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Prince Andrew disgraced ‘broken’ after ‘settling 12 million pounds’ with Virginia Giuffre over rape allegations, close friend says

COMPLETE Prince Andrew is said to be “broken” after being ordered to hand over a multi-million pound settlement to Virginia Giuffre.

One source said DukeThe 61-year-old is struggling amid public humiliation over his legal settlement – which is speculated to be worth up to £12m.

Prince Andrew'broken' after £12 settlement over rape claims, a close friend says

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Prince Andrew ‘broken’ after £12 settlement over rape claims, a close friend saysCredit: AFP
Prince Andrew in an infamous photo with Virginia and Ghislaine Maxwell

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Prince Andrew in an infamous photo with Virginia and Ghislaine MaxwellCredit: AFP

The source – who served with Prince Andrew during the Falklands War – said the move for him to continue as Vice Admiral was an attempt to cheer him up.

They told Mirror: “He broke down, he broke down. If he wants to wear a navy uniform for once, let him.”

“His reputation is over, his public life is over. He’s a walking shame.”

The source took a sympathetic stance towards his old friend and defended the fallen royal family.

They said: “He served in the Royal Navy during the Falklands War and this was bestowed upon him by the Queen.

“It’s really like an honors degree.

“He has not been charged with anything. I don’t know if he’s guilty or innocent, so I think he paid a pretty heavy price.”

Andrew, who was stripped of his title by his mother last month, is never expected to return to the family front lines.

The Andrew hit a “coward” megabucks deal with accuser Virginia Giuffre just weeks before he was tested under oath.

Ms Giuffre is said to be “very, very pleased” with the unprecedented settlement.

Experts say the amount remains secret but is believed to be around £12 million.

She will be personally compensated and no nondisclosure agreement can stop her from telling her story.

Details of the settlement appeared in a letter filed in US district court in New York yesterday.

In a special statement, the Duke of York, 61, spoke of his “regret” over his relationship with the pedophile financier. Jeffrey Epstein.

Senior sources say Andrew, who was stripped of his title by his mother, will never return to the family front lines.

Prince Andrew struck a multimillion-dollar settlement with accuser Virginia Giuffre just weeks before he was tested on oath.

Ms Giuffre is said to be “very, very pleased” with the unprecedented settlement.

She will be personally compensated and no nondisclosure agreement can stop her from telling her story.

Prince Andrew gave a pathetic Newsnight interview in 2019

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Prince Andrew gave a pathetic Newsnight interview in 2019Credit: BBC Newsnight

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