Prince Andrew May Leave Balmoral To See Daughter Princess Beatrice In The Hospital, 'He Will Want To Be There For Her,' Source Claims
Prince Andrew may be coming out of hiding as his eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, just gave birth on September 18.
The royal, who was sued by Virginia Roberts for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old, has been staying at Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral estate for the time being.
“Prince Andrew obviously hasn’t wanted to leave Balmoral when lawyers are still trying to serve the lawsuit papers but his daughter comes first and he will want to be there for her," an insider said. “He could end up staying on the estate and waiting for Beatrice to come to him once she’s given birth. But I’m sure he will want to go to her.”
On Monday, September 20, Beatrice, 33, and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, announced the news.
"Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18th September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "The baby weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces. The new baby’s grandparents and great-grandparents have all been informed and are delighted with the news."
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"The family would like to thank all the staff at the hospital for their wonderful care. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf," the statement continued.
Andrew was hoping that his case would be thrown out after his lawyer argued that the documents were never officially served. However, Roberts posted a photo of the envelopes being mailed.
In the documents, which were obtained by The Royal Observer, Roberts claims that the royal "sexually abused Plaintiff in [Jeffrey] Epstein’s New York mansion in this District."
"On another occasion, Prince Andrew sexually abused Plaintiff on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St. James," the documents state. "During each of the aforementioned incidents, Plaintiff was compelled by express or implied threats by Epstein, [Ghislaine] Maxwell, and/or Prince Andrew to engage in sexual acts with Prince Andrew, and feared death or physical injury to herself or another and other repercussions for disobeying Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew due to their powerful connections, wealth, and authority."
Andrew has denied any wrongdoing.