Prince Andrew will go to court – level 2
Prince Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II, returned his royal titles to the Queen, and he will not use the title His Royal Highness anymore. The reason is that he is going to court in the US in the summer.
Virginia Giuffre accused the prince of sexual abuse, and she said that Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with Andrew. Jeffrey Epstein was an American businessman, and he was also Prince Andrew’s friend. In 2008, a court found him guilty of crimes where he took women to other places to make them have sex with other people.
Last year, Giuffre went to court, and she accused Prince Andrew. A judge decided last week that there would be a trial, and Prince Andrew will face it as an ordinary person without any special rights. Prince Andrew always said that he did nothing wrong, but after a BBC interview in 2020, many people did not believe him anymore.
Difficult words: royal title (a royal name that you can use to have special rights as you are a member of a royal family), accuse (to officially say in a court that someone did something wrong), sexual abuse (when someone forces another person to have sex with him).
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