London: The Duke of York has returned to Balmoral Castle as attempts to serve him legal papers over sex allegations continue.
Prince Andrew, 61, who has not been seen in public for several weeks, travelled 500 miles (800 km) from his home in Windsor to the Queenâ€™s Scottish estate on Tuesday.
Efforts began last month to present him with a copy of a civil lawsuit in which Virginia Roberts Giuffre alleges rape â€œin the first degreeâ€ and sexual assault. All of which Prince Andrew denies.
He has so far avoided repeated attempts to hand him the lawsuit. The visit to the Queen, his second this summer, was planned some time ago, it is understood.
David Boies, Giuffreâ€™s lawyer, has accused the Dukeâ€™s legal team of â€œstonewallingâ€ and made clear that wherever he is, they will find him and get someone there with the paperwork.
Prince Andrewâ€™s latest travels come as the Royal family is expected to reunite to honour the late Prince Philip.
The BBC programme, originally commissioned to celebrate the Dukeâ€™s 100th birthday, will see all of his children and adult grandchildren share their â€œpersonal thoughts and reflectionsâ€ in what is described as â€œa historic tributeâ€.
The hour-long show, due to broadcast on BBC One, will see the family share memories of the Duke accompanied by scenes from the Queenâ€™s private cine-film collection. Viewers will be invited into the Dukeâ€™s study, library and private office, with insights from his long-serving staff.