Prince Charles Will Reportedly Come To Andrew's Rescue In A Massive Way

A settlement has been reached in the sexual abuse case between Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre, and Prince Charles is playing a role.

In April 2015, Giuffre first accused Jeffrey Epstein of forcing her — when she was just 17 — to have sex with Andrew, per Insider. In 2021, a lawsuit came about, as she officially accused the prince of sexual assault. 

Though the Duke of York has denied all allegations, as he told the BBC, the royal family announced on Twitter that Queen Elizabeth II, his mother, took away his "military affiliations and royal patronages."

In February 2022, Andrew settled with Giuffre, with official documents stating that "Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms. Giuffre's character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks," per Insider.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

Prince Andrew will borrow money from his brother Prince Charles

As a result of the settlement, Prince Andrew will donate to Virginia's Giuffre's charity, Speak Out, Act, Reclaim (SOAR), which works to prevent sex trafficking. Sources told The Guardian that the Duke of York's total cost will probably be over $10 million (£7 million), which doesn't include his legal fees, adding up to millions more.

According to The Sun, it is actually Prince Charles who will be coughing up the majority of this money, though, with Queen Elizabeth offering up a bit, too. The publication wrote on March 6, 2022, that Andrew has 10 days to get the money to Giuffre in order to settle the case.

Andrew will reportedly then pay his family back with the £17 million he will obtain from selling his Switzerland ski lodge, but it could be a couple of months before that is finalized. 

"[The Duke of York] has no income or money to repay a bank loan, so the family is the only way to guarantee the payment," a source told The Sun.