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Prince Andrew served with legal papers for sexual assault lawsuit

The papers were served to The Royal Lodge in Windsor on 27th August and his lawyer’s LA office on 20th September

Lawyers representing Virginia Giuffre, who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault, say in the document that the civil lawsuit was handed to a Metropolitan Police officer on duty at the main gates of The Royal Lodge in Windsor last month.

Giuffre’s lawyers have also said that the relevant paperwork has been served to his Los Angeles-based lawyers this week.

Andrew’s legal team had previously contested whether the Duke had been officially notified of Giuffre’s claim for damages, saying he had not been served the papers in person. However, the document confirms that the papers were also sent “to the designated central authority of the United Kingdom on the court’s behalf”.

The prince has categorically denied any sexual contact or relationship with Ms Giuffre, despite there being photographs of him with his arm around her waist when she was just seventeen years old in London.

Ms Giuffre claims she was a victim of financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Lisa Bloom is a lawyer who represents eight victims of Epstein. Although she does not represent Ms Giuffre, one of her clients is a witness who alleges she saw Prince Andrew and Ms Giuffre together in London.

She told Sky News this is a "colossal development", adding: "Apparently he has been served. That means it's game on for the lawsuit - it goes forward.”

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