As many want to know if Prince Harry will attend King Charles III's coronation, there are questions if Prince Andrew will get an invite, too. There are rumors that the Duke of York may not be at the event just like his nephew and Meghan Markle, due to another looming legal battle against his alleged accuser Virginia Giuffre.
Prince Andrew will allegedly join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the list of royals who will be refused entry to King Charles' coronation in May. He's reportedly preparing for another legal battle in the U.S. as he's planning to overturn his multimillion-pound settlement with Giuffre.
Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice's father lost his HRH title after Giuffre accused him of sexual abuse. Reports show he's planning to reopen the case to get his titles back.
However, Express reported that the latest "legal shenanigans" could be the royal family's last straw, and he might be kept away from his brother's royal coronation.
Former civil servant Jill Rutter told Times Radio that he would have thought that the royal family didn't want Prince Andrew's controversy to overshadow the late Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. Hence, the same could happen in the upcoming crowning, especially with his alleged more legal issues.
"I think they'll tell him to shut up and go away," Rutter said.
Daily Mail noted that Sarah Ferguson's ex-husband would launch a bid to overturn the multi-million-pound settlement he reached with Giuffre. Allegedly, he had consulted lawyers to get his alleged victim to retract her allegations and receive an apology.
This decision reportedly stemmed from Giuffre's move to drop her lawsuit against Alan Dershowitz, who she also accused of sexual assault, after admitting she might have "made a mistake" in identifying him. Sources claimed King Charles would not stop his brother from taking any legal action that Queen Elizabeth's alleged favorite son believed would clear his name.
However, King Charles had allegedly warned Prince Andrew that he was already permanently exiled from royal life.
For context, Giuffre claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 after being trafficked by the convicted criminal sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The prince has vehemently denied the claims time and over again, and they eventually reached an out-of-court settlement, reportedly worth millions of pounds.
However, the scandal has already damaged his reputation, resulting in him being an outcast from the royal family. From there, Queen Elizabeth stripped off his military and HRH titles. But despite that, Prince Andrew reportedly still wanted to return to the royal fold and clear his name by fighting the allegations in court again.