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Royal Family news newest: Prince Andrew told to ‘stop wasting time’ by judge as Queen’s closest friend dies aged 91

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PRINCE Andrew’s legal professionals have been told to “stop wasting time & money” by a judge and that they need to “cut out all technicalities”.

Top Hollywood lawyer Andrew Brettler has been employed to symbolize the Duke of York in courtroom following claims he had been served a lawsuit at his house in Windsor.

Mr Brettler told a New York courtroom on Monday that the Duke had not been correctly served the lawsuit – however a judge prompt that Prince Andrew’s legal professionals had been making the case “more complicated” than it was by difficult the strategy of service.

Judge Kaplan told Mr Brettler: “You have a reasonably excessive diploma of certainty that he may be served earlier than later. Let’s reduce out all of the technicalities and get to the substance.

“There is a really swift manner of getting to the substance promptly. But you two want to discuss that. Because I can see lots of authorized charges being spent and time being expended and delay, which finally will not be terribly productive for anybody.”

Meanwhile, the Queen’s closest friend, Sir Timothy Coleman has handed away aged 91.

Sir Timothy, the husband of the Queen’s first cousin Lady Mary Colman, was a frequent visitor at Sandringham and shut friend of Her Majesty.

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  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk4 minutes in the past

    EXPLAINED: HOW IS PRINCE ANDREW LINKED TO JEFFREY EPSTEIN?

    The Duke of York mentioned he first met Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier, in 1999 with the now useless banker as soon as describing him as his “best friend.”

    That was additionally the 12 months the UK press reported on the pair’s friendship.

    The pair are thought to have flown collectively on Epstein’s personal jet to the US Virgin Islands.

    And in June 2000, Epstein and his Brit “madam” ex, Maxwell had been each company at a celebration hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle.

    Prince Andrew additionally grew to become shut with Maxwell – pictured collectively that very same 12 months at a Halloween social gathering hosted by Heidi Klum in New York.

    Just over a month later, in December 2000, the then 40-year-old prince, threw Ms Maxwell a shock birthday celebration at Sandringham, with Epstein among the many company.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk34 minutes in the past

    PRINCE ANDREW BELIEVES HE CAN RETURN TO PUBLIC LIFE

    Andrew, 61, is but to reply to a intercourse abuse civil declare lodged in a New York courtroom a month in the past.

    Jeffrey Epstein’s former intercourse slave Virginia Giuffre accuses him of “rape in the first degree” and there have been “multiple attempts” to serve him with papers for the lawsuit.

    Andrew, who fled his Windsor mansion for the Scottish Highlands on Tuesday, has beforehand denied any wrongdoing.

    And a supply mentioned he stays “utterly convinced” that he shall be in a position to brush off the claims.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 05:30

    THRIFTY KATE MIDDLETON IS BRITAIN’S MOST FASHIONABLE ROYAL – DESPITE MEGHAN’S DESIGNER WARDROBE COSTING THOUSANDS MORE

    The Duchess of Cambridge was discovered to be essentially the most influential dresser out of the royal wives, in accordance to hair and aesthetics consultants at Vera Clinic.

    When it comes to searches on-line for Kate Middleton, it appears her attire are most sought-after – and have 114 per cent extra month-to-month searches.

    In the brand new examine, “Kate Middleton dress” had 3,600 UK month-to-month searches and 5,400 within the USA. 

    Meanwhile, “Meghan Markle dress” which solely has 1,300 UK month-to-month searches and a couple of,900 USA searches. 

    This is regardless of Meghan’s outfits on royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October 2018, costing a staggering £50,000.

    Read the article in full right here.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 05:00

    QUEEN’S HEARTBREAK AS CLOSEST FRIEND SIR TIMOTHY COLMAN DIES AGED 91

    Sir Timothy, the husband of the Queen’s first cousin Lady Mary Colman, was a frequent visitor at Sandringham and shut friend of Her Majesty.

    He handed away on September 9 surrounded by his household, at his house at Bixley Manor, close to Norwich.

    His demise comes after Lady Mary handed away at house on January 2 on the age of 88.

    Mourning his loss, his household mentioned: “He was a fount of information , an enormous affect on quite a few folks of all ages, who sought his smart counsel.

    “He had a love and big data of the pure world, however, most significantly he liked his household.

    “With his late wife Mary, he created the happiest of family homes at Bixley Manor.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 04:30

    SCOTTISH CHARITY WATCHDOG PROBES PRINCE CHARLES’ CHARITY

    Scotland’s charity regulator has launched an investigation following claims the Prince of Wales’ charitable basis accepted a six-figure sum from a rich Russian donor.

    Charles wrote a letter thanking the businessman for his beneficiant supply of greater than £500,000 to the Prince’s Foundation final 12 months, and prompt they may meet after the Covid disaster.

    The charity initially acquired £100,000 however the whole sum was reportedly rejected by the ethics committee of the muse, whose headquarters are in Scotland, following issues about its provenance, in accordance to The Sunday Times.

    The investigation launched by the Scottish Charity Regulator comes shortly after an alleged cash-for-honours scandal which noticed Michael Fawcett briefly step down as the muse’s chief government earlier this month.

    A spokesperson for the Scottish Charity Regulator mentioned: “We have been working with the Prince’s Foundation to higher perceive the usage of the organisation’s funds, and to acquire a full understanding of the work which is being undertaken by the charity’s trustees to examine the vary of points which have been raised.

    “We have written to the trustees informing them that we are going to examine these issues beneath the powers set out in part 28 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and can comply with up any further queries as they come up.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 04:00

    NEW BBC PHILIP DOCUMENTARY GOES INSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE

    Documentary-makers went inside Buckingham Palace to meet the duke’s long-serving employees and to seize his examine, personal workplace and library as they had been throughout his seven many years of public service.

    The programme will air on Wednesday, September 22 at 9pm on BBC One and embody interviews filmed each earlier than and after Philip’s demise in April.

    It was initially deliberate to mark the duke’s one hundredth birthday in June – however the nation’s longest-serving consort died two months earlier than his centenary.

    The BBC added: “With special access to the Queen’s private cine-film collection, this film is an unrivalled portrait of a man with a unique place in royal history – by those who knew him best.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 03:30

    WHAT IS THE ROYAL FAMILY’S CLAIM TO THE THRONE?

    The Queen derives her proper to rule from the House of Hanover – whose head grew to become King George I in 1714.

    In 1688 James II, the final Catholic king in British historical past, was deposed in favour of his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband William. They didn’t have youngsters so the throne then handed to her sister Anne (of The Favourite fame) who additionally died childless.

    There was concern that the throne would move to James’ son, additionally referred to as James, whose delivery to a Catholic mom had prompted the deposition within the first place. Therefore Parliament handed the Act of Succession in 1701 which forbade any Roman Catholic – or anybody married to a Catholic – from ever taking the throne.

    This imply when Anne died in 1714, Parliament supplied the throne to her second cousin – the Prince of Hanover in Germany – over a lot of her nearer kin.

    His descendants would maintain the Hanover identify – and the throne – till 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert and all their youngsters grew to become identified beneath their father’s final identify – Saxe-Coburg Gotha.

    During the First World War, with anti-German feeling operating excessive, King George V (the Queen’s grandfather) thought it smart to change it to the rather more British sounding Windsor – after their favorite fortress.

    It goes to present that though royalties could declare they’re chosen by God – generally they’re chosen by Parliament.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 03:00

    KATE & WILLIAM ‘TOOK GEORGE, CHARLOTTE & LOUIS TO FRANCE FOR THE WEDDING OF DUCHESS’ BROTHER JAMES MIDDLETON’

    James tied the knot with companion, Alizée Thevenet, and his nephews and niece, George, eight, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three, had been mentioned to be in attendance.

    ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship took to Twitter to say: “I hear William and Kate *did attend the marriage. 

    (*91*)

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 02:30

    WHAT HAS ANDREW SAID ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS?

    The Prince has strenuously denied all allegations introduced towards him.

    Buckingham Palace strongly denied the allegation in 2015 saying “any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors” by the Duke was “categorically untrue”.

    It has persistently denied the allegations, reinforcing that assertion in 2019 by saying “Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically unfaithful.

    “It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of sexual contact with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”

    Prince Andrew added: “At no stage during the limited time I spent with [Epstein] did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.”

    All the allegations about Prince Andrew had been struck from the courtroom file in 2015.

    They had been described by the judge as being “immaterial and impertinent”.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 02:00

    PRINCE CHARLES COULD REWRITE CONSTITUTION AND LET WILLIAM TAKE POWER AFTER QUEEN DIES, DIANA’S FORMER VOICE COACH CLAIMS

    The Prince of Wales is subsequent in line to the throne, however Stewart Pearce – who labored with Diana for 2 years – believes he could abdicate the “difficult task” and permit his son to reign.

    He told the Daily Star: “She (the Queen) is making ready to go away, and when she leaves the entire psycho-physical nature of monarchy will change.

    “And who is aware of, constitutional legislation could also be rewritten.

    “He (Charles) could not take the throne, he could hand it to his younger son.

    “He doesn’t want to do it, such a difficult task.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 01:30

    ROYAL SOURCE CLAIMS PRINCE ANDREW IS ACTING ‘AS IF DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE LEGAL CASE’

    Royal aides are mentioned to be livid he fled his Windsor house final week and arrived at his mum’s summer season house, making it seem like she is ­harbouring him.

    One royal supply final night time mentioned: “This is so brazen it’s unbelievable. Prince Andrew is carrying on like nothing has occurred and as if he hasn’t obtained a care on this planet.

    “It has been unhealthy sufficient that he seems to have been looking for refuge at Balmoral, the place the Queen is attempting to have quiet time after a tricky 12 months, however to host a taking pictures social gathering, with some doubtful company reveals disrespect to the monarchy.

    “And it is also tone deaf as if he does not care about what is going on with the legal case.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.ukToday, 01:00

    FURY OVER DUKE’S HANDLING OF SEX CASE

    Royal aides are mentioned to be livid the Duke of York has intruded on the Queen’s personal summer season retreat and made her seem like she is harbouring him after he fled his own residence in Windsor final week.

    One royal supply told the Sun mentioned: “This is so brazen it’s unbelievable. Prince Andrew is carrying on like nothing has occurred and as if he hasn’t obtained a care on this planet.

    “It has been bad enough that he appears to have been seeking refuge at Balmoral, where the Queen is trying to have quiet time after a tough year, but to host a shooting party, with some dubious guests shows disrespect to the monarchy. And it is also tone deaf as if he does not care about what is going on with the legal case.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk14th Sep 2021, 00:30

    CHARLES THANKED RUSSIAN BANKER WHO DONATED SIX-FIGURE SUM TO HIS CHARITY

    Dmitry Leus, 72, was thanked for the “very generous” reward to the Prince’s Foundation in a notice penned by Charles on May 18 final 12 months.

    The Russian financer reportedly made the donation with fixers shut to Charles on the promise that he would get a face-to-face assembly with the prince, The Sunday Times studies.

    Charles wrote to Leus: “Word has reached me that you have very generously decided to support the work of my Foundation. I cannot tell you how incredibly grateful I am for your encouragement for everything I am trying to achieve.”

    He added: “I very much look forward to seeing you when this dreadful crisis passes, and, in the meantime, this comes with my warmest good wishes and heartfelt thanks. Your most sincerely, Charles.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk14th Sep 2021, 00:00

    ‘JAIL PRINCE ANDREW’, SAYS VIRGINIA ROBERTS’ DAD

    It comes as the Duke is ready to swerve a listening to in his intercourse assault civil case right this moment by having no representatives participating.

    Sky Roberts mentioned he would love Prince Andrew to go to jail, claiming he “needs to know what it’s like to be held accountable”.

    He told Good Morning Britain: “This just isn’t the time of William Wallace the place the royals can do no matter they need.

    “The times have changed. Prince Andrew thinks it’s still those times where he can do whatever he wants.”

    Roberts, 38, who is likely one of the most well-known Jeffrey Epstein victims, is accusing the prince of assaulting her thrice when she was beneath the age of 18.

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 23:50

    THE QUEEN ‘WON’T OVERRULE CHARLES’ PLAN TO KEEP ANDREW AWAY FROM PUBLIC DUTIES’, CLAIMS ROYAL BIOGRAPHER ANGELA LEVIN

    The Queen will not “overrule” her eldest, who reportedly needs to maintain the Duke of York out of the general public eye after damaging intercourse assault allegations.

    However, the monarch “adores” Andrew and “enjoys his company”, skilled Angela Levin mentioned right this moment.

    Ms Levin, who has written an authorised biography on Prince Harry, referred to as Andrew “naïve and arrogant” as the royal faces a authorized wrangle in a US civil courtroom.

    In an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRADIO, she mentioned the Queen had dominated out Andrew’s return to duties.

    “She said he couldn’t be,” she mentioned.

    “She adores Andrew and enjoys his firm.

    “I think that she won’t overrule what Charles says. The rest of the royals won’t want him to do that.”

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 23:40

    WHAT ARE THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST PRINCE ANDREW?

    Virginia Roberts — who now makes use of her married identify Giuffre — launched a authorized battle towards Prince Andrew on August 10, 2021, accusing him of sexually abusing her at Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion.

    She mentioned it was “past the time for him to be held to account” for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a young person.

    But Prince Andrew has beforehand strenuously denied her declare he had intercourse together with her.

    Lawyers for Ms Giuffre filed the civil swimsuit looking for numerous damages at a federal courtroom in New York, the place the courtroom paperwork declare she was “lent out for sexual purposes” by convicted intercourse offender Epstein together with whereas she was nonetheless a minor beneath US legislation.

    The lawsuit specified that that Ms Giuffre was “forced to have sexual intercourse with Prince Andrew against her will” and lists offences together with “rape in the first degree.”

    Read the article in full right here.

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 23:31

    PRINCE WILLIAM IS PORTRAYED AS VILLAIN FOR ‘REFUSING TO SPEAK OUT ON RACISM’ IN CONTROVERSIAL NEW TV FILM ESCAPING THE PALACE

    Harry&Meghan: Escaping the Palace will dramatise the Sussex’s ‘escape’ from the Royal Family after the delivery of their son Archie.

    The movie will painting Prince William as the villain and can present him lecturing his older brother from not talking out on racism.

    Images present Prince Harry (performed by Jordan Dean) and Prince William (performed by Jordan Whalen) arguing in a Kensington Palace backyard.

    William tells Harry: “What causes problems isn’t colour, it’s culture. Meghan an American. She acts more like a celebrity than a Royal.”

    “You need to bloody well make a statement with me decrying racism. As future King, you need to push on this horrific bullying.”

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 23:20

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S ENGAGEMENT DRESS DESIGNER ‘USED FASHION HOUSE TO FUND LAVISH LIFE INCLUDING £1,500 WEEKLY SALON TRIPS’

    Tamara Ralph, 39, and her ex-business companion Michael Russo, 40, “personally enriched themselves” earlier than their firm Ralph & Russo collapsed, in accordance to claims in paperwork launched by the High Court.

    Ms Ralph is being sued by the corporate’s directors for £20.8 million in damages, however has denied any wrongdoing and is defending towards the declare.

    Ralph & Russo designed the Duchess of Sussex’s £56,000 engagement gown, as nicely as robes for stars together with Gwyneth Paltrow and Kylie Minogue.

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 23:10

    MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY’S EXPLOSIVE OPRAH INTERVIEW MISSES OUT ON EMMY TO STANLEY TUCCI’S FOOD SHOW

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s bombshell chat with Oprah Winfrey was up towards Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy and My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, in the perfect hosted nonfiction collection class.

    The interview, which was watched by greater than 49million folks globally within the first three days after it aired, noticed the couple increase quite a few controversial points regarding their life within the Royal Family.

    They claimed a member of the household had spoken of their concern in regards to the color child Archie’s pores and skin could be.

    And Harry spoke of the rift between him and his father, which at one level he mentioned led to Prince Charles “not taking may calls”.

    The couple additionally accused Buckingham Palace of enjoying down Meghan’s suicidal ideas and mentioned they determined to step away from royal life as a results of the problems.

    But regardless of sending shock waves via the monarchy, the CBS interview was crushed by Tucci’s six half CNN collection on Sunday.

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 23:00

    PRINCE CHARLES COULD REWRITE CONSTITUTION AND LET WILLIAM TAKE POWER AFTER QUEEN DIES, DIANA’S FORMER VOICE COACH CLAIMS

    The Prince of Wales is subsequent in line to the throne, however Stewart Pearce – who labored with Diana for 2 years – believes he could abdicate the “difficult task” and permit his son to reign.

    He told the Daily Star: “She (the Queen) is making ready to go away, and when she leaves the entire psycho-physical nature of monarchy will change.

    “And who is aware of, constitutional legislation could also be rewritten.

    “He (Charles) could not take the throne, he could hand it to his younger son.

    “He doesn’t want to do it, such a difficult task.”

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 22:50

    THRIFTY KATE MIDDLETON IS BRITAIN’S MOST FASHIONABLE ROYAL – DESPITE MEGHAN’S DESIGNER WARDROBE COSTING THOUSANDS MORE

    The Duchess of Cambridge was discovered to be essentially the most influential dresser out of the royal wives, in accordance to hair and aesthetics consultants at Vera Clinic.

    When it comes to searches on-line for Kate Middleton, it appears her attire are most sought-after – and have 114 per cent extra month-to-month searches.

    In the brand new examine, “Kate Middleton dress” had 3,600 UK month-to-month searches and 5,400 within the USA. 

    Meanwhile, “Meghan Markle dress” which solely has 1,300 UK month-to-month searches and a couple of,900 USA searches. 

    This is regardless of Meghan’s outfits on royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October 2018, costing a staggering £50,000.

    Read the article in full right here.

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 22:40

    PRINCE ANDREW WILL LOCK HIMSELF AWAY (CONTINUED…)

    Royal skilled Nigel Cawthorne, mentioned: “It’s a weasel way of getting out of the case.”

    He added: “It appears to me that he’s utilizing this type of authorized trickery to get out of talking in courtroom.

    “But doubts will nonetheless dangle over his repute.

    “He is attempting all the pieces to keep away from giving proof which raises suspicions about him.

    “This is not going to go away.

    “He can dodge the bullet as much as he likes in this case but Virginia Giuffre will be in the witness box in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial and she will broadcast to the world her allegations.”

    A Balmoral insider mentioned of Andrew’s keep: “He seems to be determined to stay out of sight and makes it impossible for anyone to serve papers.”

    Prince Andrew will lock himself away at Balmoral for the next two weeks as his lawyers work on tactics to sink his sex abuse case Credit: Getty
    Prince Andrew will lock himself away at Balmoral for the following two weeks as his legal professionals work on techniques to sink his intercourse abuse case Credit: Getty
  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 22:30

    PRINCE ANDREW WILL LOCK HIMSELF AWAY AT BALMORAL AS LAWYERS WORK ON SEX ABUSE CASE TACTICS

    Prince Andrew will lock himself away at Balmoral for the following two weeks as his legal professionals work on techniques to sink his intercourse abuse case.

    A New York courtroom was told his authorized workforce desires to unseal a courtroom settlement from 12 years in the past which can forestall alleged sufferer Virginia Roberts from taking additional motion.

    They additionally mentioned courtroom papers towards the Prince had been incorrectly served.

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 22:20

    MEGHAN AND HARRY’S AMBITIONS HAVE “BACKFIRED” AND THEY ARE MORE TRAPPED THAN EVER, ROYAL AUTHOR SAYS

    Duncan Larcombe, the creator of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, says the couple moved to LA to strive to forge their very own path however their mounting unpopularity means it could have backfired.

    He said:“If freedom is having the ability to say what you need, while you need, to whoever you select to communicate to, then Harry has discovered a level of freedom. But if freedom is having good will behind you to live in peace, having the ability to live life as you need it or being at peace with the folks you’ve rowed with, then freedom has not been achieved.

    “It’s backfired. Harry and Meghan seem to have totally isolated themselves – they’re more trapped than ever in this new life they’ve created.”

  • Milica Cosic14th Sep 2021, 22:10

    MEGHAN MARKLE & PRINCE HARRY STILL OWE £78,500 TO CHARITY

    The couple’s MWX Foundation, previously Sussex Royal, is in liquidation however has not paid off the unnamed non-profit, papers launched right this moment revealed.

    The report mentioned a declare of £213,000 had been acquired from a creditor relating to a grant due to a “not-for-profit enterprise”.

    A complete of £134,500 has been paid off, in accordance to the latest figures, leaving £78,500 left to hand over.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex started winding up MWX a 12 months in the past, declaring all of its money owed could be paid in full inside 12 months.

    But greater than 12 months later and the excellent quantity on the Companies House doc stays.

    It reads: “The charity has sufficient funds to settle the claim in full and a final dividend is to be made shortly to pay the remaining balance.”

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