Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been “left devastated” since Prince Andrew’s car-crash BBC Newsnight interview, says royal expert Camilla Tominey.
The royal commentator revealed her thoughts about Prince Andrew’s royal children, Beatrice and Eugenie, following his “disastrous” Newsnight interview – believing they’ve been upset by “everything” that’s happened since.
This comes as Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre is being sued in the United States for sexual assault. Andrew’s legal teams claim that he was not properly served papers in Britain.
Camilla spoke with Phillip and Holly on Tuesday, 21 September to discuss Andrew’s family and how they have handled the chaos surrounding their dad Andrew.
Speaking about Andrew’s family, Camilla said: “I think the fall-out from this ongoing saga, your heart has to go out for his daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, who by all accounts are really lovely, very grounded, down-to-earth girls that are trying to get on with the rest of their lives.
“But I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that they’ve been left devastated by everything that’s gone on since that disastrous Newsnight interview.”
Prince Andrew appeared on BBC Newsnight back in November 2019, where he was grilled by presenter Emily Maitlis about his friendship with Epstein.
Prince Andrew denies all allegations against him.
Virginia Giuffre claimed her legal team had sent the civil lawsuit by FedEx and email to Andrew Brettler, the prince’s Los Angeles lawyer. The suit was received Monday morning.
Federal rules state that the Duke has 21 days to respond to the lawsuit or he could face a default judgment.
Giuffre’s lawyers previously claimed that they had served Andrew papers in Britain. However, the Duke’s lawyers strongly denied this claim as the paperwork was given to a Met Police officer at Windsor Castle’s main gates.
The prince was not charged with any offenses and Ms Giuffre’s team is seeking unspecified damages.
While his daughter Beatrice gave birth to her first child, the Duke and Duchess of York reportedly stayed at his mother’s Balmoral estate in Scotland.
Beatrice, 33, gave birth to her daughter – and Andrew’s second grandchild – on Saturday – announcing the news on Tuesday.
The baby’s name is still unknown. It is her first child together with Edo Mapelli Mozzi (38).
Sarah Ferguson, Sarah’s mother, is believed to have made the 500-mile journey to London’s Chelsea Hospital and Westminster Hospital in order to see her daughter.
It comes ahead of Prince Philip:The Royal Family Remembers, the BBC’s new documentary about the late Prince Phillip.
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