The high court agreed to intervene if necessary to serve documents on the data Duke of York in the civil sexual assault case filed against him in the United States, he said.
The development follows a preliminary hearing in New York lundi during which the lawyers of Prince Andrew argued that he had not yet received properly the documents relating to the lawsuit brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
Giuffre alleges she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17, which drew denies.
US attorneys representing Giuffre have now requested service from the High Court under the service agreement of The Hague.
Initially, the High Court rejected the request, but after providing additional information, accepted.
"Lawyers acting for Ms Giuffre have now provided further information to the High Court, and the High COur accepted the request for service under the Hague Service Convention, "said a spokesperson for the High Court.
" The court proceedings have not yet been served, but the High Court will now take steps to serve under the convention, unless service is arranged by agreement between the parties. "
The question of whether Andrew was properly officially notified of the proceedings was an important point discussed at Monday's hearing in New York, held by conference phone.
Andrew 's new legal representative in the United States, Andrew B Brettler, said the Duke ' s legal team is contesting "the validity of service to date ", adding that it had not been served underu British or international law.
David Bois, representing Giuffre, said the documents were "delivered to the last known address of the defendant", adding that 'they had also been sent' by Royal Mail '.
Bois added: "We believe we have met the service requirements and have filed proof of service Last Friday. "
At Monday's hearing, Brettler called the civil action a" baseless, unsustainable and potentially illegal lawsuit. " He also said that Giuffre appeared to have waived his right to sue Andrew by resolving a separate lawsuit in 2009.
Giuffre claims she was the victim of trafficking by Andrew's former friend and convicted of sex. offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Manhattan judge Lewis A Kaplan has listed the 'deal for a new oneudience on October 17. He recommended that both parties discuss the meaning of the case before the next hearing in order to arrive at the "substantive" of the request.