UK PRINCE WHO ALLEGEDLY RAPED A 17-YEAR OLD GIRL STRIPPED OF ROYAL AND MILITARY TITLES
Prince Andrew is now facing a sexual assault lawsuit from a victim who was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein for alleged sexual relations with Andrew
The Queen of United Kingdom has decided not to involve the monarchy in any of the ongoing charges related to Duke of York by stripping him of his military affiliations and royal titles as the case of his alleged sexual assault continues.
Prince Andrew's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen / Photo Courtesy
On top of it all Prince Andrew, who was born His Royal Highness in the Buckingham Palace also said he would no longer be using the "His Royal Highness" title anymore in any official capacity. All these events mean that the royal family stripped him of his titles and the official royal life as he prepares to fight a civil lawsuit brought to him by Virginia Giuffre after a United States Of America judge rejected his attempt to have the case that has been filed against him dropped.
Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson in 1986 at Westminster Abbey / Photo Courtesy
A commentator on royal matters and a former government minister, Norman Baker, said that the prince had been well and truly been chucked under the royal bus, but the royal family could not escape the immense damage the case would do to their reputation. Buckingham Palace also made a statement on Thursday stating that with the Queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s (Prince Andrew) military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York (Prince Andrew) will continue not to undertake any public duties and he will be defending the case against him as a private citizen.
In 2005, Prince Andrew met Virginia Roberts-Guiffre Prince and sexually assaulted her three times. One of those times was when a photograph was taken of her and Prince Andrew / Photo Courtesy
The statement by Buckingham Palace does not say that the duke has been stripped of his "Your Royal Highness" title completely, but that he will no longer be able to use the it in any official capacity. The decision to take back the Prince Andrew's affiliations and royal titles had been fully discussed among senior members of the royal family, including the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge and the decision made is believed to be the right one for the interest of the Royal family and the United Kingdom. Andrew is the ninth in line to the throne, and the fourth-most senior adult in the line of succession and he will remain as a counsellor of state, able to undertake official duties if the sovereign is ill or abroad.