Prince Andrew pays off Virginia Giuffre in full - and it is more than the £12m asked for 3 months ago

Prince Andrew pays off Virginia Giuffre in full - and it is more than the £12m asked for

The payment officially brings the seven-month legal action against him to a close

Prince Andrew has brought to an end his seven-month legal battle with Virginia Giuffre by paying his accuser off in full.

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Last month, the royal reached an out of court settlement with Giuffre, which meant he would no longer face a jury over her allegations that he sexually abused her on three separate occasions when she was 17.

On Monday, Stipulation of Dismissal court documents were filed calling for the civil sexual assault action to be dismissed.

The joint order added that each party would pay their own costs and fees.

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The Duke of York is understood to have paid Giuffre more than £12m, including a £2m donation to her sex trafficking charity.

The Telegraph reports that this donation is thought to have been paid by the Queen though.

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Judge Lewis Kaplan will now sign the order, officially closing the civil case.

A statement released from the royal's legal team following the announcement of the settlement in February, referenced Andrew's close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the paedophile who trafficked Giuffre.

It read: “It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years. Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein, and commends the bravery of Ms Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others."

Andrew said he would demonstrate his regret for his ties with Jeffrey Epstein and the suffering Giuffre had experienced by supporting the "fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims.”

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