Meghan Markle could be called to give evidence in Prince Andrew’s sex case trial

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decided to relocate to the US and start their new lives together after quitting their royal duties.

But as the Duchess of Sussex is a US citizen, it could mean that Meghan could be called to give evidence in the suit against Prince Andrew, 61, which is being brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

David Boies – the lawyer representing 38 year old Virginia – has said Meghan, 40, could play an important part as she could be depended on being the one who would "tell the truth" in the trial.

The lawyer added that Meghan is being considered to give evidence because she now lives in the US so she is "subject to the jurisdiction of the US courts".

David told The Daily Beast: "Because of her past association with him, she may very well have important knowledge and will certainly have some knowledge.

"She checks all three boxes."

While he insisted they haven't made a decision yet, David said Meghan is "only one of the people they are considering".

David continued to explain that his team could be choosing up to 12 third parties as part of this stage, but they have to be careful who they pick due to time constraints.

The Duke of York's ex-wife Sarah Ferguson was also being considered alongside Meghan, but she would be a more difficult target as she lives in the UK.

And there were no plans to depose the Queen because of her age and "out of respect and deference".

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Virginia claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times when she was just 17 in 2001.

Prince Andrew denies all the allegations made against him.

District Judge Lewis Kaplan is set to hear arguments from the Duke's legal team to dismiss the suit on January 4.

Both sides will be ordered to give videotaped depositions if the case passes this point.

There is no suggestion that either Meghan and Harry have any knowledge about the allegations levelled at Prince Andrew, which the Duke of York has continuously denied.

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