Prince Andrew stripped of his titles
Yesterday, we learned that a civil case over allegations Prince Andrew sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was 17yo would proceed in New York. And Buckingham Palace has not mucked around in responding with an announcement this morning that his military titles and royal patronages returned to the Queen. “The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen,” the palace said in a statement. Those roles will be covered by other royal family members. Andrew is also expected to stop using ‘His Royal Highness’ in an official capacity. The pressure had been building for the palace to respond after it became apparent that Andrew could be forced to give evidence at a trial which could begin between September-December 2022 if no settlement is reached. The Duke of York has denied the claims made against him.
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