Prince Andrew could try to mend his damaged public image by devoting his life to charity work, reports say.
The late Queen reportedly suggested he thinks about using the sector to help with the fallout of Virginia Giuffre’s accusations against him.
‘Andrew’s mother suggested the route forward was taking on a charitable cause,’ sources close to the Duke of York told The Independent.
‘Other members of the family agreed and saw it as his only way to rehabilitation.’
Ms Giuffre alleged she was forced to have sex with Andrew aged 17 after being trafficked by billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The scandal has left him all but completely missing from public royal life. He was even banned from wearing his military uniform at his mum’s funeral.
Andrew denied ever meeting Ms Giuffre, but reached an out of court settlement with her, estimated to be around £12 million, last February.
However, the duke is now said to be thinking about launching a legal case against Ms Giuffre, 39, to clear his name.
A royal source told The Sun: ‘Andrew has always insisted he is innocent and finally wants to prove it in a US court.
‘He was pressured into settling the case to avoid overshadowing the Platinum Jubilee and has paid a heavy price, personally and professionally.
‘The King is happy for him to pursue this. As Head of State, he can’t back him publicly, but Andrew is still his brother and he wants the best for him.’
It is believed Andrew has saved up a £10 million fund to go to court, with most of the money supposedly coming from the sale of his Swiss ski chalet.
The late Queen is also thought to have left him an inheritance of ‘several million’ pounds as well.
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