High court will serve US court papers on Prince Andrew if necessary
The high court has agreed to intervene if necessary to serve papers on the Duke of York in the sexual assault civil case filed against him in the US, it has said.
The development follows a pre-trial hearing in New York on Monday in which lawyers for Prince Andrew argued he had not yet been properly served with documents relating to the lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
Giuffre alleges she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17 years old, which Andrew denies.
US lawyers representing Giuffre have now requested service of proceedings by the high court under the Hague service convention.
Initially, the high court rejected the request, but after further information was provided, agreed to it.
“The lawyers acting for Ms Giuffre have now …
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