Prince Andrew Stripped Of Military Affiliations And Royal Patronages – Deadline

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The Queen has stripped Prince Andrew of his “military affiliations and royal patronages” and left him to defend his case towards Virginia Roberts Giuffre as a “private citizen.”

The transfer got here hours after greater than 150 navy veterans wrote to the Queen to ask her to strip Andrew of his honorary navy roles amid what they described as their “upset and anger.”

Yesterday, a New York choose rejected the Prince’s legal professionals’ makes an attempt to dismiss Giuffre’s civil declare and the Duke of York will now face civil trial within the U.S.

Giuffre is suing Prince Andrew over claims that he abused her when she was 17, which the Prince has denied. He says he has no recollection of assembly her.

Buckingham Palace’s assertion primarily distances the UK royals from Andrew and his authorized workforce.

It reads: “With the Queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages have been 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.”

Prince Andrew hasn’t been enterprise public duties since 2019, shortly after a automotive crash BBC interview by which he tried to distance himself from the now-deceased Jeffrey Epstein and Giuffre’s claims.

His case has been positioned within the highlight since Epstein’s confidante Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted final month.

His navy titles embrace honorary air commodore of RAF Lossiemouth, colonel-in-chief of the Royal Irish Regiment, colonel-in-chief of the Small Arms School Corps, commodore-in-chief of the Fleet Air Arm, royal colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, deputy colonel-in-chief of the Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths’ Own) and royal colonel of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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