Photographers trailing Andrew around ‘prized’ Balmoral will irritate the Queen.
According to a Royal expert, the Queen will find it “quite uncomfortable” as photographers descend on Balmoral to capture Prince Andrew amid his looming lawsuit.
Following repeated images in the British press of Prince Andrew arriving at a Bothey (hut) in Balmoral, Chris Ship, the channel’s Royal editor, told ITV’s Royal Rota podcast that The Queen will find it difficult to watch the paparazzi “clambering” around her estate. It comes as Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers have consistently failed to serve Prince Andrew court papers, despite the fact that she accuses him of violence by sexual assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Duke of York, 61, has categorically refuted all of Ms Giuffre’s allegations.
ITV’s Royal producer Lizzie Robinson agreed with the proposal, emphasizing how “cherished” Balmoral is as a place of refuge for the Queen during the summer months, allowing her to vacation discreetly and away from her public role.
She further observed that the presence of photographers may be all the more intrusive because this is the first time The Queen has visited Balmoral Castle since her beloved Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died on April 9th at the age of 99.
Because to Scotland’s ‘Right to Roam’ regulations, photographers have had reasonable access to much of the Balmoral Estate.
Mr Ship intervened, implying that some would wonder why the Queen chose to “invite your son Prince Andrew who is accused of some very serious allegations” if the presence of cameras is harmful.
The remarks come as lawyers for Virginia Giuffre claim in documents filed with the US district court for the southern district of New York on Friday that a first effort to serve the papers on the Duke occurred on August 26.
When an agent went to Windsor Great Park, however, a Metropolitan Police officer operating as head of security turned them away.
Officers were apparently unable to accept service of any court process or allow anyone attempting to serve legal papers on the site, according to the officer.
The next day, the agent was told that the court procedure may be placed with the police officer at the main entrance, and that “this case will then be handed on to the legal team.”
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