CAUSE Andrew has ordered his legal team to cancel their Christmas plans so they can focus on his sexual assault case, royal sources have claimed.
Duke of York allegedly told the US team that they must leave “no stone unturned” before the hearing on January 4.
And sources close to him now say that the Duke is “totally consumed” by the legal battle and has stayed up late to talk constantly with lawyers in California.
They said Mirror: “You can see the tension in the camp.
“No one is really sure about Andrew’s involvement other than it raises a lot of questions, but he spends days and nights poring over the material.
“He was absolutely hooked on it, keeping most of the irregular working hours so he could stay in touch with his team.
“He was particularly stressed a few days ago and was heard to be rematching one of the team members.
“The feeling is that he is telling them to effectively cancel Christmas and completely get through all the way through in the end as to what could happen in this case, so like him said, ‘no more surprises.’
They added: “It was a last-ditch effort to get the case dismissed and if that didn’t work out, he knew they were all likely in the long run.”
It came like last week Robert’s lawyers claim that Andrew’s pathetic Newsnight interview is proof of his “sin”.
The Duke of York sparked fury with a legal filing in October that claimed Virginia was a “money-hungry kitten”. The person just sued him for “another payday”.
David Boies, an attorney for Virginia, then objected to filing in a New York court against Andrew’s proposed dismissal.
He wrote: “In that interview, Prince Andrew said he could not remember ever meeting Miss Giuffre, a denial that contradicts the photographs and other evidence that in itself is a sign of guilt. .”
Andrew famously stated in the interview that he is medically unable to sweat, a response to Virginia’s account of a supposedly sweaty dance in London.
And he claims that a photo of himself with Virginia’s arms around him – believed to have been taken at Maxwell’s home – may have been convincing because he had never met her.
The Sun has approached Buckingham Palace for comment.
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