The The British judiciary has declared that it has accepted a request for service of documents at Prince Andrew on behalf of the lawyers representing Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who sexually claims the Duke assaulted her when she had 17, learned Fox News.
The British judiciary confirmed the news on Monday, telling Fox News in a statement that Giuffre's lawyers had provided them with the necessary information and the office had "accepted the request for service under the Hague Convention. "
" Court proceedings have not yet been served, but the High Court will now take action to serve under of the Convention, unless the service is organizedagreed between the parties, "the declaration continues.
Virginia Giuffre has long claimed that she was abused by the Duke of York as a minor (Images)
The question of whether the documents were originally legitimately served on the The Duke of York was a point of contention in a preliminary hearing held by telephone on Monday, and at the time, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan gave Giuffre a week's lawyers to determine if he whether or not the UK authorities should be involved in the signification of documents.
Giuffre's lawyers previously said they served Andrew with legal papers on the morning of August 27. The legal team said the documents were turned over to a Metropolitan Police officer on duty at the main gates of Andrew's House in Windsor Great Park at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday, the Giuffre's lawyer, David Boies, was convinced that he had followed the correct procedure and that no further action was necessary.
PRINCE ANDREW 'S, VIRGINIA ROBERTS GIUFFRE ' S LAWYER SPAR IN COURT ON THE LEGITIMACY OF DOCUMENTS SERVED IN THE UK
Photo from 2001 that was included in court records shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre, who says Jeffrey Epstein paid her to have sex with the prince (Florida Southern District Court) (US Second Circuit Court of Appeal)
"Our view, Your Honor, is that at this point (the need for the court to intervene) is not necessary, that we have correctly meant it "said Boies at the time. "If the court were to determine for some reason that our service was faulty ... we would ask the court to order alternative service, in the interest of moving the case along.
THE QUESTION OF PRINCE ANDREW'S LAWYERS IF THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN SERVED CORRECTLY, MAY FIGHT AMERICAN JURISDICTION
The lawyers will be back in court on October 13.
Last month Giuffre accused Andrew of bodily harm and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times on orders from Epstein.
Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied allegations in the lawsuit brought by Giuffre, a longtime accuser of Jeffrey Epstein , a convicted sex offender who has now passed away.
The Associated Press has contribute to this report.