The document states that - "The partieswill file a stipulated dismissal upon Ms Giuffre’s receipt of the settlement (the sum of which is not being disclosed).” There are no admissions of liability on the part of Prince Andrew.
It is added that Prince Andrew "intends to make a substantial donation to Ms Giuffre's charity in support of victim's rights."
The document is brief and it will be interesting to see whether there is more when the stipulated dismissal is actually filed. There is likely to be a much more detailed settlement agreement perhaps containing confidentiality clauses.
The fact that there is to be a settlement comes as no surprise to those with any knowledge of civil litigation (whether in the UK or the USA). There are many reasons why the vast majority of civil claims are settled. Those include the fact that a public trial is avoided with all the inevitable publicity about every detail.
In the USA, the trial would eventually have been with a jury. Juries are very rare in civil cases in the UK. Publicity in the case would have been massive and worldwide and would have been a cloud over the entire Platinum Jubilee year.
Is there a "winner"? In law the answer is NO. There has not been a trial. Nonetheless, individuals will hold their own opinions. See Who won? - by Joshua Rozenberg - A Lawyer Writes (substack.com)
There is also speculation about whether the settlement will enable Prince Andrew to be eventually rehabilitated into public life. At the very least that must be doubtful given that the document filed with the court plainly acknowledges Andrew's association with the late Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein was a convicted sex offender and Andrew now states that he regrets his association with Epstein.
The various links below may be of interest ...
16 February 2022
Update 9 March 2022
On the subject of Royal Finances generally -
Royal Finances | The Royal Family - where it is stated that the Royal Household is committed to ensuring that public money is spent as wisely and efficiently as possible, and to making Royal finances as transparent and comprehensible as possible.
*** Ghislaine Maxwell ***