Queen Elizabeth news – Disgraced Prince Andrew only paid sexual abuse accuser £3m despite reports of £12m settlement

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THE disgraced Duke has reportedly paid his accuser Virginia Giuffre as little as £3million, despite reports of him agreeing a £12million settlement.

Sources claim his lawyers negotiated a cut-price deal of £3million-to-£5million.

A source said: “It was thought, and widely reported, that Virginia got a settlement of £12million from Andrew, but that’s not right.

“It was far less than that, as low as £3million.

“No doubt this will have influenced the conditions of the agreement that she was prepared to sign.”

This could go some way to explaining why Giuffre was not forced to sign a gagging order, leaving her free to write a bombshell memoir in the years to come.

This comes just days after It comes after HOAR revealed last that Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson have bought a swanky £5million house in London — despite moaning about being hard-up.

A representative of the Royal was approached for comment.

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