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Prince Andrew a ‘bigger crisis’ for Queen than Harry and Meghan, expert claims

A royal commentator has suggested that the lawsuit against Prince Andrew for sexual assault – that he strongly denies–- is a bigger problem for the Queen than the ongoing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle saga.

Since his appearance on Newsnight almost two years ago, Prince Andrew has denied allegations of improper behaviour resulting from his alleged relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Earlier this month, the Duke of York’s accuser Virginia Giuffre lodged a civil lawsuit against him in New York. She alleges that he had sex with her when she was 17, something that the Duke has denied.

And now, royal commentator Tessa Dunlop has claimed the Royal Family will have to address the issue, instead of worrying about the supposedly fractured relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Speaking on the Mail’s Palace Confidential podcast, Tessa suggested: “We all start front footing on Meghan and Harry when to me the far bigger crisis is Andrew.

“In a way, Harry and Meghan are the soap opera – if you like – and this is potentially very sinister stuff.

“It's more the long-term one, it's the more serious one.”

“Altogether, it’s very ugly mood music on the other side of the Atlantic.”

Despite stepping down from royal duties and moving to the US last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have remained in the headlines.

Earlier this year, an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey saw the couple level accusations at ‘The Firm’.

This included Meghan divulging that there were points when she “didn’t want to be alive anymore”.

Harry also suggested that Prince William and Prince Charles are “stuck” in the structures of the Royal Family. “My father and brother, they are trapped,” he claimed.

And later on next year, the prince is set to release a revealing memoir. In a statement announcing the book, he said he is “excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful”.

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