Prince Andrew has made headlines lately, as he is currently being sued by Virginia Roberts for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old.
Despite the tough times, it seems like his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are standing by his side.
“Beatrice and Eugenie fully support their father and are a very close family unit, which includes Sarah," a source told The Sunday Mirror. “It’s more about them being there for him and supporting him as opposed to questioning him about the case. That’s not what the family is focused on — it’s about survival, protecting the family name and getting through it in one piece. The girls feel their father’s name is continually dragged through the mud unnecessarily, when really he is a good egg."
“They feel the whole thing is an unfortunate business and they don’t believe their father deserves what is happening to him," the insider added.
Recently, Ferguson, Beatrice and Eugenie were all spotted in Switzerland, where they hit the slopes — and Prince Andrew was noticeably absent.
“Beatrice and Eugenie were both very upset because they were hoping their children would be able to spend their first ski holiday with their grandad and the entire family," the insider said. “Sadly it wasn’t to be, but they did hold Skype calls with their father nearly every day while they were in Verbier so that they could support him and he could see the grandchildren on holiday.”
At the moment, Prince Andrew is trying to get his case thrown out as Roberts doesn't live in the U.S. The judge has not made a decision yet.
It's unclear what the future holds for Andrew and if he will be able to retain his titles.
“If he loses the case, the question is: what do you do with him?” a source told The Sunday Times. “You can’t make him resign like you would a normal person but he would be asked to put his dukedom into abeyance.”
“Andrew is still patron of a heck of a lot of charities and they would have to go as well. He couldn’t go abroad because of the risk of extradition so there would have to be a form of internal exile. He would need to scale back on his housing," the insider added.