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under oath Prince Andrew to face two-day grilling by lawyers as part of civil sex assault case

The news of Andrew’s deposition date was revealed on the eve of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Prince Andrew is to give a two-day disposition next month

Prince Andrew is to give a two-day disposition next month

Prince Andrew is to give a two-day disposition next month

Prince Andrew is to give evidence under oath as part of the civil sex assault case being brought against him.

It has been confirmed that the Prince will face what is known as a deposition in London on March 10.

The process of taking sworn, out of court testimony is expected to last two days.

It will be conducted by lawyers for his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, in what has been described as a neutral location.

The news of Andrew’s deposition date was revealed on the eve of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Tomorrow, the monarch will become the first British sovereign to reach a historic 70 years on the throne.

Andrew's former assistant, Robert Olney, and Shukri Walker, who claims to have seen him in Tramp nightclub, are also due to give depositions.

Ms Giuffre is suing the duke for damages, claiming she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with the royal when she was 17.

It is alleged to have happened at Ghislaine Maxwell's London home in the early 2000s when, under US law, Ms Giuffre was a minor.

The duke, who has always strongly maintained his innocence, is also alleged to have sexually abused Ms Giuffre during a visit to Epstein's private island, Little St James, and on a separate occasion at the financier's New York mansion.

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Britain's Prince Andrew with his accuser Virginia Giuffre

Britain's Prince Andrew with his accuser Virginia Giuffre

Britain's Prince Andrew with his accuser Virginia Giuffre

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Andrew’s deposition is expected to last two days and will be conducted by Ms Giuffre’s lawyers, David Boies and Sigrid McCawley,

Mr Boies, who had been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 by Time magazine, has spoken of "confronting" the Queen's second son "at his deposition and at trial".

Prince Andrew has asked for a jury trial that is scheduled to take place between September and December.

The parties need to confirm by July 28 whether they wish to proceed to that stage.

Prince Andrew has denied all allegations made against him.

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