Fears are growing that King Charles’ coronation could be overshadowed by Prince Andrew’s sex abuse accuser following reports that Virginia Giuffre’s memoir could be released just weeks before the historic ceremony.
Multiple reports claim that Ms Giuffre, who has accused the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was a minor under US law, has signed a book deal worth millions.
Publishing insiders have said that Ms Giuffre’s memoir could be released just weeks before Charles’ coronation, telling The Mirror: ‘There will be no bigger occasion for her book than the crowning of the king.’
It comes as The Daily Mail reveals that Andrew told friends that his reputation could soon be restored.
‘All eyes will be on the royal family in the weeks leading up to Charles’s coronation,’ the insider alleged, noting that ‘book releases are all about timing.’
Ms Giuffre’s publisher wants to capitalise on the fact that a global audience will be talking about the May 6 coronation and what royal festivities Andrew will be invited to partake in.
The insider added that Ms Giuffre’s memoir, which is said to have been 12 years in the making, may not be able to directly repeat her allegations about the prince but will still ‘pour further embarrassment on Andrew, the royals and the biggest day of his own brother’s life.’
Ms Giuffre’s book deal is said to be worth ‘millions,’ multiple sources told the New York Post.
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