Sarah Ferguson has today been pictured being driven through Windsor Great Park – although there has been no sign of her ex-husband Prince Andrew, who she lives with at Royal Lodge
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She was pictured today being driven through Windsor Great Park – although there was no sign of her ex-husband, who she still lives with Royal Lodge, who has yet to break cover.
It was announced on Tuesday that he had reached an out of court settlement with his accuser Virginia Giuffre.
This means he will no longer face a civil jury trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions when she was 17. Andrew has continuously denied all of Ms Giuffre’s claims.
It emerged earlier this week that the Duke of York and Ms Giuffre had reached a “settlement in principle” in her bombshell civil sex claim filed in the US – said to be £12million.
Court documents show the disgraced royal will make a “substantial donation” to Ms Giuffre’s charity, which supports victims’ rights.
A document submitted to a US court said: “Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks.
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“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.
“He pledges to demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims.”
Andrew and Sarah split over 30 years ago, with their divorce finalised in 1996, but the couple is known for having an unconventional relationship.
Despite their split over 30 years and the fact that their daughters are now both in their 30s, Sarah and Andrew continue to live together at Royal Lodge in Windsor when she is in the UK.
Speaking to the Sunday Times last year, Sarah said: “I travel a lot and I’ve always been able to make wherever I am home. If I am staying in a hotel I have the same family photographs and scented candles around me.
“When I’m in the UK I’m lucky enough to stay at Royal Lodge. I wouldn’t call it my home as that would be presumptuous.”
In December, Sarah appeared on an Italian talk show where she said she stood by Andrew 100 per cent and explained that they share a love unlike any other.
She told the show Porta a Porta: “I completely stand by Andrew 100 per cent.
“He is such a kind, great man, he is a brilliant father and now a fantastic grandfather…
“I feel very strongly that in this day and age that we must stand by our hearts, what we think is right with integrity and honour and loyalty.”