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The prince's lawyers want to quiz Ms Giuffre's psychologist to see if his accuser is suffering from "false memories" of meeting him.

Andrew is facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims she was trafficked to have sex with him by paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Andrew denies the allegations and will fight the lawsuit as a 'private citizen '.

York Racecourse confirmed today it will rebrand one of its most historic events, the Duke of York Stakes, in a bid to distance itself from Andrew.

The six-furlong sprint was first staged in 1895 and derives its name from Prince George, Duke of York, who became King George V. The racecourse's head of marketing and sponsorship, James Brennan, said : 'It has never been directly about Prince Andrew.

He said he could not give any further comments which 'might risk being too colourful '.

Local politicians have been campaigning for Andrew to forsake his title as Duke of York.

York appears to be distancing itself from Andrew after the Queen sensationally stripped him of his honorary military roles, royal patronages, and official 'HRH' status last week

'Likewise, I also believe that someone's position, whether a royal or otherwise should have equity in law.

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Last week, Andrew was stripped of his royal patronages and military titles after a New York judge ruled a civil case can go ahead.

"Virginia Giuffre is of huge concern to The Queen and the rest of the royal family.

The Duke of York stepped back from royal duties in November 2019 (Image: GETTY)

but now andrew has lost his military titles and patronages as he faces allegations of sexual assault in a case brought by women exploited by andrew's late paedophile pal epstein.

"No one can believe how badly Andrew and his legal team have messed up.

"It is Virginia's firm belief that Andrew should go to jail for what he's done but in the end leaving him broke and destroyed may be enough.

"Now it's a matter of how much money he offers [ in a settlement ] and how broke we leave him."

Prince Andrew returned his military titles to the Queen (Image: GETTY)

"From the way she was allowed to enter and exit the palace at will, we suspected that she may have had an intimate relationship with Prince Andrew," he says, adding : "She kept coming in and out, in and out."

Prince Andrew has faced significant scrutiny in recent years for his association with Jeffrey Epstein.

After his bombshell interview with BBC Newsnight in November 2019, the Duke said in a statement he continued to "unequivocally regret" his "ill-judged association" with Epstein and announced he would step back from public duties for the "foreseeable future".

Royal expert Marlene Koenig told Express.co.uk : "Actions have consequences.

Prince Andrew has lost his military titles and patronages (Image: GETTY)

But it took time for Mom to put on the crown and be the Sovereign to discipline a member of the Royal Family."

But as Ms Koenig pointed out, Andrew is not a "traitor" to Britain and is unlikely to lose his title under the Titles Deprivation Act of 1917.

In light of this, Ms Koenig explained that not using the title rather than having it stripped could be an option explored at a later date if the Duke's legal troubles continue.

The Grenadier Guards greeted the news that Prince Andrew had lost his honorary role as their colonel with 'three cheers' for the Queen.

Former soldiers spoke out last year over the 'unsatisfactory' state of affairs, especially given the added strain of the US court case against the prince brought by Virginia Roberts. Pictured: Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, then aged 17 at Ghislaine

After Buckingham Palace announced the decision to strip the Duke of York of his military affiliations, the regiment's ceremonial commander Roly Walker confirmed the position had 'returned to Her Majesty with immediate effect '.

Former soldiers spoke out last year over the 'unsatisfactory' state of affairs, especially given the added strain of the US court case against the prince brought by Virginia Roberts.

Formed in 1656 by King Charles II, the Grenadier Guards have fought in almost every major campaign of the British Army, including the Napoleonic, Crimean, Boer, First and Second World Wars.

The prince has now been forced to withdraw entirely from public life in the wake of his association with disgraced paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his sex trafficker girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.

Andrew at York Racecourse to open the new weighing room in May 2015

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