“Given the robustness with which Judge Kaplan greeted our arguments, we are unsurprised by the ruling," the insider added. “However, it was not a judgement on the merits of Ms. Giuffre’s allegations. The Duke will continue to defend himself against these claims.”
Virginia Roberts sued the royal for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old. Earlier this week, a U.S. judge dismissed Prince Andrew's request to have the case thrown out.
One day later, Queen Elizabeth made a big announcement.
"With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."
Now, it seems like Prince Andrew is on thin ice with his family.
"I think that Prince Charles and Prince William will both be incredibly angry with him," expert Angela Levin claimed. "They've been angry already but the fact that his case has been thrown out means that actually, he can't win in any way really, and certainly not in the public opinion, which is very important to the royals at the moment."
She continued, "Because there's all this dodginess with him and dodginess with Prince Harry and Prince Harry's book, a memoir, will be coming out at the same time, and would no doubt attack the royal family. Because it's all going to be about Diana and his getting millions for it, so there will be attacks there. So there's, it's very, very difficult for them to do their duty I imagine."