According to British media reports, Prince Andrew, 61, is trying to sell his chalet in Switzerland, valued at around 20 million euros, as quickly as possible, so that he can pay his legal fees. The son of Queen Elizabeth of England is accused by Victoria Giuffre, a 38-year-old American, of having raped her when she was only 17 years old.
The Queen of England would refuse to help her son pay his legal costs, according to the Mirror and the Daily Mail in particular. Prince Andrew would have already wanted to sell his chalet in Verbier in Switzerland, which also belongs to his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, in September to a European investor, without success. He would now seek to close the sale in an “urgent” manner.
Before proceeding with this sale, the Prince also had to pay off a debt. It is the Daily Mail which reveals this information. The prince had not yet fully paid for the property to his former owner and friend, Isabelle de Rouvre, 74, who sold him Chalet Helora in 2014.
At the time of the purchase, Andrew and Fergie had agreed with Isabelle de Rouvre that the house would be paid in installments, but the Yorks failed to make the final payment of £ 5million on time for the property in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier.
Saddened by the breakdown of confidence in their friendship, Isabelle de Rouvre was forced to launch a legal battle in Swiss courts two years ago to try to recover the sum owed to her by the Duke of York.
The case was therefore taken to court by the former owner who received the last amount due in November, ie 2 years after the last due date.
Isabelle de Rouvre told the Daily Mail: “The war is over. He paid the money.”