THE Royal Family's A-list pals are being dragged into the brutal feud between Princes Harry and William, it has been claimed.

Over the years many massive celebrity names got to know the two royal brothers together and have maintained friendships with them both.

However, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle forging a new life in America and desperately trying to make the A-list over there, celebs based in the UK are having to make a decision about who to remain pals with.

One example is Victoria Beckham who, according to Closer magazine, is in a crisis over whether to invite William and Kate or Harry and Meghan to Brooklyn Beckham's wedding to Nicola Peltz next summer.

Having decided the presence of both couples would dominate the day, the Beckhams must now decide between David's "close mate" William and Meghan whom Victoria is said to have become close with in recent months.

Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates…

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    DUKE OF YORK HAS ALWAYS DENIED ALLEGATIONS

    The Duke of York has always denied any allegations that he had sexual contact with Ms Giuffre or that he had any knowledge of Epstein’s wrongdoing.

    Andrew is named as the only defendant in the 15-page suit, brought under New York state’s Child Victims Act, though Epstein and his former girlfriend Maxwell are mentioned frequently throughout.

    It is the first time he has been subject to a lawsuit over the case since the allegations against him were made public ten years ago.

    It comes as his brother, Prince Charles, attended the Highland Games in Aberdeenshire, sporting a kilt, walking stick and tweed jacket.

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    PRINCE CHARLES ATTENDS HIGHLAND GAMES IN ABERDEENSHIRE

    Prince Charles, attended the Highland Games in Aberdeenshire, sporting a kilt, walking stick and tweed jacket.

    The future king was spotted out on a drive in the Scottish Highlands – before he faced crisis talks with other senior royals about his brother’s sex abuse lawsuit in the US.

    The heir to the throne, 72, was behind the wheel of a Range Rover as he made his way past the Balmoral estate back to his own neighbouring Birkhall residence with just an aide for company.

    The Prince of Wales had been touring Scotland as part of his latest round of royal engagements with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and arrived at Birkhall on Thursday.

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    PRINCE HARRY ‘PLAYING VICTIM’ AND EPITOMISES ‘EVERYTHING WRONG WITH WOKE’, CLAIMS ACADEMIC

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused accused of preaching about “protecting the environment” despite “jetting off on private flights”.

    Prince Harry is “playing the victim card at every possible opportunity” and epitomises everything “wrong with woke”, a leading academic has claimed.

    Joanna Williams, a leading academic and director of a think-tank, says Harry has led a life of “incredible privilege” and is “preaching” to the public despite enjoying a jet-setting lifestyle with wife Meghan.

    “You’ve got a white man – however you want to play this, whether on identitarian grounds, or somebody who’s money has come through inheritance – with huge amounts of wealth, who has had all kinds of doors opened for him, who has lived a life of incredible privilege,” Williams told the Express.

    “And yet he somehow manages to play the victim card at every available opportunity and thinks that his victim status, whether it’s through mental health or through racism by proxy because of his relationship to Meghan, allows him to preach to the rest of us.

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    VIRGINIA ROBERTS’ SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWSUIT AGAINST PRINCE ANDREW WILL BE HEARD BY NYC COURT IN SEPTEMBER

    The first court hearing for Giuffre’s civil court case against Prince Andrew has been scheduled – days after filing lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court.

    It will be a telephone conference, held on the 13 September at 4pm this year and will only be a preliminary hearing, according to the New York Post.

    Guiffre filed the lawsuit against the Duke of York on Monday, alleging he sexually abused her at least three times when she was a minor – only 17-years-old. 

    Prince Andrew has previously vehemently denied all claims of wrongdoing made by Roberts, and has yet to respond to the civil suit. He also denies meeting her, and says a photo of them together in London was doctored.

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    PRINCE ANDREW WILL ‘NOT BE PART OF TROOPING THE COLOUR FOR QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE NEXT YEAR’

    The Duke of York already missed Her Majesty’s 95th birthday parade in June over concerns about his relationship with late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

    Andrew faces a lawsuit for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl trafficked by Epstein, who killed himself in prison in New York in 2019.

    He is being sued by one of the disgraced American financier’s victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

    The now 38-year-old has accused him of sexually abusing her at Epstein’s Manhattan home, on his private Caribbean island, and at socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s home in London.

    Her lawsuit came almost two years to the day after Epstein, 66, was found dead in jail while awaiting trial for conspiracy and child sex trafficking charges.

    Andrew, 61, has always denied any allegations of sexual contact with Ms Giuffre or that he had any knowledge of Epstein’s wrongdoing.

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    WITNESS SAYS HE IS PREPARED TO TESTIFY AGAINST PRINCE ANDREW

    A witness says he is prepared to swear on oath that he saw Prince Andrew groping Virginia Roberts Giuffre on Jeffrey Epstein’s “paedo island”.

    Steve Scully, Epstein’s former telecoms specialist, says he spotted the Duke kissing and grinding against a bikini-clad blonde by a pool “between 2001 and 2004”.

    He insists the woman was Virginia — and is willing to give evidence in court for the first time.

    Her lawyers were understood to want to speak to Steve, 71.

    He told The Sun on Sunday: “I was working on the phone and he (Andrew) was by the pool with Virginia. As soon as I saw him, I recognised him. I thought, ‘If I had a camera in my bag right now, I’d have a $50,000 picture’.”

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    LAWYERS HAVE 120 DAYS TO REACH ANDREW AND SERVE COURT PAPERS

    Ms Guiffre’s legal team have 120 days to get court papers to him or his lawyers could call for the case to be dismissed.

    Once the papers are served, Andrew has 21 days to respond.

    Her lawyer David Boles added: “We’ll present a copy of the complaint in a formal way. He is a foreign citizen so we must do this under the Hague Convention.”

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    PRINCE ANDREW ‘WILL BE SERVED SEX ASSAULT COURT PAPERS IN PERSON’, SAYS VIRGINIA ROBERTS’ LAWYER

    The 61-year-old will be given them in Britain in a “difficult” feat that could take weeks, the American’s legal team claimed.

    They said that they needed to get them to the Royal before the start of the 21 days in which he will have to reply, with the first court hearing set for September.

    Prince Andrew is said to be currently having ongoing crisis talks with lawyers by phone after joining the Queen at Balmoral supported by daughter Eugenie.

    David Boies told The Telegraph: “We present him with a copy of the complaint in a formal way. Because he is a foreign citizen, we have to do this under the Hague Convention.”

    Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, is suing Prince Andrew over allegations that he abused her at the disgraced financier’s Manhattan home, on his private Caribbean island, and at Ghislaine Maxwell’s home in London.

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    BBC SET TO ‘PAY £1.5MILLION IN ‘GUILT MONEY’ TO MAKE AMENDS FOR THE MARTIN BASHIR SCANDAL

    THE BBC is set to pay £1.5 million in "guilt money" to make amends for the Martin Bashir Scandal, it has been reported.

    Cash from the donation will go to a charity of the Royal family's choice.

    Read more here.

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    PRINCE ANDREW’S RAPE LAWSUIT IS LAST THING ‘EXASPERATED’ QUEEN NEEDS AFTER PRINCE PHILIP’S DEATH, SAYS ROYAL EXPERT

    The monarch and her third child had dinner together a few nights ago at her retreat Balmoral Castle just hours after he was served US summons over allegations he abused a 17-year-old girl trafficked by paedo Jeffrey Epstein.

    And while The Queen will be putting on a brave face, she will be feeling the heavy weight of the shocking allegations, Royal commentator and author Angela Levin told The Sun Online.

    She said the ongoing scandal was the “last thing” the Queen needs following her beloved husband’s passing, with the Duke often described as her “rock”.

    Ms Levin told The Sun Online: “It is very sad, she was wanting a nice, warm, family summer and its going to be difficult.”

    Read more here.

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    QUEEN PUT THE ‘MONARCHY FIRST’ AHEAD OF PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE, ROYAL EXPERT SAYS

    Reportedly “hurt and disappointed” by Megxit, the Queen adopted a monarchy-first mindset.

    Royal author Matthew Dennison has said that the monarch has consistently honoured “her father’s belief that ‘the highest of distinctions is the service of others’, she had placed the monarchy first”, meaning she left little wiggle room for Harry and Meghan to exercise any of their royal duties while across the pond.

    While the Queen has been firm in her decision “putting the monarchy first” and “still loving and supporting Harry and Meghan” are not mutually exclusive terms.

    With this in mind, Matthew states that, “Elizabeth had never been a sentimental woman; she had acted in the only way she understood.”

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    PRINCE CHARLES ATTENDS HIGHLAND GAMES IN ABERDEENSHIRE

    Prince Charles, attended the Highland Games in Aberdeenshire, sporting a kilt, walking stick and tweed jacket.

    The future king was spotted out on a drive in the Scottish Highlands – before he faced crisis talks with other senior royals about his brother’s sex abuse lawsuit in the US.

    The heir to the throne, 72, was behind the wheel of a Range Rover as he made his way past the Balmoral estate back to his own neighbouring Birkhall residence with just an aide for company.

    The Prince of Wales had been touring Scotland as part of his latest round of royal engagements with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and arrived at Birkhall on Thursday.

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    WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN MEGHAN AND HER DAD EXPLAINED

    The Duchess’ dad Thomas recently revealed that he no longer even has his daughter’s phone number – so it’s highly unlikely he was invited to her birthday celebrations on Wednesday.

    They dramatically fell out after he set up paparazzi snaps of himself getting fitted for a suit and reading articles about his daughter in the lead up to the Royal Wedding.

    Mr Bower said that “Meghan appears to show little remorse about hurting” her dad.

    Shunned Thomas, who lives in Mexico, has not had any contact with his duchess daughter for three years, and he has never met her husband Harry, or their two tots, Archie and Lilibet.

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    WITNESS SAYS HE IS PREPARED TO TESTIFY AGAINST PRINCE ANDREW

    A witness says he is prepared to swear on oath that he saw Prince Andrew groping Virginia Roberts Giuffre on Jeffrey Epstein’s “paedo island”.

    Steve Scully, Epstein’s former telecoms specialist, says he spotted the Duke kissing and grinding against a bikini-clad blonde by a pool “between 2001 and 2004”.

    He insists the woman was Virginia — and is willing to give evidence in court for the first time.

    Her lawyers were understood to want to speak to Steve, 71.

    He told The Sun on Sunday: “I was working on the phone and he (Andrew) was by the pool with Virginia. As soon as I saw him, I recognised him. I thought, ‘If I had a camera in my bag right now, I’d have a $50,000 picture’.”

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    BBC TO PAY £1.5M IN GUILT MONEY TO MAKE AMENDS FOR MARTIN BASHIR SCANDAL

    THE BBC is set to pay £1.5 million in “guilt money” to make amends for the Martin Bashir Scandal, it has been reported.

    Cash from the donation will go to a charity of the Royal family’s choice.

    The donation will include the money that the corporation made from selling the global rights to Bashir’s bombshell 1995 interview, the Mail on Sunday claims.

    An inquiry by Lord Dyson back in May found that the journalist had used “deceitful methods” to obtain the interview that there had been a “woefully ineffective” internal investigation.

    The damning inquiry revealed “rogue reporter” Bashir forged bank statements and spun wicked tales to win the vulnerable princess’s trust.

    Read more here.

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S DAD THOMAS CLAIMS ‘SHE’S BEEN LYING FOR YEARS’

    According to Thomas, Meghan’s alleged behaviour was new, claiming she didn’t have the capacity to lie before meeting her husband.

    He said: “This is since Harry. Harry has influenced it.”

    Referencing the interview, Thomas said: “Meghan and Harry are attacking the world. Attacking his 95-year-old grandmother is unforgivable.

    “It’s embarrassing they are doing this, it’s embarrassing for them to be telling me a few years ago to ‘never talk to the press’, but then they spend hours on a show with Oprah.”

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    LAWYERS HAVE 120 DAYS TO REACH ANDREW AND SERVE COURT PAPERS

    Ms Guiffre's legal team have 120 days to get court papers to him or his lawyers could call for the case to be dismissed.

    Once the papers are served, Andrew has 21 days to respond.

    Her lawyer David Boles added: "We’ll present a copy of the complaint in a formal way. He is a foreign citizen so we must do this under the Hague Convention.”

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    SOURCE SAYS ANDREW 'COULD BE AT BALMORAL FOR MONTHS WITHOUT COMING OUT'

    A source told the Mirror: “Virginia’s lawyers are under no illusions how difficult it is to get alongside the prince. They’ve been trying to speak to him for five years.

    “Processors were on the ground on Monday when the papers were filed in Manhattan hoping to hand them to him if he went out on his horse. He could be at Balmoral for months without coming out.”

    Under the Hague Convention, Virginia Roberts Giuffre's legal team must give the papers to Andrew in person.

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    PRINCE ANDREW BEING TRACKED BY LAWYERS WHO ‘PLANNED TO AMBUSH HIM ON WINDSOR CASTLE HORSE RIDE’

    PRINCE Andrew is being tracked by American lawyers who reportedly planned to ambush him on a Windsor Castle horse ride.

    Andrew, 61, was the subject of a civil lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre in the US claiming he assaulted her in New York, London and the Caribbean when she was 17.

    The prince denies the allegations.

    Legal staff were waiting for Andrew to go on his regular horse ride at Windsor Castle just hours before the sex abuse allegations were filed, the Mirror reported.

    They reportedly wanted to serve him court papers in person.

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    FURIOUS DAD OF PRINCE ANDREW ACCUSER VIRGINIA ROBERT TELLS ROYAL ‘YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF’ OVER RAPE LAWSUIT

    Sky Roberts, 65, let rip after Virginia, 38, filed a civil suit against the duke in New York, claiming he sexually abused her three times when she was 17.

    Andrew has fiercely denied any allegations, says he has no memory of even meeting alleged victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, and he had no suspicions of Epstein’s wrongdoing during their friendship.

    Speaking at his home in Summerfield, Florida, Sky – in his first comments on Virginia’s lawsuit – told The Sun: “I support my daughter 100 per cent.

    “The royals are not above the law. That’s not the way it works. They can’t just do what they want. People fight back. That’s what Virginia is doing, she is fighting back.

    “She has to do what she thinks is right.”

    He continued to say: “He has the money and the power, but I hope Virginia comes out ahead. She is persistent when she gets her mind set on something, so I think she will win. She will get her day in court.

    “It’s brave and I’m proud of her.”

    Read more here.

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    PRINCE ANDREW ‘WILL BE SERVED SEX ASSAULT COURT PAPERS IN PERSON’, SAYS VIRGINIA ROBERTS’ LAWYER

    PRINCE Andrew will be served court papers in person, the lawyer for his sexual assault accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre has said.

    The 61-year-old will be given them in Britain in a “difficult” feat that could take weeks, the American’s legal team claimed.

    They said that they needed to get them to the Royal before the start of the 21 days in which he will have to reply, with the first court hearing set for September.

    Prince Andrew is said to be currently having ongoing crisis talks with lawyers by phone after joining the Queen at Balmoral supported by daughter Eugenie.

    David Boies told The Telegraph: “We present him with a copy of the complaint in a formal way. Because he is a foreign citizen, we have to do this under the Hague Convention.”

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    MEGHAN MARKLE’S BROTHER THOMAS JR CRITICISES HER FOR 'CUTTING OFF' THEIR DAD

    Thomas Jr has criticised Meghan for “cutting off” their dad after he admitted he was paid to pose for paparazzi pictures sold to news outlets worldwide.

    He claimed Meghan also ignored her dad after he sent flowers for her 40th birthday. But the Duchess of Sussex was said to have been unhappy that she wasn’t invited to Barack Obama’s birthday – which falls on the same day.

    Sources say Meghan “desperately wanted” to be among those in attendance at the three-day do.

    Author Angela Levin said: “I am told that despite claiming she was unable to attend, Meghan desperately wanted to be the special guest at the Obama’s amazing party.”

    Due to Covid restrictions, the guest list had to be shrunk down from 475. The expert added: “But the fact is, Harry and Meghan were never even on the original list.”

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    ROYAL SOURCES SAID TO BE INVOLVED ON HOW ‘GUILT MONEY’ FROM BBC WILL BE SPENT

    An independent probe by former judge Lord Dyson concluded then-BBC news and current affairs boss Lord Tony Hall and other executives whitewashed concerns over how Bashir bagged the scoop in 1995.

    He commissioned fake bank statements to persuade her that officials were being paid by MI5 and the media for information about her.

    Royal sources are understood to be involved in deciding how the money from the BBC will be spent. It will be funded by BBC studios, the corporation’s commercial trading arm that is not funded by the tax payer.

    Last night Diana’s close friend Rosa Monckton said: “This is an admirable decision, though obviously it cannot undo the damage that has been done or erase the BBC’s guilt.”

    The decision to donate the money comes amid discussion initiated by the Duke of Cambridge, the BBC and palace bosses, the Mail claims.

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    ‘DRAW A LINE UNDER AFFAIR’

    It is understood that the donation idea was first suggested by Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, who said some of the money made by the BBC should go to Diana’s charities.

    William is reportedly keen to continue investigating and “to see what comes out”.

    But current director general Tim Davie is thought to believe that the donations could draw a line under the whole affair.

    He has allegedly sent letters of unconditional apology to the Queen, Charles, William, Harry and Earl Spencer.

    The letter reportedly includes the confession that “Martin Bashir employed lies and fake documents to gain access to the princess’ and that he ‘made a series of lurid and untrue claims”.

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    BBC TO PAY £1.5M IN GUILT MONEY TO MAKE AMENDS FOR MARTIN BASHIR SCANDAL

    THE BBC is set to pay £1.5 million in “guilt money” to make amends for the Martin Bashir Scandal, it has been reported.

    Cash from the donation will go to a charity of the Royal family’s choice.

    The donation will include the money that the corporation made from selling the global rights to Bashir’s bombshell 1995 interview, the Mail on Sunday claims.

    An inquiry by Lord Dyson back in May found that the journalist had used “deceitful methods” to obtain the interview that there had been a “woefully ineffective” internal investigation.

    The damning inquiry revealed “rogue reporter” Bashir forged bank statements and spun wicked tales to win the vulnerable princess’s trust.

    Read more here.

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