Queen Elizabeth personally advised Prince Andrew that he was not HRH


Prince Andrew was advised face-to-face by his mom, Queen Elizabeth, that he’ll not be often called His Royal Highness, The Post is advised.

Looking stony-faced, the embattled Duke of York was pushed just a few miles from his home, Royal Lodge, to Windsor Castle on Thursday morning.

There, the queen, 95, broke the information that she was stripping her 61-year-old son of all his remaining navy titles and royal patronages within the wake of the sex-assault lawsuit introduced towards him by Virginia Roberts Guiffre.

During a non-public viewers, Her Majesty advised Andrew he’ll not be often called His Royal Highness “in any official capacity” — and that he will likely be left to battle his lawsuit within the US as a non-public citizen.

Royal sources stated it’s believed that Prince Charles and Prince William mentioned the problem with the palace as properly.

Andrew is barely the fifth royal in current historical past to cease utilizing the HRH title. Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York, misplaced the styling after their divorces from Prince Charles and Prince Andrew, respectively, whereas Prince Harry and Meghan Markle agreed to lose theirs as a part of their “Megxit” take care of the queen.

Prince Andrew has broken cover for the first time since a U.S. judge ruled that a sexual assault lawsuit could proceed to trial. The Duke of York, 61, was spotted leaving his home at Royal Lodge, Windsor.The Duke of York, seen within the again seat, was noticed leaving his residence at Royal Lodge, Windsor, to go to his mom, Queen Elizabeth on Jan. 13, 2021.TheImageDirect.com

However, one extremely positioned royal supply stated: “The difference between the statement that the queen made about Harry and Meghan and Andrew could not be more telling.”

After Harry and his spouse give up the royal household in January 2020, his usually stoic grandmother launched an announcement saying: “While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family.”

Meanwhile, the terse Palace statement released Thursday read: “With The Queen’s approval and settlement, The Duke of York’s navy affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.

The queen announced that she is stripping her son, Prince Andrew, of his military titles.Sources consider the queen could proceed to fund Andrew’s authorized protection from her personal accounts.Getty Images

“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties,”

And whereas the 2 reportedly stay shut, the royal supply advised The Post: “There was nothing from the queen about her sadness or dismay, nothing emotional at all. It was so cutting.”

It was then briefed that Andrew would not use his HRH title.

The Post reported Wednesday that Andrew — a Royal Navy veteran who served with distinction as a helicopter pilot throughout the Falklands War — confronted the prospect of shedding his HRH title, navy title and patronages after federal Judge Lewis Kaplan gave Guiffre the go-ahead to carry her case to courtroom within the US.

Sources identified that the queen, who’s believed to have been funding Andrew’s authorized protection from her personal accounts, could proceed to take action. It’s reported that he receives round $323,000 a 12 months from her.

Prince Andrew has been dogged by sexual assault claims by Virginia Giuffre.A choose introduced this week that Virginia Giuffre, proper, can transfer ahead along with her civil swimsuit towards Andrew. REUTERS

Among the titles stripped from Andrew is Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, a publish he took over from his late father, Prince Philip, and which allowed him to journey within the Trooping the Color, the annual navy parade to have a good time the queen’s official birthday.

The palace is within the midst of organizing the queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations for June and, sources stated, it might be massively embarrassing to have Andrew play an official function within the proceedings.

A supply shut Andrew additionally advised The Post that he would “proceed to defend himself’ towards Giuffre’s allegations.

He isn’t believed to need to settle, leaving him open to embarrassing particulars coming to mild in courtroom. Guiffre claims she was compelled to sleep with him when she was 17 being stored as a intercourse slave by Andrew’s former mates Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Virginia Giuffre (center) claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 years old.Virginia Giuffre claims she was compelled to have intercourse with Prince Andrew when she was 17 years previous, on the behest of convicted intercourse trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.DOJ

The shut supply stated: “Given the robustness with which Judge Kaplan greeted [the] arguments, we are unsurprised by the ruling. However, it was not a judgement on the merits of Ms. Giuffre’s allegations. This is a marathon not a sprint, and the duke will continue to defend himself against these claims.”

The subsequent time Andrew is anticipated to seem in public will likely be at a memorial service for his father, Prince Philip, at Westminster Cathedral this spring.

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