ROYAL fans have been left furious by claims the Queen personally paid £2 million to help settle rape claims against Prince Andrew.
Her Majesty made the enormous payment to Virginia Roberts’ charity after part of the Duke of York‘s alleged £12 million settlement, according to reports.
She agreed to help her second son make the payment on the understanding her portion did not go directly to Virginia Giuffre and was instead made via a charitable donation, HOAR reported.
Royal aides earlier claimed the finances involved in the settlement would never be revealed and that Andrew would keep his titles of Duke of York, Queen’s Counsellor or State and Vice-Admiral.
But there are growing calls for these last remaining roles to be stripped from the disgraced Duke and formally remove the pomp and privileges that continue to surround him.
And there are also demands for the finances of his settlement to be made public, with serious questions raised over whether taxpayer money was used either directly or indirectly to have the rape claims dropped.
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