Prince Andrew may challenge High Court ruling in US sexual assault case
Prince Andrew’s lawyers may challenge the High Court’s decision to notify the prince about allegations of sexual assault filed in a US court.
Using the Hague Service Convention, lawyers for Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew’s accuser, asked the court to serve the duke with papers informing him of the New York civil case.
The request was initially rejected by the High Court but then was reversed. The Judicial Office said any challenge must be made by the end of next Friday.
In a statement, it said: “Lawyers for Prince Andrew have indicated that they may seek to challenge the decision of the High Court to recognise the validity of the Hague Convention request for service made by Ms Giuffre’s lawyers.
“The High Court has directed that any challenge must be made by close of business on 24 September.”
Prince Andrew does not face the prospect of an extradition hearing as that only applies to criminal charges, not civil cases.
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