Koo Stark, the former girlfriend of the Duke of York, is to appear in court in connection with an alleged theft, police said.
The 56-year-old actress, photographer and artist, who dated Andrew in the early 1980s, has been summonsed under her real name of Kathleen Stark over claims she stole from a property in Notting Hill, London, Scotland Yard said.
The Sunday Mirror reported that the claim centred around a 50,000 US dollar (£31,000) painting belonging to Stark's former partner Warren Walker, the father of her daughter Tatiana.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "On Thursday September 6, Kathleen Stark, 56, was summonsed to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court on Friday October 5 in connection with an allegation of theft from a residential address in Notting Hill."
Stark has not been charged, he added.
American-born Stark, then aged 26, dated the Duke of York after his return from the Falklands War in 1982. They went out together for 18 months.
He went on to marry Sarah Ferguson in 1986.
In February last year Stark was made bankrupt at the High Court over an unpaid hotel bill of £38,680.
The bankruptcy petition was brought by the Jumeirah hotel group over her stay at the five-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London's upmarket Knightsbridge area in 2008.
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