Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew is facing a two-day deposition from Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers. Image via Twitter @Forbes

Prince Andrew facing ‘uncomfortable’ two-day deposition

Virginia Giuffre’s lawyer has warned Prince Andrew he is in for an ‘uncomfortable’ two days when he sits for a deposition.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew is facing a two-day deposition from Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers. Image via Twitter @Forbes

Prince Andrew faces being questioned for up to two days by Virginia Giuffre’s legal team.

Giuffre – who was formerly known as Virginia Roberts – has accused convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein – who took his own life in August 2019 – and his one-time girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell of arranging and forcing her into having sex with the Duke of York in 2001 and as part of the civil case, the 61-year-old prince will sit for a deposition in London before the 14 July deadline set by the judge.

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Her attorney, David Boies suggested the questioning under oath would be “a little uncomfortable” for Andrew, who has insisted he did nothing wrong.

Asked what he is expecting from the meeting – which he said will likely last “a day, or probably two” – Boies told the Daily Telegraph newspaper:

“Somebody who is going to be a little uncomfortable.”

“But I’m going to try to get him to understand that this is not going to be combative. Obviously, I’m going to ask him a lot of questions. And although some of the questions may be uncomfortable, I’m not going to be aggressive or in any way offensive to him. I’m going to be very respectful.”


Should the case ultimately go to trial, the 80-year-old lawyer “doesn’t think we would need” either Andrew’s ex-wife and close confidante Sarah Ferguson, or their daughter’s Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie to testify.

“I don’t think Prince Andrew will call them either,” he added.

And although conversations Andrew has had with his mother Queen Elizabeth “could be used” as evidence, David admitted it is unlikely.

“It’s hard to get at those, because he’s probably not going to admit to them, and we’re not going to depose her. So while those conversations are fair game, on a practical level we’re probably not going to get at them,” he explained.


The prince has insisted he has no recollection of ever meeting Virginia and last week said he “lacks sufficient information to admit or deny” whether a photo of him with his arm around her waist Exists”.

And Boies admitted his client will not want to settle the case if Andrew continues his denial – unless an offered sum of money was large enough to be “a vindication”.

“We would be unlikely to settle in a situation in which somebody just handed over a cheque. So if Prince Andrew maintains, ‘I’ve never heard of this person’, ‘I don’t know who she is’, ‘The photographs are fake’, then I don’t think we would settle on that basis.”

“That said, if you had a settlement that was large enough to be, in effect, a vindication, then it’s something we would obviously look at.”

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