PIERS Morgan has given his support to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie in the wake of the scandal surrounding their dad Prince Andrew.
Piers, 56, took to his Twitter page to back the royals and Sarah Ferguson, saying they were “genuine people” who deserved “empathy”.
He said: “You won’t meet nicer or more genuine people than Fergie, Beatrice and Eugenie.
“This must be an agonisingly difficult time for them, and they deserve our empathy not opprobrium by association.”
Piers' comments come after the Duke of York, 61, settled out of court the sex abuse case bought by Virginia Giuffre for an alleged £12million.
His comments divided people although many agreed with him.
One wrote: “That's good to hear. They get an awful lot of bad press, but I've always thought they come across as really nice people. It must be very difficult for them right now.”
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Another said: “I have met them all too and they are exceptional people.”
A third added: “True. This is nothing to do with them, innocents.”
The comments come as The Sun revealed Prince Andrew will use a family LOAN to fund his £12million financial settlement with Virginia Giuffre.
Prince Charles persuaded his disgraced brother to pay off his sex abuse accuser, it's claimed.
The Prince of Wales ordered the disgraced Duke of York to "shut it down" and pay up fearing his upcoming video witness statement with Giuffre's lawyers would be a "car crash".
Royal sources say the heir to the throne met with the Queen last Tuesday at Windsor Castle and then wrote to his younger sibling urging him to "see sense".
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The cash-strapped Duke of York is still waiting for the proceeds of the sale of his £17million Swiss chalet – with it expected to be completed "within weeks", according to sources close to the prince.
It means Charles, 73, and the Queen, 95, will instead dip into their personal funds to make sure Andrew can make the settlement and charitable donation before the deadline on March 17.
Andrew will be asked to pay back his "bridging loan" when he sorts out his tangled finances.
The remarkable turnaround comes just three weeks after Andrew demanded a sex-abuse jury trial in New York claiming the case was "a marathon not a sprint".
A royal source said: "The date of the deposition was the final straw of all final straws. Charles and the Queen could not countenance him giving a deposition.
"They shut it down as soon as the date was settled. It is a case of soft love as well – they are saving Andrew from himself.
"Andrew famously thought his Newsnight interview went well. They weren't letting him be skewered by a lawyer. They also couldn't wait to see how much money will be left from the sale of the chalet.
"Charles wrote to Andrew asking for him to 'see sense'. Charles and the Queen prepared a bridging loan so that Andrew's lawyers could confidently make the offer.
"This means it goes away before the deposition date on March 10 and crucially before the service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh, which Andrew will attend as a family member."
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