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Prince Andrew latest news: Duke of York to challenge New York court case over papers in sexual assault lawsuit

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PRINCE Andrew has hired a top Hollywood lawyer to appear at a hearing in his sex assault civil case.

Hours before a phone conference with his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s team, it’s been confirmed that US legal eagle Andrew B. Brettler will represent the royal.

In a notice submitted to the court today by the royal’s legal team, it’s confirmed that attorney Mr Brettler “enters this special appearance on behalf of Prince Andrew.”

The lawyer will attend the pre-trial hearing, set to begin at 9pm UK time, “for the purpose for contesting purported service of process and challenging jurisdiction.”

Andrew, who vehemently denies accusations, took part in a shooting party yesterday.

He hosted guests at the Queen’s private 550-acre Balmoral estate despite the legal challenge facing him.

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