princess Anne may be linked to a trait she has taken after her beloved father Prince Philip.

    Ian Lloyd, author of The Duke: A Life in 100 Chapters, told Express.co.uk: “Princess Anne is very, very popular.

    “Whenever I meet people and talk about who is their favourite royal, somewhere there is a mention of Princess Anne in that.

    “And a few years ago there was a poll on who could be Britain’s president if it became a republic, and Princess Anne topped it.

    “That was one poll, but I think people would like her as a president, I think partly because she is quite un-PC and like her father she is very forthright.”

  • Louis Allwood

    House next to Sussexes goes up for sale

    YOU could end up living next to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry if you manage to snag the $29.5million “Palace of Versailles.”

    The incredible five-bedroom, 10-bath mansion is located in the Birnam Wood community in Montecito, which has become popular among other celebs such as Oprah, Ellen Degeneres and Adam Levine.

    The mansion spans 12,000-square feet and sits on two acres of land.

    The home comes with imported French marble countertops in the kitchen and all throughout the estate as well as gold bathroom fixtures and chandeliers. 

    The marble alone is worth millions of dollars, along with brickwork from Italy. There is also a woodwork design inspired by the Titanic movie for the lower-level large closets.

  • Louis Allwood

    Xmas decision on Meg & Harry – only ‘time will tell’

    Royal expert has claimed that the Royal Family’s Christmas plans will be subject to a “late decision”, following speculation about whether or not Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will return to the UK.

    The Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers has questioned if The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would return to the UK to celebrate Christmas with the Queen.

    He said: “I think it will be a fairly late decision because things are so fluid at the moment.

    “Who knows what will be happening, so I don’t think it’s going to be anytime soon.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Cambridge’s’ love playing family favourite game

    Brits have previously heard of the Royal’s love of charades, although it seems the next generation have begun to favour board games – despite some struggling with defeat.

    Prince William explained: “We’re playing board games with the children quite a lot. We love Monopoly, that’s good.

    “And Risk, that’s a good game. It goes on for hours, and usually everybody gets very cross because they lose.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Royal variety performance special guests

    Kate’s parents joined their daughter for the occasion.

    Carole and Michael tend to keep a low profile, but made sure they didn’t miss the Royal Variety Performance.

    Kate is the couple’s eldest child, and she is followed by Pippa, and then James.

    Michael and Carole are self-made millionaires thanks to their Party Pieces business.

  • Louis Allwood

    Car crash interview

    In what was described as a car crash interview with the BBC in 2019, the Prince’s claimed he never met her and the photo was doctored.

    Andrew famously claimed in the interview he was medically unable to perspire, a response to Virginia's account of an alleged sweaty dance in London.

    The criticism over what was seen as a failure to fully explain his relationship with Epstein saw him banished from royal duties.

    Epstein hanged himself in prison in New York in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking offences.

  • Louis Allwood

    Meghan could give evidence in Andrew’s sex case

    MEGHAN Markle could give evidence in the sex case being brought against Prince Andrew by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, her lawyer has said.

    David Boies reportedly believes the Duchess of Sussex has “important knowledge” and can be relied on to “tell the truth” about the royal’s behaviour.

    Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now 38, is suing Andrew, alleging he sexually assaulted her in New York, London and on Jeffrey Epstein's private island when she was 17

    She has spoken about being abused by multi-millionaire Epstein and alleges the paedophile and Ghislaine Maxwell introduced her to the royal.

    The Duke of York has strenuously denied any wrongdoing and strongly refuted the allegations made in the lawsuit.

    Boies has now told The Daily Beast that Meghan could be served with a deposition to give evidence in the case.

    “She is somebody we can count on to tell the truth,” he said.

    He said since the Duchess of Sussex lives in the US “we have jurisdiction over her” and “at least for a period of time, was a close associate of Prince Andrew”.

  • Louis Allwood

    "Everything with Harry and Meghan has been hugely stressful"

    An insider has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan’s departure from their roles as senior working royals “has been hugely stressful” on Kate and Prince William.

    One close insider told PEOPLE Magazine that: “Everything with Harry and Meghan has been hugely stressful, but if anything, it’s pulled [her and William] closer together. She was upset about it because [William] was so upset. Seeing her husband so distraught was tough.”

    However, the insider said that Kate is, “no pushover. She has an inner strength for sure.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince William urged by Queen to stop

    Prince William has been urged by the Queen to stop flying in helicopters with wife Kate and their children amid safety fears.

    Her Majesty is said to be “terrified” disaster could strike ­– threating the succession.

    A source close to the 95-year-old monarch revealed she raised concerns with the future king, saying she is “terrified” disaster could strike.

    An unwritten rule stops senior royals from flying together.

    But the protocol has been relaxed as William’s family grew and began to split their time between London and Norfolk.

  • Louis Allwood

    Shopping made easy

    WHEN you are the Queen, it’s not always possible to take a leisurely stroll around the shops looking for Christmas presents. 

    So Her Majesty, 95, has a very special shopping experience set up for her so she can pick gifts for her four kids, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    According to former butler Paul Burrell, who worked for the Queen and Princess Diana, the monarch gets her very own John Lewis pop-up shop at Windsor Castle.

    He told Closer magazine: “Firstly, she has catalogues sent to her, and then the Oxford Street branch of John Lewis sends her a selection of almost everything they stock.

    “There is a little ‘shop’ set up in the drawing room at Windsor Castle and the Queen can pop in and choose gifts at her leisure. Late at night, after dinner, usually around 10pm, she’ll pop into her little Christmas shop and do some shopping.

    “The Queen always chooses practical gifts that can be used – never ornaments or decorative things. So she might pick some picnic plates, a tablecloth, or a couple of hand towels. Then they are wrapped up and a truckload of presents are ready to go to Sandringham.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    What time is The Queen's Christmas Day speech?

    The Queen's 2021 speech will be broadcast across multiple UK channels from 3pm on Saturday, December 25.

    Traditionally the time of 3pm has been selected for the Queen's royal message since it was first televised by the BBC in 1957.

    On her first televised Christmas Day speech, the Queen said: “I very much hope that this new medium will make my Christmas message more personal and direct.

    “It is inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you.

    "A successor to the Kings and Queens of history; someone whose face may be familiar in newspapers and films but who never really touches your personal lives.

    "But now at least for a few minutes I welcome you to the peace of my own home.”

    However, the 94-year-old's speeches are no longer broadcast live and are instead pre-recorded in early December.

  • Joseph Gamp

    More Royal Family news

    • In more Royal Family news, The Queen's VERY strict Christmas dinner seating plan has been revealed.
    • And The Queen is hiring someone to go through all her Royal secrets – and you’ll get £24k for it
    • Plus thrifty Kate struck again as she recycles green sequinned gown and gold earrings for date night with William.
    • Joseph Gamp

      Continued…

      A friend of the Duchess' claimed: "Everything with Harry and Meghan has been hugely stressful.

      "But if anything, it's pulled [her and William] closer together."

      The insider claimed the mum-of-three has struggled seeing her husband so "upset" about the alleged rift with his brother.

      They added: "She was upset about it because [William] was so upset.

      "Seeing her husband so distraught was tough."

    • Joseph Gamp

      Kate ‘very upset’ & struggles seeing William ‘distraught’ over Harry & Meghan rift

      THEY may have never commented on their relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in public – but behind closed doors, it is something Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly struggling with.

      According to People magazine, the Duchess of Cambridge is "very upset" about Harry and Meghan's claims they were mistreated while they were senior working royals.

      During their bombshell interview with Oprah earlier this year, Harry said his dad and brother were "trapped" in the firm.

      Meanwhile, the couple claimed that one member of the Royal Family had probed the Harry about their unborn son and what colour his skin would be.

      And the television interview – which was watched by over 17m people – reportedly left William "furious".

      An insider told the magazine that Kate has been "really, really upset about it all".

    • Joseph Gamp

      Queen will remain at Windsor – but she won't be alone

      The Queen has chosen to stay at Windsor but royal sources say she will not be alone as members of her family will drop in on Christmas Day.

      They are expected to include Princess Anne, Princes Charles, Andrew, Edward and William and Princess Eugenie.

      A royal insider said yesterday: "There was no way they could safely move her whole court from Windsor to Sandringham.

      "It's just too much of a risk when you also think of all the extra staff you would have to bring into Sandringham and all of the extra members of the family coming and going.

      "Family will be dropping by but they just haven't sorted out who and when yet. It's now highly unlikely she will even go to Sandringham at all this winter."

    • Joseph Gamp

      Meghan could give evidence in Andrew’s sex case

      MEGHAN Markle could give evidence in the sex case being brought against Prince Andrew by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, her lawyer has said.

      David Boies reportedly believes the Duchess of Sussex has “important knowledge” and can be relied on to “tell the truth” about the royal’s behaviour.

      Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now 38, is suing Andrew, alleging he sexually assaulted her in New York, London and on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island when she was 17

      She has spoken about being abused by multi-millionaire Epstein and alleges the paedophile and Ghislaine Maxwell introduced her to the royal.

      The Duke of York has strenuously denied any wrongdoing and strongly refuted the allegations made in the lawsuit.

      Boies has now told The Daily Beast that Meghan could be served with a deposition to give evidence in the case.

      “She is somebody we can count on to tell the truth,” he said.

      He said since the Duchess of Sussex lives in the US “we have jurisdiction over her” and “at least for a period of time, was a close associate of Prince Andrew”.

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