Prince Andrew is to leave his Balmoral hideaway after it was reporter that he intends to visit his heavily pregnant daughter Beatrice, who has been admitted to hospital.

The 33-year-old Princess, is believed to be with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi after being taken to hospital on Friday.

According to reports, Prince Andrew’s lawyers were this week served with papers from a Virgina Giuffre’s sex abuse lawsuit, which he stridently denies.

This in turn prompted reports suggesting the Duke of York is “hiding” on the Royal residence at Balmoral, their holiday home in the Scottish Highlands.

Andrew, 61, is now said to make a 500-mile trip to see his eldest daughter who is believed to be in a hospital in London, according to a Mirror Online report.

Princess Beatrice with her father The Duke of York Prince Andrew
Princess Beatrice with her father The Duke of York Prince Andrew

A Balmoral insider told The Sun : “Prince Andrew obviously hasn’t wanted to leave Balmoral when lawyers are still trying to serve the lawsuit papers but his daughter comes first and he will want to be there for her.

“He could end up staying on the estate and waiting for Beatrice to come to him once she’s given birth.

"But I’m sure he will want to go to her.”

It comes as Giuffre released a picture purporting to prove she sent legal papers relating to the sex abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew.

Giuffre, 38, says she has tried to get the papers to Prince Andrew multiple times but claims his legal team has been thwarting her attempts.

Prince Andrew has been accused of “hiding” at the Queen’s summer estate in Balmoral, Scotland, since last Tuesday in a bid to dodge the civil lawsuit in the US.

New evidence released in Manhattan purports to show an employee from the London office of law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP posting the envelope containing the lawsuit.

Virginia Giuffre also released this photo to reportedly show sex assault papers were sent to Prince Andrew at his home address

The envelope, which bears a stamp of the Queen on it, was posted into a traditional red Royal Mail post box.

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It was addressed to ‘Prince Andrew’ at his Royal Lodge on the private Windsor Great Park, just three miles from Windsor Castle, on September 9.

The letter was one of five alleged attempts by Giuffre to serve the Prince with the papers, to which his legal team must respond within 21 days.

Amid a dispute over whether the papers had been properly delivered or not, Giuffre’s lawyers said: “Service is not intended to be a game of hide and seek behind palace walls.”

Giuffre has accused the Duke of York of sexually assaulting her when she was 17, which he vehemently denies.

Giuffre has brought a civil claim alleging she was made to have sex with the royal on three occasions.

She said it was at the insistence of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

The picture emerged after New York judge Lewis Kaplan ruled it was lawful for Giuffre’s legal team to send the papers to the prince’s Los Angeles-based lawyer Andrew Brettler given other attempts seem to have so far failed.

That came after the High Court in London ruling earlier this week that it would serve the papers on behalf of American lawyers.

The court’s jurisdiction, however, doesn’t reach Scotland, prompting speculation the prince could change his address to Balmoral to stop himself becoming embroiled in a lawsuit that could cost him millions if the claim is successful.

The High Court would reportedly have to ask the Court of Session in Edinburgh to serve the papers, The Sun reports.