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U.K.’S Prince Andrew Stripped of Royal and Military Links

“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”
UK's Prince Andrew stripped of royal and military links
Britain’s Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Reuters

The Royal Family removed Prince Andrew’s military links and royal patronages on Thursday and said he will no longer be known as “His Royal Highness”, as the son of Queen Elizabeth fights a U.S. lawsuit in which he is accused of sex abuse.

Andrew, 61, the Duke of York, was forced to step down from public duties in 2019 because of his connections to convicted U.S. sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and after a disastrous BBC TV interview which the prince had hoped would clear his name.

Thursday’s move by the royal family means he will now lose all his royal connections.

“With the queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the queen,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

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