London/New York: Stung by an alleged sex abuse scandal, Britain`s Prince Andrew is likely to speak to the Queen regarding the matter, Daily Mail stated on Monday.
As per the report, Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth, flew home from a skiing holiday in Switzerland yesterday to prepare to face claims that he had “sexually abused” an underage girl introduced to him by a disgraced US financier.
However, Buckingham Palace stepped up its denial that Prince Andrew had sex with a teenage who is now writing a book about her experiences.
Earlier on Friday, Buckingham Palace had already denied the allegations made by the complainent in a Florida court.
The allegations come from a woman who is named in the filing as Jane Doe #3, but Buckingham Palace referred to her as Virginia Roberts. Several British newspapers have also named the woman.
Notably, Buckingham Palace even named the alleged victim whose anonymity was preserved in court documents filed last week.People making a criminal complaint of rape in England have a legal right to anonymity unless they choose to waive it.
Buckingham Palace also denied on Sunday that the Queen had met Virginia Roberts.
Meanwhile, the plaintiff, identified only as "Jane Doe #3" in court papers, told the Guardian newspaper that she refuses to be "unjustly victimised again" after robust denials from Buckingham Palace.
According to the motion filed in a Florida court on Monday, the woman alleges she was "forced to have sexual relations" with Andrew, the Duke of York, in London, New York and the Caribbean at the behest of Jeffrey Epstein.
On Saturday, the story made headline news in Britain`s newspapers. Some British newspapers even published an old photograph of Prince Andrew holding the waist of the woman, then aged 17. The age of consent is 16 in Britain, but it is 18 in much of the United States.