Federal judge denies Prince Andrew's motion to dismiss Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit

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For some people, being regarded as an entitled (literally) parasite would be bad enough. Andy always goes that extra royal mile, though.


61 year old man receives an allowance from his elderly mother. Pathetic.

Good news, Andy. Your free accommodations can continue in the prison system.




It’s not as if he’d be allowed to take a regular job even if he wanted to.

It’s a civil lawsuit, not a criminal case.

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How would they stop him? Lock him in the Tower for being a productive human being?

The US Government is seeking to interview him on criminal allegations.


They can’t stop him, just expel him from the line of succession and disown him from the family.

That may happen later, but for now it’s a civil lawsuit, so I assume it’s just a matter of money, which, as you pointed out, Andrew has quite a lot of. Even if there later are crimial charges, good luck trying to get him extradited to USA.

Thanks for agreeing with me?


I’m curious, has anyone from another country successfully sued a British royal?


Actually, he did have one, in the Royal Navy, for which he receives a 20,000 Pound pension now that he’s retired. Then he was an official Royal going around doing the Royal Family publicity thing, until the Epstein association came to light.

That said, his most recent extravagant purchases were apparently financed by unsecured loans from somewhat shady bankers, who explicitly stated that they did so in order to open further business opportunities with the Royals. This is in addition to unknown sources – no doubt he and other royals and nobility are the owners of some of the impossible-to-identify-the-owners real estate properties, stocks, bonds, and other financial encrustations built up over generations of being in charge.

Other Royal Heirs (he’s 8th in line) have certainly had jobs if not being full-time Royals:

One of them, I note, is a furniture maker, though it is not clear if David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones gets his hands dirty or just designs the stuff.


Reportedly, it’s the Queen who is bankrolling his lawyers and, presumabily, the inevitable settlement too.

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His brother did.

From Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex — Google Arts & Culture “…Following a brief stint in the Royal Marines, Edward worked as a theatre production assistant at the Really Useful Theatre Company before assisting in television producing…”


I’m not sure Edward should be held up as an example of a royal who worked.


It’s not actual work if one does it poorly? :thinking:

The point still stands - that Royals aren’t barred from working at the threat of expulsion from the line of succession - which by the way, the likelihood of any of her other children sitting on the throne is pretty much non-existent at this point. Charles is alive and in good health, as if William and all three of his children. At this point it’s Charles, William, and George…

prince william GIF by Bustle

Unless Queen Elizabeth just never dies or becomes a mecha or some such…




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