Prince Andrew pictured for the first time since returning to England on horseback in Windsor | Royal | New
Prince Andrew was pictured on horseback near Windsor Castle with two assistants. The Duke of York wore a blue jacket, gloves and a black and white helmet as he rode his horse.
Andrew lives at the Royal Lodge, a short drive from the Queen’s House in Berkshire, and in the past he has been spotted driving around the area on many occasions.
These recent photographs of the Duke come after Prince Andrew was seen leaving Balmoral Castle, where he spent several weeks this summer, on September 30.
Andrew was pictured smiling and waving to well-wishers while driving.
His return trip south of the border came after his legal team officially admitted that the Duke had been served with a civil action against him in New York federal court by Virginia Giuffre – who was one of the accusers of billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Prince Andrew has until October 29 to respond to the trial.
The next hearing is scheduled for November 3.
Ms Giuffre claims she was sexually assaulted by the prince when she was 17.
In her lawsuit, she claims the Duke engaged in sexual acts with Ms Giuffre without her consent.
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She alleges that Prince Andrew knew how old she was at the time and “that she was a victim of sex trafficking”.
The Duke of York has always and firmly denied the allegations against him.
He discussed his association with Epstein, who died in prison in August 2019, during an interview with Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis.
Asked about Ms Giuffre, Andrew said he had “no recollection of meeting her”.
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When asked if, as Ms Giuffre alleged, he had dinner with her, danced at Tramp and slept with her in a London Belgravia house, Andrew also replied: “I can absolutely tell you that it does not. never happened. “
Prince Andrew’s return to England at the end of September also allowed him to finally meet his granddaughter, the first child of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The happy couple welcomed their baby into the world on September 18 at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
But they didn’t publicly announce his name until a day after Andrew left Balmoral on October 1.
Speaking to Twitter, Beatrice said: “We are delighted to share that we have named our daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi.”
This name pays homage to both Edoardo’s Italian roots and the baby’s relationship with the Queen.
Beatrice and Edoardo haven’t shared a photo of their daughter but instead posted a cute photo showing her footprints.
In her brief statement, Beatrice also provided an update on how her family is adjusting to the baby’s arrival and included Edoardo’s five-year-old son Christopher Woolf, known as Wolfie.
She said: “We are all doing well and Wolfie is Sienna’s best big brother.”
While Prince Andrew had to wait several days before he could meet Sienna, adoring grandmother Sarah Ferguson reportedly returned from Balmoral a day before Beatrice gave birth.
Another member of the York family who will likely have met the newborn is Princess Eugenie, who, with the arrival of Sienna, has become an aunt.
Hours after Buckingham Palace announced the birth of the royal baby to the public, Sarah and Andrew’s youngest daughter took to Twitter to write a message to Sienna.
She wrote: “To my new niece I love you already and I think you are just awesome from the photos… we are going to have so much fun together.”