British police have said that they will not be taking action against Prince Andrew after he was accused of sexual assault.

Virginia Giuffre has accused Andrew of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager and filed a lawsuit in New York. The suit alleges that Jeffrey Epstein compelled her to engage in sexual acts with Andrew 20 years ago.

Giuffre sued Andrew under New York state’s Child Victims Act alleging that he had committed “rape in the first degree.”

Andrew has denied the allegations, saying that he has never met Giuffre and a photograph of them together was doctored.

The Metropolitan Police stated that they have reviewed the evidence and that no action will be taken against the prince.

This caused the hashtags #abolishthemonarchy and #PrinceAndrew to trend on Twitter, as users criticized the decision, saying the case was dropped because of his royal status.

The controversy over Andrew and Epstein’s relationship lead to Andrew stepping away from his royal duties in 2019. He says that the two met very infrequently and that he sometimes stayed at Epstein’s properties.

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